A major addition is coming to the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth.On Wednesday, the hospital broke ground on its expansion of the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care.The 2.1 million dollar project will more than double the cancer center’s capacity.
Cavenaugh Kelly, Therapy Coordinator and Occupational Therapist, stopped by our studio on Wednesday November 9th to discuss in-home Occupational and Physical Therapy: specifically as it is practiced at Community Health and Counseling Services.For more information on CHCS click HERE.
Horror author Stephen King is stepping up to help struggling Maine residents facing deep cuts to a federal heating oil assistance program.The Maine native announced Tuesday that the foundation he and his wife Tabitha founded will work with the three radio stations he owns in the Bangor area to raise $140,000 to buy heating oil for low-income residents.He’s asking listeners to donate $70,000, and the foundation will double it.King tells the Bangor Daily News there is a “great need’ for heating oil assistance as the price goes up and federal funding goes down.The federal government told the Maine State Housing Authority that it should expect to receive $23 million in heating oil assistance this winter, down from $55.6 million last winter.(The Associated Press)
Maine Attorney General William Schneider is warning consumers about a scam in which callers ask for credit and debit card numbers.Schneider says Maine consumers are reporting they’ve received automated phone calls from companies claiming to be able to help lower interest rates on credit cards.
The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mill in Bradley is growing.Tuesday, 50 foot trusses were hoisted up as part of the construction.The expansion will make room for a new machinery display and visitor center.The museum hopes to have the additional building opened by the spring.
It was election day for students at the Fourteen Street School in Bangor.They voted on a school mascot.This school is the only one in Bangor without a mascot.Their choices were lion, chickadee, firefly and owl.Before heading to the polls, they did research, reading about the different creatures on the ballot and campaigning for their favorites.”They’ve done their research, that they’re well informed voters and that they’re able to cast their vote and they can make a difference and it means something to them that their vote will have a real meaning,” said Principal Lynn Silk.The results of the election will be announced Thursday.