An army veteran who pounded the pavement from coast to coast to honor our nation’s fallen troops finished his grueling run Friday in the wind and rain in Rockland.Mike Ehredt, 49, of Hope, Idaho, began his trip last spring at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.He placed a U.S.
A group that promotes healthy young women wants Halloween to be more scary than racy.The non-profit organization hardy girls healthy women is hosting its second annual Freaky 5K run and walk in Waterville.They’re encouraging kids to wear original, creative costumes that are more suitable for children than the racy outfits some kids have favored in recent years.Last year, about a hundred people took part, raising $6,000.
If you were on the Husson University campus in Bangor Friday afternoon, you may have seen your fair share of police officers.But it was all part of a seminar being conducted by the Orono Police Department.This is the departments first year of this scenario based training program, and students interested in a career in law enforcement have found it to be a good indication of what they can expect.This was the third and final life like demonstration, and officers feel all three have been a success.The classes have been such a hit, the department is looking into offering classes next semester.
With winter right around the corner, it’s just about time for the fun outdoor activities that come with it.The Penobscot Valley Ski Club’s annual ski and snowboard equipment sale will take place at the Bangor Armory tomorrow, Saturday October 16th and will last from 9 am until 4 p.m..And if you’re looking for a deal on your snow gear, this is definitely an event you want to check out.Gabe Gauvin,Co -Chair of the ski sale says “A lot of its, a lot of the vendors use this as their kickoff sale for the gear and a lot of the prices are low and all the consignment is normally pretty reasonable.”This is the largest fundraising event the ski club holds each year, and depends on the sales to support their programs all winter long.
A former Maine drug prosecutor is challenging his child pornography conviction.James Cameron, 48, of Hallowell was found guilty of more than a dozen charges by a judge after he waived a jury trial.Cameron now wants to be cleared of the charges, or at least be given a new trial.Cameron claims he was denied the right to confront witnesses and therefore was denied due process.Federal prosecutors say the verdict should stand and the request for a new trial should be denied.Cameron is in federal custody and will be sentenced later this year.
A Waterville solider killed in Afghanistan was honored this evening.The family of 21-year-old Army Specialist Wade Slack was on hand tonight to accept the Medal of Valor, the highest award presented at the Elk’s Club.Senator Olympia Snowe was also there to honor the fallen hero.”The entire Country has lost a true American hero.
Nearly four years after launching a fundraising campaign, the SPCA of Hancock County is ready to show off its new digs.There were several phases to the multi-million dollar project, with the goal of providing enough space for animals of all shapes and sizes that either need temporary housing or are put up for adoption.More than 900 donors from across Hancock County pitched in.A grand opening and open house is set for Saturday from 11:00 a.m.
Another country music favorite is coming to Bangor.It’s Holiday Jingle Ball Jam.Sara Evans will be celebrating the season with all her hits and holiday favorites too.The concert is friday night, December tenth at Bangor Auditorium at 7:30.Reserved seats are available at www.waterfrontconcerts.com or by phone at 947-5555.Tickets start at 28.
There will be quite the car display at Hermon High School Saturday.The benefit car show runs from 2 to 6.Donations will be accepted at the door.All proceeds will go to the families of Hermon High School students, David Priest, who is battling leukemia and Jeffrey Buzzell, who needs a new kidney.There will also be concessions, raffles, music provided by a local dj and things for the kids to do, too.For more information call Nicole Griffin at 848-4000 extension 1111.
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway is getting $10.5 million dollars that’s expected to save more than 17-hundred jobs.Last winter, that railroad announced it wanted to abandon more than 200 miles of track in northern Maine after piling up 13 million dollars in losses.Earlier this year Senator Susan Collins made a pitch for support for the rail line from the US Department of Transportation.Senator Collins along with Senator Olympia Snowe and Representative Mike Michaud worked closely on this delegation effort to continue the freight rail service.Friday morning, the Federal Government announced the $10.5 million dollar grant to repair the track.”It is absolutely essential to preserving jobs in these businesses but for the future it means that we have an economic development tool to attract more businesses in Northern Maine,” Senator Collins said.Senator Collins says the improvements will help the track operate more efficiently and will speed up travel time.
It was a huge day for UMaine athletics.Two sports arenas on the UMaine campus in Orono will be vastly improved, thanks in large part to a 5-and-a-half million dollar gift Friday.Meghan Hayward reports.The Harold Alfond Foundation is giving 5 point 5 million dollars toward upgrades to the Alfond Arena and Memorial Gym and Field House.”In the arena it’s upgrading the cooling system.
Seven Midcoast residents are facing marijuana charges after three houses were searched this week in Hope and Waldoboro.Wednesday, officials searched a residence on Easy Lane in Hope.Drug agents say they seized more than 90 marijuana plants.Thirty-two-year-old Jared Hansen is charged with aggravated trafficking of marijuana, aggravated cultivation of marijuana and possession of methadone.Thirty-one-year-old Holly Marble is charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of methadone.Sixty-two-year-old Joyce Marble is charged with cultivation of marijuana.A residence on Old County Road in Waldoboro was also searched today.Officials say they found twelve pounds of processed marijuana and ten marijuana plants.Fifty-one-year-old Scot Winchenbach and 47-year-old Linda Cronk are both charged with possession of marijuana.Agents also conducted a bail check at the Old County Road residence of 25-year-old Erik Cronk and 28-year-old Alissa Sprague.They say they found five pounds of marijuana.Both Cronk and Sprague are charged with violating bail conditions.
A bus in Orono has been transformed into a large pantry.Several UMaine groups would like you to help them fill that bus with food.Healthy, nutritional high-protein foods are most desired.The donated food will help wind up on the shelves of the Black Bear Exchange Food Pantry, located in Estabrooke Hall.The pantry helps feed members of the UMaine community and others in the area in need.”There is such a need out there.
Bangor could have a new City Manager next month.Catherine Conlow is expected to take over the position near the end of November.She’s currently Orono’s Town Manager, a job she’s held for nearly seven years.Bangor Mayor Richard Stone says the council believes Conlow will be “a very good fit for Bangor.”The council is scheduled to formally appoint Conlow at a special meeting Monday afternoon.
”Get Trevor to Denver” that’s the plea to the community from one local mom whose son is very sick.10-year-old Trevor Allen of Old Town and his twin brother Evan both have autism, but Trevor also suffers Chron’s disease, severe bronchitis, and brochiectasis which is like Cystic Fibrosis.This last year alone Trevor was hospitalized 11 times.His mom recently had to leave her job to care for him and he lost his private insurance.