A fundraiser will be held Saturday evening in Hermon.It’s the Penobscot Nation Boys and Girls Club’s 9th annual Gala.There will be a traditional Penobscot drumming performance as well as silent and live auctions.The event is Saturday evening at 5 o’clock at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.For more information call Carla Knapp at 817-7355.
Four couples are competing to win a free Maine wedding, and they need your help.You have until 11:59 Friday night to vote for the grand prize winner.The Real Maine Wedding of the Year contest is put on by Real Maine Weddings magazine.After receiving entries from all over the country judges narrowed the race down to four couples.The winning couple gets a wedding package worth more than $100,000.
Two people were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with minor injuries Friday morning after a crash on Stillwater Avenue at the Orono Veazie town line.It happened around 9:45 Friday morning.Police say the driver of a car heading to Bangor lost control, slid sideways into the opposite lane and was struck head on by another vehicle.Police say, if you don’t have to be on the roads during a snow storm, stay home.
A Swanville man has been arrested for a hit and run accident.31-year-old Jerry Nickerson was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, and leaving the scene of a crash involving injury.Police say a witness saw Nickerson’s car hit a person walking along Swan Lake Avenue in Belfast.We’re told when the witness stopped to help the pedestrian, the car drove off.Belfast police found the damaged car at Nickerson’s home.The person who was hit had minor injuries.
A man who stole firearms from an Orrington gun dealer has been sentenced to fourteen years in prison.20-year-old Corey Damon of Orrington and Millinocket also has to pay restitution for the stolen weapons.Court records say he stole at least a dozen firearms in August.He pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced today in Bangor Federal Court.
The old Public Safety building in Brewer is gone.A wrecking crew has knocked it to the ground.The city had been trying to sell it since building the new Public Safety building three years ago.But with the decline in the real estate market, city officials decided to tear down the building and try to sell the land for economic development.City officials say the lot should be all cleaned up by the end of next week.
A new newspaper is coming to the Bangor area.Citizen Journal debuted in Central Maine Thursday.The paper is published by Hometown Newspapers, which is also behind The Piscataquis Times, The Sebasticook Valley Weekly, The Somerset Times and The Moosehead Messenger.The new paper will be free for the first three months and then will cost you a mere 30-cents at the newsstand.You can subscribe for $25 a year.Publisher Bob Pushard says the paper’s primary focus is to report on state and regional issues in an unbias fashion.”We have a different way of telling our stories.