The third of four candidates to replace University of Maine President Robert Kennedy is on campus today.Daniel Julius is the vice president of academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education.He’s in Orono today and tomorrow to meet with students, faculty and staff.
An environmental group from Lewiston is raising some questions about one of Governor LePage’s recent nominees.The Androscoggin River Alliance has asked federal authorities to look into Governor LePage’s nominee to head the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.The director of the Androscoggin River Alliance, Neil Ward, has confirmed his group has petitioned the U.S.
It may be cold outside, but one Milo church is opening it’s doors to help warm people up.The Park Street United Methodist Church in Milo is offering a warming center every Wednesday in February and March from 10:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon..Not only will there be activities available, such as arts and crafts, but lunch will be served each Wednesday at noon.The Warming Center is located at 15 Park Street in Milo and is open to everyone.For more information, you can contact Hope Dyer at 943-7785 or email the church at [email protected]
Valentines Day may be Monday but an event this weekend might help curb your sweet-tooth until then.The 18th annual Chocolate Festival and Silent Auction will be held at Ellsworth elementary and middle school Saturday afternoon from 2 P.M.
Another finalist for the top job at the University of Maine is visiting campus.Daniel Julius, vice president of academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education, is visiting the Orono campus on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with students, faculty and staff.
A man is in critical condition after crashing a snowmobile into a tree in Dixomnt last night.It happened sometime after 10 on a trail between the Mitchell and Troy Center Roads.Rescue crews from Hampden traveled by snowmobile to the accident site.We’re told 50-year old, Rick Lane of Dixmont, was wearing a helmet, but upon impact, the helmet came off his head.LifeFlight was called to the scene and landed, but icy conditions prevented them from transporting Lane to the hospital.
A Bangor woman is behind bars, after police say she tried to suffocate an elderly woman at a nursing home.49-year-old Jodi Lynn Holmes is charged with aggravated assault.Police were called to Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation around 1:15 Sunday afternoon.Officers were told that a woman walked into the room of a female patient in her 90’s, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, then ran out of the room just as meals were being delivered.The victim was not injured.Holmes was arrested on Monday.
An environmental group is asking federal authorities to look into whether Governor Paul LePage violated federal law with his appointment of Darryl Brown to become the state’s environmental chief.The Androscoggin River Alliance says Brown’s appointment violates the Federal Clean Water Act because of his stake in an engineering and consulting firm helping developers get state and local permits.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people arrested last week on cocaine and heroin charges have made their first appearances in court.Police say Jose Vazquez, 24, of Milo, Phillip Herbest, 24, of Milo, Emily Spinney, 23, of Corinth and Denise Sibert, 32, of Milo were stopped by state police on Thursday after purchasing drugs in Massachusetts.All four are charged with trafficking in cocaine and the illegal importation of cocaine.Sibert is also charged with possessing and trafficking in heroin, Spinney is also charged with possessing heroin and Herbest is also charged with being an habitual offender.Records show police seized about 3 ounces of cocaine, 16 grams of heroin and 6 grams of crack cocaine.Spinney is free on bail, while the three others remain in jail.
The two runways at Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station have a new owner.In a ceremony Monday, the Navy conveyed ownership of more than 900 acres of land, the runways, and a number of hangers that had been used for naval aircraft.The airport is being redeveloped for civilian use.
The Bangor city council held a brief special meeting Monday evening on two referendums.They decided to hold a public hearing later this month to discuss possible dates for those votes on a new arena and combining city dispatch services with the county.