The Bangor Fire Department is trying to fill up a boot to give a boost to ailing children.A group of firefighters will be on the corner of Hogan Road and the Bangor Mall Boulevard, from nine to noon, Saturday.It’s their annual “Fill the Boot Campaign.”The money that goes into that boot winds up going to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Folks gathered in Brewer Thursday night to light a special tree.In years past the Lights of Hope tree has stood outside Eastern Maine Medical Center.This year it’s at the new Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer.Each light is a tribute to loved ones whose lives have been touched by cancer.Family members and friends purchased the lights in their honor, with proceeds supporting patient services at the cancer center.Albert Messer and his late wife, Marge, both were treated at the old Cancer Care of Maine.
Less than two weeks after Eaton Mountain owners announced they expected to open this month, plans have changed.David Beers and his wife bought Eaton Mountain ski area in Skowhegan a year ago with plans to redevelop it and open it for the 2009 – 2010 ski season.Beers says that won’t happen now.He told TV5 that he recently found out that he wouldn’t be able to use the existing electrical system for snowmaking and night skiing, and that bringing the mountain up to code would require a significant amount of money and time.
Maine’s Director of Health practiced what for months now she’s been preaching: get the H1N1 vaccine if you’re able to.On Thursday, Doctor Dora Mills was vaccinating people herself at a flu clinic in Augusta.The state now has more than five-hundred thousand doses of the H1N1 vaccine allowing anyone to walk into a public clinic like this one and get a shot.Some people have been waiting for months.”For a real long time, matter of fact, I’ve been calling my doctor’s office and they couldn’t get it and I heard about this down here and came down here to get it,” Said CDC Director Dr.
On Thursday parents, lawmakers, scientists, health professionals, as well as public health and environmental activists spoke out against toxic chemicals in consumer products and in favor of Maineâ€™s ground-breaking new law.Â They urged the BEP to adopt important new rules to get the law fully in place and underway, while offering warnings of chemical industry stall tactics designed to delay and derail the law from ever working as it was intended.Â In April 2008, the governor signed into law LD 2048, An Act to Protect Children’s Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children’s Products.
A 42-year-old former science teacher at Mount View Junior High in Thorndike is expected to go on trial on child pornography charges next month.Michael Douglas of Augusta is charged with two counts of possession of sexually explicit materials.