Bangor-Hyrdo customers in Hermon can expect an interruption in their service tomorrow morning.The company is planning to replace and upgrade poles and transfer lines.The routine maintenance will affect service areas including Edgewater Road and Greeks Landing road.
If you’re looking for a job, you might want to head to Machias on Wednesday.The University of Maine at Machias is hosting the annual Machias Area Job Fair.It’s free and open to everyone.Dozens of employers will be on hand to talk to potential employees.The fair runs from 12:30 to 3 Wednesday afternoon in the Reynolds Center Gymnasium.
A wind power ordinance proposed in Sherman was struck down 44 to 29 during the town’s annual town hall meeting Monday night.The ordinance would have required turbines to be at least a mile away from any homes.Town manager Debbie O’Roak says it was modeled after one adopted in Dixmont.As of now, O’Roak says the town has not been approached by any wind power company, but says some local developers have talked about a potential wind farm project.
Local high school musical groups will be performing for a good cause later this week.The Bangor Area Rotary is hosting its 6th annual All That Jazz concert on Thursday night.Concert bands, jazz ensembles and choral groups from Bangor, Brewer and Old Town High Schools as well as Hampden Academy will be taking the stage.
Maine is getting a new look on its driver’s licenses and state identification cards.Secretary of State Charles Summer is unveiling the new design and details about the rollout on Tuesday at his office in Augusta.The updated licenses and state IDs will contain enhanced features that Summers says make the cards more secure.The design is based on guidelines established by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.(Associated Press)
Maine Attorney General William Schneider says residents need to be wary about donating to relief efforts linked to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.Schneider says a tragedy like the one in Japan creates an opportunity “for good-hearted people to be victimized by scammers.” He reminds residents to never give out a credit card, debit card or bank information over the phone or over the Internet.He says Maine consumers who wish to determine if a charity is legitimate are encouraged to check the Maine Office of Licensing & Registration.(Associated Press)To learn more, check out their website at www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/license-search.htm
The company that owns the Cat Ferry has ended its lease at a Bar Harbor Ferry terminal.The high-speed Cat Ferry cut travel time between Bar Harbor and Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in half.Fifteen months ago it ended its service from Bar Harbor.The Bar Harbor ferry terminal is owned by Marine Atlantic.A company official says Marine Atlantic hasn’t decided what to do with that vacant space.The operators of the Cat say they ended their service to Maine after losing a Canadian government subsidy.
Gas prices went down a bit last week.After shooting up rapidly for a few weeks, gasprices.com says the average cost of a gallon of gas slipped about a penny-and-a-half this past week to 3.56.That’s about 80-cents higher than at this time last year and is up 34 cents from just a month ago.
The death of a Lincoln man has been ruled accidental.36-year-old Robert Arthurs was found last month in a neighbor’s driveway.The State Medical Examiner’s office has listed the official cause of death as hypothermia from exposure.Arthurs was found February 13th, the autopsy was done the next day.
A bill being considered in Augusta could grant convicted murderer Dennis Dechaine a new trial.The state lawmaker who’s proposed the bill says he just wants the case to be closed once and for all.Dechaine has been in prison for the past 22 years after being convicted in 1989 of kidnapping, raping, and murdering 12-year-old Sarah Cherry in bowdoin, but has always claimed they’ve got the wrong man.He’s been trying unsuccessfully for years to get a new trial based on DNA evidence collected after his conviction.
There are few moments on the job that Assistant Fire Chief Matt Connor would label as unique, but after more than ten years, he’s found one.”I would definitely have to call that once in a blue moon I would say.”Because on Friday, his crew had to battle two fires at the same time.”To have two fires within five minutes of each other were extremely rare, odd.”It started with a trailer fire on Dover Road around 9:00 pm.
A Massachusetts man charged in the death of a young boy in Bangor is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter next month, that’s according to his lawyer.Prosecutors say 28-year-old Edgard Anziani killed 15-month-old Damien Lynn at the child’s home last year.Anziani pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter last April.His attorney, Jeff Silverstein tells us Anziani plans to plead guilty to the manslaughter charge on April 15th.The murder charge would be dropped as part of the plea agreement.The maximum jail sentence for manslaughter in Maine is 30 years.
Bangor High School has more students than any high school in the state.For the first time ever, they welcomed next year’s freshman class a little early, with a step up day.”It’s in response to the fact we’ve had the request from some of the outlying schools that they would like to see us offer this,” said Bangor High School Principal Norris Nickerson.