Officials say the death of 54-year-old Christopher Sargent of Bangor was an accidental drowning.His body was found in the driver’s seat of his car in Pushaw Lake.Police were called Saturday by a group of duck hunters, who spotted the car about fifty yards offshore in the water off Gould’s landing.
Authorities say it was an accident that killed a 49-year-old man in Vienna.He had been missing for several days.A friend found his body Sunday in the man’s cabin on Anderson Road.Officials say an autopsy revealed blunt force trauma to his head and neck, which they tell us happened accidentally.
Decorated cakes have taken on a whole new meaning since the Food Network launched such shows as “Cake Boss” and “Ace of Cakes.”A woman in Bangor is showing she too can take the cake.Joy Hollowell introduces us to the owner of Gateau Maison.=======At first glance, they look like sculptures.
On this anniversary of Pearl Harbor University College of Bangor opened their new veterans lounge.The school was the only one in New England to receive a national grant to boost support of veterans in higher education.The grant came from the American Council on Education and the Wal-Mart Foundation.The lounge will be a place where veterans on campus can gather and have a place where they know they are surrounded by people who have had similar experiences.Which is going to increase an already positive college experience for some of the veterans enrolled at the school.”This veterans lounge is icing on the cake,” said Patricia Violette who is a student at the school and also a veteran.
If you’ve driven down Route 1A at any point in the last six months, you know there is road construction going on.The road is being widened so it will be easier to travel to and from Ellsworth and the coast.But for some who live or own businesses along that stretch of road, like Jim Sarosi, the improvements are taking away their property.”They looked around the property and there really isn’t anything else or any other thing they can do except, I mean they told us that the right of way isn’t in our house, so there really wasn’t anything else they were going to do for us.”Sarosi bought this place in 1994.
Anyone who parks in downtown Bangor tonight will need to find another spot.The city is posting a parking ban for all of the downtown area, so that they can remove the snow that fell over the weekend.It starts at 11 pm and goes until 6 am Tuesday morning.All vehicles left on city streets during that time will be towed at the owner’s expense.
About 150 Maine National Guard soldiers are being given a send-off Monday, for a one-year mission in Afghanistan.The deployment ceremony for B Company of the 3rd battalion of the 172nd Mountain Infantry regiment will take place at the University of Maine in Orono.Governor Baldacci and Major General Bill Libby will be on hand for the send off.It starts at 7 pm at the Collins Center for the Arts.The Brewer based B Company, and New Hampshire’s C Company are part of Vermont’s 86th brigade combat team.The soldiers are expected to serve in eastern Afghanistan where they will work with afghan national security forces.By early next year, the Maine Guard will have deployed nearly half its strength to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Do you have a ton of holiday gifts ready to be wrapped, but no time to do it?Well, the folks from United Cerebral Palsy of Maine will be glad to wrap them for you, as part of their holiday fundraiser.The UCP has set up their work shop at the Bangor Mall near Sears.They have a variety of wrapping options for you to choose from, and they say no gift is too big or too small for them to handle.The money raised will benefit the organization.”It’s a really great way to give back to the community we do a lot of the children and adults in this community.
It’s going to be a weekend of fun, food, and fundraising in Bar Harbor.The United World Citizens are holding their annual Light a Candle Holiday Festival.Proceeds from the event will go to benefit a variety of local and international non-profit organizations.There will be live music and entertainment, including a magician and belly dancing.There will also be a silent auction with items up for bid ranging from restaurant gift certificates and hotel stays to jewelry.A variety of merchandise from the product line “Global Mamas” will also be on sale.”It’s gorgeous stuff and it sells well even if it weren’t for a good cause, but it’s doubly nice.