A Bangor developer’s plans to buy the Muddy Rudder restaurant in Brewer have fallen through.Meanwhile the restaurant remains open for business.General Manager Tom Workman says Larry Springer has backed out of a deal to buy it.Last year Springer told TV 5 News he planned to establish a portside bar and lounge on the bangor side of the Penobscot River.
A Kennebec County grand jury has indicted a Massachusetts man for murdering a Readfield man who took him into his home.Police say 32-year-old David Silva shot 53-year-old Robert Orr, and stole items from his house, before burning the house down in February.According to court documents Silva fled to Massachusetts where he sold the stolen items and bought drugs.Police arrested silva two-days after the murder in Carver, Massachusetts.If convicted of the murder charge Silva could be sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison.
The only gas station in Milbridge is closed: it caught fire Monday night.State Fire Investigators are unable to determine the cause.Firefighters were called to the Gulf Station on Route 1 around 8:45.The fire broke out behind the store’s check-out counter.Firefighters contained the flames, keeping the fire away from the gas pumps.The fire chief says the way the roof was constructed made it tough to put the fire out.No one was injured.
Business leaders from the construction trade gathered in Augusta to urge the governor and lawmakers to leave the uniform building and energy code alone.Several pieces of legislation that will be presented to lawmakers starting this week would weaken or even repeal the building and energy code.The group delivered a letter to Governor LePage outlining their support for Maine’s Uniform Building and Energy Code.Bob Howe, CEO of the Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals, says if the code is repealed homes will not be as well built or energy efficient.
Around 300 men and women form the nursing profession gathered in Augusta for the Maine Nurses Summit.Organizers say the event is held to showcase what’s happening with the nursing profession in Maine.This event also highlights some of the concerns that could be facing nurses in the not so distant future.The keynote speaker, Jane Kirschling, touched on some of those concerns like a possible shortage of nurses.
Police say an accident that knocked out power in a section of Bangor overnight was caused by a drunk driver.Bangor Police say 22-year-old Cosby Henderson of Athens, Georgia drove his pickup into a utility pole in front of the Ramada Inn on Odlin Road around 10:30 Monday night.Henderson was taken to a local hospital with what police say are non-life threatening injuries.Bangor Hydro restored power around 4:30 Tuesday morning.Henderson was issued a summons at the hospital for OUI.
Power is out in Hermon and parts of Bangor as Bangor Hydro crews work to repair a transformer pole on Odlin Road following a crash late Monday night.Route 2 from Hammond Street to the junction of I-395 has been closed to traffic until at least 6am Tuesday.The crash occurred at approximately 10:30pm in front of the Ramada Inn on Route 2 when a pickup truck reportedly crashed into the pole.Authorities say that the driver did sustain non life-threatening injuries in the crash.No word yet on when power will be restored.
Sub-contracting custodial services for the new Brewer Community school was discussed Monday night.Committee members voted to approve the sub-contracting of cleaning services.Folks both for and against the plan gathered at the Brewer School Committee meeting to have their opinions heard on the topic.Brewer Superintendent Daniel Lee says that the new school will need eight people to clean it, but they only have six custodians right now.Lee says it’ll cost about $100,000 to hire two more workers and that’s money, he says, they don’t have.Service Master is the cleaning franchise the school has received a quote from.
There’s a two-month food drive taking place in Washington County.From now through May the Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance and Suprtek are taking donations of canned and boxed foods.The goal is to collect 6-thousand cans and 6-thousand dollars.The donations will be distributed to a dozen food pantries around the county.There are 23 collections sites in 13 towns.For a list of drop off points or to donate money through Pay Pal you can visit the website www.foodandfuel.org.Harrington Elementary School got the drive off to a good start with more than five hundred cans of food.For more information you can visit the website or call 546-4466.
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield policy holders will again have a chance to speak out about proposed price hikes.The State Bureau of Insurance will hold another public comment session Tuesday night.It will take place at the University of Maine in Orono.Anthem wants to raise rates by about 10-percent on several of its health insurance plans.If approved, they’ll take hold July 1st.Tomorrow night’s session is from five to seven at Murray Hall on the U.
Hundreds of Maine hockey players and their supporters are urging the owner of a Hallowell Skating Rink to rebuild.Last month heavy snow caved in its roof.That displaced numerous hockey and skating organizations.Rink co-owner Peter Prescott says a decision to rebuild hasn’t been made because details are still being worked out with the insurance company.Proceeds raised by Sunday’s rally would go toward any effort to rebuild.