The Marion Cook School’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to Maryland to compete in the World Finals.We visited the school in Lagrange in March when the team was getting ready to compete in the State Finals.It was their first time and they placed second in their division.The six member team built a structure and created a play to stamp out bullying.The World Finals will take place at the end of the month, but the team needs 10-thousand dollars by May 20th to get to the competition.The team will be competing against schools from all over the world including China.
Off of Route 16 in Lagrange, you’ll find the Full Gospel Assembly Church, a small congregation with a big heart that’s a home away from home for so many.”I say that they’re the best people in the state of Maine I’m very fortunate to have the folks that I have here, very good people.”Pastor Edward Costain has been leading the church for the past sixteen years giving sermons and serving meals in the food cupboard.
Future leaders of Maine met in Orono today.Young professionals from across the state were there to discuss ways to attract more businesses to Maine.It was part of the first ever Maine Young Professional Exchange, a meeting that invites young business owners to focus on topics concerning the state’s future.Former Governor, Angus King, joined in via Skype.He gave his top ten reasons to live in Maine, citing the lack of traffic jams as one of them.Scott Violette of Momentum Aroostook, a co-sponsor, hopes the group can find ways to encourage people to stay in Maine and get more involved in their communities.”Hopefully, that will drive them to maybe stay here, open businesses, you know, draw more people to the state and then help us, you know, develop a better economy and more economic development and economic opportunities.”Organizers hope to hold the meetings on a more regular basis in the future.
A man was arrested after police say he forged a prescription at a local Hannaford.Bangor Police say, last Friday Jason DeWitt was seen stealing a pen from the Union Street Hannaford and entering the bathroom with a piece of paper in hand.The paper turned out to be a prescription for Percocet pills.He exited the bathroom and went to the pharmacy.Police say it was clear the prescription was altered to increase the amount of pills prescribed to him.DeWitt was arrested for acquiring drugs by deception, forgery and theft.He is currently out on bail.
(AP) – The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says three man have been arrested in connection with the death of a Maine woman whose child was found in an idling car in Conway.Anthony Papile, 28, of Ossipee has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Krista Dittmeyer, 20, whose body was found in a Conway pond on April 27.The Portland, Maine, woman was last seen on April 22.
A school board meeting in Belfast ended with good news for students at a local school.The board voted to keep the Frankfort Elementary School open.Last month, the board voted to close the school, but parents questioned the validity of the result.At the time, the board was short two members, and parents felt it wasn’t a fair decision.
A counselor who has helped kids all across the country is coming to Maine.The Adams School in Castine will host a lecture that focuses on bullying, behavorial and emotional issues.Kim John Payne has spoken to students at more than a hundred schools, and tomorrow he will be at the Delano Auditorium at the Maine Maritime Academy.The event will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Students from Husson University will be entering the workforce this weekend.But before they do, they will hear from an alumni who calls the State House his office.Governor LePage will address more than five-hundred students as Husson’s commencement speaker, this year.The Governor graduated from the school in 1971.The ceremony will be held at the Winkin Sports Complex on the Husson Bangor Campus.It begins at 10:30 a.m.
Police believe a man in washington torched his own camp, attempted to set fire to his mother’s house, then committed suicide.A neighbor on Medeika Lane called the blaze in shortly after 8:30 Tuesday night.At that time, they said flames were shooting out of the home’s window.When fire fighters arrived, they discovered the body of 37-year old Robert Medeika.State Police say Medeika set fire to his camp, then went into the garage and killed himself.Medeika also attempted to burn down his mother’s house, according to state Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland.
- Senior Expo is Friday, May 20th from 9am-2pm at Spectacular Events Center in Bangor- Safe Strides will be on hand to talk fall prevention and will team up with Husson University to provide fall risk assessments-Â Home safety evaluation may include finding whether lighting is adequate, nightlights, walkways are clear and in good condition, steps into the home should have at least one railing, kitchen cupboards are easy to open, fire extinguisher easily accessible, hot water setting is set under 120 degrees, remove scatter rugs, grab bars in shower, bench in shower, de-clutter, telephone near bed, etc.For more information, check out Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s website at www.eaaa.org
A legislative committe has voted to change Maine’s kids safe products act, and they say it’s going to be an improvement.Late Tuesday night the Environment and Natural Resources committee unanimously approved legislation that would trim chemicals exempt from the act from the list of more than 1,700 chemicals of concern.It would create a list of 70 chemicals of high concern.Would identify the amount of priority chemicals in a given product that would require manufacturers to report them, make inaccessable parts of a given product exempt from regulation, and would clarify what products could be subject to regulation at all.The committee says it hopes the changes will improve maine’s ability to protect the health of children, while providing greater clarity and predictability from Maine’s business community.
Route 182 has been closed to traffic in the Hancock County town of Franklin at the intersection with the Eastbrook Road (Route 200) as of 6 o’clock Wednesday morning.Disptchers say that a fully laden pulp truck rolled over at the intersection, spilling its load across the roadway.State police are handling the accident, and say the road will remain closed while they clear the scene.No one was injured in the accident.—***UPDATE***—As of 8am Authorities tell us the road will be closed for several more hours.