During the past few months, questions have swirled around the Bangor City Council about what the budget would look like for the coming fiscal year…There was speculation about where cuts would be made and how big they might be, and if the tax rate would change.At tonight’s City Council meeting, all of the questions should be answered.”This is me, one councilor speaking, saying I believe we’ll have a budget by the end of tonight,” said Councilor Rick Bronson.
According to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, a teenager has died while riding an ATV.14-year-old Kyle Hebert of Delaware was traveling from Madawaska to Caribou with his grandfather and brothers when he veered off the trail and struck some trees just before 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon.He was transported to Cary Medical Center in Caribou where he was pronounced dead.The young man was not wearing a helmet, and we’re told speed may have been a factor.The incident is under investigation.
An Ellsworth family is now enjoying a brand new home thanks to the folks from Habitat for Humanity and a lot of help from their community.Close to 100 people gathered here in Ellsworth as Cory and Michelle Plaisted, along with their four children, got the chance to say thank you to their community who helped make this day possible.
Folks got their hair cut for a good cause Sunday in Bangor.Studio 2000 at the Bangor Mall hosted a Cut-A-Thon with all proceeds, including hair dressers tips, going to Camp CaPella in Dedham.Each summer, the camp hosts kids with special needs, but it costs $196,000 each year to keep the camp running.Camp CaPella relies on money that comes from the community.Studio 2000 offered womens cuts for $15, men and kids for $10.You could also receive a 10 minute massage for $10.Prizes were also raffled off from local businesses.The salon has been planning the fundraiser since January, and hopes to raise $1,000.”If we can raise more that we can send a couple of campers to camp, I think that would be great.
A local assisted living community has a brand new name.Acadia Assisted Living on Ohio Street in Bangor is now Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Community.Staff members say the new name will held the complex distinguish itsself and will hopefully bring more people to the facility.Administrator, Kris Long, says while it is a big, friendly community, residents also have lots of privacy.”We have apartments that are self contained with a kitchenette, full size refrigerator, and they’re very private.
Police in Old Orchard Beach are searching for a man who may be involved in a reported stabbing.According to police, the victim said he and the suspect became involved in a verbal confrontation.The victim told police he was approached from behind and stabbed at least three times.The suspect fled on foot when police were called.Authorities are now looking for a white male between 5’7″ and 5’8″, 22 to 25 years old.He was last seen wearing a dark ball cap, white t-shirt, and dark shorts with gold stripes.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Old Orchard Beach Police Department at 934-4911.The victim is recovering from surgery related to his injuries.
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the first gay PRIDE marches held in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.In recognition, a festival was held in downtown Bangor.PRIDE festivals are the open expression of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people’s determination to live lives of acceptance and equality.This is the second year Bangor has held a festival of this kind.In West Market Square, tables from supporting community organizations were set up, and many speakers and musical acts performed throughout the evening.
State police say a woman in Brooks has been shot to death and her husband has been charged with murder.State police and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department say the body of 49-year-old Deborah Littlefield was found inside the couple’s home on Veteran’s Highway Friday night.Police went to the home just after 7 p.m.
”Last year one of our members was in a position, he was living in an apartment and didn’t have access to the land he had always had and he had always had a garden,” says Deanna Partridge, Development and Communication Director for the Hammond Street Senior Center.As Charlie Taylor, a memeber of the senior center, looked out onto the rooftop he had an idea.
Lori Nadeau of Carmel says after more than two years of short term jobs and unemployment, she took matters into her own hands and launched a new business.It’s called Desperate Spaces.She’ll help folks to de-clutter and organize their homes inside and out.She got the idea while helping her own dad to work through the clutter in his home.