A retired theater professor at Colby College has returned to campus after getting the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream.Dick Sewell taught theater at Colby for 25 years, but his passion for stage productions goes back much further than that.Sewell retired in 1999, but he’s returned to direct a production he’s had in the works for around 60 years.
According to Daniel Whyte, with Brookfield Asset Management, the company that manages the Katahdin Paper Mill in East Millinocket, the mill is currently shut down and there is no date set at this time for it to reopen.Whyte also released the following statement to TV 5 regarding the decision of Meriturn Partners to back out of its plan to buy the mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket.
An Appleton man has been indicted by the Knox County Grand Jury for manslaughter.State police say Brian Boody was driving on Sennebec Road in Appleton last May when he lost control cresting a hill, went off the road and hit a tree.His passenger, 24-year-old Morgan Wadsworth of Rockland died at the scene.
TV 5 has confirmed the company that planned to buy the Katahdin Paper Mills has backed out.Mark Scally, chairman of the East Millinocket Board of Selectmen, tells us an e-mail has been received from Meriturn Partners saying the company is no longer interested in the mills.The towns of Millinocket and East Millinocket have been trying to negotiate a deal with Meriturn for months.The original offer asked for up to $48-million in tax breaks for the company, which would mean a significant hit to both towns’ budgets.Scally says this does not mean the mills are definitely closing, he says he is still hopeful something can be worked out.
State police are working with Camden police to figure out what caused a couple to fall off Maiden Cliff at Mount Megunticook Thursday afternoon.State police spokesman Steve McCausland tells us 68-year-old Charles ” Reed” Black and his wife, 52-year-old Lisa Black were seriously injured in the fall.We’re told Lisa was able to stagger to a nearby road and wave down a passerby for help.Rescuers found Charles several hundred feet down the cliff.Both suffered head injuries.Maiden Cliff is an 800 foot shear drop off and is a popular hiking destination.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department two current students and a former student from Lake Region High School in Naples are facing charges after they allegedly posted threats on the social networking site Facebook.The former student 18 year old Mackenzie Dvorak of Bridgton was summoned on a charge of terrorizing.Two 16 year old boys from Casco were also charged on terrorizing charges.
Rescuers from the Maine State Warden Service, Lincolnville Fire Department and Camden First Aid carried an injured man down Mount Megunticook just after 6 o’clock Thursday night.He was then transported to a hospital by lifeflight.The man was found in an area known as Maiden Cliff, an area with an 800-foot drop.The search for the man began after an injured woman was rescued in the same area and had to be flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for head wounds.Police are not releasing any names.
The Obama administration is releasing $311 million to states to help poor families struggling to pay high home energy bills.Officials said Thursday that the latest money for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program brings the total to $4.2 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept.
Freeport could be over run by wild turkeys this weekend.LL Bean is the site of the Maine National Wild Turkey Federation open calling contest.Some of the best turkey callers in New England will be there.It’s an open contest so anyone can take part.It’s ten dollars to enter and you must have a membership in the National Wild Turkey Federation.The winner gets a five hundred dollar Bean gift certificate and will qualify for the national championships.For more information contact [email protected]
A home invasion and assault in Millinocket last week has resulted in the arrest of two men.Police say they were called Friday morning by a person saying someone was breaking into his home on Elm Street.Police say they arrived to find a person badly beaten and drenched in blood.The man identified his attackers.Police arrested Billy Brannen.
Republicans in Northern Maine are raising money to buy the labor mural at the center of controversy in Augusta.Governor Lepage had it removed last month from the lobby of the Labor Department, saying it sent the wrong message to businesses.The US Department of Labor says because federal funds paid for the mural, and it’s not being displayed, the federal government wants that money back.The Aroostook County Republican Committee has created a website, www.buythemural.com , to raise 60-thousand dollars to buy the art work for the state.The group says that should help the governor focus on other issues.