A cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee is going a long way for the American Cancer Society.Five local stores are taking part in the effort.One cent from every cup of coffee, hot or iced, sold at the stores in 2012 will go to the society’s relay for life.Dunkin Donuts got involved in the local relay last year.
Fire investigators say they can’t determine what caused the fire in Athens Thursday because of the extent of damage.It destroyed a two-story barn on Brighton Road and part of the farm house that was attached to it.The call came in just before 9 am.At least four towns battled the flames for several hours.A witness at the scene said nobody was hurt in the fire and a dog was rescued.
This weekend you can treat yourself to a tasty breakfast, while helping the Brooksville Fire DepartmentThe breakfast will be held from seven to nine Saturday morning at the Brooksville Elementary School.The cost is $6 a person or $15 for a family.There will be eggs, pancakes, cinnamon buns and much more.
The town of Milford is getting more than a half million dollars to upgrade sewer collections.The money is coming from the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency.The sewer systems on Main Street and the Davenport Street area will be worked on.The improvements will help with water flow and prevent the overflow of untreated wastewater into the Penobscot River.Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe released a joint statement saying the grant funding is welcome news.
A Maine man arrested last year and charged with killing a woman more than three decades ago has had his bid to remain free while awaiting trial rejected.A justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s decision and ordered 56-year-old Jay Mercier of Industry to continue being held without bail, based on the nature of the crime and the evidence against him.Mercier was arrested in September and charged in the death of 20-year-old Rita St.
The Bangor Area Children’s Choir is looking for new voices.The choir is preparing for its 20th anniversary concert in May.Artistic Director Steve Weston will hold auditions and an informational session next week.That’s Thursday, January 12th from 3 p.m.
A total of 19 people from seven states have become sick from salmonella linked to ground beef sold by Hannaford Supermarket, which is based in Maine.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say most of the victims said they bought the beef between October 12th and December 11th.Hannaford announced on December 15th that it was recalling ground beef with a sell-by date of December 17th or earlier.The CDC says the recalled beef may still be in consumers’ homes.
In an economy where they say you’d be lucky to have a job, it seems ironic to hear just how easy it is to do this one.”I remember people asking me what I do for a living and I could tell them I play games for a living,” said Kenneth Goetz, Casino Shift Manager at Hollywood Slots.Dealing at a black jack table or running roulette is what Goetz calls a day at the office.”It’s very exciting.
With three years to go until the next gubernatorial election, Governor Paul LePage has already started raising money and has also launched a re-election website.But his Senior Political Adviser Brent Littlefield says the outspoken governor is not ready to announce a run for a second term just yet.
An unlikely tutor is instilling confidence and the joy of reading to first grade students in Orrington.Miguel, a training poodle and his owner Renee Garrett began visiting the Center Drive School in October.Since then the challenge of reading has become as fun as playtime.Garrett says with the turn of a page, the students are not just gaining reading skills but confidence.”It’s breaking through that barrier and saying oh I can read and once that happens, once that lightbulb goes on then every book becomes an adventure,” she said.Garrett says Miguel has always been a mellow dog even when he was a puppy.She said his ability to comfort anyone is what inspired her to train him as a therapy dog.