The State of Maine has agreed to a plan that will help some of the state’s disabled residents receive services that will let them live outside nursing homes.In a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to provide disabled mainers with normal mental function the same level of services available to those with developmental disabilities.
Millinocket town leaders have had to postpone their plans to discuss tax proposals for a potential mill buyer.The town council was scheduled to hold a special session, Wednesday, to work out a new tax incentive agreement and property taxes for the company, Cate Street Capital.The town’s manager said they didn’t receive the required paperwork from the company’s attorney in time for the meeting.The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Fairfield Police Chief John Emery says $12,000 worth of bath salts has been seized and a Fairfield business man has been charged with drug trafficking.This after a 2 month investigation by Fairfield Police and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.Police simultaneously raided “Bargains R Us” on Main Street in Fairfield as well as the home of the business owner Tuesday morning.
Town officials in the Katahdin region are still working to secure the sale of the area’s two paper mills.Wednesday, the Millinocket Town Council will meet to discuss a new tax incentive agreement and property taxes for potential buyer, Cate Street Capital.Last week, Governor LePage announced the New Hampshire company had signed an asset purchase agreement for the mills.A statement from the company said there were still significant hurdles to overcome.
Rockland City Councilors are set to vote Wednesday night, on a zoning change to allow a new methadone clinic.If approved, the clinic will open on New County Road in the same building that used to house a different methadone clinic.The vote was supposed to happen last month, but it was tabled after questions from residents about the new clinic’s desire to treat patients in addition to those seeking methadone.The Rockland Planning Board has already approved the zoning change.
The Penobscot Valley Senior College starts classes on September 23rd.If you are 50-years-old or older, and would like to take a class, registration is open until Wednesday, September 14th call 992-0118 for registrations information.Tuition for the 6-week classes is $30 per student.
The schools of Union 113 in the East Millinocket, Medway, and Woodville areas will be releasing their students early on Wednesday.According to the Schenck High School principal, all students in grades 9 through 12 will be sent home at 10:40 Wednesady morning.
Governor Paul LePage is announcing his support for a collaborative effort between business and government to fight domestic violence.On Wednesday, the governor will join a news conference in Fairfield to launch a program to bring employers into the anti-violence effort.
Officials say a wastewater treatment plant in Portland had to be evacuated when two chemicals were accidentally mixed together and caused a vapor cloud inside the plant.Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne said nobody was hurt during Tuesday’s scare and no nearby homes had to be evacuated.The fire department was called at about 7:30 a.m.
Renovation of the Grand Trunk Depot, one of the Lewiston-Auburn area’s most notable historic sites, is about to begin.The Lewiston and Auburn mayors and federal and regional officials will be on hand Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony in Lewiston.Known as the “Ellis Island” of Lewiston and Auburn, the Grand Trunk building was erected in 1899 and entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Drivers who use the Bog Road in Hermon will have to find an alternate route later this week.The railroad crossing is being replaced, closing the road to any thru traffic from 7am Thursday, Septmenber 8th until the next morning.The Bog Road connects Route 2 in Hermon across to the Hinckley Hill Road.Addresses 826 and higher can be reached from Route 2 in Hermon and addresses 795 and lower can be reached by using the Newburgh Road.For more information contact the Hermon Town Office 848-1010 or you can visit our website WABI.tv.
The state medical examiner’s office is still trying to determine if human remains found in Southwest Harbor are that of a local man who’s been missing for nearly a year.State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the partial remains were discovered on August 25th.He says they were found nearby where 61-year-old Pete Peterson was last reported being seen, shortly before he disappeared last september.Peterson was autistic and well-known throughout the area, often seen at libraries and bookstores.
There are some moments in life worth revisiting.For Pete Pratt, it’s not one of his own.”I do have quite a feeling for this area,” said Pratt.He’d prefer to take the same stroll down memory lane.”I’d say several hundred in the last fourteen years.”As if he was walking in shoes from 1963.”They were out on a learning mission actually.