Maine’s oldest marine museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary.In honor of that, the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport is putting on a party tomorrow night.The reception coincides with the museum’s opening day.The event begins at 5:30 p-m in the Main Street Gallery.The museum is also recognizing its 75th season with a new exhibit called “75 for 75.” It showcases 75 artifacts ranging from marine paintings to full-size boats.For more information, you can call the museum at 548-2529 or log onto penobscot marine museum dot org.
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs will perform along the Bangor waterfront Thursday night.It’s the second stop in their summer tour across the U.S.Some roads in downtown Bangor will be closed due to the concert.Railroad Street, from Summer Street to Front Street, will be shut off to traffic, starting at 8 a.m.At noon, that closure will extend to the intersection with Main Street.Front Street, from the Sea Dog to Railroad Street, will also be closed at noon.
With no regard for what lay ahead, it charged forward, so far killing more than one hundred people who stood in its way.The destruction from the tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri can be found as far the eye can see.But its long term devastation has reached well beyond city limits.”Caleb said Momma, they said Missouri.
It’s never too late to get in shape, and a national health and fitness day is sending that message to seniors in Bangor.The Hammond Street Senior Center offered a variety of health and fitness tips, Wednesday.Anyone who stopped by could hear from local businesses and professionals on ways to maintain their fitness.The Center took part in the nationwide event for the for the first time, this year.”A lot of our folks we have some that are in their nineties, so we’re trying to keep them healthy so they can live not only long, but live better,” said the Center’s fitness director, Michelle Spencer.The center says their first event was so successful they plan to host one again, next year.
Two of the three people arrested after a Bangor man told police two of them tried to rob him were indicted Wednesday by a Penobscot County Grand Jury.Matthew Gormely, Jacob Hurd, and Connie Toothaker were arrested last month.Police say a 28-year-old man told them he asked a friend for a ride, and when she picked him up, two other people attacked him.Gormely and Hurd are charged with robbery, assault and attempted theft.Toothaker is charged with violating bail and driving with a suspended license, but has not been indicted.
The Penobscot County Grand Jury indicted two men Wednesday in connection with breaking into two businesses and a home in Old Town.22-year-old Brian Corvino of Old Town is charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief.
Wednesday was day three in the double murder trial of a Burlington man accused of gunning down a couple in Webster Plantation in November of 2009.A taped interview between Nathaneal Nightingale and Maine State detectives was played Wednesday.Detectives are heard telling Nightingale he appears nervous, to which he explains he’s a very nervous person and gets flustered easily.When asked what kind of person he thinks would commit a crime like this, Nightingale says a sick, ignorant and twisted person.He goes on to say that Valerie and Michael Miller were nice people and would do anything for anyone and says they did a lot for him.Wednesday afternoon Nightingale’s former girlfriend took the stand.She testified that on the day of the murder, she texted him and he didn’t responded until later in the day.She said later that day Nightingale told her he had something crazy to tell, which was that Valerie and Michael Miller were dead but he didn’t know what had happened.She testified she never thought Nightingale would do something like this, but then started to feel that his stories weren’t adding up.In court she said she and Nightingale went for a ride on the night of December 12th, and he admitted to killing the Millers but told her it was an accident.She also says he told her he took Michael’s wallet and a safe from the home.The trial continues Thursday.
For the second time in less than 6 months the Bangor branch of the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union has been robbed.This time, an Augusta man has been charged for the crime.32-year-old Thaddeus Justice McDonald has been charged with robbery.Bangor police responded to the facility at Merchant’s Plaza just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.Police say they got a description of a suspect, and a witness told them they saw a person matching that description get into a cab in Pickering Square.”Within a few minutes after that we made contact with Town Taxi.
Governor LePage joined lawmakers, and members of the military, to honor Maine troops who have died in the line of duty during the war on terror.The families of those soldiers were seated in the Hall of Flags Wednesday.11 troops from Maine have died while serving in the war on terror.
A man from Knox accused of killing his friend last month has been indicted.19-year old Luke Bryant is charged with manslaughter.Police say 19-year old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn died of a gunshot wound to the neck.Court documents say Bryant told police he was trying to scare Seaney by pulling the trigger on what he thought was an unloaded gun.Bryant is due in court tomorrow.
One year ago you might have been complaining about shelling out $2.83 a gallon for gasoline.I bet you’d like those prices back now.According to MaineGasPrices.com the average price in Maine Wednesday is $3.89 a gallon – more than a buck steeper than last year.We’ve used all the puns…
Autopsies performed Wednesday on the bodies of an elderly couple from Skowhegan show the couple died from gunshot wounds.The State Medical Examiner’s Office confirms Tuesday’s police report that their deaths are a murder-suicide.The bodies of 86-year old Barbour Flewellen and his 75-year old wife, Marie, were found in their bed by police Tuesday.Police went to the home on Alder Street after they say Barbour called them to report “two mercy killings”.Detectives say a revolver was found near the bodies and it appears that Flewellen shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
Police are investigating a robbery at the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union at 1 Merchants Plaza in Bangor.It happened just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.As units converged on the area to search for the suspect a witness told police they saw a man fitting the description of the suspect get into a taxi cab at Pickering Square.Within a few minutes police learned a Town Taxi was headed south on I-95 with the person of interest.