Greenville will be in the outdoor recreation spotlight this weekend.Professional and amateur snowmobile racers from all over the country will take part in the Maine 100 and Maine Amateur Snowmobile Championship at Moosehead Lake.It’s the second year in a row for the U.S.
The Maine Discovery Museum has teamed up with a local bank to give more kids the opportunity to check out the museum.Thanks to a grant from Machias Savings Bank, the downtown Bangor museum is offering a Washington County Voucher Program.Through November 1st, families and visitors from Washington County can use the voucher to visit the museum.The voucher gives free admission for two children under the age of 12.Adults must pay the regular admission price.
Farmington police said about 9 o’clock Thursday night, they received a report of a home invasion on High Street.Police said three men, all wearing masks, burst into the home, where a woman was home alone.According to police, one of the men had a firearm.Police said the men put the woman in another room while they went through her apartment.
43-year-old Lynne Boutot of New Brunswick pled guilty on Thursday in federal court in Bangor to bringing an illegal immigrant into the United States.Prosecutors say she accepted fifteen hundred dollars in exchange for bringing the Brazilian woman into the U.S.
Two hockey teams are trading in their hockey sticks for broomsticks.The Third Watch Hockey Club and the University of Maine women’s hockey team will compete in the annual broom ball game to help make dreams come true for kids who are ailing.The game is at the Alfond Arena on the U.
Fire fighters spent the early morning hours battlilng a blaze in Stetson Friday.The call came in around midnight to the Lakins Road where a barn had caught fire.A neighbor had spotted the flames, and was able to notify the elderly couple who lived in the home, and evacuate them safely.According to the Stetson fire chief, by the time crews arrived on the scene, the flames had spread to the house as well.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission held a public hearing Thursday night, but not many people showed up.The meeting had been requested by Bangor Hydro customers as a chance to voice their comments and concerns over the companies proposed rate change.Under the proposed rate change, the stranded cost part of consumers monthly bill would increase about $1.33 per month,but the supply section of the monthly bill would be decreased by around $2.65,making for a total decrease in your bill around $1.27.If you have any questions, you can check out Bangor Hydro’s websites at www.bhe.com
Two hockey teams are trading in their hockey sticks for broomsticks.The Third Watch Hockey Club and the University of Maine Women’s Hockey Team will compete in the annual broom ball game to help make dreams come true for kids who are ailing.The game’s at the Alfond Arena on the U.Maine campus, Saturday at two.There will be a fifty-fifty raffle too.The money they raise goes to Make-a-Wish.
Businesses and individuals who have made a difference in their communities were honored Wednesday night in Waterville.It was the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s 48th Annual Awards Dinner.Robert Marden, an attorney in Waterville, was honored with the distinguished community service award.Fortin’s Home Furnishings was named Business of the Year.Bill Michell of GHM Insurance was named Business Person of the Year and the director of the Waterville Public Library Sarah Sugden was recognized with a Rising Star Award.The library has nearly completed 3-million dollars in renovations, money that was raised by the community.
Ellsworth police say they caught two copper thieves red-handed.Lieutenant Harold Page says he was driving by a vacant house on Bangor Road when he saw two men walk into it.He turned on his video camera, which showed two men leaving the property lugging copper.42-year-old Gary Hallett of Hancock and 39-year-old Timothy Cox of Ellsworth were arrested.
Governor LePage and Maine’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner released their plan on replenishing the state’s depleted deer herd.Commissioner Chandler Woodcock released a report titled “Maine’s Game Plan For Deer.” It says says northern, eastern, and western Maine have suffered the most from low deer numbers.He says there are several reasons for the problem and it’s up to everyone to help fix it.
A former Bangor Savings Bank employee, who admitted to stealing more than thirty thousand dollars from customers, is headed to prison.Forty-four year old Karen Lebreton of Old Town was sentenced on Thursday to 15-months behind bars.Lebreton was working as a customer service representative when she stole from several accounts between 2008 and 2009.The amount totaled just over thirty-five thousand dollars, all of which Lebreton will have to pay back.Assistant U.S.
State lawmakers held hearings Thursday on two bills that could decriminalize possession of certain amounts of marijuana.The first bill would remove criminal penalties to possess up to 5 ounces of marijuana while the second bill would remove criminal penalties to have six or fewer marijuana plants.Both pieces of legislation were introduced by state representative Benjamin Chipman from Portland.The committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety heard public testimony Thursday afternoon.