Nearly a thousand people turned out in Augusta for the thirteenth annual Cancer Survivors Day.The event brought survivors and their families together for an afternoon of food and games, Saturday.It’s a day organizers say is an important part of the healing process, but also serves as a show of support for patients still undergoing treatment.
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Governor LePage has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff on Sunday.In a statement released by Governor Lepage, he says “I ask all Maine citizens to honor the memory of the Americans who lost their lives that day and to remember all our military members serving overseas.” 2, 752 Americans were killed on September 11th, 2001.
The Coast Guard is searching for a man who was apparently swept out to sea near Monhegan IslandOne other person has also been rescued from the same area, known as Gull Rock.The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department contacted the Coast Guard around 1 o’clock this afternoon after a report of a 32-year-old man who’d been knocked into the water by a wave and hasn’t been seen since.
Construction on Hammond Street in Bangor is almost complete.The final pavement will be laid this weekend.On Saturday through Monday, crews will be working along Hammond Street from Cedar Street to Norway Road.While this final pavement work is being done, there will be no parking along Hammond Street.Drivers should expect traffic delays and detours.
Senator Susan Collins arrived in Bangor Friday afternoon.When we asked her about the credible terror threat to New York City and Washington DC, she told us americans should be on alert but not afraid.Senior Counterterrorism officials say they have a sense of who is behind a reported car bomb on or around this weekend’s 9-11 anniversary.While they don’t have exact identities, they say there’s a least one u-s citizen among the three people.Senator Collis told us the US is a far more safer nation than it was a decade ago and that she believes the September 11th attacks would have been detected if it happened now.”This is also advantageous to make the information public because that means that Americans across this country not just law enforcement and homeland security officials will have their eyes and ears open looking for suspicious activity and that can only strengthen our defenses.”Senator Collins will be making appearances in waterville, caribou and freeport this weekend.The Senator hopes the government’s announcement will deter those who set out to attack the US.
The Bog Road in Hermon will be back open at 4 pm on Friday, September ninth.They say the railroad crossing replacement is near completion and currently they are allowing limited traffic to get through.If you have questions you can contact Clint Deschene, Town Manager at 848-1015, during regular business hours.
Hundreds of firefighters are gathering in Waterville this weekend will pay their respects to those who lost their lives on 9-11, and they’re encouraging the public to join them.The firefighters are coming together for the 48th annual Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention.The event gives them the chance to do everything from swap stories to check out the latest in safety gear.They’re also holding a memorial service Saturday, to honor those who responded, and died, during the attacks in New York and Pennsylvania, 10 years ago.Lt.
This weekend American punk band, Dropkick Murphy’s, will be rocking the Bangor Waterfront.There’s a special offer for emergency responders.Members of the military, police, firefighters, e-m-t’s and all emergency reponders can get into the show for free.All they need to do is show up with a valid form of identification.
Five young boys have been charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and criminal mischief in connection with twenty five break-ins in Belgrade, Rome and Mount Vernon.Authorities say the burglaries took place at seasonal residences.
The Bangor Humane Society says is looking for homes for cats in their overcrowded facility.Bangor Humane’s Stacey Coventry says sixty cats were surrendered in just two days this week bringing their population over two hundred.She says it’s been happening at a high rate this year because of the economy.Adoptions are also down this year.The Humane Society has launched its name your adoption program, where anyone can adopt an adult cat 6 months of older for a minimum of ten dollars.Kittens can be adopted at a fee of one hundred dollars.All cats are spayed and neutered.”I think in combination in being able to reduce our fee and telling the community we need their support to help finding homes for these beautiful pets and cats really helps so we’re hoping it will happen again.”You can contact the Humane Society at 9-4-2 8-9-02.They’re located on Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor.
We’ll never forget where we were on September 11, 2001 but for many school children some of them weren’t even born creating a challenge for teachers.Students at the Fairmount School in Bangor gathered in front of the school’s flagpole Friday morning and held a moment of silence in remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks.Teachers Mary Evans and Joe Bennett were both working at the school on 9-11.This week, teachers spoke to the students about what happened on that tragic day, and say they give students the facts but don’t go into the horrific details.While the students are still young, the teachers at the school say they are aware of what has happened and their biggest question is why.”We have a lot of kids in this school that have relatives in the service.