Friends and colleagues of Bangor’s Airport Director got to say their good byes and farewells Thursday night.Rebecca Hupp is leaving Bangor International Airport to take a similar job in Boise, Idaho.Hupp has been at BIA since 2001.She says she’s learned a lot through the years in Bangor, which should help her in Boise.And she’s confident that BIA will see continued success…” It’s a little bittersweet.
The next time a baby from Glenburn officially celebrates his birthday, he’ll be four years old.He was the first baby to be born in Bangor on Leap Day – a day that won’t come around again until 2016.Alexander Ryan Robinson is as healthy and happy as any newborn.
A federal grand jury has indicted the former head of the Chelsea Board of Selectmen and her husband.According to the Assistant US Attorney, Carole Swan, 53, is charged with extortion, federal program fraud, and making false statements in federal tax returns and to obtain worker’s comp.Swan is accused of extorting $20,000 from a local construction company.
A Lincoln man was indicted on Wednesday after being connected to a dozen burglaries.According to Lincoln police, Peter Coggins, 22, is facing fourteen counts of theft, twelve counts of burglary and one count of stealing drugs.The burglaries were all in the Lincoln area.
A Lewiston Christian school is closing at the end of the school year and administrators are blaming the poor economy.Vineyard Christian School opened in 2000 and had 145 students in grades K through 12 at its peak.Allen Austin, executive pastor of the Pathway Vineyard Church, which runs the school, says enrollment has steadily dropped and is now at 93.He tells the Sun Journal the economic climate has made it increasingly difficult for families to afford a private education.Tuition is $3,400 per year and Austin says raising it not feasible because many parents would not be able to afford it.Parents and students were informed of the June closure on Wednesday.
Lawyers for a Maine man charged with killing a 10-year-old boy and two adults in rural eastern Maine have asked for a change of venue for the trial, saying publicity about the case has made it difficult to find an impartial jury.Assistant Attorney General Bill Stokes told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday he expects a decision on the request to move the trial of Thayne Ormsby to be made when jury selection begins in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton on April 4.The 21-year-old Ormsby is charged with fatally stabbing 55-year-old Jeffrey Ryan, his son Jesse, and 30-year-old Jason Dehahn at Ryan’s home in the border town of Amity in June 2010.Ormsby has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.
A state panel that assesses snowpack, stream flow, river ice conditions and other factors is meeting to assess the potential for spring flooding in Maine.The River Flow Advisory Commission is meeting Thursday at the Maine Emergency Management Agency offices in Augusta.
A top federal official says the National Park Service has no plans in the coming year to study conservationist Roxanne Quimby’s proposal for a national park in the North Woods of Maine.Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told U.S.
A lawsuit seeking to have a 36-foot mural depicting Maine’s labor history returned to a state office lobby will be at stake when a federal judge hears arguments on whether the suit should be dismissed.Governor Paul LePage ordered the mural removed from Labor Department offices last March – causing a public uproar and a distraction for his new administration.A lawsuit contends that LePage and other officials violated the U.S.
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A Mount Vernon woman is accused of helping her son try to escape from police.The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ernest Gagnon, 29, Tuesday for motor vehicle theft.Police say while speaking to his mother, Brenda Choate, 46, she agreed to distract deputies as he escaped through a window.But authorities were monitoring their conversation.They say Gagnon removed a screen and tried to get through the window when he was caught.Choate is accused of aiding an escape.Gagnon now faces an attempted escape charge too.
Senator Olympia Snowe’s decision not to seek re-election is the first of what will likely be many interesting changes to this campaign season.Snowe said it was a difficult decision to make, but it came after growing frustration with partisanship in the senate.In an interview with TV5 she said, “It is with mixed feelings that I’ve made this decision because I love the Senate, I love working for the people of Maine, I love public service and the essence of it is to solve problems which, regrettably, is not happening in the Senate, certainly to the degree that we should, given the times that we’re in.”While many see her retirement as a loss for the state, some Maine politicians see it as an opportunity.”There’s a lot of high level politicians in Maine who are thinking about their chances.
DCP Midstream has fielded questions and concerns from Searsport residents since announcing they would like to bring a huge propane gas tank to the town.They decided to have an economic impact report done, hoping it would answer some of the questions and concerns.Employment was a high priority.” It would bring both temporary jobs, construction jobs which again we’re trying to rebuild that base of 138 in the first year and about 134 in the second year.