The weather held off to let Independence Day revelers in Bangor enjoy music and fireworks last night.Crowds lined up along the Penobscot River to take in the show.Some paid $5.00 to take in a Pink Floyd tribute concert with a band playing hits from that epic rock bank while staging a psychedelic light show too.The fireworks followed and an explosive celebration lasting more than 45 minutes.
A Bar Harbor church has become a must see New England gem.So say the editors of Yankee Magazine.Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church was recognized by the magazine for its collection of stained glass windows.Editors cited the church for having the ‘Best Window Dressing’ in its “Guide to New England” issue.There are more than forty stained glass windows throughout the church, ten of which are originals by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.The magazine says it’s Maine’s largest collection of Tiffany windows.
They were thought to be locally extinct.”There are five wild animals that have come to campus,” said Donna Gold, the Public Relations Director for the College of the Atlantic.Two elk, a mountain lion, caribou and a wolf have all been brought back to life in Bar Harbor.”These are animals made by artist Wendy Klemperer.
Four local papers will no longer be printed in Rockland.Village NetMedia has closed its print facility in the Rockland Industrial Park.Beginning with Wednesday’s editions, The Herald Gazette, The Republican Journal, The Bar Harbor Times and Capital Weekly will be printed in Lewiston.According to CEO Richard Anderson, 17 people will lose their jobs because of the closure.He says the closure will allow the company to expand the variety and formate of its print products.
Wildfires continue to blaze in the Southwest and Mainers are on hand to help the Texas Forest Service.Members of the Maine Forest Service Incident Management Team got to Texas late last week.So far, lightning storms have caused dozens of small fires, but it hasn’t been anything the local firefighters couldn’t handle.The Maine team is using the time to update mapping and communication skills and prepare for short-notice mobilization within Texas.
There will be more fireworks tonight.The weather didn’t cooperate in Camden for their planned display Sunday night, so it was postponed to Tuesday night at 9:15.The town of Thomaston also had to postpone its fireworks show until Tuesday night.Fog wiped out fireworks shows in Eastport and Machias as well.We’re told the Eastport show will not be re-scheduled.
A man from Dover-Foxcroft accused of shooting his brother to death says he’s not guilty.Steven Mayo, 22, entered the plea in a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom Tuesday morning.Police say he killed Ryan Mayo , 20, in May.Attorneys for both sides say they have a while to go before a trial date is set.
Summer time means many things for Mainers.For drivers, it means road closures due to construction.The I-95 Southbound in Augusta will have some ramp closures, beginning Wednesday night.Workers are removing and installing new pavement.On wednesday, the Exit 112 off-ramp will be shut down at 7 p.m.
A home bomb shelter built in the 1950s to protect a Maine man and his family from a nuclear attack is being threatened by an Augusta sewer project.Eighty-six-year-old Donald Tuttle, who drove a concrete truck for 30 years, built the underground, concrete bomb shelter behind his Mount Vernon Avenue home.The shelter is entered through a backyard shed, also made of concrete.The shelter is in the way of a $17.3 million sewer project, due to start this week.
Maine police are collecting DNA samples from men with histories of violence as part of their investigation into the stabbing death of an 81-year-old Farmington woman.Farmington police say they have a DNA sample from the man suspected of stabbing Grace Burton in her home on June 21.
Maine lawmakers will take a fresh look at a bill to study youth sports-related head injuries during next January’s session.Before adjourning last week, the Legislature decided to sideline the bill so the Education Committee can review it next year.The sponsor, Saco Democratic Rep.