A new restaurant in Milo is serving up lots of local flavor.The owners of Coburn Family Restaurant have also opened a flower and gift shop next door.They hope it all adds up to someplace customers can’t pass up.”And you said Milo’s very friendly and this is a wonderful place right?
A state trooper was injured Wednesday afternoon when his cruiser was struck from behind by an empty logging truck.It happened on Route 133 in Livermore Falls.According to State Police, the trooper had stopped to assist a motorist who had gone off the road, when the truck attempted to brake, jack-knifed and struck the rear of the cruiser.Police say the trooper was pinned inside the car for more than an hour before rescue crews could get him out.He was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Fairfield Primary School students will return to school Thursday, but in a different building.They’ll be at Benton Elementary through the end of this week and Monday.The Superintendent says oil was pumped past the overflow on the Fairfield School’s oil tank Monday.Oil spilled onto the floors of the gym and a storage room.And there’s been a strong smell of oil throughout the building.The Department of Environmental Protection is supervising the cleanup.The Superintendent says the school now needs to be rid of vapors and residual smells.
The head of the Chelsea select board, who is the center a criminal investigation, can return to the town office to do business, but only on a limited basis.52-year-old Carole Swan is accused of trying to get a $10,000 kickback from a road contractor.She’s charged with forgery and attempted theft.
An Eastport woman is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center after a car crash on Route 190 in Eastport Tuesday afternoon.According to Officer Frank Gardner with the Eastport Police Department, Pauline Kelly was driving an SUV when she collided head-on with a tractor trailer.It happened around 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.The accident is under investigation.The driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries.
The Orland Consolidated School could close its doors at the end of the school year.Superintendent Jim Boothby made the recommendation to close the school at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.Boothby tells us the decision is based strictly on funding.
With spring just around the corner, a local company wants to help property owners get their lawns in shape.Plants Unlimited is hosting a Mid Coast Landscaping Show that will give customers a chance to see what kind of services are available.The event will feature a wide range of landscape, lawn care and home service providers.Anyone interested will be able to browse companies for specific lawn and garden services.
A night at the theater could help promote a good cause.The New Surry Theatre and Performing Arts Company is dedicating a performance to the SPCA.Ticket sales from a showing of the play ‘Sylvia’ will all be directed to the organization.The SPCA is a non-profit group aimed at protecting and helping abandoned or abused animals.The benefit performance will be on Sunday, March 20 at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater.You can get tickets for the 7 p.m.
The Rumford police chief is warning voters that cuts to the department’s budget will mean fewer services for residents of the Maine town.Chief Stacy Carter told selectmen that to retain the current service level, the budget had to include an increase of $33,240 over the current year, to a total of $836,670.A budget with no increase could mean police wouldn’t be able to provide school crossing guards a four-corner intersection, further reducing dispatching hours, possibly not keeping the station open as much to the public and reducing training.Carter says he’s against reducing patrol personnel.
Maine’s Franco-American community is being recognized as the state celebrates Franco-American Day.Festivities at the state capitol Wednesday include a Franco-American breakfast menu at the cafeteria, historical and cultural exhibits, and performances of French music.U.S., Canadian and French national anthems will be sung in the House and Senate, where legislators will recognize Franco-Americans and the Franco-American Veterans Post 31 in Lewiston will present the colors.Gov.
The state senate has agreed to make Maine’s seat belt law a secondary offense.The bill passed Tuesday by just one vote: 18-to-17.Under the proposal, someone can only get ticketed for not wearing a seat belt if they’ve already been stopped for another offense.It still faces further House and Senate votes.The Transportation Committee took up two other traffic-safety proposals Tuesday afternoon.One of which would outlaw the use of hand-held cellular phones or other electronic devices while driving, the other would ban texting while driving.
A Corinna man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with a reported hit and run on the interstate near the Carmel exit in December of 2010.38-year-old Christopher Doherty is accused of reckless conduct, driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident, and failure to report an accident.Around midnight Christmas Eve, a white pick-up truck reportedly hit another vehicle at a high rate of speed on the interstate, then took off.State Police say the victim’s vehicle was knocked off the road and into some trees.The driver was shaken up but not seriously hurt.Doherty is set to go on trial next month.