A paper maker is suing the publisher of three major newspapers in Maine.McGrann Paper of Charlotte, North Carolina says Maine Today Media Incorporated owes it more than $124,000 for more than 300,000 pounds of specialty paper used in print ads.
The Cota family has received support from the people of orrington and surrounding communities including Kiss Radio team, Mike and Mike.The Mikes posted Maggie’s story on their Facebook page and offered a reward of 100-dollars for information leading to the discovery of the person responsible.They say within minutes, they got more than forty comments.People added money to the reward pot, building it up to 3-hundred dollars.”Our hearts are with the Cota family.
In just a few days, Mainers will head to the polls to decide on whether racinos will be built in Biddeford and Washington County.Thursday, the company behind the project in southern Maine spoke out against their opponents.Ocean Properties says there is misinformation in their opponent’s advertising.The company says officials behind the Oxford County Casino project have been making false accusations that the Biddeford racino would take millons from the state’s school system.Mark Walsh, Vice President of Ocean Properties, says voting in favor of the project does not mean five casinos for Maine.”There are TV ads running that state, do we need three more casinos.
Every day hundreds of calls come through the Penobscot Regional Dispatch Center.”Whenever the phone rings you always get a little bit of a rush,” said dispatcher, Timothy Hall.Most days less than a quarter of them are 911 emergencies.”You never know what you’re going to get when you answer that,” said Hall.As chance would have it, the call Hall took on June 2 was for a little girl with little chance of surviving.”We estimated a statistic this morning that about 1 in 20 for a survival rate on a call like that,” said Hall.It came from a family in Winn, where a two year old girl had fallen down a well.”When I picked up the phone I heard the scream, I heard the excitement, I didn’t know what was going on, very quickly I learned that I had a very serious situation in my hands.”The girl was unconscious and not breathing.Hall talked them through CPR.”We could hear the child start breathing, gasping for air then it was kind of a relief that it was going to go good,” said Hall.Once medical crews arrived, Hall’s job was over and it was on to the next call.He hadn’t really thought about the case until he heard he was nominated for Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year.”I was shocked I was very taken aback I wasn’t expecting it at all.”Hall won the award and will receive it later this month.”I appreciate the recognition because the dispatchers a lot of time are the unsung heroes.
Presque Isle Police say one of two people accused of robbing a man at knife point has turned herself in.29-year-old Nicholette Martin is charged with robbery, theft and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.Police are still looking for 24-year-old John Perkins, who’s facing the same charges.
News that the state will see a major reduction in heating assistance funding this season has many scrambling.The state will get $55 million less than last year.Shawn Yardley, Director of Health and Community Services in Bangor, says the news is devastating for the community.Yardley says many who received funding last year won’t receive any this year, those that do will find it to be less than half of last year.He says it’s posing a danger to many.” Because on of the risks is pipes freezing, using inappropriate heat sources that can be dangerous.
A Millinocket hospital is asking the public for help this holiday season.Millinocket Regional Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its annual Love Light Tree campaign.For $3.00, the hospital will hang a light in honor of a person of your choice.To buy one, you can pick up an order form at the hostipal lobby, Millinocket Floral Shop or Eastmill Federal Credit Union.All proceeds go to the auxiliary.The tree will be lit during a special ceremony, December 1.
An annual arts and crafts show will give all its proceeds this year to a domestic violence organization.The show’s host, Designing Women, has chosen Spruce Run as its beneficiary.Every year, the group chooses to support a local organization that helps women and young girls.Spruce Run’s efforts to help victims of domestic abuse seemed like a deserving cause.Guests can make a $2.00 donation at the door Saturday, November 5.The show will be held at the Dyke Center at Husson University in Bangor from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Police in Lewiston are investigating a bizarre incident on the dance floor at a city bar in which a man’s nose was nearly bitten off.Police say 29-year-old Ryan Zinninger of Greene was dancing at Pub 33 on Tuesday morning when another person bit his nose.Zinninger was reportedly taken to the hospital where a doctor sewed his nose into place with 12 stitches.