The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers got a nice gift from Oxford Networks Monday.The telecommunications company donated one hundred feet of copper wire valued at thirteen hundred dollars.The wire is typically used on telephone poles but it will be used for creative art projects here for kids ages two to five.School officials say it will give students a way to express themselves and learn about team building.Julia Munsey with Oxford Networks says it’s the same wire used to send calls and information over the internet.”The future is fiber optics, we use a little bit less copper wire.
Sights and sounds- the two go hand in hand for many of us.Now imagine being told you’re going to lose both.That was the case for Ron Demers.The Rockport man has organized a walk this Sunday, to help others like him.+++Growing up, Ron Demers had trouble with his hearing.
It was a perfect day for a round of golf and the perfect way to help area college students.Eastern Maine Community College played host to the first ever charity golf tournament on Monday.76 golfers teed off at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.Money raised from the event goes towards student scholarships for the 32 degree programs offered at the college.”As the cost of education across the U.S.
”We believe this was constructed probably around 1863,” said Leon Seymour the Executive Director of Friends of Fort Knox.Past the caution tape, and behind this door, is where the project really starts to take shape, down the walkway in a damp, dark room.”We’re restoring a powder magazine that’s been closed for decades to the public,” said Seymour.
One man is in the hospital, another in jail after police say a man was thrown from a balcony Sunday morning.Bangor Police Officers responded to an Essex Street apartment building a little before three in the morning and found what they say appeared to be fresh blood at the bottom of a second floor landing.Witnesses directed police to a second floor apartment.Inside the apartment, police found a 20-year-old Holden man on the couch wrapped in a blanket in what they describe as poor physical condition.
A Waldoboro business owner is facing drug charges after police say they found 21 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.Christopher Luce, 24, of Waldoboro was arrested Monday morning.Maine drug agents have been looking into Luce because he was suspected of selling large amounts of pot from his house and his business, The Shoe Box.Last Thursday, drug agents say they approached Luce in his parked car in Union, he fled and turned himself in Monday morning.He is being held at the Knox County Jail and is expected in court later this week.
Bangor Hydro customers located in the following towns can expect a brief power outage around 1 p.m.:East Corinth, Charleston, Bradford, Garland, Hudson, and Kenduskeag.Hydro officials say the outage is necessary to conduct maintenance in the safest manner possible.The outage is not expected to last long.
A Maine man is facing charges after a high speed chase through several Somerset County towns that ended with a crash and him being trapped in his vehicle.Police say 33-year-old Richard Hilton Jr., of Norridgewock was flown to the Eastern Maine Medical Center following the Saturday evening crash after the chase that began in Skowhegan.Hilton was reportedly driving at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour.The chase passed through the towns of Canaan, Athens and ended in Cornville when Hilton lost control at a bend on Route 150 and flipped his car, pinning Hilton in it.Hilton’s condition was not available.(The Associated Press)
Acadia National Park’s top official says the park is planning to grow by 56 acres.Superintendent Sheridan Steele says the park plans to acquire a 39-acre parcel abutting Lower Hadlock Pond near Northeast Harbor, and another 17-acre parcel abutting Round Pond near the village of Pretty Marsh.
A new report says the life expectancy for Maine men is highest in Lincoln County, while Maine women live longest in Cumberland County.A new study published in the journal “Population Health Metrics” breaks down life expectancy rates for every county in the country in 2007.According to the study, the highest life expectancy for men is in Lincoln County, where the rate is 77.3 years.