Another sign of fall – the first flu shot clinic of the season is underway in Bangor.And organizers say, compared to last year, there’s plenty of vaccine to go around right now.The Bangor Regional Influenza Collaborative is hosting the clinic at the Spectacular Event Center, on Griffin Road.
A Bangor woman who admitted to sexually abusing a man then burning him with hot water while he was unconscious will spend the next 6 years in prison.27-year-old Laura Smith was sentenced Friday morning in a courtroom in bangor.Before her sentence was read, Smith apologized for her actions.She pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault and gross sexual assault.The victim told police he woke up with injuries after getting drunk at a party in November of last year.Superior Court Justice William Anderson told the courtroom, “It seems to the court what really happened that this passed out, troubled man was lying on the floor, everybody was drinking it was almost a cruel, painful degrading joke or prank.”Police say the 43-year-old victim suffered burns on his back, a broken ankle and perforated bowel.Smith told police she did it as a joke.
A new regional hospital in Augusta is one step closer to fruition.Conditional approval was granted for plans to build a new Maine General Medical Center.It will have up to 226 beds.The projected cost is $312,000,000.A final decision is expected in the next few weeks.
The triggerman in a double killing in Rumford, Maine, has pleaded guilty in Oxford County Superior Court.On Wednesday 20-year-old Eric Hamel of Mexico admitted his guilt in the shooting deaths of 48-year-old Roger Day and 22-year-old Victor Sheldon in August 2010.
Bob Marley has broken the world record for longest-winded standup routine.He took to the stage at the Comedy Connection in Portland Wednesday morning and aims to keep cracking jokes for 40 straight hours.The record to beat was 38-hours, 6-minutes, held by Lindsay Webb of Australia.The Guinness Book of Records has strict rules: a timekeeper must be present, and there must be at least 10 people in the audience at all times.People have to pay to watch Marley’s world record jokefest quest.Proceeds will go to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
Taking a spill can have serious consequences, especially if the person who falls is elderly.Seniors who gathered at the United Methodist Church in Bangor and got some good tips on how to avoid falling.Folks from the Eastern Area Agency on Aging say that the fear falling can actually keep seniors from engaging in normal daily activities.If you missed the Fall Fair and would like more information on Fall prevention, you can call the Eastern Area Agency on Aging at 947-2865.They offer special classes to help out too.
Hard to believe we’re already talking about this, but one of the first flu clinics of the season is being held in Bangor tomorrow.It takes place at the Spectacular Event Center on the Griffin Road.The clinic is hosted by the Bangor Regional Influenza Collaborative.It runs from 7 am until 7 pm.
If you have prescription drugs you want to get rid of, you can safely throw them out in Bangor this weekend.Unwanted, unused or expired drugs can be dropped off Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at three locations in Bangor–the Griffin Road parking lot of the Airport Mall, Cascade Park, and the lobby of the Bangor Police Station.It’s anonymous and it’s free.There are other drug take back days being held too.
Here’s another chance to hear from all five of the candidates for Governor of Maine.Independents Eliot Cutler, Kevin Scott and Shawn Moody, Republican Paul Lepage and Democrat Libby Mitchell will debate at Jewett Hall on the University of Maine at Augusta Campus Saturday Night.The debate starts at 8.
State Health Officials wants bats captured in Lincoln tested for rabies.Last week, a bat caught in Lincoln tested positive for the disease.Town officials urge residents to take their pets to the vet if they have any strange wounds.Folks are being told to keep clear of wild animals and to report animals acting strangely.
There’s a birthday celebration taking place Friday night that kids won’t want to miss.The Raising Readers Program has given more than a million books to Maine children over the last ten years and they’ll be celebrating that milestone at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.There will be three Maine authors on hand to talk with the children, give autographs or even draw some illustrations.Raising Readers promotes reading aloud to children from birth to 5 years.They provide family practice and pediatric providers with books to give children at well visits.Program Coordinator, Kate Bartley says the event will be fun for all.” It’s such a unique opportunity for Maine kids to have the chance to meet folks just like them that live in Maine, that illustrate and write the books these kids read.”The event is free for all and goes from five to seven Friday night.
The Perkins Bridge in Belfast is getting an upgrade.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the bridge is being built with technology developed at the University of Maine.The Perkins Bridge in Belfast has been carrying motorists across it since 1921.It’s been deteriorating, which has forced the state to consider a more durable option.”The bridge is being reconstructed using technology called bridge in a backpack.