Teaching youngsters how to use tools and how to build boats are the goals of a summer program at the Islesford Boatworks.Sign ups are going on right now.Starting July 5th, youngsters and instructors will meet twice a week in the Ravenhill Barn on Little Cranberry Island.There are two separate programs: one for kids ages 7 to 12, another for those 13 to 17.It runs for seven weeks at $90 per week.
Folks gathered in Greenbush Monday night to remember two young women killed in a car accident last week.24 year old Kourtney Grindle Murray and 18 year old Christina Pegg were in a car that crashed into a tree off Route 2 in Enfield.They were pronounced dead at the scene.
After nearly two months at sea, more than 200 students from Maine Maritime Academy are back on dry land in Maine.The State of Maine pulled into Portland Sunday afternoon.Family, friends and school officials gathered to welcome the crew home.The training cruise took students across the atlantic ocean, giving freshmen and juniors at MMA the chance to practice what they’ve been learning in the classroom, the day-to-day operations of a ship.There were about fifty faculty crew members on board to guide the students.MMA holds this cruise every year, which helps students get the proper coast guard certifications and is required for graduation.
A young woman from Chester is the new Miss Maine.Arikka Knights was crowned Saturday night at the Miss Maine pageant in Brunswick.The 23-year old is also Miss Greater Lincoln.Knights is a graduate of Mattanawcook Academy and Franklin Pierce University.Arikka was an intern at TV5 a few years back.F.
One out of every six Mainers relies on community health care centers for their medical needs.And starting next Tuesday, Brewer will be a destination point for a number of them.Today, a top member of the Obama health administration got to tour the new Penobscot Community Health Care facility on outer Wilson Street.Joy Hollowell tagged along and shows us all that’s available.=========The paint is still drying in many of the rooms, but in a little more than a week, Penobscot Community Health Care’s newest facility will be open for business.Monday, the head of the federal Health Resources and Services Administration toured the Brewer Medical Center.
Hampden town councilors have approved a 180-day waiting period before allowing the town to be available as a possible site for passing out medical marijuana as well as growing it.State leaders have divided Maine into eight territories, allowing for a medical marijuana dispensary in each one of them.They are currently taking bids.Hampden town leaders say there are just too many questions right now to put themselves into the mix.”What became obvious to us is that in terms of ordinances and land use regulation, that is not something that we had considered when the land use ordinances were developed,” says Hampden Town Manager Susan Lessard.
The search resumes Monday morning for a missing man in Washington County.40-year-old Scott James of Princeton was boating on Big Lake in Township 27 on Saturday afternoon.Wardens say James fell into the water off a 16-foot boat.High winds and waves were reported at the time.An unidentified juvenile was with him, and threw a life jacket to James, and then went in the water to help.The teenager was pulled from the water by two people who were camping nearby and heard him.
Nearly 100 local Army Reserve soldiers are on their way back to Maine after spending the last year in Iraq.A welcome home ceremony for members of the 619th Transportation Company is planned for 8 o’clock Monday morning at the Colisee in Lewiston.The unit is based in Auburn and Dexter.The soldiers transported equipment and supplies during their tour in Iraq.In the past year, the unit completed more than 178 missions and logged more than 590,000 miles.
A decades long study of Maine black bears seems to be paying off for researchers as they try to learn more about the animals.Officials with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife say the state suspended bear hunting in 1980 unsure whether hunters were killing too many bears.