They say the most important thing about goals, is having them.” We’ve got the biggest group of kids as to date,” said Vanessa Koch, summer camp director.For more than 70 kids, this summer’s goal is to have fun and be safe in the great outdoors.” My family likes to go camping a lot and we like to go fishing,” said Emily Leclair of Milford.At the Maine Youth Fish and Game Summer Camp, even kids who don’t camp, get the chance to learn.” Wood burning, fishing and kayaking,” explained Natalie Swift of Bradley.Jacob St.
Unity College is putting themselves on the “green” map.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they’re building a passive house residence, the first of its kind in the United States.Unity College is taking the slogan “go green” to another level.”We really believe there has to be consistency between the lifestyle our students experience on campus and what we’re teaching in the classroom.
Outdoor enthusiasts will be flocking to Skowhegan this weekend.It’s the fifth annual River Fest and Upper Kennebec Outdoor Expo.The event offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment, including free rafting trips, a rock climbing wall, youth fishing tournament, 5-k road race and more.Organizers say the event started to promote the river project, working to preserve and enhance the Kennebec River, but they say the event has grown.” It’s a huge economic impact to Skowhegan with the hotels and restaurants.
It’s beginning to look a lot like summer and that means strawberry season.Here at the berry sweet land of Tate’s Strawberry Farm in Corinth, Albert Tate and his crew are getting ready to open to the public for the 2011 season.Even if the cold spring delayed it, Tate says the strawberries are as delicious as ever.”We have a real good set of crops, a lot of big green berries, we just need to be hot and sunny here shortly.”The wet spring may have been unpleasant but it’s had a lot of benefits for the fruit.”They’ve got some good sugar content to them this year, we had a nice, warm spring when it started out.
A man from Parkman arrested on federal gun charges pleaded not guilty in court Friday morning.43-year-old Michael Demaria pleaded not guilty to the charges of possession of firearms while addicted to and an unlawful user of a controlled substance, and possession of firearms while subject to a protection from abuse order during his arraignment.Demaria was arrested earlier this month for allegedly trying to sell guns.He was initially arrested last month after an FBI raid on his home.
A Bangor woman charged with murdering her husband appeared in court this morning.48-year old Roxanne Jeskey did not enter a plea, and a judge ordered her held without bail until a hearing on July 5th.Jeskey was arrested Wednesday night for killing 53-year old Richard Jeskey in his Ohio Street apartment on June 13th.Police say he was naked in the bathtub.According to court documents, Roxanne Jeskey admitted to assaulting her husband with various weapons, including pliers, a box cutter, and a plastic baseball bat.
Nearly 2 years after 19-year old Holly Boutlier was stabbed to death on the Bangor waterfront, the man convicted of her murder will be sentenced for that crime.Jurors found Colin Koehler guilty in October.In May, Koehler requested a new trial after a witness that testified in the original trial admitted to giving wrong information, after hearing the testimony of the witness the judge denied that motion.Monday Koehler will be sentenced for his role in the slaying.In May of last year, Justin Ptaszynski was sentenced to six years in prison as part of a plea bargain for hindering arrest in Boutlier’s death.
A 22-year-old Maine man is facing charges he assaulted a man at a party with a samurai sword.Belfast Police say Anthony Roderick of Belfast was arrested Thursday on charges stemming from a May 28 incident in which he tried to get the victim to leave a party.Police say Roderick and the man wrestled and fell to the ground.
Authorities continue their investigation into the stabbing death of an 81-year-old woman.Police say Grace Burton died Tuesday morning at a Lewiston hospital from stab wounds, six hours after an unidentified man broke into her home at the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments and assaulted her.State police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect.Investigators believe the assailant suffered injuries to his hands and fingers in the attack.Police say DNA was left at the scene and it indicates the suspect is male.Authorities say they are running that DNA profile through both state and federal databases.Police are also trying to identify a man who was seen walking along Fairbanks Road, the road the apartment complex sits on, around 1:30am Tuesday morning.They want to see if he has any connection to the incident.He’s described as not a big person about 5’7″ to 5’8″, dressed in dark clothing a black hoodie sweatshirt with a black backpack.If you have information you can reach the Farmington Police Department at 778-6311 or call 911.
She’s the kind of kid who would never leave you out of anything.”She’s a great friend.”A seven year old girl who loves her mom as much as she loves sports.”At four and a half, she could ride a two-wheel bike eight miles.”From the smile on her face, you’d never guess she hasn’t been able to do that in years.”Last summer, she could ride a bike maybe, on a good day, to the stop sign at the end of the street.”Because for Tamara Hunt’s daughter, Kaymi, even getting out of bed is a feat.”What they’ve diagnosed Kaymi with currently is encephalopathy of the brain, which is a deterioration of the brain.