Technical school teachers from across the state had a chance to be the students.Hundreds attended the Maine Career and Technical Education Conference.” We had eight different types of breakout sessions that were varying any where from assessments to different types of proposals to reform our levels of education.”Technical schools are a great tool for students who enjoy hands-on learning.” Any students would want to be engaged and that can vary from your valedictorians and salutatorians straight through to your students that struggle sometimes in school.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has broken up a cocaine ring in Hancock County.Officials say the investigation has been ongoing for several months.Agents say they were able to buy various amounts of cocaine from five different suspects.Forty-six-year-old Berry Young of Deer Isle was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine.
Eight artists from across the state are using the walls of a gallery at the University of Maine as their canvas for an upcoming exhibit.The artists have transformed the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery into temporary pieces of art.The exhibit, Drawing On, is part of the Maine Drawing Project, a year long event between cultural organizations in the state.Twenty institutions are taking part.”We tend to think of art as precious objects and in this case people will have worked beautiful, beautiful drawings that in November are going to be painted over so they aren’t going to be permanent.
Geaghan’s Pub has been an icon in the Bangor restaurant scene for decades.”You can put up a lot of things on the walls and give yourself an Irish name but for us it’s who we are, it’s what we are,” says Floor Manager Andrew Geaghan.It’s taking its commitment to providing local menu items a step further with its own microbrewery.”We for years have been a place that’s baked our own bread, cut our own meat by hand.
State police have made two arrests in a burglary at a home in Linneus.Thursday night, 32-year-old Cheryl Sawyer of Linneus and 33-year-old Phil Buzzeo of Houlton were arrested for receiving stolen propery.Police say on Monday the homeowner was at her husband’s funeral.
Traffic on I-95 northbound in Augusta is down to one lane Friday morning due to a tractor trailer crash.State police say a tanker truck hauling a non-hazardous liquid overturned between the Western Avenue and Civic Center Drive exits around 2:00 AM.The liquid leaked out on to the highway.
A Maine man who sells model airplanes from his Presque Isle garage says a man now facing charges of planning to use a remote controlled airplane in a terror plot tried to buy a model plane from him.Mike Beaulieu says Rezwan Ferdaus tried to buy a large model plane that costs between $5,000 and $8,000 saying he wanted to fly it with his son.Beaulieu says he discouraged the man, who used the name Dave Winfield, from buying such an expensive plane when he was just starting off in modeling.Twenty-six-year-old Ferdaus, of Ashland, Mass., has been charged with plotting to fly explosives-packed model airplanes into the Pentagon and the U.S.
Governor Paul LePage is looking for a couple of new judges.LePage says his Judicial Selection Committee is accepting applications for candidates to fill two vacancies for district judges.One vacancy was created by John O’Neil’s confirmation to the Superior Court bench.
Responding to a request from a conservative public policy group, the Maine State Housing Authority is releasing the salaries of its employees.The state agency released the information in response to a revised Freedom of Access Act request filed last week by the Maine Heritage Policy Center.Maine Housing Executive Director Dale McCormick says the agency sought to balance privacy rights and the public’s right to know by releasing job titles rather than staff names, along with salaries, on its web site, www.mainehousing.org.
The Maine Turnpike is predicting Columbus Day holiday weekend traffic will be about the same or a little less than last year’s.The turnpike authority on Thursday said around 244,000 vehicles are expected to pass through the York toll gate during the long weekend.The forecast model from the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Business and Economic Activity shows a 2.7 percent decrease in incoming traffic Friday and Saturday, and outbound traffic to be roughly equal to last year’s.But the predictions are within the margin of error and the center’s Charles Colgan says that overall, traffic levels will probably be about the same.Columbus Day weekend is a popular time for people to see Maine’s fall foliage.
The Island Falls Free Wheelers ATV club is hosting an ATV ride in the fight against pancreatic cancer.The riders will come together for a maximum 30 mile ride in memory of Doug Weed.He had pancreatic cancer and died this past spring.The ride is Sunday beginning at noon.The entry fee is $20 per machine.You can contact Frank Coombs at 862-4428 or email him at [email protected]
Bangor Land Trust celebrated a big milestone Thursday evening.The group celebrated it’s 10th anniversary.A dinner was held to say “Thank You” to the organizations corporate sponsors.Over the past decade, the group has acquired over 400 acres for the public to enjoy.If you’d like to learn more about the organization, you can log onto bangorlandtrust.org
Fort Knox is on a frightful recruiting drive.They need ghosts, ghouls, zombies and other scary creatures for the annual Fright at the Fort.It takes place the last two weekends of October at the Fort in Prospect.Volunteers are needed to usher guests through the old haunt.If you’re interested contact Leon Seymour at 469-6553 or email him at [email protected]