Lincoln needs a new garage…that much just about everyone agrees on.But just how much it should cost has been up for debate.In October, the town rejected a $2.4 million dollar proposal, as well as a scaled down $1.5 million bid.The latest figure comes in a third of a million cheaper than that.Town leaders held a public hearing Monday night on the proposal.They approved the plan,which means residents will now vote March 1st on whether to approve up to $1.15 million to build a new public works garage.
‘Tis the time of year when folks in Maine can start getting cabin fever.But there’s an event coming up in Bangor that will give you a good excuse to get all dressed up and out of the house for some helpful fun.The annual Red Ribbon Ball takes place the first Saturday in February.It raises money for Eastern Maine Aids Network.There will be live music, food and a silent auction.TV 5’s Joy Hollowell and Wayne Harvey will host it.The ball is Saturday, February 5th from 7 p.m.
A Bangor woman who allegedly stabbed her husband in the back says she couldn’t stand him.Assistant District Attorney Greg Campbell says fifty-four year old Cynthia Dorion allegedly told police her husband drove her nuts.Police say they received a call around seven p-m on Thursday night about a stabbing.
The 70th annual Agricultural Trades Show kicks off in Augusta on Tuesday, January 11th.More than five thousand people are expected to attend the week long event.It’s hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture and is free to get in.Organizers say dozens of lectures, demonstrations, and meetings will be featured, along with more than 100 exhibits featuring the newest in agricultural products, equipment and services.
It is being called a planned assassination attempt.Saturday morning’s shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sent shockwaves across the nation.Fellow congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke out on Sunday about the Arizona shootings, as did Congressman Mike Michaud, and Senators Snowe and Collins.Pingree and representative Giffords served on the armed services committee together.Pingree says incidents like this are a reminder of the risks of being an elected official.
Maine’s Bureau of Parks and Lands has released a new map that focuses on the state’s public reserved lands.The map, “Your Maine Lands: recreational map and guide to public reserved lands,” is a comprehensive guide to the hundreds of thousands of acres of public reserved lands across the state.Public reserved lands are remote, and unstaffed, state-owned lands that are managed for a number of purposes, including recreation, wildlife, and timber harvesting.
A broken water main resulted in the loss of water pressure for Bangor residents Sunday night.The water main on Garland Street broke before 8pm Sunday, temporarily closing down State Street from Cascade Park to the Hogan Road.Crews were able to fix the break, and had water restored by ten o’clock that night.