A man from Shirley who pleaded no contest to molesting two young girls in his barber shop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.68-year-old Donald Denbow had been charged with 13 counts of gross sexual assault and one count of sexual assault of a minor.District Attorney Chris Almy says the girls were 11 and 14 when the assaults took place between 2003 and 2005.In a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom Monday, both victims read statements to the judge.
A woman from Exeter who pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from the hospital where she worked, has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.District Attorney Chris Almy says 44-year-old Paula Thorne stole more than 8,000 dollars worth of narcotics from 2008 through 2009 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.She worked there as a nurse.An investigation began when the pharmacy director noticed he was ordering more drugs than usual.In court Monday, Thorne’s attorney said his client developed a dependence on pain medication after a shoulder injury.
The bodies of three people have been found inside a burned out mobile home in Unity Plantation.The State Fire Marshal’s office believes the blaze on Reynolds Road broke out sometime Saturday night.It wasn’t discovered until Sunday morning.When fire crews arrived around 10 a.m., the home was in pieces on the ground, but still smoking.Investigators sifting through debris eventually found the three bodies.State Police say the home was occupied by two men and a woman, and all three are unaccounted for.Their names have not yet been released.Fire officials were able to get in touch with the owner of the property and the trailer.They were not inside during the fire.
Smoldering rubble is all that’s left of a mobile home on Reynolds Road in Unity Plantation.The state fire marshal’s office believes the blaze broke out sometime last night, but it wasn’t discovered until this morning.When fire crews arrived around 10 am, the home was in pieces on the ground, but still smoking.Investigators sifting through debris eventually recovered three bodies, who they say they were burned beyond recognition.Fire officials were able to get in touch with the property owner, as well as the home’s tenants.
The Girl Scouts of Maine gave troops a special homecoming at Bangor International Airport Saturday evening.The girls welcomed troops from Unit 144 ASMC and the 330th MP Unit.The troops served in Afghanistan for a year.The girl scouts had their famous cookies on hand to give to the troops.Jill Cram is a mother of one of the girls and is proud to give back to those who served overseas.”I want my daughter to learn that no matter what your views are on war or anything we need to support our troops until they are home.”This is second year the Girl Scouts have greeted troops.
The Maine Discovery Museum was all about music Saturday.The day started with a parent-child music workshop and then the children were able to build their own instuments.The museum provided different recycable items that the kids could use while building.These included cans, tubes, rubber bands and rattles.They were given samples of possible instruments they could create.But Director of Education Trudi Plummer says she was impressed with what the kids came up with.”I was surprised actually how creative they were.
A designer t-shirt company is moving its headquarters to Portland from New York City.Elykssor Clothing specializes in clothing for men and women and has attracted the likes of athletes and musicians.Kyle Poissonnier, one of the company’s founders is no stranger to Maine, he’s a graduate of Skowhegan High School.The clothing line actually started out as a project for him and two friends at Husson University.According to the company’s website, it’s seen steady growth in sales both here in the United States and in Canada since it was founded in 2008.
Volunteers with the Arena Yes campaign spent Saturday morning going door to door to inform Bangor residents about the proposed arena and convention center project.The group met at their headquarters on state street in Bangor.Arena Yes is a committee of members of the community who are want the arena project to move forward.According to an independet study by the group Friends of the Maine Center, the new arena and convention center would bring 27-million dollars in annual economic activity for the region and about four hundred additional permanent jobs.Volunteer Julia Munsey says by going door to door, she hopes voters will be more informed before they head to the polls.”The city council and the city staff have done their due diligence about this project, this project can be paid for with no new taxes to the Bangor residents and we want to make sure that people are informed so that when they go to the polls on Wednesday, May 4th, they are voting for a project that they can feel good about that will ensure the longevity of our community,” she said.To learn more about Arena Yes visit their website here.A vote for the project is scheduled for May 4th.
Kids were rocking the night away at the YMCA in Bangor, but it wasn’t what you’d think…..The Bangor Y’s Interact Leaders Club held it’s 2nd annual Rock-a-Thon Friday night.The teens will be participated in different activities all while rocking in rocking chairs.The event began at 7-o-clock in the evening and the fun didn’t stop until 9 Saturday morning.The students weren’t just rocking for fun though.
A surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center is trading in a scalpel for a microphone.Saturday you can catch orthopedic oncology surgeon Ian Dickey on stage.Dickey will be performing with the rock band, The Stone Doctors, at the annual Chords for a Cure event at Sugarloaf.You can catch him Saturday from 4 to 6.Admission is $10.
The Bangor land trust invites you to step into your snow shoes Saturday.The trust is hosting a snowshoe trek.Snowshoers will look for signs of spring while taking in the views of the northeast Penjajawoc Preserve.If you’d like to participate, meet at the BLT Kioak on Kittredge Rd.
Hampden has done away with its new comprehensive plan, one that’s recently raised controversy in town.TV 5 news has obtained a copy of an e-mail town manager Susan Lessard sent to town councilors Thursday.It says even though the town approved the plan, it never got the okay from the planning board.Without that approval, the town charter says the plan can’t be adopted.Some residents had raised concerns over the plan, saying it’s too intrusive and threatens their rights.Crowds have turned out at town meetings in recent weeks calling for a repeal of the plan.At a meeting earlier this week, councilors decided to form a committee of citizens to review the plan.In the e-mail from Lessard, she says she asked the town attorney to review the adoption rules for the comprehensive plan.Lessard says the attorney’s opinion is that since the 2010 plan was not properly adopted, the 2001 plan remains in effect.The issue is on the agenda for the next town council meeting Monday, March 21st.