A woman from Searsport who pleaded guilty for her involvement in illegal interstate drug sales will spend the next two years in federal prison for her role in it.35 year old Shannon Clark was sentenced in US District Court to 24 months behind bars followed by three years of supervised release.She was arrested last year as part of a police sting that revealed prescription pain killers were being mailed from Florida to her post office box in Searsport.
A Wellington man is facing charges after police say he fired shots at a skidder while another man was driving it.Police say 64-year old Anthony Landi was having a dispute with the man on the skidder, claiming the man did not belong on a piece of property on Old County Road.Police say Landi fired two shots from an SKS 7.62 mm rifle, into the tires of the skidder.
Officials in Orono are reconsidering a proposal to ban fireworks in the town.Earlier this month, local residents spoke out against the proposal at a public hearing.The law would ban the personal use and sale of fireworks.Fireworks became legal in Maine in January, but municipalities have the right to ban them.A committee will decide whether or not to loosen the restrictions the law would put in place.The public is invited to attend the meeting at 4:30 p.m.
A fire in Hudson Monday morning killed seven animals and nearly destroyed a family’s barn.The blaze broke out on the corner of Pond and Corinth Road around 9:30 a.m.Crews were able to stop the flames from spreading past the back of the building, but some of the family’s chickens were caught in the fire and died.Officials say the State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating, but they believe they know what sparked the fire.”We think it’s going to be an electric problem in the back where the chickens were kept, but we’re waiting for him to come and confirm that for us,” said Chief Mike Simmons of the Hudson Fire Department.Fire crews from five communities were called to help extinguish the blaze.
According to State Police eight people were arrested after an Occupy Maine demonstration spilled over a fence to the grounds of the Blaine House.The protesters were charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief according to police.No names were immediately available, and most of them had made bail.The arrests came after protesters in the Occupy Augusta encampment in Capitol Park took down their tents and packed their camping gear after being told to get a permit or move their shelters.
A local girl is doing quite the self-less act.Ten-year-old Abby Call had her birthday party at Great Skates in Bangor, but she put a twist on it.Instead of having the party-goers bring her a gift, she asked them to bring something she can donate to the Bangor Humane Society.Her mother says she is always thinking about others.Abby says a friend of hers did something similar and she thought it was a great idea.” We got dog toys, cat treats and dog treats.
Folks could help fuel local businesses Saturday.It was small business Saturday, which encourages people to shop locally.Black Friday is more catered toward malls and big box stores, whereas this gives attention to locally owned ones.These business owners say they enjoy having the one-on-one interaction with their customers.” I think shopping local not only keeps money in your community, it’s more money back in your community and maintains a vibrant community but, there’s a certain level of service that you get at a small store that you don’t get at a big box store,” said Co-Owner of Central Street Farmhouse, Zeth Lundy.” People are coming down and they’re realizing there are so many businesses in downtown Bangor and so many unique gifts that people can buy in a smaller setting,” said Co-owner, Rock and Art Shop, Annette Dodd.The business owners say downtown Bangor seemed to come alive Saturday and was bustling with shoppers.
This time of year it’s pretty common to see wreaths decorating homes and businesses, and Saturday in Orono folks could create their own.The Page Farm and Home Museum hosted a wreath workshop.Folks pay fifteen dollars and are given a ring, a roll of wire, a pair of clippers and brush.
A coalition that promotes tobacco-free policies at Maine’s colleges is recognizing eight colleges and universities for their efforts.The Maine Tobacco-Free College Network recognized the schools at an awards ceremony in Bangor earlier this month.The University of Maine was given the highest rating.The schools were graded on criteria such as tobacco policies, the availability of tobacco-free cessation information, and more.Other schools honored included, Kennebec Valley Community College, University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Unity College, Northern Maine Community College, University of Maine at Machias, University of Maine at Presque Isle and the University of New England.
It was just another year of watching the Parade of Lights for Angela Hines, but this year the parade would end with a little extra sparkle.Angela’s boyfriend, Bradd Giguere was getting ready to propose.Bradd is in the military and was only home for 2 days.Bradd’s mom, Missy Houle, helped organize the unique proposal, “He’s in the Army, he’s stationed in Arizona and he said he had no idea how he was going to pull that off so many states away, so I said let me see what I can do.”So missy pulled off a little mom magic and got in touch with radio station Mix 107.9 to help make the surprise proposal possible.Co-Host Tanya Berzonio helped with the planning, “When Santa arrives he’s going to pop the question under the guise that she’s winning something from our radio station.”As Angela made her way to the float, Bradd was waiting in the wings, ready to pop the question.After getting down on one knee in front of family, friends, and a couple hundred other people, Angela said yes!Her reaction, “I’m in shock, I had no idea…This is perfect, I’m just so happy.”