The school of life can be pretty effective, even if it only lasts for a few a hours.”I’m looking at all the finances and I’m like wait I can’t continue what I’m doing now,” said student, Lucy McDermott.Seniors at Foxcroft Academy spent their morning in the real world.”It’s a lot different than I thought it was going to be,” said Greg Mathews.
It’s a chance for Anthony Laytart to come face to face with what his future might hold.”I haven’t been here too long but so far I like it, you know the guys have been pretty cool they tell you what you want to know.”And what he came to see at Eastern Maine Community College’s fall open house was its welding program.”I took a welding class down in Calais.
Fireworks will be discussed at a Bangor City Council workshop Wednesday evening.Councilor Gerry Palmer says they’ll be talking about whether the sale of fireworks should be allowed in Bangor, and if residents should be allowed to have them and use them.Fireworks become legal in Maine at the beginning of next year, but the law allows municipalities to pass their own laws to ban them.The workshop starts at six in council chambers.
Bangor and Newport Police are investigating a stabbing.Newport Police Chief, Leonard Macdaid says the male victim was stabbed in Bangor last night and then found in the parking lot of the Irving in Newport with a female friend.An employee at the Irving said the victim had a stab wound to the abdomen and cut on the back of his head.He says the female was taken into custody on drug charges.The male victim is being treated at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield.There have been no charges in connection with the stabbing.
A Maine man convicted nearly a decade ago of running a methamphetamine laboratory in his Lincoln home is facing new drug charges.Police say 55-year-old Joseph Mansur was charged after police allegedly found bath salts, methamphetamine and cocaine in his car after he was stopped for speeding on Friday.Mansur was convicted in 2002 of operating a methamphetamine lab.
More Maine law enforcement agencies are acquiring stun guns to help officers deal with suspects using the illegal drug known as bath salts.Last week the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department got the go-ahead from county commissioners to acquire stun guns for its patrol officers, while the top police official in Lincoln is considering whether to ask the local Town Council for the same approval.Bath salts were outlawed in Maine earlier this year.Hancock County Sheriff Lt.
A Maine special education teacher is facing charges she had sex with a 15-year-old former student and provided him marijuana.Thirty-six-year-old Jessica Pomerleau, of Limerick, turned herself in Tuesday to the York County sheriff’s office in Alfred.Pomerleau teaches at Massabesic High School in Waterboro.Officials say Pomerleau is charged with gross sexual assault and aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, both felonies.
Maine’s highest court is taking to the road this week as it hears oral arguments in a number of cases being appealed.The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is holding court Wednesday at the Pownalborough Courthouse in Dresden, the only remaining pre-Revolutionary War court building in Maine.
A historical building in Bucksport will go to the highest bidder, but the bid might not be all that high.The Jed Prouty Inn on Main Street has been closed for several years and needs extensive repairs.It’s 230 years old.Economic Development Direcor Dave Milan says the eBay-type auction is online at auction.com.Bidding on the property began Tuesday afternoon at $30,000.The auction ends Thursday.
For Walter Boomsma there’s nothing like a good book and that’s why sharing his favorite tales gives him the most pleasure.”Originally we thought we would read to the kids but it made more sense that they read to us,” he said.Through the Bookworm Reading program, Boomsma and the other volunteers at the Valley Grange let second and third graders do the talking.And it’s a lot different from the days when he first learned how to read.”Most of us that are reading to the kids came from the “See Dick Run” era and these kids are reading at incredible levels things you would not expect of second graders.”The Bookworm Program wiggled its way into Piscataquis Elementary School several years ago.Boomsma and the volunteers have become more than just adults with books, they’ve become friends.”Letting the kids see that there’s an adult who’s not a teacher, not a parent that’s interested gives them an outlet where they can talk about things and we have confidentiality policies.”And it seems Boomsma’s passion is inspiring others to get lost in the pages of a book, too.
School Board members in Monroe have voted to keep the town’s elementary school open.About 200 people showed up for Tuesday night’s meeting, in which one school board member voted to close the school and nine others voted to keep the school open.There are less than 60 students in the Pre-K through grade five at the school.