The folks over at the Technical Exploration Center stopped by Wednesday, May 12th, to show and tell some of their favorite gizmoes for aged Americans living in Maine.They have a booth at the Senior Expo on May 21st at the Spectacular Events Center from 9am-2pm.For more information, click, or log on to www.tecmaine.org
Folks got together in Orono Tuesday for a nutrition, food and physical activity symposium.The event was held at the Wells Conference center at UMaine and was sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.The symposium draws folks who work in the public health sector from all over the state.Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to highlight current research and and share ideas.There were oral presentations, as well as poster displays.Topics discussed include access to healthy food in rural maine, childhood obesity and food store selection by food supplement program recipients.
A man from Lagrange was shot and seriously injured while turkey hunting Tuesday in Chester.Wardens say Adam Jewell, 30, was struck in the face, neck and torso with pellets fired by Joel Susen, 29, of Chester.Wardens say they were hunting together when the spotted a turkey and separated, losing track of each other.Warden Lieutenant Tom Ward says Susen fired a shot and hit Jewell from about 40 yards away.Jewell is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
The search is on for the worst roads in Maine.The Maine Better Transportation Association is behind it.The group is sponsoring a “worst road in maine” contest.It’s looking for video and photo evidence, as well as stories about flat tires and busted wheel rims.Routes 1 and 191 in Washington county are among several stretches of road that have received multiple nominations.You can enter the worst roads contest on line at fixmaineroads.org.
The town of Jackson and Mount View High School are mourning the death of a longtime friend.Lucille Curtis passed away Sunday at the age of 65.She worked as a secretary for SAD 3 at Mount View High School for more than 42 years.She was very fond of photography and scrapbooking.
Tuesday was day four of testimony in Skowhegan in the trial of Daniel Fortune.The 22-year-old is charged with attempted murder.Fortune’s foster brother was ordered back to court, but 20-year-old Leo Hylton did not take the stand again.Hylton testified for nearly four hours Monday, saying repeatedly he could not recall any of the events that took place in Pittston two years ago.Hylton has already been sentenced for his role in the home invasion and machete attack that left William Guerrette and his daughter with permanent injuries.Closing statements are expected Thursday.
The Bangor Public Library is offering a unique program.Kids get to read to a four legged friend.Meghan Hayward has the story.This is Atticus, a certified therapy and rescue dog.He’s listening to several children read to him.”One of the things we’re finding is that when they’re reading to a dog, the dog is non-judgmental.