You won’t find just your average students at a computer class at the University College of Bangor.Meghan Hayward joined the class to see what it’s all about.It’s called Geezer to Geek.”And it teaches senior citizens in the local area how to use their computer effectively.”Instructor Diana Kokoska says it’s an important skill for these folks to have.”Because as you know almost everything you do now is electronic and seniors especially want to be able to go out and keep in touch with their children by email.
A Bangor man is behind bars after Old Town Police say he led them on a high speed chase.An officer says he tried stopping 27-year-old David Chapman for a traffic violation and he took off.District Attorney Chris Almy says Chapman was driving more than 100 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone.Chapman was finally caught after Orono Police put down spike mats.They say they found oxycodone pills on him, too.Chapman was out on bail awaiting trial for a prior robbery chargeHe appeared in court today, facing new charges of OUI, alluding a police officer, and possession of scheduled drugs.”He has a long record of probation violations.
Replacing the Bangor Auditorium for the least amount of money, that’s the task before Bangor city leaders.They reviewed recommendations made by a special committee Thursday evening at a city council workshop.The current plan would replace the auditorium first, then consider what to do with the civic center side of the building.The hope is to start construction by the middle of next year on a $50,000,000 project, but there was some concern at the meeting about how realistic that goal actually is.After much discussion about the list of recommendations, the council finally voted to accept them as somewhat of a starting point.Councilors did, however, amend the point outlining a general start date for the project.
Bangor Hydro and Central Maine Power are combined reporting more than 100,000 outages Friday morningBangor Hydro was reporting 13,484 outages as of 7:00 this morning.Breakdown by County:Hancock: 10,168Lincoln/Piscataquis: 255Penobscot: 1963Washington: 1098Here is a list of outages from Central Maine Power as of 7:30 this morning.Total: A little more than 121,822 outages.Breakdown by County:Androscoggin 3,600Cumberland 34,959Franklin 1,600Kennebec 2,250Knox 4,700Lincoln 14,000Oxford 1,900Penobscot 0Piscataquis 650Sagadahoc 12,100Somerset 1,100Waldo 1,000York 43,873Hancock 7,000
The high winds and rain have shut down multiple roads in the greater Blue Hill area.Officials are saying that as many as 47 trees fell in one streach of the Falls Bridge Rd in Blue Hill earlier this morning.Here’s a partial list of road closures in the area as of 8:00AM:Rockland:Main St., Authorities say materials from a roof are being blown off into the street.
New federal rules go into effect next month related to lead-based paint that could affect thousands of contractors and landlords in Maine.The folks at Penquis held a workshop in Bangor Thursday, trying to help everyone understand how to comply with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.
The legendary Coffee Pot sandwiches will not soon be forgotten by all who enjoyed them.Now, there is another way folks can remember the Bangor sandwich shop.Francis “Skip” Rist, owner of the recently closed Coffee Pot, has donated the neon sign from the front of the store to the Bangor Museum and History Center.The sign was purchased in 1940 from Mulvany Bros.
The filmmakers behind the award winning documentary, “The Way We Get By”, which features Bangor troop greeters, would like your help getting it out to more people.They’re trying to make a 2-disc collector’s edition DVD of the film, which would include never-before-seen special features.But it’s not cheap to do that.You can help by going to their “kick-starter project” website and pledging money.That address is http://kck.st/dlOzkj