A company from out of state is showing interest in the former Moosehead Manufacturing plant in Dover-Foxcroft.It’s been vacant for three years.The town took ownership of the four-story building after the plant shut down.Selectmen have given a development group from Missouri a one-year option to buy it.The current plans call for a mix of retail and office space, light manufacturing and housing, with a minimum investment of nearly $5,000,000 over four years.
Three Belfast High School students are still hospitalized after a car crash several nights ago.Police say a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds were in a car that left the Back Searsport Road and hit a tree shortly after eight Friday night.We’re told the 16-year-old had the most severe injuries.Police believe the car the teens were in crested a hill and saw a vehicle in their lane coming at them.
More information is coming to light regarding a fatal car crash in Trenton over the weekend.Authorities say two of the victims were well-known activists on behalf of undocumented students.The victims were 26-year-old Cinthya Nathalie Felix Perez and 27-year-old Tam Ngoc Tran, both from Southern California.They were passengers in a car driven by 28-year-old Heather Lee of Rhode Island when the car struck a pick-up truck head-on.Felix Perez was reportedly the first undocumented student to attend Columbia’s Mailman School of public health.
A man was hospitalized after an explosion in Hermon on Monday.It happened at Central Maine Auto Auction on Concord Drive.We’re told a 32-year-old man was working on the cab of a dump truck, when something he was spraying caused the explosion.There has been no word yet how severe his burns are.Fire crews also responded to the scene, but say there was no fire to put out.
Folks looking to downsize their homes in the near future will have the chance to get some helpful advice.A free seminar is being offered at the Dirigo Pines Inn Wednesday afternoon from two until three.Real estate brokers and other specialists will be on-hand to answer questions for people looking to sell their home and move into something smaller.For more information you can call Dirigo Pines at 866-3400.
A service vehicle at Bangor International Airport struck and killed two dogs last week belonging to actor John Travolta.The city of Bangor says the accident happened as the small dogs were being walked after an airplane carrying members of Travolta’s family landed.The city issued the statement after the Bangor Daily News confirmed the incident through an e-mail from the interim city manager to the city council.Travolta, an accomplished pilot, often flies to Bangor on his way to his home on Islesboro.It’s unclear whether he was flying the plane last week.
More than 2000 students from across the state got to listen to some great music Monday.The Bangor Symphony Orchestra held their Youth Concerts at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono.They performed their season finale, Rachmaninoff Goes Green.Young people came from as far away as New Sweden to see the concert.Guest Conductor, David Itkin points out that for some this was their first chance to see a live orchestra.