Acadia Hospital in Bangor is looking for actors.The hospital’s making a film dealing with teen anxiety and depression.An open casting call for actors will be held from 2pm to 4pm Sunday afternoon at Hermon High School.Teen boys and girls are need…so are adults.To try out call 282-5598 or e-mail Project Aware at maine.rr.com.The film will be shot over five days next month, mostly weekends, beginning October 8th and ending October 16th.
A new law calls for a $100 fine for texting while driving.It takes hold wednesday.Other new laws going into effect this week include laws that require landlords to disclose their smoking policies, ease gun and medical marijuana restrictions and expand elder abuse protections.
When the hundreds of millions of Facebook users logged in last week, a different kind of home page appeared.The website rolled out a number of changes that left users scratching their heads.”Number one, it’s a free application so if you don’t like it, don’t use it.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says they found marijuana plants, morphine pills, and other drug related items during a search of an athens home Friday.Authorities have charged 58 year old Charles Avery with trafficking and possession, among other charges.During the search, police also found several dogs living in unacceptable conditions and turned the animals over to Athens Animal Control.
Three days a week, students at Foxcroft Academy have a school wide assembly to go over different announcements.Monday morning’s gathering focused on an important message for kids not only it the classroom, but in life.It’s a subject sometimes left in the shadows, but it will be brought into the light as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.It’s an issue many people, regardless of age, deal with.”I have actually been in a situation that wasn’t exactly positive,” said Foxcroft Academy Senior Taryn Lane.
People who run a group that helps Mainers feed their pets while they’re going through tough times say more people need their services and they’re being stretched thin.Every month volunteers with the Pet Food Pantry in Fairfield Center raise money and buy about $1,200 worth of food for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and fish then distribute it at Victor Grange.
The Bangor Daily News is offering voluntary buyouts for up to 30 employees, with the possibility of layoffs later.The News’ offer comes days after the Portland Press Herald said it would be cutting 40 jobs, first through buyouts, then layoffs.Maine Public Radio says both papers are citing declining revenues due to a drop in advertising and competition from the Web.Todd Benoit, the Bangor Daily News’ director of news and new media, tells public radio that it’s unlikely there will be a net loss of 30 people.
A Maine citizens’ group says it will support a possible referendum challenge to a Republican congressional reapportionment plan if that party pushes its proposal through the Legislature with a simple majority vote.The Maine People’s Voting Coalition says it will participate in any coalition formed to launch a “people’s veto” effort if majority Republicans opt to pass their redistricting plan with their majority, rather than seeking a two-thirds vote.MPVC Executive Director Ed Schlick said Sunday that the GOP supported a pending constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds legislative vote to redistrict the state.
State Police say forty-one year old Paul Fritze of Farmingdale was shot and killed by a tactical team after he opened fire on the residents inside a home on Bowman Street.The balcony off of Rachel Mahar’s room looks more like an escape route now, as she retraces the steps that saved her life.”I jumped from this side.