The head of the company that resurrected an Old Town mill, was in town today and hinted that they might be bringing more jobs to Maine.Patriarch Partners CEO Lynn Tilton toured the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill this afternoon then she enjoyed a cookout with workers.Rumors have been swirling that Patriarch might buy the Katahdin Paper Company in East Millinocket.
Some pesky ants are doing more than just ruining a few summer picnics.Local bug experts say fire ants are a real problem in parts of Maine.So they’re working on a way to squash the growing population, naturally.Despite common sense, researchers at the University of Maine are disturbing a fire ants nest in Orono, even at the risk of getting of getting stung.”It’s a sharp, burning pain.
Drinking and driving has been ruled out in a deadly car crash in Enfield last month.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Leanna Lancaster was behind the wheel, when the car went off Route 2 the night of June 15th.Police say she had not been drinking.Two passengers, 24-year-old Kourtney Grindle Murray and 18-year-old Christina Pegg, both of Greenbush, died in the crash.Police say it appears the car was heading south when it strayed into the northbound lane and hit a tree.The investigation continues.
A section of Route 9 in Osborn was reduced to one lane Thursday morning while crews cleaned up an accident.According to Chief Allan Shorey of the Osborn Fire Department, a state worker was driving a Department of Transportation vehicle when he hydroplaned, lost control, and rolled over into a wooded area around 6:30 Thursday morning.The driver was able to get out of the vehicle right before it burst into flames.Mutual aid was called in from Mariahville.”It was so hot, it was just fully involved when we got here.
It’s summer, and that means yard sale season.Folks can find all kinds of bargains this weekend in Bangor at Penobscot Community Health Care, where they are holding a yard sale to raise money for the employee heating assistance fund.There will be tables filled with plants, crafts, books, furniture, and even baked goods.Penobscot Community Health Care is located at 1012 Union Street in Bangor this Saturday, July 24 from nine in the morning until two in the afternoon.The yard sale will go on rain or shine.
The town of Farmington is mourning the loss of Police Chief Richard Caton.Caton died Sunday morning due to complications from leukemia.He was diagnosed with the illness in 2008.A resident of Strong, the 52-year-old was the Chief of Police for the town of Farmington since 1998.His obituary says Caton loved to hunt, fish, and landscape.Full honorary police services will be held at one o’clock Saturday at Mount Abram High School in Salem.Visitation will be from 10am until noon.Caton is survived by his wife, three children, and five grandchildren.
Some local kids are spending this week at summer camp.But as Meghan Hayward tell us, it’s not your average camp.Some high school freshmen are spending a portion of their summer vacation learning about a career they may be interested in within the medical field.” This was a great time to do this with the kids because it’s a time where they’re picking courses for high school and if they’re interested in healthcare careers they need to pick a specific course load throughout their high school career.”About 50 teens from Penobscot County are taking part in the week-long Camp Survivor.The teens are being exposed to all facets of healthcare.” Physical therapy is what I wanted to do originally but the NICU thing kind of inspired me.”The camp is teaching the teens plenty of new information.”It gives you a wider view of different jobs.
Bangor Hydro customers in Orrington may experience an interruption in service on Friday as crews do maintenance work in the area.Areas affected will include the Brewer Lake Road from Bob’s Kozy Korner to the end, as well as Long Hill Road, Dam Road, Rocky Short Drive, and King Mountain.The interruption is expected to run Friday morning from 9 until 10.