A journalist who’s covered Mexico’s drug wars, will receive Colby College’s 2010 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.Alfredo Corchado serves as Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News.Corchado says he’ll accept the award Sunday in memory of his courageous Mexican colleagues and “dedicate it to those who continue to risk their lives to document one of the most important stories of our time.”
New finance reports filed with the state show that the five candidates for Maine Governor have passed the $3,000,000 mark in spending for their campaigns.Independent Eliot Cutler leads the way in spending, having doled out $1,200,000.Democrat Libby Mitchell, who is taking public funding, is reporting about a million dollars in spending on her campaign so far.Republican Paul LePage has spent a little more than $400,000.Independent Shawn Moody has spent a little less than that, about $382,000.And Independent Kevin Scott has spent about $17,000.
Starting October 2nd, the Green Sneakers Project will be coming to a town near you with bags full of energy saving goodies.to learn more about this project click, or log on to www.coolmaine.org, or give them a call at 761-5616.For other questions regarding winterizing your home, or other energy saving tips, Russ Van Arsdale recommends checking out these websites as well:www.efficiencymaine.com (1-866-376-2463)umaine.edu/ext-energy/homeowners/
The 5th Annual Brenda Sibley Memorial Ride takes off from the Old Town McDonalds this Saturday, September 25th.All donations from the 100 mile motorcycle ride will go directly to theLafayette Family Cancer Center, home to Eastern Maine Medical Centerâ€™sCancerCare of Maine, and a new state of the art patient focused treatmentand research center in Brewer.Registration begins at 8am, a fee of $10 is required upon registration.Ride leaves at 9:30 am and concludes at Riverfest in downtown Old Town.
Thousands of Mainers will be getting some help paying their heating bills this year.The State is expected to receive 1.4 million dollars in Federal money for folks who meet certain income requirementsThe money is part of the low-income home energy assistance program, also known as LHEAP.It serves about 48-thousand households in the state.
Lee Jackson is a junior at Old Town High School who is beginning to look at options for college.A self proclaimed political junkie, Jackson has plans to study political science.”Politics has always been an interesting thing for me while my sisters were watching cartoon network I was watching CNN,” he said.Jackson got the chance to weigh his options during Old Town High School’s Passport to Future Career Day.One of the top schools that interest him is the University of Maine.”I’ve always gone to the basketball games, the hockey games, football games, I hope to meet Bananas actually.”Students like Jackson got the opportunity to speak with recruiters from over forty colleges, companies and military branches.”It was very nice, I learned the difference between enlisting and then going to ROTC in college, it was a lot of helpful tips,” he said.Tips he believes are helpful to students of all ages.”It seems like now many students are having trouble taking the next step after high school, Old Town has really stepped up on this, what you can do and this how you can do it,” he said.Senior Dacie Manion has narrowed down her list of colleges to nine.
More than 100 marijuana plants were uncovered Wednesday in Hancock County.According to authorities, the pot bust was a joint effort between the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine Warden Service, Ellsworth Police and the Marine Patrol.Authorities tell TV 5 they have been working on this investigation for most of the summer.54-year-old Raymond Maki and 39-year-old Brian Rankin, both of Sedgwick, have been charged with misdemeanor Class D Cultivation charges in connection with the bust.The incident is still under investigation.
Schools across Waldo County celebrated the fall harvest season and promoted healthy eating habits at todays Harvest Lunch.1500 students across RSU #3 took part in the 2nd annual celebration of the fall harvest, including the students here my old stomping grounds, Troy Central School.
Students from John Bapst took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to do some cleaning.The Student Environment Action Club and the John Bapst football team pitched in to help pick up trash around the school.It’s an event that takes place twice a year, as a way for the school to give back to the community.Organizers say the clean up makes a big impact.” Since we started doing this I think there is a lot less trash that accumulates throughout the year and so I think there is a big differences,” said Chris Packard, a faculty advisor for SEAC.