State and local police have released photos of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing death last night in Westbrook.The man is known by the street name “B.K” but state police have identified him as 30-year-old Tareek Hendricks from Worcester, Massacchusetts.He is about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
The trial of a music teacher accused of molesting a child is set to begin on Monday.Forty-one-year-old William Wiley of Searsport was arrested two years ago.He’s accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was between 12 and 13 years old.Wiley began working as a music teacher in Waldo County twenty years ago.
The Loring Development Authority is receiving more than a million dollars from the federal government for water improvements.The Economic Development Administration funding will pay for repairs and upgrades to water distribution and treatment systems.The EDA says the improvements are needed to ensure continued and improved water flow and will businesses stay and grow in the Limestone area.
Senator Susan Collins was recognized in Augusta for her support of small businesses.The Senator received the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.Senator Collins called small businesses the backbone of Maine’s economy and says they are responsible for job creation.She also presented a preview of a bill she is working on in Congress for future job growth in the state.Senator Collins says she is humbled by the award.”I really feel honored by this award.
The members of Enviroco, the Colby Environmental Coalition are putting an end to the sale of bottled water on the Colby College campus.For the past three years, they’ve been working on a campaign called “Take Back the Tap” to remove plastic water bottles from school grounds.
Members of the Maine Labor Council are inviting President Obama to Millinocket.Papermakers across the state met in Bangor Friday to extend an open invitation to the President and Senators Snowe and Collins to come and see the impact of pending free trade agreements.They say these agreements hurt local communities and will eliminate jobs.The United Steelworkers President of the Local 11 Chapter, Mike Castaneda says, “If they come through our towns they would see, first of all the large plant that is closed, a lot of stores, local stores boarded up.
A recently approved bill banning the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in certain products will become law…without Governor Paul LePage’s signature.The governor opposed the ban.This will make BPA the first priority chemical under the Kid-Safe Products Act.Both the state Senate and House of Representatives approved the BPA ban by wide margins, making it veto-proof.The BPA ban will go into effect on Jan.
Bridge Alliance Easter at Great SkatesWhen: Saturday, April 23rdTime:Â 5 – 7 PMWhere: Great SkatesÂ , 82 Sylvan Rd.Cost: $5/person or $10/familyWho: all LGBT and straight alliedÂ families, teens, college students, and adults welcome, plus the Easter Bunny will be there to give good boys & girls some candy.
Folks in favor of the proposed Bangor arena gathered downtown Thursday night.Giacomos, Fusion, and Epic Sports held a block party for the Arena Yes campaign.With the day to cast you ballot drawing closer, those who support the new arena thought it’d be a great opportunity for folks to get out and learn more about the campaign.The date for the referendum vote on the proposed Bangor arena is May 4th.
A school in Bar Harbor is saying thanks to mother nature.The College of the Atlantic is hosting Earth Day in Bar Harbor this weekend.A day filled with music and food will focus on eco-friendly activities and discussions.The school says families are invited, and there will be plenty for the kids to take part in including games and craft tables.The event will held on the college’s campus from 10:00 a.m.
Whoopie pies now top the menu as the official Maine state treat.A bill giving the whoopie pie that distinction went into law after the governor didn’t sign it.The original version of the bill had called for whoopies to be the official state dessert, but it was changed to wild Maine blueberry pie, making whoopie pies the official treat instead.The bill was created when Maine and Pennsylvania each claimed credit for inventing the delectable dessert.