Phase 2 of the murder trial of Thayne Ormsby continued Wednesday at Superior Court in Houlton.Last week, jurors found Ormsby guilty of killing Jeffrey Ryan 55, Jesse Ryan, 10, and Jason Dehahn, 30, in Amity in June 2010.
Saint Joseph Hospital in Bangor is one of the hundred best hospitals in America.The hospital is on Thomson Reuters’ list of top hospitals.Saint Joe’s was chosen from nearly 3-thousand US hospitals for demonstrating high quality patient care and overall excellence.The study uses research and independent public input to come up with the rankings.Hospital President Mary Prybylo credits former CEO Sister Mary Norberta and the hospital’s staff for the recognition.”It’s nice to be recognized by a national organization for all the hard work that’s been going on in this organization,” Prybylo said.Saint Joseph is the only hospital in Maine that made the top hundred list this year.
High school students across the state are delving into the world of alternative energy by competing in the Maine Wind Blade Challenge.The students design the wind blades, which are then manufactured with the help of a company or school.The winning team receives an internship at the University of Maine if they choose to attend.It brings science, technology, engineering and math into the hands of high school students.”A lot of boat builders are looking for students that are ready to start working either out of high school or out of college,” said Sylvie Boisvert with the Maine Wind Blade Challenge.The Maine Wind Blade Challenge is on Friday, April 27th at the University of Maine.
Hike for the HomelessSaturday, April 28, 2012Starting points:BangorStarting Point: Husson UniversityHike Distance: 3.4 milesDeparting: 10:30am BrewerStarting Point: EMHS’ Cianchette BuildingHike Distance: 3.3 milesDeparting 10:30am HampdenStarting Point: Hampden AcademyHike Distance: 5.4 milesDeparting 9:30amHermonStarting Point: Sports ArenaHike Distance: 4.3 milesDeparting 10:00am For more information: Call 947-0092Following the hike, all hikers will meet on the Bangor Waterfront by the Sea Dog for raffle prizes!
For many in Bangor who’ve supported the new arena, seeing the building take shape feels like hard work paying off.”It’s been a long time coming, it’s been many years, many conversations, many councils and one vote and we’ve got it going and we’re half way there,” said Bangor City Council Chairman Cary Weston.A topping off ceremony was held on Wednesday to mark the half way point in construction.
The uncle of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds has pleaded not guilty to assaulting another family member in a dispute about the little girl.A judge Tuesday set a June 27 trial date for Lance DiPietro.DiPietro is the brother of Justin DiPietro, the father of Ayla Reynolds, who was 20 months old when she was reported missing Dec.
Date: Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22, 2012Point Lookout Resort, Northport, MEFree for ENCorps membersEncore Leadership Corps (ENCorps) is a volunteer training and support program for individuals 50+ across Maine who are interested in doing volunteer work that helps to build stronger communities and a healthier environment in the state.
Maine legislative Republicans have decided not to return to the State House this week to take up Governor Paul LePage’s line-item vetoes of two items in the state budget bill.Legislative officials said Tuesday evening that more than two-thirds of the Republican members of the House and Senate said they didn’t want to return this week when they were contacted by leaders.A majority of both parties must agree to take up a line-item veto if it is to be considered.
Governor Paul LePage is vetoing two bills sent to him by the Legislature, saying they involve either tax or fee increases.In a message to lawmakers made public Tuesday, LePage said he was rejecting a bill that was supposed to ease burdens on the state fire marshal’s office, which inspects amusement rides.
It was standing room only at the town hall in Milo Tuesday night.Roger Raymond was named Miloâ€™s interim town manager at the town hall meeting.Raymond was Bucksportâ€™s town manager for 27 years.Jeff Gahagan stepped down as Miloâ€™s town manager earlier this month.He also resigned as treasurer of the local Kiwanis club.Weâ€™re told the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of a large amount of money from the club.A town audit is also being conducted, but the board of selectmen believes no matter what the outcome, Gahaganâ€™s work was remarkable.Raymond will be the acting town manager until the position is filled permanently, which could take several weeks to several months.
Over a thousand people packed Bangor Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the life of a young Bangor man, killed in an accident over the weekend.20-year-old Clark Noonan was killed Saturday when the car he was riding in ran off the road and rolled over several times in Standish.Noonan was a standout basketball and soccer player when he went to Bangor High.After graduating, he went on to play basketball at Saint Joseph’s College, which is where he was currently a student.The college cancelled classes Tuesday and arranged for buses to bring students to the memorial service in Bangor.Noonan was set to finish up his sophomore year this spring.
Governor LePage has signed two more bills to prevent domestic violence, calling the bipartisan legislation “a very good step forward” for the state.Surrounded by elected and top enforcement officials and an advocate for victims, the governor on Tuesday signed one bill to ensure that bail is administered by a judge, not a bail commissioner, in domestic violence cases.