The city of Waterville is considering buying the building that houses the Maine city’s newspaper, the Morning Sentinel, so it could be converted into a new police station.Waterville officials revealed the names of three sites being considered as home for the station after top police officials toured the Front Street building on Tuesday.
Four buildings are being planned for a 5.8 acre parcel of land in Augusta that was once the location of the Kennebunk Journal, the newspaper in the Maine capital.If the plans are approved, a branch of the Bangor Savings Bank and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will serve as anchors of the property that fronts Western Avenue.On Oct.
A 91-year-old World War II veteran is getting some long-awaited service medals.Senator Susan Collins says she and Major General Bill Libby of the Maine National Guard will present Bernard Jackson, of Rockland, with more than half a dozen medals at a ceremony Wednesday at Camp Keyes in Augusta.
A Trescott man is facing numerous charges in relation to a string of burglaries in Bangor.35-year-old Benjamin Lyons was taken into custody on Tuesday.Bangor Police were called to a business on outer Broadway early in the morning.There, they found a broken window and other evidence that a burglary had occurred.Officers also found a second business that appeared to have been burglarized.Lyons is in jail on multiple charges of burglary, attempted burglary, as well as several other charges.
The Bangor School District is trying their best to keep bath salts of their school systems.The School Committee was given a presentation on the designer drug by Bangor Police Chief Ron Gastia and Lieutenant Tom Reagan.While the average user is in their mid to late 20’s, Chief Gastia says it’s only a matter of time before we see younger people doing bath salts.
A law that makes penalties for dealing and using bath salts much tougher was on the agenda for lawmakers Tuesday.The Maine Legislature passed a bill strengthening penalties for both users and dealers of the drug.Both Democrats and Republicans approved of the bill, but discussion came up late Tuesday afternoon as to how the state might fund the bill.The bill will now include increasing possession of bath salts from a civil violation to a misdemeanor and trafficking the drug will now become a felony.The bill now goes to the Governor to be signed into law.
In Jay, a pit bull has been put in quarantine for 10 days after it bit a 6-year-old boy in the face.Police say the dog bit the boy Sunday morning in a fenced-in area on Main Street where the dog was kept.The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment.
A rally in Bangor had people showing their support for the Postal Service.About 25 people gathered outside of Representative Mike Michaud’s office on State Street to show their support for a Bill that would allow the postal service to apply its retirement payments to meet its current financial obligations.Former letter carrier John Curtis says if the Bill is not passed, it could lead to thousands of post offices closing and thousands of people losing their jobs.Curtis believes that rural communities have the most to lose.The bill is currently stalled in a Committee in the House.For more information, you can visit saveamericaspostalservice.org.
State lawmakers took time out from their special session to pay tribute to the Maine Funeral Honors Program.It’s comprised of men and woman who provide final military honors to veterans of all branches of the service when they leave us.The group attends an average of more than 100 funerals per month.Last month the Maine Funeral Honors Program took park in its 7000-th funeral.Governor LePage stopped by to say thank you.
Maine lawmakers sat down in special session Tuesday with a lot on their plate, including reworking Maine’s congressional map.Democrats and Republicans agreed to a compromise that leaves most of Maine’s two districts untouched.After months of bickering, the two sides finally reached an agreement late Monday night.