A veterinary clinic in Northport is trying to spread some holiday cheer to the local animal shelter in Camden.The Little River Veterinary Hospital is having an angel tree with all proceeds going to the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League.
A Burnham man was arrested Wednesday and was charged with OUI, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.Authorities say 18-year-old Joshua Bither swerved his car off the Stagecoach Road in Unity and slammed into a parked vehicle, knocking a woman into a ditch, and then sped off.The victim, 61-year-old Deena Whited of Unity sustained a head injury.Police were able to locate Bither shortly after the accident.He was taken to Waldo County Jail and later released on $250.His first court appearance is scheduled for January.
It will be a blues Christmas in Bar Harbor, at least to start things off.The town’s Light a Candle Festival takes place Friday night through Sunday.Blues legend Big Pete Pearson will be performing Friday night at seven at the Bar Harbor municipal building, dinner will be served at six.Besides blues music, the festival will feature a silent auction, things for the kids to do and a storytelling contest too.Most of it will take place on Cottage Street.
The Christmas season will be arriving in Maine’s midcoast this weekend.Santa will make his way into the harbor in Camden by boat.It’s all part of the annual Christmas by the Sea in the Camden Hills region…There will be a variety of events throughout the weekend…Several businesses stay open later than normal and offer some shopping deals.For more information on all the events and times go to www.camdenme.org.
Four people have been busted on drug charges following a lengthy investigation in Waldo County.Twenty-eight-year-old Michelle Cogswell of Belfast was arrested for drug trafficking.So was 25-year-old Katie Clark of Frankfort.Forty-one-year-old Phillip Golgano of Belfast is charged with dealing scheduled drugs as well as marijuana.A fourth person, 24-year-old Earl Leathers of Northport was arrested earlier in November and charged with trafficking oxycodone.It was a team effort involving the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Searsport Police Department.More arrests are expected.
A Bangor man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a man from Princeton in July.Baileyville Police say 23-year-old Daniel Dwelley was driving drunk when the car crashed on the South Princeton Road in Baileyville.Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Dow died.Dwelley and another person in the car were injured, but not seriously.Other charges against Dwelley include aggravated OUI, aggravated assault, driving after suspension and violating conditions of bail.
There were lots of tears and cheers, hugs and kisses, Thursday afternoon in Bangor.Sixty-two Maine Army National Guard Infantry Soldiers returned home from Afghanistan.Meghan Hayward was there.One-hundred and fifty-seven members of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Mountain Infantry Unit spent nine months in Afghanistan, where they conducted combat infantry operations against Taliban and Al Qaeda forces.Sixty-two of those members arrived back in Bangor.”Oh it’s just wonderful.
The Maine Credit Unions’ Annual Ending Hunger Walking Tour ended Thursday afternoon in Brewer.Crossroads Ministires and Food Pantry Executive Director Brenda Davis completed a month-long journey to a record-setting 72 communities.Davis walked through all 16 counties, stopping at credit union branches to collect donations along the way.She tells us she had a great time.
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter received more than two hundred health and hygene items from People’s United Bank Thursday.The bank presented the items to the shelter’s Executive Director, Dennis Marble, at a ceremony at the Healthcare Mall in bangor.The project is one of 19 projects involved in the United Way of Eastern Maine’s “Days of Caring” program.All of the Bangor area branches of People’s United Bank participated in the drive by hosting bins at their locations to collect the items.The items will be used for the shelter’s Visiting Nurse program.”This is a community that’s been generous as long as I know and every time any of us asks one way of another things happen, it’s one of the best things of having to work in this kind of field in a community like Bangor,” said Dennis Marble.United Way of Eastern Maine helps more than 50,000 people each year.
We now know what caused a car crash in Dedham that killed three people.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office water on the road combined with inadequate tires on the victims’ car caused the fatal crash.34-year-old Carlos Tapia, his wife, Rachelle, and her 4-year-old daughter died when their car collided with a pick-up on Route 1A in Dedham in September.The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Stephen Glickman, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with a broken ankle and leg injuries.
Folks got some tips on how to improve their sleep that went beyond counting sheep at a seminar in Bangor Thursday.Sleep Specialist Frank Breznyak hosted a sleep seminar as part of Caring Connections at the Isaac Farrar Mansion on Second Street.Breznyak discussed common sleep problems associated with older individuals and women.Robin Long, the Assistant Director for the Caring Connections program believes learning about sleep is important for a person’s overall health.”It affects the quality of your next day, how alert you are and for people who may be don’t have good bone density, if you’re not alert they could be more likely to trip and fall,” she said.If you’d like to learn more about Caring Connections, you can give them a call at 941-2808.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says they’ve arrested a fourth person in a methamphetamine trafficking investigation.MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall says agents arrested 31-year-old Nancy Hardy-Boles Monday afternoon.She is charged for her involvement with meth labs that were discovered in Houlton last month.