”We believe this was constructed probably around 1863,” said Leon Seymour the Executive Director of Friends of Fort Knox.Past the caution tape, and behind this door, is where the project really starts to take shape, down the walkway in a damp, dark room.”We’re restoring a powder magazine that’s been closed for decades to the public,” said Seymour.
One man is in the hospital, another in jail after police say a man was thrown from a balcony Sunday morning.Bangor Police Officers responded to an Essex Street apartment building a little before three in the morning and found what they say appeared to be fresh blood at the bottom of a second floor landing.Witnesses directed police to a second floor apartment.Inside the apartment, police found a 20-year-old Holden man on the couch wrapped in a blanket in what they describe as poor physical condition.
A Waldoboro business owner is facing drug charges after police say they found 21 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.Christopher Luce, 24, of Waldoboro was arrested Monday morning.Maine drug agents have been looking into Luce because he was suspected of selling large amounts of pot from his house and his business, The Shoe Box.Last Thursday, drug agents say they approached Luce in his parked car in Union, he fled and turned himself in Monday morning.He is being held at the Knox County Jail and is expected in court later this week.
Bangor Hydro customers located in the following towns can expect a brief power outage around 1 p.m.:East Corinth, Charleston, Bradford, Garland, Hudson, and Kenduskeag.Hydro officials say the outage is necessary to conduct maintenance in the safest manner possible.The outage is not expected to last long.
A Maine man is facing charges after a high speed chase through several Somerset County towns that ended with a crash and him being trapped in his vehicle.Police say 33-year-old Richard Hilton Jr., of Norridgewock was flown to the Eastern Maine Medical Center following the Saturday evening crash after the chase that began in Skowhegan.Hilton was reportedly driving at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.The chase passed through the towns of Canaan, Athens and ended in Cornville when Hilton lost control at a bend on Route 150 and flipped his car, pinning Hilton in it.Hilton’s condition was not available.(The Associated Press)
Acadia National Park’s top official says the park is planning to grow by 56 acres.Superintendent Sheridan Steele says the park plans to acquire a 39-acre parcel abutting Lower Hadlock Pond near Northeast Harbor, and another 17-acre parcel abutting Round Pond near the village of Pretty Marsh.
A new report says the life expectancy for Maine men is highest in Lincoln County, while Maine women live longest in Cumberland County.A new study published in the journal “Population Health Metrics” breaks down life expectancy rates for every county in the country in 2007.According to the study, the highest life expectancy for men is in Lincoln County, where the rate is 77.3 years.
Fri., June 24thBangor Municipal Golf Course7am Registration, 8am shotgun start$85 per person: $340 per team of 4proceeds go to benefit Special OlympicsFor more information, or to pre-register for the event call 992-7605 or check them out on the web at http://sites.google.com/site/leegolfscramble/
It’s almost like a summer camp that you can never age out of, and this is the sound of their seasonal tradition.”It’s a program that changed my life and it’s changed a lot of lives,” said Edie Smith.According to Smith, it’s done so through commitment to its members.
Officals with the Maine Marine Patrol say a Massachusetts man has died in a kayak accident in Maine.Officials say they received the call just before 11 am Sunday morning.The man had gone out to Hancock Point in a kayak.They immediately started a search with air assets, local fire departments and the Coast Guard assisting the Maine Marine Patrol.They found the deceased’s body shortly after 1 pm.Officials say the wind and surface conditions were contributing factors.His name is not being released until family has been notified.
The Bangor firefighters were serving up a tasty meal Sunday.They hosted a Father’s Day breakfast and folks could get all the fixings, pancakes, sausage, home fries and eggs.It was $5 per person, kids got in for half of that.The breakfast was held at the Hose Five Fire Museum and all the proceeds from Sunday’s breakfast benefits the museum.”Most of the proceeds we raise keep the building up to date.
Saturday’s windy conditions knocked out power for some Hudson residents.A tree that blew over on Hudson Hill Road took a power line down with it.A stretch of the road was closed just after one pm.Fire officials wanted to make room for Bangor Hydro crews who had to restore power to a two and a half mile stretch.”Just Mother Nature raising some havoc on us.
(Associated Press)Residents in the southern Maine town of Eliot have given their unanimous approval to three town ordinances regulating adult entertainment.About 200 people voted Saturday on restrictions that include banning full nudity and alcohol sales and prohibiting a strip club from operating between midnight and 6 am, partial nudity would be allowed.The vote came in response to a proposal to open a business called 403 Gentlemen’s Club on Route 236.An attorney hired by the town to craft the ordinances says a municipality cannot completely ban all adult businesses, but can regulate the time, place and manner of adult businesses.