A salon in Rockland is offering an incentive to those who cut their locks for children in need.Green with Envy salon on Main Street is having a love cut-a-thon this Saturday to benefit Locks of Love.Locks of Love makes custom fitted hair pieces for children with medical hair loss.Customers who donate 10 inches of their hair to the cause will get a free hair cut.The event is from 9 am to 4 pm.You can call the salon at 594-3900 for more information.
United Cerebral Palsy of Maine is expanding its services.At a news conference Thursday, the organization announced it is merging with the Washington County Children’s Program.The partnership is a chance to provide services even more people including dental programs.Both groups are committed to helping childrens and adults with special needs and their families.Tish Pendergast with UCP of Maine calls the merger a perfect fit.”We feel two is better than one, we can take both of these organizations and go out and just really reach a lot of people in Maine moreso than we could on our own so we’re really excited to merge with them, they have huge deep roots in our community just like we do here,” she said.The partnership officially begins the first of February.
A Maine ethics board has given the go-ahead for a deeper investigation into the finances of two political action committees that support efforts to bring a casino to Lewiston last year.The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices decided 4-0 Wednesday to move forward with a complaint filed by longtime casino opponent Dennis Bailey.The commission found sufficient grounds to believe that a violation may have occurred.Bailey and the group CasinosNO!
Police have charged a Rumford man with driving drunk as he was headed to the local high school to pick up two teenagers.Police say 52-year-old Kevin Nasatowicz was pulled over after he failed to yield at an intersection as he drove to Mountain Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Police have denied a request to release the audio recording and written transcript of the 911 call made to report the disappearance of a Waterville toddler.The Morning Sentinel newspaper had requested the information in the Dec.
Gay marriage supporters collected more than 100,000 signatures, and they’re ready to announce whether they’re going to move forward with another referendum.EqualityMaine, Maine Civil Liberties Union and the Maine Women’s Lobby will announce Thursday whether they plan to deliver the petitions and carry through with a referendum.
A new political party that’s pushing for a bipartisan ticket in the 2012 presidential election says it’s earned a spot on November’s presidential ballot in Maine.The group called Americans Elect says state election officials have verified enough of the 32,000 signatures it turned in last month to gain access to the Maine ballot.
State Police say an elderly man was killed Wednesday on I-295 in Freeport when the car he was driving in the wrong lane struck a second car head-on, killing him instantly.The southbound lane was closed for almost two hours, backing traffic up to Brunswick, while crews cleared the scene.The other car was being driven by an unidentified Bangor woman who was taken to Maine Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.The crash is under investigation.
A Penobscot County Grand Jury has indicted a Lincoln man on criminal threatening charges.Terry Libby, 54, was arrested earlier in January.His wife called police saying Libby might be depressed.She told them Libby had fired a gun in their bedroom when no one was home.Police say when they got there, Libby cooperated and showed no weapon.
There’s a code among athletes that former Patriots linebacker, Andre Tippett, knows all too well.”When you’re injured, you go out and you play and you take one for the Gipper,” said Tippett.But after years on the field, it’s one he retired along with his career back in the nineties.”Those days are over now.”These days, he’s following a different playbook and trying to get others on board with it.”I think, one, it’s all about education.”Tippett visited the State House to promote a bill that would require school coaching staff to learn how to spot concussions in their players.”It comes down to the education of the athletes, the parents, the coaches and understanding when it’s going to be ok for kids to return back to practice.”It’s an initiative that’s garnered support from those who’ve seen firsthand what long term impact a hit on the field can have.”He was struggling to get a 78 where this child had never gotten a 98 on a test,” said Mara Crans, the mother of a student-athlete at Camden Hills Regional High School.Her son suffered a concussion during a football game and went through weeks of recovery before he could even return to the classroom.LD-98, as it’s called, would use a webinar course to teach staff to catch the symptoms her son was exhibiting.The bill’s sponsor says, so far, thirty other states have approved similar pieces of legislation and Maine could be next.