A Mechanic Falls man is accused of robbing a Rite Aid in Auburn on Christmas Day.Police say John Letourneau, 47, went into the store on Minot Ave and handed an employee a note demanding drugs.Police say witnesses were able to provide a good description of the robber and the vehicle he fled in.Letourneau is being held at the Androscoggin county jail on $1,000 cash bail.
Authorities say slippery roads play a part in a deadly collision Monday in Glenburn.Emergency crews were called to Pushaw Road, near Skidgel Road, about 1:00 Monday afternoon.Christie Collins, 22, of Hudson was heading north on Pushaw toward Hudson.We’re told she lost control of the car and crossed the center line.A truck heading the other direction then broadsided the car.The driver of the truck, Joshua Young, 20, of Glenburn was OK.His passenger, Chris King, 20, of Orono was taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was released.Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton says the rough road was a major factor in the crash.Authorities say the accident is still under investigation.
Now that you’re cleaning up gift wrapping and decorations from around the house, you might also be wondering what to do with that left over Christmas dinner.We decide to turn to the experts for some ideas, so we headed to Dysart’s Restaurant in Hermon.Chef Yaz has three suggestions – Turkey Pot Pie, A Grand Gobbler Sandwich and a Hot Thanksgiving Sandwich.Turkey Pot Pie – take left over turkey and mix it in a bowl with gravy, then add vegetables such as peas, carrots and onions.
While many of us are winding down from Christmas, Santa Claus is already getting in gear for *next* Christmas.This is a busy time of year for Kris Kringle.As Joy Hollowell tells us, all the holiday hustle and bustle can put Mister Claus, and many among us, at risk for a heart attack.+++He’s the icon of Christmas time.
The Bangor Public Library is offering an out of this world experience for New Year’s Eve.The library is turning its Reading Room into a Planetarium, with a large inflatable star theater.The dome spans 16 feet.The library plans to show six Planetarium shows on December 31st, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution you might not have thought of- teaching someone how to read.Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is asking folks to consider becoming volunteers.They say the only skill you need to the desire to help someone.Tutor training starts on January 11th and goes every Wednesday morning until February 15th.For those who want to teach English as a second language, classes start on January 18th, and go every Monday and Wednesday night until February 8th.All of the training takes place at United Technologies Center in Bangor.The course costs $35 and scholarships are available.For more information, you can call Literacy Volunteers of Bangor at 947-8451 or log onto www.lvbangor.org