The Augusta planning board will hear from the public tonight about a zoning change that could allow for a medical marijuana dispensary to open in the city.City leaders are considering expanding Augusta’s medical district along Old Belgrade Road.
A water main break in Old Town overnight left 500 customers without water on Stillwater Avenue, but service is now restored.The break happened near Governor’s Restaurant and affected customers from College Avenue to Jefferson Street.The Superintendent of the Old Town Water District tells TV-5 service was restored around 8:30 this morning.
Traffic on Route Nine in Wesley was down to one lane for several hours as Wesley Fire Departments and the State Police dealt with a tractor trailer fire.Around 5:30 this afternoon, 58-year-old Reginald Allen of Saint John was traveling to Boston with a load of concrete counter balances when he heard a loud bang under the hood of the vehicle while driving up Day Hill.Allen used three fire extinguishers but was unable to put out the fire before it engulfed the cab.No injuries were reported.
Nearly fifteen hundred tons of gasoline-contaminated soil is being removed from the site of a former store in Smithfield.The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and US Environmenatal Protection Agency are overseeing the removal of two underground petroleum storage tanks and contaminated soil at the former Smithfield General Store.120-thousand dollars in federal stimulus money is paying for the project.Officials say it will help protect both private and public drinking water wells in the area.
A man from Maine is a suspect in a kidnapping and rape in Pennsylvania.Police aren’t naming him but say he could be from the Gardiner area and has a vehicle that’s registered in Maine.Police say the suspect approached a couple Tuesday afternoon at an information center in the Allegheny National Forest.They say he tied up the man and forced the woman into his pickup truck.Pennsylvania and federal authorities are investigating.
Some local kids are spending two weeks with the Brewer Police and Fire Departments.As Meghan Hayward tells us, these kids are learning about the jobs and possibly deciding their future careers too.Twenty local students are spending two weeks working alongside the Brewer Police and Fire Departments.”For the police aspect, they are studying the history of law enforcement, the purpose of it.
You might want to avoid the intersection of Wilson and Main Streets in Brewer this week.Crews have started tearing down the buildings that make up the Archer Block, which have stood for about a hundred years.Work started this morning.Some streets in the area will be blocked off.Flaggers will control the intersection, you can expect delays.Brewer City Councilor Larry Doughty says the block has been home to barber shops, antique stores and many more businesses through the years.Doughty says it’s a major undertaking, and a good one.”We are going to have a park there but we need some extra parking spaces.
This story is one you really do have to see to believe.Donna Provost is among many Mainers who enjoy cross stitching as a hobby.But as Joy Hollowell shows us, this Newport woman is creating projects that are picture-perfect.=======”This ones are brothers and sisters”Donna provost proudly shows off her grandchildren…as well as the portraits of them.