Have you ever wanted to donate someone else’s money?Bangor Savings Bank is giving you that opportunity.Tuesday is the final day of voting online at www.communitymattersmore.comYou can go to that site and vote in eight different regions of the state with six nominated organizations.The top vote getter in each region will receive a $5,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank.All of the 48 nominated organizations will get at least one thousand dollars.You do have to sign up with your name and e-mail address to vote in the contest.
Maine’s state parks and historic sites drew nearly 2 and a half million visitors last year.State officials would like to see even more this year.On Monday, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands held “State Parks Day” at the capitol in Augusta.The bureau says Maine’s 48 state parks and historic sites contribute about a hundred million dollars to the economy annually.It’s estimated for every dollar invested in the park system there’s a 25 dollar return.For more information on maine’s recreational opportunities click, or log on to www.parksandlands.com
73-year-old Charles Fagonde was last seen in Columbia Falls last Friday afternoon.He told someone he was thinking about going to the Eagles Club in Brewer, but he hasn’t been seen since.His family says this is out of character for him, and he is in good health.Fagonde was driving a 2005 white Mercury Grand Marquis, license plate 503AAC.
Underage drinking continues to be a problem, and that includes how minors get the alcohol.On Monday businesses in the Bangor area that sell alcohol underwent training to enhance their ability to spot underage customers.The session was sponsored by Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness, teaming up with the Bangor Police Department.Folks from more than two dozen stores took part.They learned tips on spotting a fake ID’s, and deciding when a person is too drunk to be sold alcohol.
Four snowboarders are safe after spending Sunday night in the woods at the Sugarloaf ski area.Officials say a group of three snowboarders, plus another boarder who was on his own, went out of bounds on the back side of the mountain late Sunday afternoon.18-year-old Luke Poisson of Lewiston was found around 9:30 Monday morning.The other three, 18-year-old Cory Koop of Alaska, 19-year-old Machali Belluscio of New Hampshire (both U-Maine Farmington students), and 15-year-old Aaron Nadeau of New Portland, were located a short time later.
Almost a week after the death of a fifteen month old boy in Bangor, an arrest has been made.27-year-old Edgard Anziani was taken into custody this afternoon just outside Baltimore, Maryland on an arrest warrant for the murder of Damien Lynn, said Bangor PD SGT Paul Edwards “They had some indications, some info as to his whereabouts and were tracking him basically through New England and from what I understand, it started in Bangor, may have even gone through New York and ended up in Baltimore.”The arrest was made by FBI agents without incident just outside of Baltimore around one o’clock Monday afternoon.For friends of the family, who have spent the last few days by the side of Damien’s mother, it’s a relief.”Excitement, overjoyed,” said Sasha Stecher.
In 1880, residents of what was then Dover and Foxcroft, pledged money to build a grand hall to hold events.The grand total came to five-thousand dollars.Now, folks in Dover-Foxcroft are again being asked to pledge their support.This time to safe the historic structure.Joy Hollowell brings us the story of Central Hall.========”Foxcroft Academy graduations, minstral shows, silent movies, basketball, roller skating, dances, town meetings, all kinds of things went on here,” says Mary Annis, President of the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society.Just about everyone in Dover-Foxcroft has some sort of memory of Central hall.
Jury selection begins today in the case of a Matinicus lobstermen and his daughter charged in connection with the shooting of another lobsterman last summer.Edwin Bunker faces 2 counts of elevated aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of 41-year-old Chris Young.
Several farms and small fisheries were represented at the Community Supported Agriculture fair Sunday.According to Ryan Parker, one of the fair’s organizers, it is an annual event.He says it is co-sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, and the Maine Council of Churches.
A national organization has a message for folks who ride off-road recreational vehicles:Respect private property.The group called Tread Lightly held a class at Friend and Friend in Orono this weekend.The eight hour course is designed to educate people on how to behave when they’re riding their off road vehicles on other people’s property.Organizers fear that if this message doesn’t spread quickly, it could have a serious impact on where A.T.V.’s are allowed to ride.
Maine Game Wardens have found four snowboarders missing at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley since Sunday evening.It is unknown whether they intentionally went off the marked trail or if they became lost.The snowboarders used cell phones and text messages to contact family, friends and public safety dispatch crews throughout the night.The people who were missing are: Luke Poisson, 18, of Lewiston, he was on his own: Cory Koop, 18, of North Pole, AK, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington: Machali Belluscio, 19, of Keene, N.H., also a student at UMF: and Aaron Nadeau, 15, of New Portland.The search was focused at the 3,500-foot elevation mark on what’s called the “backside” of Sugarloaf Mountain, a heavily forested area with extremely steep terrain and ravines.The Sugarloaf Ski Patrol also helped in the search.