Dignity for all- that’s the goal of a new campaign by Power in Community Alliances, or PICA.They held a kick off ceremony Monday in Bangor.The group is asking state and local leaders to endorse their principle of equal rights for everyone.PICA believes any person who lives or works in Bangor should be given the same rights and treated with dignity.They’re asking folks to sign their dignity-for-all pledge.”We are concerned that the financial crisis that our country is going through has given people permission to scapegoat people,” says Tom Grogan, Director of Pica, “to demonize people and talk about people as though they are villains and the cause of problems, as opposed to victims and people needing support.”A number of community leaders also spoke at the kick off campaign, including those from the NAACP, Spruce Run, and the Bangor Theological Seminary.
Anita and Troy Hood were overjoyed when their little girl was born last January.But a few months after her birth, Ella began having health problems.What happened next turned out to be a roller coaster ride for the Hood family.By all accounts, Ella Hood was a perfect baby.
Local veterans celebrated Valentine’s Day with some young admirers Monday.Fourth graders from the Mary Snow School spent the afternoon at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.They dropped off cards, and together enjoyed sweet treats and a prize give-away.”Oh, I think it’s wonderful.
(AP) – A price-watching website says average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen eight-tenths of a cent per gallon in the past week to $3.21.MaineGasPrices.com says Sunday’s price compares with the national average, which has also increased 0.8 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.12 per gallon.Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices Sunday were 51.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, and 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.The national average has increased 4.9 cents per gallon during the last month and is 50.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago.
A police source tells WABI TV 5 that the death of a man in Lincoln yesterday is being labeled suspicious.We’re told the man is in his mid-30’s and was found in his driveway on Mohawk Road.WABI is working on the details of this story and will have more information as it becomes available.
A Massachusetts man was seriously injured while taking his snowmobile out for one last spin of the day.38-year-old Chadman Boardman was with friends at a camp on Sawyer Road in Greene.The Maine Warden Service says that two of his friends said Boardman was going up Sabattus Lake at approximately 60 to 70 miles per hour when they saw a large cloud of snow and heard the machine stop.They say it appears that the snowmobile’s front end had broken through the slush, causing it to flip end over end.Authorities say the snowmobile went airborne for 30 to 35 feet before coming to a rest upright on top of Boardman’s waist and legs.His friends and another witness were able to lift the snowmobile off him.He was transported to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.He suffered a large gash to his head, a fractured skull, fractured left eye socket and broken vertebrae in his back and neck.He was not wearing a helmet and speed was a factor in the incident, which remains under investigation.
(AP)Governor Paul LePage supports a proposal to change the timing of Maine’s two year budget so it’ll be debated in the second year of a new legislature.Similar legislation was proposed in 2007 and 2009 by former Representative Henry Joy of Crystal.The new proposal comes from Rep.
Some local residents got a head start on Valentine’s Day Sunday night.The Sylvia Ross Home in Bangor threw a Valentine’s day dance for residents and their friends.Live music, pink decor, and food were waiting for guests as they made their way in.It was the home’s first Valentine’s party since they moved to their location on Broadway.”It’s a dance that they used to do at the old Sylvia Ross home on Ohio Street, so we felt it was important to continue the tradition here with the new residents,” said Director, Katie Freeman.Before the partied, residents voted for their king and queen of the dance.
Couples celebrating Valentine’s Day can make a unique reservation for the evening.Local radio station, WHCF, is teaming up with the Bangor Baptist Church to offer couples a chance to renew their vows.They’re expecting more than fifty couples to join them for the ceremony, which includes food and prizes.Event organizers hope the event will bring people closer together.
A Winterport man has been arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and domestic criminal mischief.Authorities received a 911 call early Satruday morning from a woman saying her boyfriend, 35-year-old Joseph Chekovsky, had assaulted her.She said Chekovsky attempted to slash the tires of her vehicle and smashed the driver’s side window of her car while she was sitting in the driver’s seat.Authorities say glass hit her in the face, causing a small cut.They say Chekovsky went back inside the home with a knife and the woman’s 11-year-old son was inside.Police attempted to talk to Chekovsky by calling him and knocking on the door.The Maine State Police Tactical Team was called to the scene.
Winter was being celebrated at the University of Maine Saturday.They were holding winter carnival.Several clubs and organizations helped out with the festivities.Students and community members could ski, ice skate and enjoy tasty food.Director of campus activities, E.J.
Folks could witness a re-enactment of ice harvesting in Orrington Saturday.The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum hosted the event.Organizers say it’s important for kids to see how much effort life required in years past.They say the response was great and many folks came out to see how it was done.The Currans had a small dairy operation and they would use the ice they cut on the pond to keep their milk cool during the summer before refrigeration came into play.”The first thing that has to be done is the ice needs to be cleared of any snow that has drifted over on top.