Saint Joseph Hospital’s new president Mary Prybylo has been on the job for a week and a half now.She comes to Maine from Connecticut and says she already feels at home here.Prybylo credits outgoing president Sister Mary Norberta for having the hospital in such great shape.She explains her focus for the next hundred days.”Getting to know the staff, the physicians, getting to know the community and how we can serve that community even better than we already are.
The Challenger Learning Center wants to help you get rid of electronics you’re no longer using.The center is partnering with E-Waste Recycling Solutions to collect used cell phones, VCRs, printers and other electronic devices.You can get rid of them for free.The collection drive takes place Saturday from 9am to 2pm at the Challenger Learning Center on Venture way, which is near University College in Bangor.
A summer camp in Holden is getting a helping hand from a national store chain.Volunteers from Lowe’s will be spending the next few days working at Camp Capella.They’re building a storage shed for free.It’s something the camp has wanted for years.Now thanks to a group called the Lowe’s Heroes, they’ll finally have one.”Camp Capella is here because the community supports this place.
A newlywed couple from Searsmont are safe after a six alarm fire at their home, but they lost everything they own.The state fire marshal’s office says they can’t figure out what caused it.Searsmont’s fire chief says it started Sunday morning when Susie and Kevin O’Brien noticed a strange smell.
The United Way of Eastern Maine plays a big part in helping out local communities, and the organization hopes to continue the tradition.The United Way of Eastern Maine held it’s 2011 campaign kick-off Thursday afternoon.Campaign Chair, Brian Donahue, hopes this event will get people exited about this year’s fundraising efforts.For more information on the organization, you can visit their website, unitedwayem.org
The group trying to repeal Maine’s newly enacted voter registration law kicked off their “Yes on 1″ campaign in Augusta Thursday.”Protect Maine Votes” says they have more than 1000 volunteers that will be out knocking on doors and calling voters as early as next week.
Community college students training to work on trucks and other heavy equipment now have a better way to prepare for jobs in their career field, thanks to a donation from a local oil delivery company.The Dead River Company is giving 11 diesel trucks to The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, worth about $100,000.