It’s summer, and that means yard sale season.Folks can find all kinds of bargains this weekend in Bangor at Penobscot Community Health Care, where they are holding a yard sale to raise money for the employee heating assistance fund.There will be tables filled with plants, crafts, books, furniture, and even baked goods.Penobscot Community Health Care is located at 1012 Union Street in Bangor this Saturday, July 24 from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon.The yard sale will go on rain or shine.
The town of Farmington is mourning the loss of Police Chief Richard Caton.Caton died Sunday morning due to complications from leukemia.He was diagnosed with the illness in 2008.A resident of Strong, the 52-year-old was the Chief of Police for the town of Farmington since 1998.His obituary says Caton loved to hunt, fish, and landscape.Full honorary police services will be held at one o’clock Saturday at Mount Abram High School in Salem.Visitation will be from 10am until noon.Caton is survived by his wife, three children, and five grandchildren.
Some local kids are spending this week at summer camp.But as Meghan Hayward tell us, it’s not your average camp.Some high school freshmen are spending a portion of their summer vacation learning about a career they may be interested in within the medical field.” This was a great time to do this with the kids because it’s a time where they’re picking courses for high school and if they’re interested in healthcare careers they need to pick a specific course load throughout their high school career.”About 50 teens from Penobscot County are taking part in the week-long Camp Survivor.The teens are being exposed to all facets of healthcare.” Physical therapy is what I wanted to do originally but the NICU thing kind of inspired me.”The camp is teaching the teens plenty of new information.”It gives you a wider view of different jobs.
Bangor Hydro customers in Orrington may experience an interruption in service on Friday as crews do maintenance work in the area.Areas affected will include the Brewer Lake Road from Bob’s Kozy Korner to the end, as well as Long Hill Road, Dam Road, Rocky Short Drive, and King Mountain.The interruption is expected to run Friday morning from 9 until 10.
Thayne Ormsby was escorted into a packed Aroostook County courtroom.The 20-year-old is facing three counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of Jeffrey Ryan, his 10-year-old son Jesse, and Jason Dehahn, a friend and neighbor of Ryan’s.He is also charged with one count of arson for allegedly setting Jeffrey Ryan’s truck on fire.Ormsby pleaded not guilty to all charges.Deputy Attorney General Bill Stokes says the state has a strong case against Ormsby.”We feel quite comfortable that we will present the best case to a jury when the time comes,” said Stokes.Defense attorneys declined to comment, but did ask for 120 days for pre-trial motions, and 60 days to amend pleas if needed.”It’s very early in the process.
The man charged with killing two men and a young boy in Amity last month continues to be held without bail at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.20-year-old Thayne Ormsby pleaded not guilty, Wednesday, to the stabbing deaths of Jeffrey Ryan, Ryan’s 10-year-old son Jesse, and Ryan’s friend and neighbor, Jason Dehahn.Ormsby also pleaded not guilty to an arson charge for allegedly setting Jeffrey Ryan’s truck on fire.Ormsby will continue to be held without bail.
A man from Camden has been arrested on cocaine charges.The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with several other police departments, conducted a search at the home of 55-year old Edward Tosswill on July 7th.In addition to 20 grams of cocaine, police found oxycodone pills and more than $15,000 in cash.Tosswill was arrested that same day for trafficking in cocaine, and made bail at $2500.
The Waldo County Sheriffs Department and the Maine State Police are investigating the death of a Morrill woman.According to reports, Dennis Edgecomb, 39, of Morrill called Waldo County Communications at around noon and told them that he had just killed Pamela Green, 42, after the two had an argument.When the police and EMS crew arrived at the home on on North Main St.
Independent candidate for Governor, Eliot Cutler, now has a campaign office in Bangor.Friends and supporters gathered at the new headquarters on Central Street for the grand opening today.Cutler says he’s pleased to open this office because it’s in his hometown.He tells us he’s been busy touring the state this summer, and says his campaign has been going well.
A federally funded project is trying to counter the affect acid rain has had on maine’s rivers and streams and the fish that live in those rivers.A group of high school and college students working in Township 37 are part of Project Share, a non-profit conservation group, made up of state and federal agencies, that specializes in habitat improvement.Their latest project is an attempt to make the offshoots of the Machias river more liveable for the fish that call this river home.