Winslow police say a newly licensed 16-year-old boy is facing multiple charges stemming from an accident that sent five people to the hospital on Monday.Officer Ron McGowen of the Winslow PD says the teenager is now charged with driving to endanger and violating the terms of his intermediate license.The driver was not supposed to have any passengers in the car other than immediate family.The accident happened on the Garland road in Winslow around 3:30 Monday afternoon.Police say the teenage driver was going between 80-85 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour speed zone when the SUV he was driving went off the road and rolled over three times.All five passengers, including a 14-year-old girl, were taken to a Waterville hospital where they were all treated and released.
Members of the Clifton Planning Board will continue to review a proposed wind farm Wednesday night.Clifton residents got a chance to express their opinions last week on the permit for a five-turbine farm on Pisgah Mountain.Paul Fuller has been working to build it on his property for years, but not everyone in town sees the benefits.
Bangor Toastmasters is celebrating its 60th anniversary next week.It’s an international non-profit organization teaching public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.Since 1924 more than 4-million people around the world have been members.On Wednesday night, April 20th, the Bangor group is inviting folks to the Howard Johnson Hotel on Odlin Road in Bangor at 7 o’clock.For more information or to RSVP visit http://bangor.freetoasthost.org.
Folks gathered around an inflatable baby bottle in Bangor Wednesday, defending the Kid Safe Product Act.The act was passed in 2008, but a pair of bills introduced by Maine lawmakers last month would relax some of its regulations.The act created a list of chemicals children are exposed to every day that the state believed to be harmful and would phase out over time.
Winter weather could be to blame for a train derailment in Old Town Tuesday.The train was on its way from Milford when two rail cars slipped off the track.Old Town fire officials say all the snow and wet weather had washed away some of the ground.The train intersects with the three entrances to French Island.Because of the traffic in those spots, officials say parts of the track were slightly eroded.
A recent study shows Maine could be losing big business to New Hampshire.The Great Tax Divide is a report that compares the two states’ tax policies.It was presented by the Maine Heritage Policy Center on Wednesday in Bangor.The organization has spent the last few years comparing Maine’s retail taxes to New Hampshire’s.Chief Economist for the group, Scott Moody, found that because of higher taxes on sales, cigarettes, gas, and alcohol Mainers are taking their business out of state.
Husson University has formed a new school.They have added a School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management within its College of Business.Husson Spokeswoman Julie Green says hospitality and sport management were already in the College of Business, but tourism management has been added.Green says they feel it’s a necessary step.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center will be back at the bargaining table, one day after voting to authorize a strike.In a statement Tuesday, the nurses say the vote is an example of their commitment to patient safety.Nurses went on a strike for one day last fall.Both sides have met numerous times and have not made any progress on a new contract.
Lobster fishermen in Maine are grappling for lobster traps that have been lost or abandoned on the ocean bottom.Fishermen this week are searching for traps off Boothbay Harbor and Spruce Head as part of a project organized by the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation to recover, document and dispose of so-called “ghost traps” that are lost in the ocean.
Parents who are against the closing of Frankfort Elementary made their opinions heard Tuesday night.Before RSU 20 school board meeting, parents lined the streets in Belfast to protest the decision.Due to budget cuts, Frankfort Elementary is set to close at the end of this school year.Some parents are calling into question the validity of the vote that put Frankfort Elementary on the chopping block.They say not all board member seats were filled when the vote took place.If the decision to close Frankfort Elementary is upheld, many of the students who go their now will be bused to nearby schools such as Searsport.