At the Downeast School in Bangor, there’s one lesson Principal Richard Fournier calls a top priority: reading.”Being read to, reading to their parents, grand parents, uncles, sisters, reading is just so vital in learning,” he said.It’s why the school invited some familiar faces to spend some time getting lost in a book as part of Community Reading Day.”They get to see that reading is a life-long activity and it never ends,” Fournier added.Fournier says reading during a child’s early school years is essential for their future.From firefighters to TV 5’s own Tim Throckmorton, they flipped the pages of different adventures to spread a message of literacy to our youngest students.”Reading is very important.
Habitat For Humanity is on the hunt for a family that needs a home.The program is teaming up with USDA Rural Development for this year’s build in Hampden.Potential candidates must attend an informational session to learn more about the project.Organizers hope the meeting will make it easier for those interested to apply.One of the informational sessions will be held Wednesday for those interested in learning more.The meeting will be at 5:30PM at the Habitat Restore in the Penobscot Plaza in Bangor.Potential candidates are asked to have a general idea of what their household income is.If you can’t make it to Wednesday’s meeting, there will be another one Saturday March 10th at 10AM as well as a meeting Wednesday March 14th at 5:30PM and Saturday March 17th at 10AM.
A Sangerville man accused of having child pornography was in a federal courtroom in Bangor Wednesday.John McKenzie, 65, is being held at the Somerset County Jail on 10-thousand dollars bond.FBI agents searched his home in December 2010 and say they found more than a thousand child porn pictures on his computer.Court documents say McKenzie told authorities he had been struggling with an addicton to child porn.
State officials say they’re trying to determine the overall cost of a computer malfunction that resulted in up to 19,000 people receiving MaineCare services even though they were ineligible.State Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew revealed the problem Tuesday to legislative leaders and members of the Appropriations Committee.
The head of the Maine National Guard, Major General Bill Libby, addressed lawmakers in Augusta Wednesday.Thanks to a bill introduced by Newport Representative Ken Fredette, who is also a Major in the Maine Air National Guard, Wednesday marked the first time the Maine Adjutant General addressed a joint session of lawmakers.
The FestivalA celebration of Maine artists featuring an exhibition, demonstrationsand lectures by artists, and performing arts programsThe ExhibitA non-juried exhibition of work by more than 160 amateur andprofessional visual artists age 50 and olderThe VenueThe University of Maine Hutchinson Center, BelfastDeadline Date for EntriesMarch 31, 2012For an entry form, contact:Juliane Dow, [email protected], 857-719-6733The Festival of Art is co-sponsored bySenior College and the University of Maine Hutchinson Center
Maine has joined 47 other states as part of a national initiative aimed at improving healthcare through the advancement of nurses.The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action wants to strengthen nurse education and training, help give nurses a voice in management and on policy debates, and improve data collection and collaboration from healthcare projects.For more information on this program, log on to www.thefutureofnursing.org