Pumpkins will be on display over the weekend in Stacyville.It’s the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival.The events start at 1:00 p.m on Saturday with a costume parade for kids of all ages.Throughout the afternoon there will be carriage rides, face painting and plenty of pumpkin carving.Then at 5:30 p.m.
Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders held their 5th annual celebrity dessert and auction this evening.WABI’s own Joy Hallowell and Todd Simcox played host and auctioneer at the event.Doors opened at around 5-45 at the Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor..Delicious desserts were provided throughout both the live and silent auctions, but the night brings more than just sweet treats for some.All proceeds from the evening will benefit terminally ill patients and their families and grieving children and adults in the community.
A man from Addison is in fair condition after becoming pinned between two vehicles at his home on Addison Ridge Rd.A local official tells us that Phillip Rusecky was cutting wood in his yard when a vehicle rolled onto him, pinning him against a second vehicle.Rusecky was taken by Lifeflight to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Next week, all 5 candidates vying to become the next Governor of Maine are scheduled to face off in a forum you’ll se right here on TV 5.With help from Prepare Maine, an initiative that advocates for excellence in education, many of the questions will come from students.Next week, students at MCI in Pittsfield will have the opportunity to practice their civic duty.
Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor picketed outside the Union Street Healthcare Mall today to bring attention to their efforts to come up with a new contract.The nurses say they’re concerned staffing levels at the hospital are causing patient care to suffer.
An Augusta teen is recovering in the hospital after a crash in Randolph.According to Corporal Michael Pion of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department the crash happened just before 5 o’clock Wednesday morning.He says four teens were traveling in a car on Water Street when the driver lost control, hit a tree and rolled over.
A jury has been seated for the trial of a Maine man accused of killing two in a confrontation outside his home.56-year-old Rory Holland is charged in the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Gage Greene and 21-year-old Derek Greene in the early morning hours of June 30th, 2009.
The latest poll by Critical Insights shows Republican Paul LePage strengthening his lead and independent Eliot Cutler gaining ground in the governor’s race.The poll shows 32 percent for LePage, 20 percent for Democrat Libby Mitchell and 19 percent for Cutler.Five percent of respondents said they would vote for independent Shawn Moody in the governor’s race and 1 percent said they would vote for independent Kevin Scott.Twenty-one percent remain undecided.That question has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.Meanwhile, the latest numbers from the same poll for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, show Democratic representative Michael Michaud maintaining a lead over Republican Jason Levesque, 49 percent to 30 percent.The margin of error is 5.7 percentage points.And the Critical Insights poll showed a tightening of the 1st District Congressional race.Chellie Pingree supporters totaled 45 percent while Dean Scontras supporters totaled 40 percent, with 13 percent of the respondents were undecided.The margin of error on that question is 5.7 percentage points, which makes the race statistically even, according to the poll.
The United Steelworkers Union met with the candidates they’ve endorsed for this year’s mid term election.The USW is supporting Libby Mitchell, Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree.Patrick Carlton, the President of the group, says the candidates were chosen because they’ve displayed a longtime record of supporting working families.The USM represents more than 3,000 workers primarily in the paper sector across the state.”These candidates have shown that they support the values of working families, we’re in a real crisis in the state of Maine.
The number of crimes committed in Bangor this year is down from last year.That’s according to Deputy Police Chief Peter Arno.He says the 2010 year-to-date figures show a 17-percent drop in crime in Bangor.Earlier this week the state released figures showing Bangor had the highest crime rate in Maine in 2009…nearly triple the statewide average for communities with populations over 10-thousand.
For a frightenly good time you might want to head to Fort Knox.The friends of Fort Knox are holding fright night at the fort the next couple of weekends.It’s from 5:30 until 9 on the next two Friday and Saturday nights, October 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th.Visitors will be guided through the dark passageways at the fort and you never know just what will pop out at you or when.Proceeds help maintain and restore Fort Knox.It’s only five bucks a person.If you plan to go it’s suggested you arrive no later than 8:30.
Right now, thousands of folks across the country are celebrating the importance of after school programs.One of many 2010 lights on after school parties was held in Waterville on Thursday.Various organizers including people from the Maine afterschool network have helped put on the event.