Clean up efforts continue in Aroostook County where a huge gas spill happened Tuesday afternoon.State environmental officials say a truck hauling fuel rolled over, spilling between 4,000 and 5,000 gallons of gas.It happened on Route 11 in Wallagrass.Foam is being used to control possible explosive vapors from the spill.We’re being told that most of the gasoline made it into the bedrock along the road and as a result, may have seeped into the groundwater.Nearby homeowners have been notified.Fire fighters, State Police, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, volunteer emergency crews and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection are all on the scene.
Wednesday is a day when you can help Tim Horton’s send kids to camp.The restaurant chain will donate all of its coffee sales Wednesday to the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation.Locally, that means 60 campers from Maine will go to camp this summer.Across the U.S.
The Bangor Police Department is offering a self-defense program for women.The Rape Aggression Defense basic program teaches physical skills and provides crime prevention tips.It’s open to women ages 13 and older.It begins June 14th and ends June 30th.Classes are Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm at the Bangor Police Department.It costs $25.00.To sign up, call Sgt.
Kids were getting their hands dirty in Downtown Bangor Tuesday.The Bangor Library and members of the Bangor Garden Club teamed up to put on a planting party.Around a dozen kids rolled up their sleeves and got to work potting a couple varieties of flowers, which included pansies and lantanas.The flowers will grace the Children’s Terrace at the library all summer long.Members of the Garden Club hope to not only beautify Bangor, but inspire kids as well.For more information on children’s events going on this summer at the library,call 947- 8336
They’re six friends who’ve been together through the tumultuous years of elementary and middle school.”We’ve had our disagreements,” said eighth grader, Emily Noyes.But that’s to be expected for a group whose extracurricular activities have kept them side by side for the last few years.”We’ve been doing this for so long that it’s like we’re all interconnected we’ve got a whole interlaying network,” said Noyes.Which could be why they all shared the same reaction when they took home first place in Destination Imagination’s global finals.
Earlier this morning the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements in the trial.Prosecutor Andrew Benson says when Nightingale confessed to Maine State Police detectives he said he shot Michael Miller at gun point in the back of the head and then shot his wife Valerie out of instinct.The state says even if you discount his confession DNA on the grip of the gun and other evidence points to Nightingale.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is joining the national CDC in celebrating “World No Tobacco Day.”The CDC has released the findings of a study regarding the warning labels on cigarettes and whether or not those warnings play a role in helping smokers kick the habit.According to that worldwide study more than 90% of the smokers surveyed said they notice the warning labels featured on packs of cigarettes.A few smokers in Waterville whether or not they notice the warning labels on cigarettes and if those labels make them consider quitting.
A new specialty store will be opening in downtown Bangor this summer.Valentine Footwear will set up shop next door to the Penobscot Theatre.Store owner, Summer Allen, is no stranger to the shoe business – her family owns Winterport Boot Shop in Brewer.She says Valentine Footwear will sell only women’s shoes.
The Brewer Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man they say assaulted a woman early Sunday morning.Police say the suspect is described as a white male, 5 ‘6” with a thin build.He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jean shorts.Police say the assault happened between 3 and 3:15 Sunday morning at the intersection of Abbot and South Main Streets in Brewer.
The warmer temperatures mean it’s farmers market season for local growers, and the Ohio Street market wants everyone to be able to enjoy it.This year, the market will be accepting EBT cards from customers.It will allow families enrolled in the state’s nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, to buy fresh, local produce.The organization, Food and Medicine, has been working with area growers make healthy options available for low-income families.”People can come in here and go around to all the different farm stands and purchase healthy, fresh, local vegetables and pay for it with their SNAP.