If you’ve been to downtown Bangor lately, you may have noticed some new shops on Main Street.At least four new businesses have opened since December.As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s all about location.==========(Russ Gillen, Owner, Computer Solutions)”We’d been driving through town and looking for a location that was visible, saw this spot and decided to give it a try.”In December, Russ Gillen opened Computer Solutions in the former G.M.
After a difficult growing season last year, many gardeners were a little anxious with the warm spring and started their crops early this year.But growers need to be aware of the same problem that caused so many issues at this time last year, says Jim Dill of the UMaine Cooperative Extension.
A former caretaker in the Moosehead Lake Region has been arrested in Tennessee.46-year old Bruce Moore is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from stores and properties along the east coast.The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says they found some of the items last week in a storage unit owned by Moore in the town of Shirley.Sheriff John Goggin says there are several warrants in various states for Moore, and the extradition process could be lengthy while authorities continue to file charges against him.
An Augusta man died Sunday when his tractor rolled over while he was mowing his lawn.Police say 64-year-old Armand Dostie was mowing an embankment on the West River Road when the John Deere tipped over.The tractor rolled about 30 feet down the hill and came to rest on top of the man.Police say he died instantly.
Unity College held its commencement ceremony on Saturday.In all, 87 degrees were awarded.A law enforcement chaplain and best-selling author from Maine received an honorary Doctor of Environmental Citizenship from Unity College.Four other people received citations from the college for their environmental work.
A Turner man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of his wife.State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says Androscoggin County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a house in Turner at about 3:30 Saturday morning, where they found 38-year-old Jane Tetreault dead.McCausland says Tetreault’s husband, 45-year-old Brian Nichols is in custody.He says one of the couple’s sons, who is 17, was at home at the time of the shooting, another son was not home at the time.
Workers at the Reny’s in Pittsfield got quite a scare this morning when an out of control vehicle jumped the curb and smashed into the store front.Pittsfield police say that around 9:15 this morning an unidentified 78-year-old-woman lost control of her vehicle on Main street.The woman crossed the center line after turning right on to Main street and when she tried to avoid an oncoming car she accidently hit the gas instead of the brake.