Former vice presidential candidate and Maine broadcaster Pat Lamarche was in Bangor Tuesday promoting her new book.
Pat Lamarche was at the Bangor Public Library for a sneak peek at “Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?”
From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:
Skies turned partly sunny today as the storm and cold front that brought the showers and thunderstorms to Maine Sunday and Monday continued to move north and east of New England. Skies tonight will be partly to mostly clear as drier air continues to spill into our region and by dawn temps will be running several degrees below normal as temps range from the upper 40s to mid 50s. Over the next few days a storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will remain parked just to the north of the Great Lakes Region and that will likely allow a few hit and miss showers and storms to dot our region each of the next few afternoons, otherwise the skies will run partly sunny Wednesday and Thursday. Across Maine the best shot of seeing the brief pop-up showers and storms the next couple of days will be across the north and mountains. Temps the next few days will range from low 70s to very low 80s, which is just a bit below normal.
For many parents, affording new school supplies every year can be a struggle–and that can be a major source of anxiety for kids.
But a Rockland woman is leading an effort to make sure every student hits the ground running.
A Palmyra woman is going to jail for four months for stealing $20,000 from the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport.
Jamie Meservy pleaded no contest to the charges against her.
U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows trekked through Bangor Tuesday.
The democrat who’s hoping to defeat incumbent Republican Susan Collins is walking 350 miles across the state. She started in Houlton.
Some campers in Bangor are spending the week learning about life in the media.
They’re taking part in Maine Media Camp at the New England School of Communications.
Three dozen high school students from seven states are there.
The Maine DEP heard from the public Tuesday afternoon as they try to decide what to do about some potentially dangerous chemicals found in ordinary household products.
The chemicals being called into question are called phthalates and they’re commonly found in soft plastic products like shower curtains, rain coats and garden hoses.
A Windsor man died in a two-car crash in Vassalboro Tuesday.
The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says 91-year-old Clifford Welch was a passenger in a car that was struck by a pickup truck while pulling onto Route 3 from Legion Park Road.
One of two men accused of attacking a woman during a home invasion in Greenbush in 2012 has been sentenced Tuesday.
25-year-old Nicholas Hutchinson of Medway will serve 9 years in prison with four years of probation for charges including robbery, aggravated assault and terrorizing.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Property tax relief is on the way for some Maine residents.
The Portland Press-Herald reports that the Property Tax Fairness Credit designed to help seniors and lower-income families takes effect on Friday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is set to hold a public hearing about the use of chemicals called phthalates in household products in response to petitions from parents.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee says defeating Maine’s sitting governor is critical to the party’s efforts to raise minimum wage and expand residents’ access to health care.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Ocean Acidification Committee will hold its first meeting on Aug. 1.
The committee is studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment and its economy. It is slated to meet in Walpole.
A free concert filled Bangor’s All Souls Congregational Church Monday.
Members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra performed as part of the 9th annual Summer Evening Musicale.
The event was organized between All Souls and their neighbors at Beth Israel Congregation.
The owners of a landmark Machias Restaurant are ready to rebuild, just weeks after the eatery was destroyed by flames.
The town’s planning board unanimously approved a permit Monday that paves the way for Helen’s Restaurant to break ground.
Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen who returned home recently after vanishing for nine months.
Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon.
Dollar Tree is spending $8.5 billion to take over discount rival Family Dollar.
It’s a cash and stock deal. Family Dollar shareholders will get about $60 in cash and $15 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own.
A man who escaped from a minimum security jail in Belfast is back in jail.
Tyler Malmstrom, 23, was arrested in Boston.
He left the Maine Coastal Regional Re-entry Center July 10th.
The Callahan Mine Superfund Site is the topic of a meeting in Brooksville Tuesday night.
One phase of the cleanup–the toxins and residential property part–was completed last year.
We’re told there will be inspections and some site maintenance and sampling this year and more clean up next year.
It was quite a sight to see and hear on Main Street in Bangor Monday.
The old Webber fuel tanks are being torn down.
President Mike Shea says this is the end of a long era.