The first LURC reform commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Husson University in Bangor.The task force formed earlier this year after lawmakers debated whether to change or even abolish the LURC, which oversees more than 10,000,000 acres of unorganized territory.Thursday’s work session is open to the public, but does not include public comment.It goes from 9:30a.m.
Two Maine judges are among nearly two dozen of Governor Paul LePage’s nominees for state posts who are facing legislative committee reviews Thursday.They’re among the scores of other nominees for various state boards, commissions and judgeships who face committee endorsement reviews in advance of next Tuesday’s special legislative session, where they’ll face Senate confirmation votes.On Thursday, the Judiciary Committee takes up the nominations of District Judge John O’Neil Jr.
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Stars from the world of professional wrestling are in Maine this week, bringing a little good old-fashioned theatrics and pagentry to Bangor and Presque Isle.The wrestlers of BTW will beup north on Thursday, and will be at the Bangor Auditorium Friday, September 23rd at 8pm.Prior to the event, there will be a meet and greet with all the wrestling legends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Race for MyelomaSeptember 24, 2011Race day registration 9am: Race start 10amcall 356-0425 for information, find Race for Myeloma on facebooke-mail: [email protected] raffle tickets for a chance to win great homemade prizes, Maine Maple Syrup, Boston Bruins autographed hockey puck, and much more!Join in on a beautiful Autumn morning to raise funds to find a cure for this rare blood cancer!Thanks to Granville Rental, Bangor Singles Club,Â and Hope Lutheran Church among others.
Community leaders in Piscataquis County are trying to stay one step ahead of the bath salts epidemic.Penobscot County, Bangor in particular, has become known as the hub for users of the designer drug.Piscataquis County has had to deal with their fair share of bath salt episodes, but not quite in the numbers Penobscot County has seen.After Wednesday presentation at Foxcroft Academy, doctors and law enforcement hope potential users will think twice.
Tropical Storm Irene’s strong winds help blow the American Folk Festival into the red.Organizers say the folk fest came up $75,000 short this year.The storm forced organizers to cancel Sunday, turning it into a two-day event.Losing Sunday accounted for the festival’s biggest loss.Its insurance policy called for a $25,000 payoff for cancelations based on 3-quarters of an inch of rain, but Irene’s rainfall added up to just two-thirds of an inch.We’re told Friday and Saturday’s attendance numbers were strong.A benefit concert held the Monday after the festival with musicians stranded in Bangor by the storm raised more than $4,000.
Power will be out in some parts of downtown Bangor over night Thursday.It’s so Bangor Hydro can work on the underground electrical system.The power will be turned off around midnight and could be out until 6am Friday morning.It will affect some downtown businesses along Water and Broad Streets including the Key Bank Plaza and the Pickering Square Parking Garage.Street lights and traffic lights in that area will be out too.
Old Town High School Students got a jump start to their future Wednesday.The school hosted their fourth annual college and career fair.”We have colleges and careers in the gym and outside for the kids to explore and get some ideas about what they want to do when they leave high school.”More than 40 presenters were on hand for the students, including TV-5.”We have so many graduates that leave and don’t have a plan.
Maine’s Secretary of State released his findings Wednesday from an investigation into potential voter fraud and that report shows barely any evidence of wrongdoing.Secretary of State Charles Summers says his investigation of possible voter fraud didn’t turn up much.
Elder abuse was the topic of a seminar in Bangor Wednesday.Folks from Winterberry Heights, Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Hammond Street Senior Center took part.Representatives from Spruce Run gave a presentation, pointing out the warning signs of abuse.They say often senior citizens are afraid to ask for help because of the perceived consequences.”The amount of violence against seniors is pretty great.
Investigators say it appears a fire that destroyed two apartments and damaged four others in Bangor’s Capehart neighborhood began outside the rear of two of the units.They’re still looking for the cause of the fire that broke out around 10:30 yesterday morning at the complex on Moosehead Boulevard.Fire officials say it spread to multiple units through a common attic space the apartments share.19 people were displaced by the fire.No one was hurt.
A former plant manager claims Jack DeCoster wanted him to hire Mexican-Americans for his egg operations in Maine because they were willing to do dangerous and demeaning tasks.In his lawsuit, 56-year-old Homero Ramirez, who was born in Mexico and lives in Lewiston, says DeCoster discriminated based on age, race and national origin.