Groups that are supportive of casinos in western and central Maine are taking aim at ballot questions seeking approval for more gambling locations elsewhere in the state.Political action committees are speaking out against two statewide referendums on the November ballot asking Mainers if they want to allow a casino in Lewiston, a racino in Biddeford and another racino in Washington County.A PAC formed by the owner of the Hollywood Slots casino in Bangor says more gambling venues in Maine will hurt Hollywood Slots.
Emergency workers and hospital staff were hoping for the best but preparing for the worst Wednesday afternoon.A mock emergency was set up to test Mayo Regional Hospital in case disaster strikes.The scene that was set Wednesday was a plane crashing into a crowd of people gathered for a wedding at Peaks-Kenny State Park.Injuries ranged from concussions to fatalities.The hospital staff plans on getting together in the next couple of days to talk about how the drill went.
A proposal to install five wind turbines in Clifton is now a go.The town’s planning board gave its final approval to the project Wednesday night.The head of the board, Eric Johns, says that clears the way for construction to begin, after the code enforcement officer signs off on it Thursday.Pisguh Mountain Partners want to install 308-foot tall turbines on the mountain, an idea that’s generated some opposition along the way.Developer Paul Fuller says the $22-million project will generate enough electricity for up to 5,000 homes in Penobscot and Hancock counties.He tells TV 5 he hopes to start construction within the next month.Johns says opponents to the project told the planning board they plan to file appeal to the approval, but at this point, it’s not expected to delay the project.
You can head to Sebec for a traditional public baked bean supper over the weekend.Itâ€™s being hosted by the town’s 200th celebration committee.Supper will be served at the reading room in Sebec village Saturday from 4:30-6:00.Itâ€™s $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids.
An Augusta man accused of holding his girlfriend captive and abusing her for three days has been indicted.Robert Horr, 50, is charged with kidnapping, terrorizing and aggravated assault.He was arrested in August after his girlfriend called 9-1-1.Court records say she had burns, bruises and cuts all over her body.She told police Horr repeatedly burned her with cigarettes.The woman says she escaped their apartment on Water S.t in Augusta when Horr fell asleep.
The school of life can be pretty effective, even if it only lasts for a few a hours.”I’m looking at all the finances and I’m like wait I can’t continue what I’m doing now,” said student, Lucy McDermott.Seniors at Foxcroft Academy spent their morning in the real world.”It’s a lot different than I thought it was going to be,” said Greg Mathews.
It’s a chance for Anthony Laytart to come face to face with what his future might hold.”I haven’t been here too long but so far I like it, you know the guys have been pretty cool they tell you what you want to know.”And what he came to see at Eastern Maine Community College’s fall open house was its welding program.”I took a welding class down in Calais.
Fireworks will be discussed at a Bangor City Council workshop Wednesday evening.Councilor Gerry Palmer says they’ll be talking about whether the sale of fireworks should be allowed in Bangor, and if residents should be allowed to have them and use them.Fireworks become legal in Maine at the beginning of next year, but the law allows municipalities to pass their own laws to ban them.The workshop starts at six in council chambers.
Bangor and Newport Police are investigating a stabbing.Newport Police Chief, Leonard Macdaid says the male victim was stabbed in Bangor last night and then found in the parking lot of the Irving in Newport with a female friend.An employee at the Irving said the victim had a stab wound to the abdomen and cut on the back of his head.He says the female was taken into custody on drug charges.The male victim is being treated at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield.There have been no charges in connection with the stabbing.