Canaan and Clinton officials say enough is enough when it comes to the reckless disposal of trash.Land along the Pease Rd, which goes through both towns, has been a dumping ground for many years.Local folks say the problem has gotten worse lately.Tires, TV’s and other chunks of junk have been put on the side of the road recently.Town officials aren’t sure if it’s new debris or if someone’s trying to clean up old stuff that’s been in the ditches.Clintons town manager says local police are looking into it.Canaans code enforcement officer says it could take thousands of taxpayer dollars to clean up the mess.They tell us they will prosecute anyone found responsible.
There are about two dozen murders in Maine most years, and the Maine Department of Public Safety says about half of them involve domestic abuse.Children that have to leave a home because of domestic discord, often leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs.That’s the reason why the Waterville Rotary Club was handing out backpacks.The packs are filled with things that can help children in need.The Rotary Club donated the bags to the Family Violence Project, which will help get them to kids who need them.The Family Violence Project also offers abuse prevention programs to schools in Kennebec and Somerset counties.They teach about healthy relationships, teen dating violence and the effects of domestic abuse on children.
Officials with the State Fire Marshal’s Office say they won’t be able to determine the cause of a fire on Elm Street in Newport last week.When firefighters arrived on scene, smoke was coming from the front and right sides of the building.The building was home to D.C.’s Bar & Grill.Crews from 5 surrounding towns were called in to assist.State Fire Investigator Tim York says there is too much damage to determine a cause.
Monday is Arbor Day in the City of Bangor and it also is the fifth anniversary of the city being designated Tree City USA.To honor that, the city along with students and teachers at the William Cohen School on Garland Street planted 11 new spruce trees lining the road near the school.The kids came from the student council and from the Voices of Change group in the school.The trees were placed in the holes by members of the city’s foresty division and the kids shoveled in dirt and surrounded them with mulch.They hope that these trees will show future students their commitment to the school and the city, said Student Council President Brendan Moore.
John Richardson, one of five Democratic candidates for Maine governor, has dropped out of the race following notification he didn’t qualify for Clean Election Act funding.Richardson made the announcement Monday at a news conference in his hometown of Brunswick.
Now that spring is in full swing officials are encouraging people to get outside with a number of outdoor tail events, including the “April Ramble” The ramble is a chance for visitors to tour the trails of the Bangor Land Trust’s properties Officials say the walk was an easy trek, and suitable to all ages.
The Bangor Y was full of kids Saturday.And all those kids were having a fun time, while taking part in some healthy exercise.Meghan Hayward has the story.Kids could splish and splash, bounce around or make arts and crafts at the Bangor Y.Just as long as they were being active.” Today is Healthy Kid’s Day here at the Bangor Y.