The folks with Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast say their dialysis unit and some of their other departments had been cramped for space.That’s why they were pleased to cut the ribbon on a new building this morning, after less than a year of planning.”They built this place during the winter time, in eight months, on time and under budget.
As many as 15 uncontrolled forest fires are raging in Quebec.An Indian Reservation has already been forced to evacuate because of the fires, and more evacuations are possible.Crews are being brought in to help fight the massive fires.A crew from Maine left Bangor this morning to lend a hand.
Monday is Memorial Day and that means a lot of parades to honor those who have served our country.The annual parade through downtown Bangor will be changing traffic plans for some in the area.The parade will start in the Kenduskeag plaza parking lot on Exchange Street at 9:30.At 8:30, Main Street and Central Street will be posted as no parking, and will be roped off.Roads will be closed starting at 10:15.The parade will leave from York and Exchange Streets and go down Harlow Street to Central Street and then onto Main Street and will end at Davenport Park near Cedar Street.The parade ends with a memorial service at the park.
A Winslow woman will spend the next eighteen months behind bars after pleading guilty to bank fraud and embezzlement charges.The US Attorney’s office says 65-year-old Karen Dumont forged and deposited insurance reimbursement checks into her own accounts while she worked as a medical billing specialist for a Waterville doctor.Dumont already had a previous conviction for healthcare fraud.
The Maine Military & Community Network is holding a conference this evening for military members, veterans, and their families.The event is aimed to build awareness and promote discussion about the struggles these individuals face, and provide resources to help them cope.The meeting is being held at 6:30pm in the auditorium of Ellsworth City Hall.That’s located at 1 City Hall Plaza.For more information you can call Chaplain Andy Gibson, the Director of Deployment Cycle Support for the Maine Army National Guard, at 409-3230.
Parents and friends turned out in Fairfield Thursday to see a group of second graders performance of the broadway classic Annie.Rob Poindexter has the story.This group of students from Clinton Elementary have been working towards this performance for quite some time.
The city of Bangor is one step closer to finding a new city manager.A Recruitment firm hired by the city has narrowed the list of candidates down to eight.City Council Chair Richard Stone says they are not releasing the names of the candidates.He says the list will be cut down to about five and then they will start the interview process.Stone says there are several qualities they are looking for in the new manager.” It’s obviously somebody that has demonstrated their ability to be fiscally conservative.
A 53-year-old Windsor man will spend the the next 13 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl according to the Kennebec County District Attorney.Robert Williams assaulted the child at his home from 2007-20-09.