The man convicted of kidnapping a group of students at Stockton Springs Elementary School in October of 2008 could spend the rest of his life in jail.Randall Hofland was sentenced in Belfast Monday.Fifty-seven-year-old Randall Hofland is going to prison for 35 years.”Mr.
Husson University expanded and started a pharmacy program in 2009.Their capacity was 250 students and now one of those students has become a regional leader.When Steve Carr arrived at the Husson University School of Pharmacy, he didn’t know he’d be breaking new ground.But in November, he was elected one of eight delegates in the country to represent pharmacy schools and students in New York and New England.”I think it really speaks a great measure for the school to have a student elected in this position, this early it’s almost unheard of at this point,” Carr said.
The Bangor Waterfront is going to rock Southern style once again.Alex Gray, of the Waterfront Concert Series, tells us Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top will be performing on Thursday, May 19th.There will be an opening act, but it’s to be announced.This concert announcement is the third confirmed show of the season.
A Bradford man is in jail after police say he tried to sell a store clerk his prescription drugs.46-year-old Steven Dearborn was arrested Thursday evening after police were called to the Court Street Market in Bangor.Dearborn had already left the store when police arrived.Police caught up with Dearborn at the corner of Main and Hammond Street.He is charged with attempted unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.
An oil leak forced the Fairfield Primary School to close Monday.According to an email from the superintendent, an oil delivery company pumped an undetermined amount of heating oil over the overflow on top of the oil tank.A milk delivery person discovered the spill early Monday morning.The school gym and a storage room have oil on the floor and all floors of the building smell strongly of oil.The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is on site supervising the clean up.School officials say they’re not sure when the school will reopen.
An ice jam on the Mattawamkeag River spilled out into the town this weekend.The National Weather Service says the ice has broken up and the water is flowing normally once again.The three mile back-up of ice on the river was to blame for a flood on the nearby River Road.The ice was stuck under the Route 2 bridge, which crosses over the river, and reaches all the way out to the Penobscot River.
A man from Shirley who pleaded no contest to molesting two young girls in his barber shop has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.68-year-old Donald Denbow had been charged with 13 counts of gross sexual assault and one count of sexual assault of a minor.District Attorney Chris Almy says the girls were 11 and 14 when the assaults took place between 2003 and 2005.In a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom Monday, both victims read statements to the judge.
A woman from Exeter who pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from the hospital where she worked, has been sentenced to 45 days in jail.District Attorney Chris Almy says 44-year-old Paula Thorne stole more than 8,000 dollars worth of narcotics from 2008 through 2009 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.She worked there as a nurse.An investigation began when the pharmacy director noticed he was ordering more drugs than usual.In court Monday, Thorne’s attorney said his client developed a dependence on pain medication after a shoulder injury.
The bodies of three people have been found inside a burned out mobile home in Unity Plantation.The State Fire Marshal’s office believes the blaze on Reynolds Road broke out sometime Saturday night.It wasn’t discovered until Sunday morning.When fire crews arrived around 10 a.m., the home was in pieces on the ground, but still smoking.Investigators sifting through debris eventually found the three bodies.State Police say the home was occupied by two men and a woman, and all three are unaccounted for.Their names have not yet been released.Fire officials were able to get in touch with the owner of the property and the trailer.They were not inside during the fire.
Smoldering rubble is all that’s left of a mobile home on Reynolds Road in Unity Plantation.The state fire marshal’s office believes the blaze broke out sometime last night, but it wasn’t discovered until this morning.When fire crews arrived around 10 am, the home was in pieces on the ground, but still smoking.Investigators sifting through debris eventually recovered three bodies, who they say they were burned beyond recognition.Fire officials were able to get in touch with the property owner, as well as the home’s tenants.
The Girl Scouts of Maine gave troops a special homecoming at Bangor International Airport Saturday evening.The girls welcomed troops from Unit 144 ASMC and the 330th MP Unit.The troops served in Afghanistan for a year.The girl scouts had their famous cookies on hand to give to the troops.Jill Cram is a mother of one of the girls and is proud to give back to those who served overseas.”I want my daughter to learn that no matter what your views are on war or anything we need to support our troops until they are home.”This is second year the Girl Scouts have greeted troops.
The Maine Discovery Museum was all about music Saturday.The day started with a parent-child music workshop and then the children were able to build their own instuments.The museum provided different recycable items that the kids could use while building.These included cans, tubes, rubber bands and rattles.They were given samples of possible instruments they could create.But Director of Education Trudi Plummer says she was impressed with what the kids came up with.”I was surprised actually how creative they were.