Thousands of Mainers will be getting some help paying their heating bills this year.The State is expected to receive 1.4 million dollars in Federal money for folks who meet certain income requirementsThe money is part of the low-income home energy assistance program, also known as LHEAP.It serves about 48-thousand households in the state.
Lee Jackson is a junior at Old Town High School who is beginning to look at options for college.A self proclaimed political junkie, Jackson has plans to study political science.”Politics has always been an interesting thing for me while my sisters were watching cartoon network I was watching CNN,” he said.Jackson got the chance to weigh his options during Old Town High School’s Passport to Future Career Day.One of the top schools that interest him is the University of Maine.”I’ve always gone to the basketball games, the hockey games, football games, I hope to meet Bananas actually.”Students like Jackson got the opportunity to speak with recruiters from over forty colleges, companies and military branches.”It was very nice, I learned the difference between enlisting and then going to ROTC in college, it was a lot of helpful tips,” he said.Tips he believes are helpful to students of all ages.”It seems like now many students are having trouble taking the next step after high school, Old Town has really stepped up on this, what you can do and this how you can do it,” he said.Senior Dacie Manion has narrowed down her list of colleges to nine.
More than 100 marijuana plants were uncovered Wednesday in Hancock County.According to authorities, the pot bust was a joint effort between the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the Maine Warden Service, Ellsworth Police and the Marine Patrol.Authorities tell TV 5 they have been working on this investigation for most of the summer.54-year-old Raymond Maki and 39-year-old Brian Rankin, both of Sedgwick, have been charged with misdemeanor Class D Cultivation charges in connection with the bust.The incident is still under investigation.
Schools across Waldo County celebrated the fall harvest season and promoted healthy eating habits at todays Harvest Lunch.1500 students across RSU #3 took part in the 2nd annual celebration of the fall harvest, including the students here my old stomping grounds, Troy Central School.
Students from John Bapst took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to do some cleaning.The Student Environment Action Club and the John Bapst football team pitched in to help pick up trash around the school.It’s an event that takes place twice a year, as a way for the school to give back to the community.Organizers say the clean up makes a big impact.” Since we started doing this I think there is a lot less trash that accumulates throughout the year and so I think there is a big differences,” said Chris Packard, a faculty advisor for SEAC.
Two brothers from Orneville are in trouble with the law after authorities say they conducted drug raids at both of their homes.46-year old Bradley Stone and his 49-year old brother, Michael, are both charged with manufacturing marijuana.Both brothers live on the Lyford Road.Authorities say they found a well-traveled trail leading from both the men’s homes, to an area where numerous marijuana plants were found.Michael Stone is also charged with possession of firearms by an unlawful user of controlled substances.A relative, 25-year old Shane Stone was arrested on a warrant.A fourth person, Lisa Gray was also taken into custody as a result of the drug raid.
The Madison planning board met Tuesday to discuss the proposed site plans of building that would house a gentlemen’s club in the town.Shannon and Ernest George put in an application for the building and Douglas Denico, chairman of the planning board, says the George’s must get plans drawn up and then they will proceed with the site review.Denico says the planning board has nothing to do with the obscenity ordinance.
The coast guard says waters leading to a proposed liquefied natural gas facility in Calais are suitable for LNG vessels.The coast guard said it is recommending to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that waterways associated with Calais LNG’s proposal for a $1 billion facility are suitable for the project.Calais LNG hopes to develop a 330-acre site, but has yet to submit a completed application for the project to the Maine Bureau of Environmental Protection.