More than 100 folks fathered in Bangor to say happy birthday to Medicaid and Medicare.Consumers for Affordable Healthcare, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, and the Maine Primary Care Association hosted the luncheon to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the programs becoming law.
With all the support being given, you’d think the kids at Acadia Hospital’s Adventure Camp have been friends forever, but most of them just met this week.They’re facing a big challenge together.” It can be pretty anxiety provoking, and the kids go through it.
After a two day trial, an Ellsworth man authorities say stole nearly $600,000 from investors was found guilty on all charges.Eric Murphy Junior will spend five years in jail, followed by probation and restitution.A jury found him guilty of two counts of theft by deception, one count of security fraud, and one count of forgery.Murphy originally pleaded guilty back in March as part of a plea deal, but after a judge threw out the plea bargain, saying he would have to spend more than 18-months behind bars, Murphy withdrew his guilty plea, and instead opted for a jury trial.He is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail.
A teenager out riding his bike was killed along Route 1 in Orland Wednesday night.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the crash happened around 6:30 in the evening.Police say 14-year old Mark McDonald of Orland rode out from Narramissic Drive onto Route 1 on the West side of the Narramissic River Bridge.He was hit by a pick up truck.Authorities say McDonald had major head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.The section of Route 1 from Duck Cove Road to Route 175 in Orland was closed off to all traffic while authorities investigated.
Most folks are in agreement, something needs to be done to fix up the current building the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Management Agency use in Belfast.Not everyone is happy with the proposed solution of building a new $1.4 million facility behind the current location.Wednesday night, the planning board will decide whether or not to give final approval to the plan.The proposed new building that will house the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and the Emergency Management Agency will be behind its current location.
Three people have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Canaan early Wednesday morning.The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a burglary in process on the Whitten Road in Canaan.Authorities say the caller said there were people inside a barn next to his residence, as well as a white truck near the barn.Twenty-two-year-old David Fortier of Canaan and 19-year-old Damien Towers of Skowhegan are charged with burglary and theft.And 19-year-old Rachelle Clukey of Cornville was charged with receiving stolen property.Authorities say rolls of copper wire and an electric grinder were reportedly stolen and have been recovered.
The planning board in Augusta will wait to talk about a zoning change that could allow for a medical marijuana dispensary to open the city.The board tabled a public hearing last night on a proposal to expand the city’s medical district.
Fundraising efforts for a special plaque kicked off in Augusta Wednesday.That plaque will hang in the State House to honor Maine’s female veterans.Meghan Hayward reports.”I think these women who served in those capacities needed to be recognized for not only what they’re doing for us now, but they’ve done for us in the past.”Come November, everyone who walks through the Hall of Flags in the Maine State House will see the memorial plaque in honor of female veterans.”I’m very excited about the design.