A Dexter man is charged with domestic abuse after his son says he threatened him with a handgun.William Melvin, 58, was arrested Sunday after police were called to the house he shares with his son on Upper Garland Road.According to police Melvin struck his 19-year-old son in the face with a handgun and threatened to harm him.The son also says his father chased him on the lawn trying to hit him with an ax handle.We’re told the son suffered minor injuries.
The Bangor city council approved the budget for 2011-2012 at Monday night’s meeting.The final vote was 8-to-1 in favor of the $88-million dollar plan.The tax rate will not change for city residents this year, and Councilor Gerry Palmer thinks Bangor is the only community in Maine and possibly New England to build a new arena and keep the tax rate flat.Five and a half jobs have been eliminated to reach this budget, but no one is going to lose their jobs.
It’s been a week since an elderly woman was killed in her apartment during a home invasion in Farmington.The victim’s family came forward Tuesday, her daughter made an emotional plea to find the person responsible.Julie Shaw held back tears as she addressed the media Tuesday afternoon in front of the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments on Fairbanks Road where 81-year-old Grace Burton lived for ten years.Shaw revealed her mother had been battling bone cancer and thought the disease would take her life.On Tuesday, June 21st, authorities say someone forced their way into Burton’s home and stabbed her during a home invasion.She later died at the hospital.Lt.
A night of music will help support a local organization.The Downeast Salmon Federation is hosting a benefit concert this week.Singer Slaid Cleaves will be performing at the Ellsworth Grand, Saturday.He’ll be joined by special guest Angeline the Baker.The concert starts at 7:00 p.m.Tickets are $15.00 for adults, and $7.50 for kids under twelve.You can buy tickets by visiting the Grand’s website at grandonline.org, or by calling the Downeast Salmon Federation at 483-4336.
A fire in Skowhegan has completely gutted a man’s home.Fire officials are calling it a total loss.Crews started battling the blaze on Canaan Road around 5:00 Tuesday morning, and they didn’t have it under control until after 7:00 a.m.Skowhegan fire officials say the fire burned through the floor and stairs, making it difficult for them to get to the second floor.They say the homeowner wasn’t inside at the time.The State Fire Marshal was called to investigate.
Happy campers could be found in Dedham Monday.It was the kickoff of Camp CaPella’s first overnight summer camp.About two dozen kids are attending this week’s session.Camp CaPella is known for it’s extraordinary work with both children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.This week’s campers will be the first to try out the camps new boats and arts and crafts center.The kids also got to meet a special guest who made an appearence for the first day of camp….NASCAR race car driver Travis Dunbar.It cost about $1500 dollars for a child to spend a week at Camp CaPella.If you’re interested in donating, you can vist the camp’s website at campcapella.org
A 23-year-old man charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a friend has left the state, because of a change in his bail conditions.A judge altered the terms of Ryan Ouimet’s bail so he could go home to New Jersey.According to his attorney, the bail conditions require Ouimet to stay at his parents’ home, where he’ll be supervised by New Jersey police.Ouimet awaits trial in the shooting death of 23-year-old Andrew Holland of Cape Elizabeth.
It’s the culmination of five years of planning, a six unit apartment building that will provide farmworking families like Jamie Thompson-Ostorga and her two kids a place to call home.”This is my first apartment of my own, so it just means the world to me,” she said.Her husband is a farm worker in Washington County.
An Old Town girl is sporting a milk mustache these days, as well as a $7,500 scholarship.This weekend in Florida, Dacie Manion was one of only 25 seniors across the nation recognized as a 2011 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache.Manion and the other winners were chosen from more than 40,000 applicants.She was valedictorian of her class at Old Town High School.She was also the first female Battalion Commander for the school’s Junior ROTC program.In sports, Manion finished first at the Class B State Cross Country championships.The SAMMY awards recognize outstanding high school athletes who are also top performers in the classroom and community, and of course, drink milk every day.Besides the scholarship, Manion also stars in a milk mustache ad.
Bangor City Councilors will meet Monday night, and take another step forward in building the new arena.Councilors are expected to approve another contract for the architects hired to design the new facility.The Denver, Colorado based company has been on board since the beginning, according to City Councilor Gerry Palmer.Cianbro will build the arena.Palmer says the city still hopes to break ground by July, with a soft opening planned for the 2013 Bangor State Fair.
He might not be wanted by the FBI anymore, but Whitey Bulger is wanted, on t-shirts.T-shirts being made in Maine.They say any publicity is good publicity.” We just both brainstorm, come up with some ideas and whichever one sticks, sticks and we go with it,” said Robert Berg, owner of Berg Sportswear in Corinna.At Berg Sportswear, owner Robert Berg often teams up with conservative talk show host Howie Carr.” We’ve been doing shirts for Howie Carr for about 10 years,” said Berg.Last week, one of the FBI’s most wanted was caught.” I really thought that Whitey Bulger was another Jimmy Hoffa.