The Orono Police Department has charged two people for breaking into the Orono Bog Boardwalk.Surveillance video from the night of July 24th shows two young women and two young men on the walk.18-year-old Tyler Thomas of Bangor and a 16-year-old boy from Bangor are charged with criminal mischief.Thomas was arrested for violation of probation from a previous charge.Police say the juvenile was in violation of probation from a theft charge.Police say three benches were vandalized, about a thousand dollars in damage.Orono Police Captain Josh Ewing says they were able to track down the vandals with the public’s help.
Manna ministries is helping students get the tools they need to head back to school.It’s Manna’s 15th school supply drive.You can drop off new items at Manna at 629 Main Street in Bangor.Executive Director Bill Rae says this year the need is greater than ever.”This is one of the most difficult seasons of the year and the hardest for people to understand the necessity of giving our students, our neighbor’s kids tools to go to school because that’s what these are, these are tools to go to school and I use tools because that’s what these are, napsacks, pencils, paper, 3-ring binders, they’re all tools for these kids to go get a quality education,” Rae said.If you’d like to sign up to receive the donated supplies, you can sign up at Manna on August 15th through August 19th from the hours of 9 am to 3 pm.For more information, you can call Manna at 990-2870.
A new committee has been formed to study the feasibility of a national park near Baxter State Park.Environmentalist Roxanne Quimby has proposed the 70,000 acre park.The committee will work with her to find out the economic and social impacts the park would have on the area.Quimby wants to give the land to the Federal Government.She wants to give 30,000 other acres north of Dover-Foxcroft for recreational use.The committee thinks the study will answer several questions residents have and let them come to the right conclusion about the park.”I see a lot of plusses for it and we need to get the facts out there and put all the information together and get it to the public so they can be supportive of a feasibility study.
The Shellac nail trend is kicking acryllics to the curb, raising money to help out too.The L Factor salon in Brewer will offer the manicure Thursday afternoon from 3-5:30 pm to help orphans in Ukraine.The treatment is 35 tax deductible dollars, with all the money going to fund a family’s upcoming mission trip.Salon owner Regina Leonard said she was inspired to do this by her friend Shannon Wheeler.Wheeler and her husband are going to Ukraine through Project Hopeful to help children living with HIV and Aids.”As a salon we really care about our community and I think it’s important for everybody to give back in their own way and find something that they’re passionate about because paying it forward is going to become a domino effect and people are going to be inspired to do the same thing,” she said.To schedule an appointment for a Shellac manicure, call the L Factor at 989-5515.If you’d like to learn about Project Hopeful, visit the organization’s website here.
The Maine Civil Liberties Union is taking part in a nationwide effort to find out how law enforcement agencies are using cell phone tracking data.Thirty-four ACLU affiliates filed nearly four hundred requests in thirty-one states.In Maine, requests were filed with the Maine State Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the police and sheriff’s departments of the state’s largest cities and counties.The MCLU says the requests were made to make sure the rights of americans are not being violated.
Do you know a teen actor looking for his or her big break?They could find it this week at the University of Maine.An independent New York production company is holding a casting call Friday at Lord Hall.They’re looking for area actors aged 15 to 19.
Police say a Carthage man was lying in the road when a truck hit and killed him Wednesday morning.Forty-four year old Bert Knox died instantly.Officials say Knox was lying in the middle of Route 142 when a pickup truck ran into him around five o’clock.Police believe he had been drinking, and say this morning wasn’t the first time Knox had been seen lying in the street.The driver told police that he thought there was an animal in the road.He was not injured, and police say no charges will be filed.
The Orono Police Department needs your help in identifying a group of people they say broke into the Orono Bog Boardwalk last week.Surveillance video captured the group of four on the night of July 24th.Orono police say the two girls and two boys appear to be in their late teens or early twenties.
For the second time in less than five months, the Rite Aid in Camden has been robbed.Police were called to the downtown store around 6:30 Tuesday night.Authorities say a man walked up to the prescription counter, and passed a note demanding drugs.We’re told he did not have a weapon and did not threaten anyone.Camden Chief Randy Gagne tells TV 5 that the suspect is a man with light brown hair.
A nationwide competition landed a local school at the White House this week.Husson University was invited to attend President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge.It’s a contest that asks universities across the country to come up with a proposal as to how their school can help unite different communities.A group of students and faculty from Husson put theirs together under a tight deadline.Their three-part proposal got the school one of just 300 invites.One student, along with the university chaplain, made the trip to the capitol.
Outside it looks like a summer storm, but inside it looks like the first day of school.”When you think of summer camp, you think of a couple hundred people and the arts and crafts, cabin and canoes and everything, and it’s not that kind of camp,” said Mark Nason, Camp Director at the New England School of Communication.Here, the campers are eager students and the counselors, experienced professionals.”This is a great five day commitment that they can find out this is something that I really want to do, or they can find out in five days maybe it’s a little more work than I thought or it’s not something I’m really interested in pursuing as my career,” said Nason.Because at NESCOM’s media camp, there’s something for everyone.”It’s what I call a taste test.”Regardless of what you like, you’ll have a chance to try it all.”I never thought that I’d be interested in radio and now I think I am,” said camper, Rebecca Eddows.Because whether it’s cameras, editing or graphic design, for one week, the school shines a spotlight on it all.”It’s really cool.