A victory for truckers on Maine’s highways.A government subcommittee has given the final approval for a one-year pilot project, easing weight limits for big rigs on major roadways.They voted on the topic Tuesday night.Senator Susan Collins is behind the program.
State Police believe a man whose body was found inside his cabin in Vienna died after being struck in the head by a tree he was cutting.The state medical examiners office says an autopsy revealed 49-year-old Peter Miller died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck.State Police found Miller’s chainsaw near a tree a short distance from his cabin, where he lived alone.Police conclude that Miller made his way to the cabin after his injury and died.His body was found on Sunday.
Tis the season to give gifts.The folks at the American Red Cross hope you consider giving the Gift of Life.And now they have more opportunities for you to do so.”I am very excited to cut the ribbon to officially open the Bangor apheresis donor center”It’s new technology at the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross.For years, they’ve asked people to donate whole blood which includes, red cells, platelets and plasma.The apheresis machine, can collect just one component, most of the time platelets.”The machine separates the whole blood into components and collects a measurement of the desired component.
This Saturday is being called a day of making miracles in Camden.Local business communities will be celebrating the miracles of the holiday season.It kicks-off with the Maine Pro Musica Holiday Pops Concert at 4 pm.All ticket proceeds go toward the United Midcoast Charities.Following the concert, doors will stay open for holiday shopping and dining.And participating businesses will donate up to 10 percent of their sales to UMCC.President Russell Brace says the generous fundraiser could not come at a better time.” The need is always great.
Local mothers and babies in need will get a lot of help this holiday season.Thanks to the students at All Saints Catholic School in Bangor.Meghan Hayward has the story.Students at the All Saints Catholic School in Bangor are in the giving spirit this holiday season.”Students traditionally have done a collection of baby items that are then distributed to moms and babies in need in the area.”All donated items will be taken to the St.
Two juveniles from Palermo have been charged with arson, burglary, and aggravated criminal mischief.The two are charged in connection with the burglary and attempted arson of a cottage in Palermo.The cottage was one of a pair of camps on Dow Pond that were only accessible by foot or A.T.V.Authorities report that the damage done to the cottage is estimated to be about $4,000.The damage could have been worse.
Folks in Orono said farewell to the 172nd mountain infantry Monday night.A ceremony was held at the Collins Center for the Arts for the troops and their families.Several people spoke at the ceremony.Governor Baldacci and Major General John William Libby were there to help send the troops off.
A trailer has been stolen from Manna Ministries in Bangor.Manna uses it to pick up food and supplies.Folks at the ministry say it’s very important they get the trailer back in time to pick up items for Christmas.It’s being described as ten by five feet in dimension: black in color.