A staple of downtown Bangor will be closing its doors.The Grasshopper Shop on Main Street is shutting down after 28 years of business.Rick Schweikert opened the store with his wife as part of a family business.They have two other Grasshopper Shops in Searsport and at the Bangor International Airport.But after a great run downtown, they’re just ready for a break.Their other stores will stay open, along with family run branches in Ellsworth and Rockland.Schweikert says it’s not easy to leave the area.
City councilors in Waterville have passed a new ordinance banning adult entertainment businesses in certain parts of the city.In a unanimous vote, councilors voted “yes” on the new ordinance.It would not allow adult entertainment businesses in downtown Waterville or residential areas.Such establishments will now only be allowed in highly commercial or industrial areas.Councilors had already voted twice on the new ordinance before Tuesday night’s meeting.
A Corinna man is facings charges in connection with a hit-and-run on the interstate near the Carmel exit back in December.Around midnight christmas eve, a white pick-up truck reportedly hit another vehicle at a high rate of speed in the Southbound lane of I-95, then took off.State Police say the victim’s vehicle was knocked off the road and into some trees.
An investment firm based in California and North Carolina will tour the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket on Wednesday.A tentative purchase agreement has been made between Meriturn Partners and the Katahdin Paper Company.The group is expected to meet with unions, regulators and other parties on Wednesday.Katahdin Paper laid off about two-hundred employees when it shut down the Millinocket mill in 2008.The East Millinocket mill currently employs about 450 workers.
Inside Lippincott Books in Downtown Bangor, you’ll find just about anything from a first edition dating back to the 1900’s to contemporary favorites.But the beloved book shop is closing its doors.Store owner Bill Lippincott says he’s closing the store because he’d like to sell books from home at his own pace.”Do some internet sales, do more book fairs.
A local camp got a much needed donation Tuesday.Camp Capella Executive Director, Dana Mosher, was presented with a check for $500 dollars from the Maine Action Coalition, an advocacy group for people with disabilities.The organization raised the money through bake sales and raffles.It cost more than $1200 dollars to send a child to camp for a week, so the donation was much appreciated.Camp Capella provides recreational and educational experience for folks with disabilities and it’s located in Lucerne.If you’d like more information on how to help the camp, you can log on to their website…www.campcapella.org.
Waterville City Council will decide tonight on what parts of the city are suitable for adult entertainment.City officials have drafted a new ordinance to ban adult entertainment businesses in certain parts of the city.The new ordinance would not allow such businesses in downtown Waterville or residential areas.Such establishments would be allowed in highly commercial or industrial areas.Councilors have already voted twice on the new ordinance but it takes three votes to make it official.City manager Michael Roy says he doesn’t expect anything different with tonight’s vote.
A Winslow native is now fighting for his life and his friends and family are determined to do whatever they can to help him.30-year-old Chad McCaslin was born and raised in Winslow and is a 1998 graduate of Winslow High School.McCaslin has recently been diagnosed with Stage-4 brain cancer.The U.S.
Customers of Day’s Jewelers are being encouraged to check their credit and debit card statements for any unauthorized charges.Days officials confirm the State Police Computer Crimes Unit is investigating a possible breach that involved hackers outside of the company.
Brewer High School opened its doors to 8th graders from six local schools to show off what the Witches have to offer.”They’re able to choose three classes that they’ll visit, listen to some music and just interact, try to get an idea of who are we here at Brewer High School,” said Rebecca Bubar, principal of Brewer High School.