The head of the Maine Snowmobile Association says an offer from conservationist Roxanne Quimby offering snowmobile clubs five years of access to trails on her land in exchange for their support for her national park plan doesn’t have much support.Bob Meyers told the Bangor Daily News that Quimby is now offering snowmobile clubs one year of access to trails on her land if they submit letters seeking permission.Meyers said Quimby had received some support from the clubs for her five-year offer, but not enough to make it viable.Quimby wants the support for her proposal to give the National Park Service 70,000 acres she owns or plans to own adjacent to Baxter State Park.
Bangor residents will head to the polls tomorrow to have a say in who they want to take their emergency calls in the future…They’ll be asked whether they want to keep dispatch services at Bangor PD or have the city pursue consolidation with Penobscot Regional Communications.”The no vote means we continue to support the council’s position of negotiating with Penobscot Regional Communications and the County,” said Bangor City Manager, Catherine Conlow.
Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but a local food pantry is working hard to collect more than 6,000 turkeys for the holidays.Manna Ministries in Bangor kicked off its annual turkey drive, Monday.This year, they say there are thousands of families all throughout the state who can’t afford a Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s up to the community to help make their holiday a special one.”With the economy the way it is, to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family that they can sit down and have it really makes a difference,” said Bill Ray, Executive Director at Manna Ministries.If you’d like to donate, you can drop a turkey off at Manna’s offices at 629 Main Street in Bangor, or make a donation with a check or gift card.
A man accused of attacking a Rockland police officer while under the influence of bath salts was transferred from the hospital to jail Saturday.Police say they tried to arrest 36-year old David Carver of Rockland last Monday on outstanding warrants.They tell us Carver fought with an officer who then turned a taser on him.Police say Carver ran off and was nabbed near a construction site by a second police officer with help from two construction workers.Carver was treated for drug-related issues and minor injuries.A police officer was treated for minor injuries.
The superintendent of schools wants parents and caregivers of children at the Center Drive School in Orrington to know school is dismissed at 10:00 this morning.The early dismissal is due to an accident which has left the school without power.All after school activities are cancelled today.
A woman from Owls Head is in trouble with the law, after authorities said she struck a home with her car while driving drunk.25-year-old Haley Watkinson was taken into custody Saturday night.She told investigators she looked down to find her cell phone, and that’s when her car crossed the lane into a ditch.
Fire fighters battled a house fire in Industry last night.The call came in around 8:30 to the Ramsdell Road.No word yet if anyone was inside the house at the time.We’re told there were no injuries reported.Crews from at least four departments stayed on the scene until 11 P-M.No word yet on damages or a cause.
A Madison man sustained several injuries after his ATV crashed in the town of Caratunk.Officials say the ATV had a rear axle break, which caused the right rear tire and shaft to come off the machine.They say 60-year-old Glenn Down was traveling north with three riders on other ATVs.Authorities say Dow fell from the machine and ended up in a ditch.
There was a rocking gem show in town this weekend at the Brewer Auditorium.The Penobscot Mineral and Lapidary Club hosted it.The money raised from the event allows them to have a clubhouse.They do a variety of educational lessons, they even have a junior club.” There’s just no limit.
It’s been said that you can’t choose your family, but perhaps that doesn’t apply to the second one Diane Newman has over at Raena’s Pub.”The regulars, the bartender, the crew that come in, I’ve known half the people here for at least ten years,” said Newman.And for the last seven, she’s made sure she could enjoy the holidays with all of them.”We all like hanging out with each other and then everybody had their families at Thanksgiving, so we didn’t get a chance to spend time with each other during the holidays.”So, they made a Thanksgiving tradition of their own.”Everybody brings something.
The Maine Warden Service is investigating the third hunting related shooting since Friday.46-year old Peter Kolofsky of Sebago was shot and killed Saturday afternoon while deer hunting.The Maine Warden Service says he was shot by 61-year old William Briggs of Windham.Kolofsky was wearing the required hunter orange when he was killed, which is a colored fabric worn as a safety measure.