A Canadian company wants to expand a wind power project on Sisk Mountain in Franklin County.A public hearing on the proposal was held in Augusta Wednesday.Trans Canada wants to rezone more than 600 acres to add to an area already zoned for their wind power project.Supporters, like Pittsfield’s state representative Stacy Fitts, say it’s a great opportunity for Maine.Those opposed to the rezoning groups like the Citizen’s Task Force on Wind Power and Friends of the Boundary Mountains say there needs to be more regulation and discussion when it comes to wind power.
Â A Searsport man is in the Waldo County Jail charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault.Police say he shot a man from Frankfort early this morning – and then was shot himself, by a state trooper.Meghan Hayward reports.” What we know is these two men got into a quarrel in the back of a car.
President Barack Obama has signed a bill that allows trucks weighing more than 80,000 pounds to travel I-95 north of Augusta.Since 1994, trucks over 80,000 pounds have had to exit I-95 at Augusta and travel on secondary roads through towns and cities, raising concerns about safety and wear and tear on state roads.Sen.
An accident in Old Town Wednesday, sent three people to the hospital.Police say the two vehicles involved were traveling in opposite directions on Route 43 just after 12:00 PM.They say the pick-up truck was trying to make a left hand turn onto Route 116, but the driver didn’t see the car coming, so they crashed head on.Officer Joshua Loring says this can be a tricky intersection.
Maine is ranked as one of the worst states to be an animal abuser.The Animal Legal Defense Fund released the report, finding that our state’s laws regarding animal abuse are strong and have teeth.They point to the fact that Maine has felony penalties for cruelty, neglect and abandonment, and enhanced penalties for repeat abusers.Maine got top marks along with California, Illinois, Michigan and Oregon.States in the doghouse are Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Dakota.
FairPoint’s CEO says they’re looking at growth in Maine, even after filing for bankruptcy in October and facing criticism from state officials.CEO David Hauser came to Bangor to speak to The Action Committee of 50, part of a forum on local economic issues.Hauser says FairPoint is adding customers and looking to expand broadband services in Maine over the next few years.
Some local Walgreens will be offering H1N1 flu clinics this week.It’s for anyone 18 and older.The cost of the vaccine is 18-dollars.Augusta– 45 Grove Street– Thursday 12/17 10 to 6, Saturday 12/19 12 to 4, Monday 12/21 10-6Bangor–706 Broadway– Friday 12/18 1 to 6Brewer– 437 Wilson Street– Thursday 12/17 8 to 1Ellsworth– 226 High Street– Thursday 12/17 2 to 7
A free H1N1 clinic will be held in Augusta on Thursday, December, 17 and is open to everyone.The clinic will be held at the Buker Community Center, which is located at 22 Armory Street.The clinic will go from 9 am to 3 pm.While everyone is welcome the Maine CDC encourages high risk individuals to take advantage of the clinic.And they ask that everyone bring their health insurance card.For more information call 211 or go to www.maineflu.gov.
An Orrington man is charged with drunk driving after crashing into a parked Bangor police car.Police say 31-year-old Nathan Rosenbeck was driving on Cumberland Street when he slammed into the back of the unmarked cruiser.No one was inside the cruiser at the time.Rosenbeck suffered minor facial injuries and was treated by Bangor Paramedics at the scene.” There was about $5,000 estimated damage to Mr.
They were making gingerbread houses.Meghan Hayward has the story.There was frosting and candy galore in this first-grade classroom.”I wanted it to be a little fancy and a little cool because it’s very pretty to me.””It kind of looks like an old house but it’s kind of a new one.”But putting together gingerbread houses is a little tricky.”The graham crackers to put on because you had to put a lot of frosting on it.””The snowman and the Christmas tree.”This is something the school has been doing for 18 years.”It’s really important.
Slippery road conditions are to blame for an accident that claimed the life of a Southern Aroostook High School senior yesterday morning.According to State Police 17-year-old Jarrica Emery of Island Falls was driving on Route 2 in Dyer Brook at around 9:00 Tuesday morning when she lost control of her car and slid across the center line where her car collided with a tractor trailer truck.Emery died at the scene, the driver of the truck.
Old Town police say at least two shots fired at a pickup in a gravel pit last weekend might have been retaliation by three boys who had been told to leave the area.Police say instead of leaving, one or more of the boys, ages 9, 11, and 14, shot at and hit the pickup.The truck belonged to a father and son who were working nearby in the woods.No one was hurt and the men called police.The boys were detained then released to their parents.
The Miss Maine scholarship pageant is now accepting registrations for it’s 74th annual pageant.The pageant will take place on June 19th, 2010 at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School.The Miss Maine scholarship pageant is the official state preliminary to the Miss America pageant, the largest source of scholarships for women in the world.Those interested must be a U.S.