Leaders at a few schools in the state found themselves in uneasy positions in recent weeks, after the Department of Education released a list of ten schools designated “persistently low-achieving” based on a specific set of government criteria.
Science and music came together Wednesday in Bar Harbor.As Meghan Hayward tells us, some high school students got an inside look at the job of scientists and then performed for them.It was a day full of science and music for some students from John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.They got a tour of the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, then performed for the folks there.”And it’s so connected.
Police are searching for an intruder who reportedly shot a man in his home in Clinton.State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says the 33-year-old man told police a man entered his Battle Ridge Road house shortly after noon Wednesday, came into his bedroom and shot him once in the abdomen.McCausland says the victim grabbed his own gun and fired severalshots back, but there was no indication he hit the intruder.The victim was treated at a hospital for a minor wound.
The Bangor Fire Department is getting a big grant from the federal government.The Department of Homeland Security has awarded almost $300,000 to the Bangor department.The money comes from a program that helps fire departments maintain 24 hour staffing to make sure communities have adequate fire protection.Senator Susan Collins says the program has been a critical source of funding for Maine’s fire departments.
One person has died following a multi-vehicle crash in East Wilton Tuesday.A tractor-trailer, pickup truck, and car all collided on Routes 2 and 4 near the Cemetery Road.The crash was reported at around 2:45 Tuesday afternoon.The name of the person who died has not yet been released.There has been no word yet if any other people were hurt.A section of Routes 2 and 4 were closed for about an hour and a half on Tuesday while police investigated.
Brewer fire fighters spent part of Wednesday morning at a welding and gas supply company.Crews were called out around 5:15 am, to Maine Oxy Acetylene Supply Company on Robertson Boulevard.Fire fighters tell TV5 that the fire broke out in the retail part of the building, near the electrical entrance.There were no flames, but a lot of smoke when fire crews arrived.They had the fire under control in about 15 minutes.No injuries were reported, and we’re told there was minimal damage to the building.
Earlier this month, the Maine Department of Education released a list of ten schools eligible to apply for a share of 12-million dollars in federal improvement grants.The department identified the schools using a specific set of federal criteria, including student achievement in math and reading and the school’s progress over the past three years.According to the government criteria, the ten schools are considered persistently low-achieving.