Local seniors were honored in Cherryfield Thursday for their contributions to the community, proving that age is nothing but a number.The fifth annual George Hale Silver Frame Awards were given out at Cherryfield Elementary School.Eight seniors including a life long entreprenuer and the first female selectman for the town of Hancock, received the prestigious honor.The George Hale Silver Frame Award is presented by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.”There are all kinds of people in every town, every community, particularly the small towns who see the need, go and react to the need,” he said.Anne Smallidge from Blue Hill, Wade and Helena Dow from Brooklin, Dave Tomm from Rockland, Richard Fickett of Cherryfield, Marge Ahlin from Machias, Gary Page from Old Town and Lucille Clark from Ellsworth all received awards.
Testimony in the trial of a man accused of a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student is underway.Laura Roberts is following the trial and joined TV5 News at Noon over the phone on Thursday with the latest.Twenty-three-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say he was driving drunk in Orono in January of last year when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden.” The evidence will show that as he drove up Middle Street he drove his vehicle completely on the wrong side of the road.” District Attorney, Chris Almy laid out a timeline for jurors in his opening statements.He told them as the blood was leaving Bakley’s body, Cheney was leaving the area.” Jordyn Bakley laid there along the side of the road and in this cold night her body kept getting colder and colder and colder.”Hours after the alleged accident Cheney’s blood alcohol level was .15.The state says they know Cheney drove his vehicle that night.” The evidence will show Mr.
Bangor police are asking for your help identifying a person they say stole a woman’s purse and used her ATM card at a local bank.Police say the suspect used the ATM card at the TD Bank on Union Street in Bangor.A Bangor woman tells TV 5 she was inside her condo either showering or sleeping when someone came in and stole her purse.
The Burger King in Rockland was closed for a few hours after a car crashed into it early Thursday morning.Police say a Rockport teen drove into the restaurant around 12:30 a.m.You can see in this photo, the car jumped the curb and hit the wall, pushing it in a bit.The driver was not injured, and we’re told the damage to the building was minimal.The restaurant, on Camden Street, opened back up at eight this morning after passing inspection.
Maine’s Commissioner of Marine resources has resigned.60-year-old Norman Olsen of Cherryfield says LePage administration officials wanted him to appease his detractors and gave him a September 1st deadline to do that.But, he says they wouldn’t tell him the names of any of his critics.Olsen had held the job since January.Patrick Keliher will serve as acting commissioner during the search for a replacement.
Patriots fans might soon be able to proudly display their team pride on license plates.The State of Maine began taking pre-orders Wednesday.2,000 orders are needed to get the request for the plates before lawmakers for approval.The speciality license plates cost S35.00.Sales of the plates benefit the Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Lincoln is inviting everyone to come by and celebrate an annual event.Lincoln’s Homecoming Festival begins Thursday morning.It’s a four-day event featuring concerts, food and plenty to do.It’s a week that many folks in the area look forward to every year.Lincoln has been a town for 182 years now.For a full list of homecoming events visit lincolnmaine.org.
A Bangor landmark is open to the public Wednesday night to let you see wonderful views of the city.You’re invited to climb the 100-plus steps of the Thomas Hill Standpipe.The water tower opens to the public once each season.The Summer Sunset Tour is taking place right now.