Bucksport Police are asking for help tracking down a man wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred last month.The man was seen walking into the Irving Circle K Convenience Store around midnight, July 26th.The man appears to be wearing a dark-colored t-shirt and light colored baseball cap turned backward.Police say the theft was from a display outside the store.Anyone with information is urged to call Bucksport Police at 469-7951.
Nicholas Arroyo and his band of brothers at the Home Builders Institution spent three days drilling and sawing to add a bit of home to the Maine Veterans Home.”All of these veterans are really inspiring to me all of us here at the Home Builders Institution,” he said.The group built twelve flower beds from the ground up to give residents another way to stay active.”For them, to be out and about and just interacting with others as part of their mental health and their well being and it gives them quality of life in their last years,” said They’re now in full bloom and creating quite a buzz.”It’s been very good I mean you know it was just like snap your fingers, there they are,” said resident Jerry Gilles.Gilles considers himself a garden enthusiast and while these days it’s taken a back seat, he’s excited to see it make a comeback in his life.”I just love gardening I love plants, I love gardening and I miss it because I’m obviously disabled at this point in time,” he said.But for the men of HBI planting these seeds was a chance for them to give back to the men and women who have already given them so much.”It makes me feel like a really good person like I’m giving them something to look forward to something to do,” said Dustin Alley.Something small that’s already made a big impact.
Fire destroyed a house in Athens Thursday morning.It happened on Valley Road around 9:30.A member of the Athens Fire Department tells TV 5 it looks like the blaze started in the kitchen and spread quickly.We’re told three dogs and a cat died in the fire.
Many of us haven’t had to look at a driver’s manual since we tested for our license.But Friday, AAA is hosting a workshop for drivers who’ve been on the road for awhile.It’s called ‘Keeping the Keys’ and is aimed at helping older drivers stay safe behind the wheel.The Safety Expo will give drivers tips on how to recognize changes in driving that come with age.If you’re interested in attending, you can stop by the Muskie Center in Waterville from 10 a.m.
A Rockland man accused of robbing a Camden pharmacy earlier this month was in Knox County Superior Court Wednesday.Twenty-nine-year-old Sean Higgins was captured in Connecticut and brought back to Maine.Police say he passed a note to the pharmacist at the Rite Aid, demanding drugs.The pharmacist complied and police say Higgins left on foot out the back door.Bail was set at $10,000, but Higgins will remain in the Knox County Jail because his bail was revoked for previous drug possession crimes.
An Auburn woman was killed yesterday when her motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.Police say fifty-four year old Margaret Wing died instantly when she was hit along Route 4 in Turner.They believe the truck’s driver turned in front of her at an intersection.Police say she was not wearing a helmet.
If you live in Hancock County and have hazardous trash, here’s a chance for you to throw it out.The Hancock Planning Commission will host its Annual Hazardous Waste Collection this weekend.The hazardous trash will be accepted from 9am to 1pm outside Ellsworth High School.If your town is registered for the event, it’s free.If not, the cost is $25 per person.For a list of participating towns, or for more information, you can visit hcpcme.org.
At Camp KidCare the kids are the stars.With the help of a supporting cast of counselors these campers are learning lessons all while having fun.”It helps the students stay engaged in the summer months and it helps prevent learning loss during those crucial times,” said Michelle Russell, KidCare America Director.As part of a “Blockbuster Summer,” the camp takes the movies the kids love to watch and turns them into hands on activities.”We’ve visited the desert of Maine while learning about the desert, we’ve gone to Speedway 95 and the Darling’s dealership to learn about Cars 2 and this week is Diary of a Wimpy Kid and we’re overcoming obstacles,” Russell said.By using an obstacle course like this one, campers are learning how to overcome obstacles in their own lives.A lesson where the end result is confidence.”I wanted to believe in myself and I believed in myself and I just went at it and got it,” said camper Brandon Savage.The campers and counselors are giving this summer a five star rating.”We’ve seen our kids grow not only the students who are participating but the high school students who volunteer as well.”Like any good Hollywood film, the campers can’t wait for the sequel, and have already made plans to attend next year’s camp.
A couple of unwanted visitors are making their way into Maine.”They’re good hitchhikers,” said Karen Coluzzi of the Maine Department of Agriculture.Their life size versions aren’t so scary, but their lifelong threat to the state, well, that’ll make any arborist’s skin crawl.”These are both tree killing pests.