Maine House Minority Leader Josh Tardy
kept his focus on the Republican presidential ticket’s potential
for appeal to sportsmen as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband headed
in for a two-day campaign swing.
STUDENTS AT A BANGOR BEAUTY SCHOOL ARE OFFERING DISCOUNT HAIR, SKIN AND NAIL SERVICES THIS WEEKEND.
AND THEY’RE DOING IT TO MAKE A PRETTY PENNY FOR A LOCAL CHARITY.
THE SCISSORS WILL BE WORKING FURIOUSLY SATURDAY AT THE EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL…FORMERLY KNOWN AS PIERRE’S…
THE FOLKS FROM FUSION-BANGOR ARE GEARING UP FOR A MAJOR CELBRATION OF LEADERSHIP AND VISION IN THE COMMUNITY…..
THE 3RD ANNUAL ":FLAVA AWARDS": WILL BE HELD IN AN AIRPORT HANGER AT BANGOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT…..
GOVERNOR JOHN BALDACCI HANDED OUT SOME MUCH-DESERVED MEDALS THURSDAY… IN HONOR OF SOME MAINERS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL IN THEIR NATION’S TIME OF NEED…..
THE GOVERNOR JOINED MILITARY OFFICIALS TO PRESENT GOLD STAR HONORABLE SERVICE MEDALS TO TWO MOTHERS WHO HAVE LOST SONS IN COMBAT…..
SOME CALL IT IMPRACTICAL… AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL…..
A CONTROVERSIAL CHARTER AMENDMENT WAS THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSIONTHURSDAY NIGHT IN HERMON…..
":everybody’s going to be heard here tonight":
IT WAS TIME FOR QUESTIONS…ON AN ISSUE THAT’S BEEN BACK-AND-FORTH BETWEEN CITIZENS, LAWYERS AND THE TOWN OF HERMON…AT TIMES, IT WAS HEATED.
ABOUT 200 EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO BE OUT OF WORK…WHEN THE MILL CLOSES FOR GOOD.
LOCAL RESOURCE PROVIDERS MET ON WEDNESDAY TO FIND WAYS TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY THE SHUT-DOWN.
FOR MANY IN THE MILLINOCKET AREA, THE CLOSING OF THE KATAHDIN PAPER MILL MEANS A VERY UNCERTAIN FUTURE…WORKERS ARE LEFT WITH QUESTIONS THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER…
ELECTION DAY IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY… BUT PLENTY OF MAINERS ARE ALREADY CASTING THEIR BALLOTS…..
ABSENTEE VOTING IS WAY UP ACROSS THE STATE THIS YEAR…..
IN BANGOR… CITY CLERK PATTI DUBOIS SAYS SHE’S ALREADY RECEIVED FIFTEEN HUNDRED REQUESTS…..
Across the country, pending sales rose 7.4% from July to August.
The National Association of Realtors says actual sales, along with prices, are still down.
In Maine, home sales across the state dropped almost 33% from August of last year.
A STANDISH MAN WHO LED POLICE ON A HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH THE BANGOR AREA WITH AN 18-MONTH-OLD GIRL AND HER MOTHER IN THE CAR IS GOING TO PRISON…
A JUDGE SENTENCED 23-YEAR-OLD ANTHONY ALFIERO TO TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS.
Palin will appear on Saturday will appear at a barbecue at the Moosehead Trail Trading Post in Palmyra on Saturday afternoon, according to the McCain campaign. Doors open at 2 p.m.
There are more than 20,000 new car dealerships in the U.S., but National Automobile Dealers Association Chief Economist, Paul Taylor estimates there will be a major shutdown of showrooms in 2008. Taylor says, ":In a typical year, you lose a modest amount of dealerships 75 to 200. This year we’ll lose 600 possibly 7oo net of new dealerships formed. (This is the worst since) the 90-92 recession.":
At the state level, it’s now known as the Food Supplement Program. At the federal level, it’s been renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. The changes took effect Oct. 1.
FOLKS IN HARTLAND ARE TRYING TO SORT OUT WHO’S IN CHARGE, AFTER SELECTMEN FIRED THE LONG-TIME TOWN MANAGER.
PEGGY MORGAN WAS LET GO EARLIER THIS WEEK, FOLLOWING 32 YEARS ON THE JOB.
FOLKS ENJOYING A JAUNT ALONG THE BANKS OF THE KENDUSKEAG WILL NOW BE ABLE TO LEARN A LITTLE HISTORY ALONG THE WAY, THANKS IN PART TO L-L BEAN…
THE COMPANY DONATED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BANGOR AND THE CITY USED IT TO CREATE SIGNS TO LINE THE KENDUSKEAG STREAM HERITAGE TRAIL.
MILBRIDGE IS GOING TO BE HELPING RESIDENTS STAY A LITTLE WARMER THIS WINTER…
THE TOWN’S BEEN GIVEN A 250-THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT TO FIX UP LOCAL HOMES THAT NEED WEATHERIZATION AND REPAIR.
27-year-old James Carey from Belgrade was killed after a flat bed truck, driven by 41-year-old Roger Linton of Redfield, crossed into his lane and slammed into his truck.
One oncoming vehicle was able to swerve out of the way, but Carey’s Ford Ranger was struck. Linton was hauling a load of stone at the time of the accident.
STATE OFFICIALS PLAN TO DELAY FUNDING FOR 12 PROJECTS ACROSS THE STATE… BECAUSE THEY FEAR REVENUES WILL BE DOWN IN THE NEXT BUDGET CYCLE…..
THE MONEY IS EXPECTED TO COME FROM ISSUING BONDS…..
Shannon Atwood’s defense attorneys had sought a new trial saying Justice Nancy Mill’s guilty verdict could have been tainted because she knew a woman who previously had been abused by Atwood.
THEY GATHERED TOGETHER….TO SHARE STORIES… ADVICE… AND HOPE FOR PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN ABUSED OR ASSAULTED…..
STUDENTS AT U-MAINE TUESDAY TOOK BACK THE NIGHT.
":none of us should be afraid to walk alone in the night":
MEANWHILE, GETTING THE PAPER MILL IN MILLINOCKET READY FOR WINTER IS TAKING A BIT LONGER THAN EXPECTED…..
SO SOME OF THE WORKERS ARE STAYING ON THE JOB A LITTLE LONGER…..
COMPANY SPOKESPERSON GLENN SAUCIER SAYS SO FAR 39 EMPLOYESS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF…..