On Saturday, October 15th, the non profit Penobscot Valley Ski Club will be holding its annual ski and snowboard equipment sale to benefit the club.The sale will take place at the Bangor Armory, 647 Main St., in Bangor.Doors open at 9a.m., and the sale ends at 4p.m.To learn more about the club, click HERE.
A 23-year-old Augusta man serving a life sentence for a brutal machete attack on a Maine family is appealing his conviction and sentence.Daniel Fortune was convicted of attacking a Pittston father and daughter during a late-night home invasion in May 2008 that left William Guerrette Jr.
Governor Paul LePage is proclaiming “Landowner Appreciation Cleanup Day” to thank property owners who allow the use of their land for recreational purposes.Volunteers are needed for Saturday’s event to help clean up properties where the state has identified illegal dumps.Forest rangers and the small woodlot owners association have identified more than 100 illegal dump sites on private land throughout Maine.
Maine’s Office of Securities and other state and federal agencies are holding a free, half-day program to provide advice and materials to help people guard against becoming victims of scams and other forms of financial exploitation.Saturday’s conference in Bangor will address topics of particular interest to older investors and consumers, including emerging investment scams and identify theft, as well as mail and telemarketing scams.
The CEO of MaineToday Media says 38 workers at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram are being laid off in two weeks and another 23 workers have agreed to voluntary buyouts.In a statement, Richard Connor blames a decline in advertising revenue for the cuts, the bulk of which are coming from the news department.
The Millinocket town council unanimously approved an amendment to a TIF for public land use.T.I.F., or Tax Increment Financing, employs future tax gains for current town needs or imporvements.The town wants to be able to use the funds at its discretion without having to get individual approvals from the state each time the money is used.It will now go to the state department of economic and community development for approval.Millinocket is hoping to use the funds for recreational trail development.According to the town manager, this TIF affects any public land in Millinocket.
Swing dancers and live music lovers were reporting to the dance floor in Brewer Thursday night.It was the annual Big Band Dinner Dance.All the proceeds benefit the Hammond Street Senior Center.The 17 piece Queen City Band performed at the event.Organizers say it’s a chance for the community to get all dressed up.They hoped to raise $10,000 dollars and have exceeded that goal, raising more than $30,000 dollars.
Nearly 70 employees at the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport might be looking for new places to work.A state commission is considering closing the prison to save money, which would leave 68 workers unemployed.Corrections Commissioner, Joseph Ponte visited the facility, Thursday.The commission says closing the facility will save the state more than two million dollars in the first year, with an additional two million dollars saved the following year.The panel says the prison has structural issues and isn’t accredited with the American Correctional Association.
The town of Calais has had to get used to hearing the word no.First, from the legislature, then voters in Maine and more recently it came from the state Senate.”We tried to bring gaming to this area for years,” said mayor, Joseph Cassidy.But now, Mayor Joseph Cassidy says the stakes are higher.”Calais needs this desperately.”He says state voters need to start saying yes.”Watching the struggle that are people have to maintain good employment to raise their families, to make good money.
Some folks from Central Maine were bowling to help the United Way Thursday morning.The 8th annual Bowl-a-Thon was held at Spare Time recreation in Hallowell Thursday.Family Matter, a Hallowell-based program that provides social activities for mentally challenged people, organized the event.Clients and staff gathered pledges from businesses and people in their community.
Anger is what Andy Holder or “Iron Andy” felt when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 36.”I was angry because no one wants a disease like diabetes and I had two young sons.”But Holder says he eventually used that anger to channel his drive to inspire and motivate others.”Well it’s helped me put things into perspective and maybe other things that would have set me off or aggravated me before.
The ongoing Wall Street protests triggered a demonstration in Augusta Thursday.A group of around 30 people met at the State House to urge congress to pass a jobs bill and they want wall street to pay for it.Their message was loud and clear at a state house rally.
An Ellsworth man is in jail after an incident last night in Hancock.Around 7 p.m., police were told that 23-year old Jherryd Carroll was holding a woman against her will in a home on Washington Junction Road.Police say the woman locked herself in a bathroom and Carroll fired off shots from a .22 handgun outside the home.Police say when they arrived on scene, Carroll came outside and was arrested.He’s charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a firearm, criminal restraint, and domestic violence terrorizing.He’s due in court tomorrow.