The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has sent Sears Island activists back to the starting gate, ruling to uphold a Superior Court decision.Ron Huber filed a petition charging the Maine Department of Transportation and the Joint Committee on Transportation with violating Maine’s Constitution when they approved the partitioning for Sears Island.On Tuesday, the court ruled litigation is premature until the Maine DOT actually accepts an application to build a container port on Sears Island.The state has sought to build a variety of facilities on the island since the mid-20th century.Huber says development could ruin air and water quality along the lower Penobscot River, and threaten the bay’s fish and shellfish population.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says one man was killed when a Winterport church burst into flames Thursday morning.Firefighters discovered the body when they first arrived on scene.The blaze raged through the Calvary Apostolic Church in Winterport.Several crews are still fighting the fire.The roof caved in just before 11 a.m.
While officials have yet to release an official tally, we have received an unofficial tally in the Bangor arena special election.With around 5,470 Bangor residents casting their votes, the proposed arena gets a thumbs up with 4,107 votes in support of it and 1,363 votes against it.Bangor resident, Bob Cimbollek, was part of the group pushing for a city-wide vote.He says the city’s figures aren’t entirely accurate and believes local residents will ultimately pay the price.”The pressure is on them now.
The space shuttle Endeavour may have been grounded earlier this week, but it was all systems go at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine Wednesday evening.Kids and their parents gathered at the center for fun activities all in honor of Space Day.From rocket launches to R2D2, Wednesday’s event had it all.While NASA’s shuttle program may be winding down, folks at the Challenger Learning Center say they’re just gearing up for a summer full of fun activities.
United Cerebral Palsy of Maine is holding a gala.It will include dinner, a comedy show, as well as live and silent auctions.Some of the items up for auction are flight lessons, whitewater rafting, and a cruise to the Bahamas.The Life Without Limits Gala is this Friday evening, May 6th from five to nine at Hollywood Slots.It costs $75.00 per person or S100.00 per couple.To R.S.V.P.
A physical therapist in Glenburn is getting students moving and learning at the same time.This isn’t your ordinary lesson and no it’s not gym class.This is Move 2 Learn, a program that mixes exercise and classroom curriculum to get students up from their desk and moving.It’s currently being taught in Mrs.
A report card by a conservative think tank is giving the University of Maine System failing grades in four out of five areas.The report was conducted by The Maine Heritage Policy Center and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.It found that, overall, the seven-campus system has low graduation rates, high tuition, weak core curriculums and few accomplishments by the board of trustees to improve academics.
Google users seeking an answer can type pretty much anything into the site’s search bar, but recently, the company challenged some of its visitors to come up with a response of their own.”We sent them in and I just thought it was done and we didn’t make it.”Morgan Forrest and her classmates rose to the occasion when Google asked students all across the country to design a logo based on what they’d like to do when they grow up.”I was really inspired by my desire to live in a peaceful world where there’s no fighting and people don’t have to die because of their beliefs and their religion, and so I decided to interpret that through my drawing.”And the judges of the Doodle 4 Google contest came calling.”I was just stunned.
The ice is out on Moosehead Lake.That’s according to the folks at Currier’s Flying Service.They frequently fly over Maine’s largest lake.Every Spring they keep a special watch on things to see when the ice has finally gone away.They officially declared this year’s “ice out” at 3 Wednesday afternoon.Ice out is when a boat can make it from Greenville to Northeast Carry without running into any frozen water.
The state supreme court has ordered a ruling on a convicted murderer’s request for DNA testing go back to a lower court.47-year-old Jeffrey Cookson is serving two life sentences for murder in Dexter in 1999.He was found guilty in 2001 of killing his ex-girlfriend, Mindy Gould, and the boy she was babysitting, 21-montho-old Treven Cunningham.Since then Cookson’s pushed for DNA testing on clothes and a wig allegedly worn by an alternative suspect.A judge rejected that request in 2009.