A fire chief’s quick thinking most likely saved the life of a Waldoboro woman Thursday night.Crews were called to Route 32 around 7 p.m.When they arrived, flames could be seen inside a bedroom window.Waldoboro Fire Chief Paul Smeltzer says he was informed by neighbors that a Mrs.
Minimal snowpack and river ice are making for below normal flood potential in southern Maine this spring, but the flooding risk factors are about normal in northern Maine.The Maine River Flow Advisory Commission met Thursday to analyze snowpack, stream flow, river ice conditions and weather forecasts to assess the potential for spring flooding in Maine.Commission co-chairman Robert Lent of the U.S.
Maine’s premier gathering of commercial fishermen is kicking off in Rockport.The 37th annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum got under way Thursday and runs through Saturday night at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.The event is the largest of its kind in New England, bringing together thousands of fishermen, fishery managers, scientists, politicians, seafood dealers and others with an interest in commercial fishing.The forum features seminars, a trade show, a benefit auction and a dinner and dance.
Congressman Mike Michaud says he will not run for the US Senate this year.Wednesday, just one day after Senator Olympia Snowe announced that she won’t seek re-election, Michaud picked up petitions to run for US Senate.But in a statement released Thursday evening, Michaud says he wants to remain in the House of Representatives and “continue to represent the wonderful people of Maine’s second district.”
The City of Bangor is teaming up with the Bangor Farmers’ Market Association.Beginning June 3rd the market will operate in the Abbot Square parking lot, across from the Bangor Public Library.It will run through November, every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm.
Friends and colleagues of Bangor’s Airport Director got to say their good byes and farewells Thursday night.Rebecca Hupp is leaving Bangor International Airport to take a similar job in Boise, Idaho.Hupp has been at BIA since 2001.She says she’s learned a lot through the years in Bangor, which should help her in Boise.And she’s confident that BIA will see continued success…” It’s a little bittersweet.
The next time a baby from Glenburn officially celebrates his birthday, he’ll be four years old.He was the first baby to be born in Bangor on Leap Day – a day that won’t come around again until 2016.Alexander Ryan Robinson is as healthy and happy as any newborn.
A federal grand jury has indicted the former head of the Chelsea Board of Selectmen and her husband.According to the Assistant US Attorney, Carole Swan, 53, is charged with extortion, federal program fraud, and making false statements in federal tax returns and to obtain worker’s comp.Swan is accused of extorting $20,000 from a local construction company.
A Lincoln man was indicted on Wednesday after being connected to a dozen burglaries.According to Lincoln police, Peter Coggins, 22, is facing fourteen counts of theft, twelve counts of burglary and one count of stealing drugs.The burglaries were all in the Lincoln area.
A Lewiston Christian school is closing at the end of the school year and administrators are blaming the poor economy.Vineyard Christian School opened in 2000 and had 145 students in grades K through 12 at its peak.Allen Austin, executive pastor of the Pathway Vineyard Church, which runs the school, says enrollment has steadily dropped and is now at 93.He tells the Sun Journal the economic climate has made it increasingly difficult for families to afford a private education.Tuition is $3,400 per year and Austin says raising it not feasible because many parents would not be able to afford it.Parents and students were informed of the June closure on Wednesday.
Lawyers for a Maine man charged with killing a 10-year-old boy and two adults in rural eastern Maine have asked for a change of venue for the trial, saying publicity about the case has made it difficult to find an impartial jury.Assistant Attorney General Bill Stokes told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday he expects a decision on the request to move the trial of Thayne Ormsby to be made when jury selection begins in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on April 4.The 21-year-old Ormsby is charged with fatally stabbing 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, his son Jesse, and 30-year-old Jason Dehahn at Ryan’s home in the border town of Amity in June 2010.Ormsby has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.