A man from Greenville will spend 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs.18-year-old Cory Mitchell entered the plea Monday morning.Mitchell was originally charged with two counts of selling drugs near a school, but the district attorney dismissed those two felony charges Monday morning.Mitchell must also pay a $400 fine.
Monday is the third consecutive day replacement nurses have been on the job at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.The nurses gave their notice of a pending strike more than ten days ago.The administration at EMMC decided to lock the nurses out and bring in replacement nurses to cover these three days worth of shifts.The lockout lasted through the weekend and at 5:30 Monday morning the picket line formed as the nurses went on strike.Despite the snow and the cold the nurses were holding signs and walking up and down State Street on the sidewalk next to the hospital.The administration has a press conference scheduled for 1 o’clock Monday afternoon.We’ll be there and will have the latest information for you when it becomes available.
Last year, a bill to prohibit face-down physical restraints in Maine schools failed to win support in the Legislature’s education committee.Now, the Department of Education is preparing to come back to lawmakers with a bill to better define, document and control the use of physical restraints and seclusion in schools.A local newspaper says the department has met with about 25 educators, children’s advocates and others who offered suggestions on how to change rules that many say are unclear, lack necessary oversight and are potentially harmful to kids.
A group of civic and business leaders, including representatives of Hollywood Slots, local banks, and the Bangor Mall, are announcing their support for a new event and convention center in Bangor.Friends of the Maine Center said on Sunday that they want the Bangor City Council to move ahead with the proposed project as soon as possible.They point to an economic impact study that shows the facility would create more than 400 jobs and return $26,000,000 annually to the local economy.
Thanks to the Discovery Museum, some families will have decorative centerpieces for their Thanksgiving table.Children got to decorate a centerpiece basket with a Thanksgiving theme Sunday at the museum.Organizers say its just another way to get the kids excited for the holidays and feel like they are contributing.” Well it’s always exciting to get people ready for the holidays.
Thirteen years ago, the American Legion Post 207 wanted to help families in need during the holidays.Today, kids throughout Hancock County have a spot on their nice list.”When this whole thing started several years ago it was really spear headed by a guy named Tommy Dean, who was a local DJ and a friend of mine.
Folks looking to get a jump start on their Christmas shopping could head to the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church Saturday for their crafts fair.The planning for the fair starts back in the summer and then folks start putting the crafts together in September.Folks could find wreaths, ornaments, baked goods and much more at the fair.They didn’t leave the kids out either.