Bich Nga Burrill stopped by our studio in Friday, November 18th to show us some of the recipes that keep customers coming back to farmer’s markets throughout Eastern Maine.Her new book, “Food, Friendship and Memories of Farmer’s Markets,” is now available for purchase.
State Police say they have taken Juan Contreras, 27, of Waltham, Massachusetts into custody in connection with the death of an elderly Farmington woman in June of this year.According to State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, Contreras was arrested in Waltham and held as a fugitive from justice.
Big rigs in Maine can now hit the highways after a Bill is passed in the U.S.Senate.The 2012 Transportation Funding Bill was passed Thursday.In that Bill was a provision, written by Senator Susan Collins.Collins played an important role in this hard fought battle.She successfully negotiated a plan, under which the heaviest trucks will now be allowed to travel on federal interstates.
A burglary at a local charity has put a holiday tradition in jeopardy.Hands of Hope was broken into last month, and now they might not be able to afford gifts for more than a thousand kids relying on them.It’s why they’re asking the public to help with the priciest request, bicycles.The organization says last year more than 100 kids asked for a bike and they all got one.They don’t want this year to be any different.”This is an opportunity if someone’s been blessed and they want to help a child this year that’s requesting a bike.
The search of several Chinese food restaurants in Maine and a home in Brewer on Wednesday was part of an ongoing investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.Court documents say Homeland Security has been investigating Zi Qian Zhang and his wife Ai Hui Lu for five years.
Maine credit unions are teaming up to put turkeys on tables this Thanksgiving.The Maine Credit Unions’ campaign for ending hunger presented a check to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Brewer.The money will be used to buy turkeys for food pantries across the state.The turkeys will be delivered by the food mobile.”It’s difficult times for everyone.
A day full of music and fun is what you’ll find at the Christmas for Families Auction and Fundraiser.It’s to provide underprivileged local families with a Christmas celebration they might otherwise go without.The event is Sunday at the Hancock Memorial Post 207, which is located on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton.Doors open at ten, the music begins at noon.Donations will be collected at the door.
You can fill up on turkey and much more this weekend in Mariaville.All proceeds from the harvest dinner benefit the “What’s for Supper” Food Pantry.The dinner will be served Sunday at 5:30 at the Mariaville Grange.There’s no cost to get in, but donations are appreciated.
Bangor’s airport has added another non-stop trip to Florida.Allegiant airline is flying between Bangor and Fort Lauderdale.Airport Director, Rebecca Hupp says the new service is going to be extremely convenient and offers low cost fares.”It will basically improve connectivity and it adds another non-stop destination and people will be able to fly non-stop now to Fort Lauderdale which is a great beach vacation place and also an important cruise vacation location,” said airport director, Rebecca Hupp.The new flights will operate twice a week between BIA and Fort Lauderdale.
An explosion outside a convenience store in Lagrange Thursday sent a man to the hospital.Authorities say the man was using diesel fuel to destroy a tree stump when something went wrong.”Basically we had a 60-year-old male who was trying to eradicate a stump in his yard using diesel fuel and he was burned during that process,” said Assistant Fire Chief, Michael Bacon.The incident occurred at the Four Corners Variety in Lagrange.”Well we were in the store and heard a big bang and we knew the jug blew up on him so we came running out,” said Alton resident, Tom Russell.Tom Russell lives in Alton and says he knows the victim pretty well.