Authorities believe a Hermon man was driving drunk, when he rolled his SUV over on the Fuller Road in Hermon Monday afternoon.The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m.Police say 63-year old James Green had just left his business.He told authorities he doesn’t remember how he lost control of the SUV or how it landed it a ditch.Police say there were some clues at the scene that Green had been drinking.”[He was] still in the vehicle, trying to climb out but didn’t know how to open the door, which was the roof and which was the door,” said Deputy Mike Parady with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.Police say they had to break a window to get Green out.He had no obvious injuries, but was taken to the hospitalCharges are pending the results of blood alcohol tests.
The Ellsworth Police Department is looking for vandals.Three businesses and the Ellsworth Elementary Middle School had windows shot with what Police believe is a “B-B” gun.One of the broken windows was reported Saturday, three more were reported Sunday.The businesses are on Water Street, Main Street, and this building on High Street.Police believe the incidents took place early Saturday and Sunday morning.If you have any information call Ellsworth Police, 669-6614, You can remain anonymous if you choose.”Any information, any suspects, anybody saw a suspicious vehicle in the area, anybody that knows someone that happens to have just bought a BB gun,” said Ellsworth Police Detective Dotty Small.
There’s a place in Bucksport for seniors to go to grab a good meal and catch up with friends.” Well, I hope they’re all friends,” said Esther Landry with a smile.For years, lunch at the Bucksport Senior Center was the place to be, but as time went by, there started to be a lot of empty seats at the tables.” Some of them have moved away, some are in nursing homes and some of them have passed away,” said Colon MacDonald, an Orland resident taking part in the meal program.To bring the meal program back an important ingredient was needed, a cook.
Beatles fans will be invading Bangor this summer.Yesterday – A Tribute to the Beatles is the latest concert announced by the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.The tribute band will be accompanied by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Grammy Award winning composer Lucas Richman..The concert is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th.Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8th at 10 am and will be available on the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series website.
It’s time to start thinking about camping.The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is once again offering its First Time Campers program.Maine residents who want to try their hand at camping can enter the raffle.44 randomly selected families will win a free weekend of camping at one of 11 Maine State Park campgrounds.The raffle is only open to Maine families who have never gone camping.For more information or to apply visit www.take-it-outside.com.You must apply by May 31st.
The chief of the Maine State Police is stepping down.Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says Colonel Patrick Fleming is retiring effective May 1st.TV5 has obtained a copy of a memo Fleming sent to his department that says the new Commissioner of Public Safety, John Morris, has decided not to reappoint him to the position, so he decided to retire.A spokesperson for the governor’s office would not confirm that and several calls to Fleming were not returned.Fleming was appointed to the post by former Governor John Baldacci in 2007.He’s a 27-year state police veteran.
The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center is being recognized with a prestigious national award for innovation.The center was awarded the Pankow Award for Innovation on Thursday at an awards gala in Washington, D.C., put on by the American Society for Civil Engineering.The center was honored for developing its so-called “bridge in a backpack” technology, which allows materials used to make the arches for bridge spans to be carried to a construction site in duffel bags.Once at the site, the material is inflated and filled with concrete to form arches that support a bridge span.