A military base in Washington state held a memorial service on Wednesday for a soldier from Waterville killed in Afghanistan.21-year-old Army specialist Wade Slack died in combat on May 6th.He served with the Army’s 707th ordnance battalion at joint base Lewis-McChord.Authorities say Slack had just dismantled an explosive device, when he was killed by enemy fire in a mortar attack.In high school, Slack decided he wanted to join the military and specialize in defusing weapons.
The Maine Board of Pesticides Control is looking for input as they develop a new pesticide registry.The board has been ordered by state lawmakers to compile a list of people who want advance notice for outdoor pesticide applications.And they’re having a public meeting to talk about how that should be done.It’ll cover what types of pesticides and equipment should be included, as well as the feasibility of posting signs on private property, or developing an automated notification system online.The meetings will be held Thursday, June 24th at 7 pm, and Friday at 9:30 am at the University of Maine at Machias’ Sennett Hall, that’s located at 34 Downeast Drive, in the Clipper Lounge.
Bangor, Maine now has an official friendship with Harbin, China.Officials in Bangor unveiled a proclamation today, saying the relationship is an educational, cultural and trade exchange.Harbin is located in Northeast China, known for its mountains and an active forestry industry.Officials say local students will also be a part of the relationship, and will participate in an exchange program with that region.Also, the Bangor Chinese School has been awarded another federal grant, from the U.S.
Summer vacation includes travelling to a lot of countries for dozens of local kids, and they don’t even need to get on an airplane.They’re taking part in a camp being held at the UMaine Page Farm and Home Museum.”It’s mostly about different places in the world that we like travel to”The 37 kids, ages 5 to 10, are travelling to nearly a dozen countries this week…sort of.They’re being immersed in cultures, thanks to the Passport to the World Camp.
A man from Union accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend, then frame their teenage son for the crime, remains in jail.37-year-old Stanley Holloway is charged with criminal threatening, domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, and violating conditions of release.
The state’s top transportation official spoke to business people in the Bangor area Wednesday morning about how Maine can take advantage of global trade and shipping patterns.David Cole, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation, was the featured speaker at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast.Cole says with strategic investments in ports, like Searsport, Maine can prosper.He suggests developing an international container port in Searsport, and if needed, using Sears Island to house facilities.Cole says the state needs to make strategic investments, taking advantage of what nature has given it.
Police have determined who was driving the vehicle that was involved in a fatal accident in Enfield last week.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by 38-year old Leanna Lancaster went off Route 2 last Tuesday night.Lancaster’s passengers, 24-year old Kourtney Grindle Murray and 18-year old Christina Pegg, both of Greenbush, were pronounced dead at the scene.A police officer driving by discovered the crash just before 9:30.Sgt.
Police say a 34-year-old Oakland man was pruning a tree when he fell to his death on Tuesday.Derrick Spiller fell 50 to 60 feet after one of his cleats slipped.Rescuers treated Spiller on the scene, but could not revive him.Spiller was wearing a harness at the time.