A sign of support and solidarity at the Class-C Eastern Maine Softball Championship.The Dexter Tigers and Central Red Devils were opponents in Wednesday night’s game.But after the tragedy that hit the small town of Dexter on Monday, both teams wanted to shed some light on domestic violence and the deadly outcome that it can have.Before it was time to play ball, the Central Red Devil players gave the Dexter players a flower, while the Tigers gave Central players a purple ribbon.Fans were also encouraged to wear purple to bring awareness to the senseless act of domestic violence.
There was a public auction in Bangor Wednesday for items belonging to Hallowell International.The electric heat pump maker went out of business earlier this year.Some of the items up for auction today included forklifts, other vehicles, office supplies, and shop and test equipment.The company sold electric heat pumps as an alternative to heating oil.
The tragic triple murder suicide in Dexter this week has prompted one lawmaker to take action.Representative Ken Fredette of Newport is submitting the bill that would require judges and prosecutors to take notice of issues of domestic violence when considering bail conditions.The new bill comes after the tragedy in Dexter.
Police say a Waterville man who was affiliated with the Boy Scouts has been arrested on child pornography charges..24-year-old Charles Tisdale turned himself in Wednesday after police took a laptop from his car they say contained child porn.Police say a forensic search of the computer revealed evidence that illegal pictures and movies had been downloaded, viewed, and deleted.Waterville Police say Tisdale admitted to searching for and viewing the child pornography.According to police, Tisdale worked with the boy scouts and had contact with children at his job.
A Mars Hill woman charged with theft and filing a false public report was arraigned Wednesday in Bangor.Twenty-two-year-old Alicia McClure-Perkins pleaded not guilty to the charges.In April, police were told by Perkins, a former clerk, at the Big Apple on State Street that a man entered the store with a gun and demanded money.Police now believe it was an inside job.Perkins next court appearance is scheduled for August.
The mural from the department of labor in Augusta may be gone, but local organizations plan to bring it to life this weekend.A ‘Living Mural’ will be on display at the Brewer Auditorium, Saturday.We are told it will be a live rendition of what used to be on display in Augusta.”The living mural is going to be the panels.
A Belfast man is behind bars accused of trying to kidnap a woman.Police say 49-year-old Paul Jameson kept a woman against her will in his car Saturday.According to court documents, Jameson gave the woman three choices: leave town, move in with him or die.Police say the two know each other but didn’t explain the extent of their relationship.Jameson is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence terrorizing and domestic violence assault.He’s due in court next month.In 1993, he was convicted of setting a woman’s house on fire.
All Kendra Raymond had to do was plant the seed.”They all drew a picture of their favorite tree, and they had to explain why it was their favorite tree.”And the rest was left in the hands of eight students.”I drew a Willow Tree because you can swing from their vines and climb up into them,” said Brooklyn Brown.”An oak tree.
The trial of a man accused in a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student last year is expected to begin soon.Twenty-three-year-old Garrett Cheney is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say Cheney was driving drunk in Orono when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordan Bakley of Camden.Wednesday, his lawyers requested that some evidence be suppressed.They claim the investigating officer was not legally allowed into the body shop of where Cheney’s vehicle was being kept.The state says a search warrant was involved.
Folks in Washington County will soon have the chance to learn what it’s like to own a home.Officials with USDA Rural Development are hosting four, free weekly sessions for people who are considering buying a home and want to know what sort of federal programs could help them.
John Gillete is discovering the beauty of Maine in an unlikely mode of transportation, a brass car manufactured in 1915.”The most frequent question is what happens when it rains and you know the answer, you get wet,” he said.But the recent rain didn’t stop him and his group from traveling throughout vacationland.Gillette is part of the Snapper Brass and Gas Car Club.The national group brings people with different backgrounds together over their shared love of automotives.Together they started their engines and embarked on a tour of downeast Maine and Nova Scotia.
A group of students who have a passion for French are raising money for those in Haiti.The Searsport District High School French Club is hosting “Melange, a Benefit Concert for Haiti” at the Rockport Opera House on Saturday.The concert begins at 7.Tickets for adults are 9 dollars in advance, 10 dollars at the door.Tickets for children 12 and under are 6 dollars.All proceeds will go to a Maine based organization that is helping the people of Haiti.
Bangor residents will soon have two places to go to if they want to hit the pool.On Saturday, the city will open up the Beth Pancoe Aquatic Center on Thirteenth Street.It will be open to the public beginning at one.Later this month on June 27th, the Dakin Pool on Pine Street will also open.For more information, you can visit the city’s parks and recreation website at bangorparksandrec.com or you can call the office 992-4490