Quite the lunch was served at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor Friday afternoon.Culinary camp students laid out an array of all the goodies they’ve been working on this week.Parents and friends stopped by to get a taste of everything from cream puffs to grilled potato salad.Campers have been in the kitchen since Monday trying out new recipes.Theres only one rule at this camp…you have to taste everything you make.All the family and friends at the luncheon Friday gave two thumbs to all the recipes served.
A judge is considering whether to allow a damaged truck to be used as evidence in the case of a man accused of a hit and run that killed a University of Maine student last year.23-year-old Garrett Cheney is charged with manslaughter, aggravated criminal drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say Cheney was driving drunk in Orono in January 2010 when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordan Bakley of Camden.They say he then took off and crashed his truck on I-95 in Etna, about a half-an-hour after Bakley was hit.
A Swanville man, critically injured when he was shot by a Belfast police officer last month was arrested Wednesday in Searsmont.Benjamin Thompson, 27, is facing charges from that incident including criminal threatening with a weapon and failure to stop for police.Police say in June he refused to stop for Searsport police: when he finally did, police say he got out of his car with a shotgun.Police say he Thompson wouldn’t put the gun down and was shot by a Belfast officer.Thompson has been released from jail on bail.
Around 1,000 state workers have agreed to a one year extension of their current labor agreement that expired on June 30th, that according to the governor’s office.The agreement covers folks who work for the Department of Corrections and Department of Health and Human Services.
Police say a woman was driving drunk when she caused a three-car accident in Belfast.Elizabeth Hyde, 25, told police she drove into a line of cars stopped for a red light on Route 52 when she was trying to find her cell phone that was ringing.
A former selectman in Chelsea who’s facing criminal charges involving town funds has not been sworn in to her new position.Carole Swan was chosen as an alternate on the planning board but she did not attend Thursday night’s town meeting to be sworn in.The town’s attorney says she now has 7 days to be sworn in or the position will be empty.At the meeting, Benjamin Smith was sworn in as the new town selectman.