A group of girls high school basketball players from all over Central Maine are serving up Sunday breakfast in Waterville to raise some money for their team.Central Maine Hoops is a collection of some of the finest girls basketball players from Central Maine from schools including Lawrence, Waterville, Winslow, Nokomis, Mount View, MCI, and Erskine.
Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spent time touring Waterville Thursday.If Pingree wins reelection next year she’ll be representing Waterville for the first time.Waterville is currently in District 2 represented by Congressman Mike Michaud.But after the new redistricting plan passed by Augusta lawmakers Waterville will join other cities and towns in Kennebec County and move into District 1.Pingree checked out the Waterville Public Library, Farmers Market, and some local businesses like Barrels Market on Main Street during her stop in Waterville.
First Lady Ann LePage has been an outspoken advocate for the military and military families.Friday she and Governor LePage spent part of their Veterans Day at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.The LePages met and spoke with the veterans who live there and their families.
Friday marked the 11th annual Veterans Day Memorial road march from Augusta to Winslow.Around 40 active duty military and their families and friends braved the raindrops to take part.The march began just after 6:00 Friday morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Capitol Park in Augusta.The group marched more than 20 miles up Route 201 with a police escort.
The Occupy Bangor movement received support from the Eastern Maine Labor Council Friday morning.Members of the EMLC and several other labor groups joined occupy protestors in pierce park.They say working people have suffered because of the big decisions made by big corporations who they say are the one percent.Occupy protests have popped up throughout the nation, the one in Bangor started on October 29th.Scott Cuddy says it’s helping spread the message.”There are certainly gonna be people who will say they’re a bunch of hippies or whatever else they’re gonna say but the message is still getting out that the wealthy have way too much and the rest of us have way too little,” he said.An Occupy protestor we spoke with says he doesn’t see an end to the demonstration and says he plans on camping all winter and into the spring.
A man from Union lost his home to fire early this morning.It happened on Oak Point Lane a little after 2:30.We’re told the home owner made it out safely.Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Soule says there’s about $700,000 damage and the home is destroyed.Four departments battled the blaze.The fire marshal’s office will investigate.
A former police officer who pleaded guilty to molesting a young girl has been ordered by a judge to check into a psychiatric hospital before he is sentenced.Steven Goozey of Westbrook was scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday in Franklin County Superior Court but instead was ordered to Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.
Cheryl Wixson from Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen stopped by our studio on Friday, November 11th, to give us a small preview of the Maine Harvest Festival taking place on November 12-13th in Bangor.If you’d like to learn more about Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen, or to get the recipes Cheryl made of us on air, check out her website cherylwixsonskitchen.com/MAINE HARVEST FESTIVAL:Saturday, November 12 to Sunday, November 13: 10 a.m.
Fire crews battled a house fire in Union early Friday morning.The call from Oak Point Lane came in a little after 2:30a.m.We’re told the owner of the home made it out safely.Fire fighters from Union as well as Washington, Waldoboro, and Hope all responded.We’re told some crews were still on the scene as of 7:30 Friday morning.There has been no word yet on damages or a cause.
Senator Collins has convinced House and Senate negotiators to approve a plan to allow heavier trucks to use Maine’s federal interstates.While the Senate originally approved Senator Collins’ provision to make this change permanent, the House never approved a similar provision.
Hancock County played host to Governor LePage’s Capitol “For A Day” program.One of the stops on the tour was Ellsworth’s Emmaus Homeless Shelter.Sister Lucille MacDonald was honored to have the Governor take a look at the facility “To be homeless is a very difficult thing for a person to face and we can only house 25 people here and we have a huge waiting list of families that are waiting to get in and individuals who are waiting to get in and it’s very sad when we have to say that we’re full and hopefully one day we will never have to say that.”The Governor wasn’t just there to tour the facility though…he also donated several hundred pounds of food.Governor LePage collected all that food by opening up the Blaine House and asking visitors to donate a non-perishable.Sister MacDonald says the food will go a long way, especially with the Holiday season right around the corner.