A family on vacation got a big surprise Friday morning in Bar Harbor.When the Sherlock family from New Jersey got off an Island Explorer bus, they found out they helped the bus system hit the four-million passenger mark.Island Explorer and its partners LL Bean, Downeast Transportation and Friends of Acadia presented the family with gifts to commemorate the milestone.the Sherlocks are visiting the area from New Jersey.The people behind the bus system say this is their way of saying thanks to the passengers that have made the past 13 years a success.”I think it’s a way to recognize the folks that make the bus system run our passengers but to acknowledge the accomplishments of the bus system and the great partnership that makes the bus system go,” said Paul Murphy with Downeast Transportation.Being the biggest bus transportation system in Maine, folks with the Island Explorer have plenty of things to celebrate as they look ahead to the fifth million passenger.
The Shaw Public Library in Greenville was busting at its seams.”It was like 100 pounds of potatoes in a 50 pound sack, one room library, built in the 1920s,” said Reverend Robert Reagan, Library Association President.To make matters worse, the basement that once housed the children’s books was damaged by flooding and couldn’t be used.
Midcoast Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help get its ReStore up and running.The store will sell donated, used and recycled building materials, furnishings and other home related goods.Money raised goes to fund the building of more Habitat homes.
Officials with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a man they say was involved in a strong-arm robbery in Appleton.They’re looking for 22-year-old Jessie Grinnell of Lincolnville.He’s said to drive a maroon Chevy Blazer.We’re told the robbery happened Thursday morning and a female victim was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Fire crews responded this morning to a reported fire at Newport Industrial Fabrication in Newport.Initial reports indicate there are at least three departments on scene, and that they have evacuated the building.The call came in just after 11.We have a crew en route and will have more information for you as it becomes available.
Medway citizens voted, in an overwhelming majority, to go ahead with a feasibility study on a national park in the area.Around 150 people, including citizens, Senators and Roxanne Quimby, showed up at Thursday’s meeting.Quimby wants to give more than 70 thousand acres next to Baxter State Park to the federal government in hopes of creating a Maine Woods National Park.The study will be done by the Department of the Interior.
It was a picture perfect wedding for two members of the Getchell Agency, an organization which serves the developmentally disabled.Del Robinson and Alice Kingsbury said “I Do” Thursday afternoon.The couple arrived in style to their ceremony, which was attended by family and friends.The couple had been dating for about a year before taking the plunge.
If you know someone who has acted heroically, the Red Cross would like to hear from you.The Pine Tree Chapter is accepting applications for its Real Heroes Award.It’s for people whose acts of courage, kindness and selflessness have helped save lives.Nominees must live, study or work in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox, Waldo or Hancock counties.Forms are available by calling 941-2903 extension 106.The deadline is September 16th.The awards will be presented in mid November.
Many of us haven’t had to look at a driver’s manual since we tested for our license.But Friday, AAA is hosting a workshop for drivers who’ve been on the road for awhile.It’s called ‘Keeping the Keys’ and is aimed at helping older drivers stay safe behind the wheel.The safety expo will give drivers tips on how to recognize changes in driving that come with age.If you’re interested in attending, you can stop by the Muskie Center in Waterville from 10am to 2pm, Friday.Admission is free.