Hundreds of folks gathered at the Bangor High School Saturday to recognize members of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the Maine Army National Guard.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they are happy to be home and recognized for the sacrifices they have made.It was a celebration for the soldiers and their family members.The Freedom Salute ceremony recognized members of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the Maine Army National Guard.The 81 soldiers from that unit returned from a one year deployment in Afghanistan in January.” We’re really happy with the accomplishments we made in Kandahar.
A report of a serious accident on the Lyford Road in Orneville TownshipThe call came in around 8:30 Friday night.We have heard one passenger is deceased, another missing and one seriously injured.Authorities blocked off the scene detoured traffic onto the Lagrange Road.We will have more details as they become available.
The lights of the Thomas Standpipe were turned off for 94 seconds earlier Friday night.In memory of Catherine Kay Lebowitz.Lebowitz died Monday at the age of 94.She served as a State Representative and a Bangor City Councilor.More recently she was a troop greeter, showing her support for members of our military passing through Bangor International Airport.Bangor City Councilor Cary Weston organized the event.Folks attending were encouraged to bring a candle and wear something Kay would have enjoyed, like a broach, a pink item or some pearls.Reverend Bob Carlson emceed the event.” She’s touched the hearts and lives of tens-of-thousands of people and her community service has been just legendary.”Chapel Hill Florists of Bangor donated 94 pink carnations in celebration of Kay’s life.
They’re calling it their Spring Spectacular.And the folks at the Enchanted Garden and Greenhouse in Brewer have a variety of new plants this year.They just opened on Monday.But they say the first Saturday they’re open is always the busiest.They will also be taking donations for the Humane Society on SaturdayAnd giving out free gardening advice.” The most common question we get right now is when can they leave their hanging baskets or plant their stuff outside and leave it out overnight.
Some Bangor firefighters spent part of the day fighting fires that they set.Last month they were given a building on Broadway in Bangor to be used for training purposes.The plan was to burn down the structure Friday, but the high winds prevented that from happening.So, they spent their time practicing their skills with small fires inside the building.Assistant Fire Chief, Darrell Cyr says although they have a training facility, opportunities like this are crucial.
A federal judge wants a competency hearing for a man accused of causing a trans-atlantic flight to be diverted to Bangor.The FBI says 27-year-old Derek Stansberry of Florida claimed he had a false passport and explosives aboard a Delta airlines flight from Paris to Atlanta tuesday.It turns out that there were no explosives and Stansberry’s passport was valid.Stansberry is charged with false information and threats and interfering with a flight crew.Magistrate Margaret Kravchuk in Bangor granted a defense requestfor a competency examination for Stansberry.
Starting tomorrow, folks can, once again, get a spectacular view of Eastern Maine – and beyond.The Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect opens to the public at 9 o’clock, along with Fort Knox, right next door.Visitors who take the one-minute ride to the top of the observatory get a 360-degree view of the Penobscot River Valley.