A Bangor man accused of threatening a store clerk with a knife after she told him he he was caught stealing on the store’s surveillance system, was in court Wednesday.Police say 44-year-old Christopher Good was carrying a small knife with a spring loaded blade when he entered dave’s movie center, which is located at the intersection of Hammond and Union Streets.Police say Good has a long criminal history.The clerk told police Good left Dave’s and headed downtown, that’s where he was arrested.He is charged with theft, criminal threatening and traffiking in dangerous knives.He’s in the Penobscot County Jail on $500.He’s scheduled back in court in June.
A 10-year-old Jefferson boy burned in a fire Tuesday has been discharged from a Boston hospital.Dakota Buotte was flown by LifeFlight helicopter Tuesday night to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with first- and second-degree burns.Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said the boy added gasoline to a fire and suffered burns on his hands, face, back and chest.
Susan Gendron says she’ll leave at the end of this month to take a job with a 35-state education consortium.During her tenure, Gendron expanded the state’s student laptop computer program, oversaw the implementation of Maine’s New School Consolidation Law and introduced new assessment tests.She will work from Maine as the policy director an education reform group that’s aiming to compete for a share of 350-million dollars in federal education reform funds.Governor Baldacci has named Deputy Commissioner Angela Faherty to become Acting Commissioner.
A group of students from Milford have the opportunity to represent their school at the Destination ImagiNation “Global Finals” in Tennessee.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they need your help to get them there.This group of girls from the Lewis Libby School in Milford are part of Destination ImagiNation.They have been chosen to compete in the “Global Finals” in Tennessee.”So they work together to build teamwork and they also work to problem solve.
The order the questions will appear on the statewide ballot in June were announced today.Question 1 (People’s Veto): “Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine’s income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?” Question 2 (Bond Issue): “Do you favor a $26,500,000 bond issue that will create jobs through investment in an off-shore wind energy demonstration site and related manufacturing to advance Maine’s energy independence from imported foreign oil, that will leverage $24,500,000 in federal and other funds and for energy improvements at campuses of the University of Maine System, Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy in order to make facilities more efficient and less costly to operate?” Question 3 (Bond Issue): “Do you favor a $47,800,000 bond issue to create jobs in Maine through improvements to highways, railroads and marine facilities, including port and harbor structures, and specifying the allocation of $4,000,000 of the transportation bond approved by voters in November 2009 to be used for capital rail purposes?” Question 4 (Bond Issue): “Do you favor a $23,750,000 bond issue to provide capital investment to stimulate economic development and job creation by making investments under the Communities for Maine’s Future Program and in historic properties: providing funding for research and development investments awarded through a competitive process: providing funds for disbursements to qualifying small businesses: and providing grants for food processing for fishing, agricultural, dairy and lumbering businesses within the State and redevelopment projects at the Brunswick Naval Air Station that will make the State eligible for over $39,000,000 in federal and other matching funds?” Question 5 (Bond Issue): “Do you favor a $10,250,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support drinking water programs and the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and to assist farmers in the development of environmentally sound water sources that will leverage $33,250,000 in federal and other funds?”
There was a ceremony at Husson University’s new School of Pharmacy Wednesday.And a name for the conference room was revealed.It’s being called the Nickerson and O’Day Dean’s Conference Room.The brewer-based construction company donated a $50,000 dollar gift to the school.” We are very grateful to Carl Ward and Nickerson and O’Day who has if you look around you this is their work.
The Maine Marine Patrol says a man’s body has been recovered and a search effort is underway for his brother after a small boat was found capsized near Steuben.The Coast Guard says a fisherman discovered an overturned skiff this morning.Family members told the marine patrol that Jack Jellison, 43, and his brother Alton Jellison, 44, both of Milbridge, had used the boat Saturday for a trip to a nearby island.Officials say a body, believed to be that of one of the brothers, was discovered today on the shore of the island.Several agencies have launched a search of nearby waters and the island for the other brother.Their search continued throughout the night, and into Thursday morning.
Maine is getting federal funding to protect Atlantic salmon.It amounts to $173,000 that will let the Maine Department of Marine Resources start up a statewide conservation plan.Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins says the grant lets the state work with private landowners, conservation groups, and other partners to protect the threatened species.
A lobster hatchery in Eastern Maine is shutting down after five years in operation.The Penobscot East Resource Center in Stonington has released hundreds of thousands of young lobsters into local waters to help build Maine’s lobster population.The nonprofit says it’s decided to shift the limited funding for the hatchery to other projects.Associate director Veronica Young says the center will put more money into the research of groundfish like haddock, cod, and flounder, which are also in short supply off the coast of Maine.
Governor Baldacci has created a task force to look into saving railroad services in Aroostook County.Earlier this week, Maine lawmakers approved a bond measure that sets aside $7,000,000 to purchase and preserve about 240 miles of track in Northern Maine.The track is currently owned by the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.The company announced in February that they were abandoning the tracks.If those tracks close, an estimated 1,700 jobs in the state are on the line.
Customers and employees were evacuated from a popular restaurant in Orono Tuesday night, when the building filled with smoke.Fire fighters were called to Margarita’s mexican restaurant on Mill Street at around 7:15 pm.We’re told about 20 workers, and an unknown number of patrons were in the restaurant at the time.They were evacuated for about 45 minutes, then allowed to return.Fire fighters believe the smoke came from an outside source.There has been no word yet on a cause.