A quiet evening in for Branigan Collins and her husband David Bushnell turned into tragedy when she heard a loud knock beneath her bedroom window.”I just thought people were messing with us, picking on us whatever, you know cause we all just have fun.
A man from Plymouth accused of robbing a house and threatening to shock the owner pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in a Bangor courtroom.Jeff Roberts is charged with robbery, burglary and stealing drugs among other charges.He was arrested in June when police say he broke in to a house on Route 7 in Plymouth and threatened to use an electronic device on a woman there.
Elected officials in Medway will have their say on a feasibility study for a proposed national park in the north woods.Medway school board members and selectmen are meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.They want to discuss whether to support a study by environmentalist Roxanne Quimby.Quimby owns a lot of land in the area.
Police say a woman from Brooklin is lucky to be alive after a rollover accident in Searsport today.Searsport police say 72-year old Clare Sullivan’s car left Route 1 and veered into a ditch.They say she kept driving and the car jumped a sign before landing on its side.Sullivan was trapped inside until police and fire crews were able to get her out.They say she was taken to Waldo County General Hospital with only minor injuries.Police are looking into what happened, but believe Sullivan fell asleep at the wheel.
Police say a driver who crashed into a utility pole in Corinna had actually stolen the car from a home in Pittsfield.Twenty year old Danny Adams is behind bars today for allegedly stealing the car and then running away from the accident, Saturday morning.Police say they saw adams run into the woods as they arrived at the Route 7 crash around 4 a.m.They called in state police and a K-9 unit to help find him.Adams was eventually arrested hours later.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office has charged Adams with aggravated criminal mischief and leaving the scene of an accident.They say he faces stolen vehicle charges from Pittsfield Police.He’s being held at the Penobscot County Jail.
A Monson man accused of threatening a woman with a baseball bat is headed to court.Thirty-nine year old Greg Lewis is facing domestic violence charges after police say he tried to choke a woman Saturday night.Officers responded to Lewis’s Center Street home around 8:30 p.m.The woman told them that Lewis had attacked and threatened her before she left the house.A friend who picked her up called police.Lewis was arrested and released from Piscataquis County Jail on Sunday.He’s expected to appear in court in August.
A campaign to help children head back to school kicked off in bangor Monday.Blueberry Broadcasting, Penquis, Dunkin Donuts and Manna Ministries have teamed up for the “Tools for School Backpack Drive.”Disc jockeys Mike Elliott and Mike Dow from Kiss 94.5 collected quite a few backpacks today but say they need more.Elliot says in these difficult economic times the need is greater than ever to help children in need.”The most important item that we could ask for is backpacks because let’s face it, they’re expensive and a lot of families just can’t afford them.”Families in need of a backpack can call Penquis at 973-3500 or register online at penquis.org.Backpack drives will be held at dunkin donuts stores throughout the state until mid-August so there’s plenty of time to come out and donate.
A summer music festival coming to Bangor this year will offer guests a cheap place to stay.The KahBang Music Festival is creating a campsite for its concert weekend.Folks traveling out of town to see the show have the option of rooming just a few minutes from the Bangor waterfront.Almost two thousand spots are available at a Hermon campsite on outer Hammond Street.A shuttle service will take guests to and from the concert, and when they’re not listening to the lineup, KahBang organizers will offer more live music and outdoor movies at the campsite.If you’re interested in getting a camping pass, you can visit www.kahbang.com.
An arrest has been made in last weeks hit and run in Carmel.State Police were looking for the rider of a red Katana motorcycle after it ran off the road, hit a mailbox and then crashed into a ditch a week ago Tuesday.Police said the response from the public lead them to 39 year old Jesse Cyr of Carmel.As a result he was charged with operating a motorcycle without the proper endorsement, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to provide proof of insurance.All of the charges except for the insurance are class E crimes.
The University of Maine has merged its Department of Computer Science and Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering to create a School of Computing Information Science.The new school became an official academic unit on July 1.University of Maine System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude has stressed the importance of providing computing and information degree programs that respond to Maine’s workforce needs.
(Associated Press)The last full-time sardine cannery in the United States is showing new signs of life.The former Stinson Seafood plant in Gouldsboro has hired 20 workers as it prepares to make the leap from processing sardines to processing lobsters.When Bumble Bee LLC closed the plant in April 2010, 130 people lost their jobs and it marked the end of Maine’s long sardine-processing era.Bumble Bee then sold the factory to Massachusetts based live lobster company.President, Antonio Bussone says the plant is awaiting arrival of some new equipment, but by the end of July should be processing frozen lobster tails and frozen and fresh lobster meat.He hopes to process up to 2 million pounds this year.
It was Family Fun Day at Acadia National Park Sunday.It was a free event and allows folks to see all the fun things Acadia has to offer.Their main goal is to attract young people to the park.They offer ranger activities, face painting and biking, hiking and horse trails.” This is important to preserve the heritage of this park and get more people invested in the park who will carry one the heritage of preserving the park and keeping it for generations to come because there’s been so much effort in keeping the park for people to use, but it takes money and volunteers.”Members of Friends of Acadia say they expected about 400 people Sunday.
The arts were alive in Belfast this weekend.It was the 16th annual Arts in the Park.Which features a variety of vendors with pottery, baskets, photography, paintings, jewelry and much more.Members of the event’s committee say its grown so much over the years and become a recognizable event in Midcoast Maine and beyond.They say it’s important to offer something like this.” Several purposes, one is using one of our beautiful city parks for something cultural, bringing people to Belfast and letting artists display and sell their work.”They say Arts in the Park will be back next year.