A group of nurses and doctors spent part of the weekend going door to door in scrubs, but they weren’t making house calls.The medical professionals knocked on doors in Portland Saturday trying to gather support for health care reform.Members of the group known as “House Calls for Healthcare” say that reform should include a public health insurance option.They believe that option would give everyone access to care while lowering costs and improving quality.Registered Nurse Melanie Collins says, “It lets the public see that the nurses are overwhelming for it and the doctors are overwhelming for it , especially in the state of Maine.
The Maine Warden Service says a man from Mapleton was hit by bird shot this weekend while duck hunting with his friend.The man, who’s in his 20s, was injured Saturday while hunting along Realty Road in remote T11 R15.Game wardens say he was hit with bird shot is his lower leg and foot.
Police continue to search for the person who shot a 63-year-old man outside a motorcycle club in Canaan.State police responded to reports of gunshots near the entrance to a Hell’s Angels clubhouse on Route 23 Thursday night – that’s where police found Gary Watson of Madison.Neighbors say he has taken care of the clubhouse for a number of years.Police believe the suspect may have taken off in a car heading toward Hinckley.
A 13-year-old boy from Corinth has a pretty big prize show off for some time in the woods.Charles Berry the Third got his fourth bear in his hunting career today.But this one outweighs the others by quite a bit, weighing in at 410 pounds.He and his father, Charles Berry Junior were out in Township 28, which is near Aurora, when they saw the bear.They had set up bait out that way and also had dogs along with them.Even though this isn’t his first bear, Charlie says it’s still scary when you come up on such a big animal.” Well I felt kind of nervous because the bear was in the hole not very far from me.”” He did awesome.
The Pittsfield Community Theater is on its way to getting brand new seats.Thanks to a fundraiser that involved local artists.Meghan Hayward has the story.The fundraiser was called “Chairs for Chairs.”And it did just that.” With the $2,000 we should be able to purchase about seven chairs.
A food pantry in Whiting isn’t getting the number of donations they once received.As Meghan Hayward tells us, with the holiday season quickly approaching, they’re worried they won’t have enough food for everyone.The Whiting Food Pantry is available to help folks 24/7.
The town of Cherryfield is getting a big gift to help cover a hefty state fine.The Boston Foundation sent a check for $200,000 from an anonymous donor.The grant is to help pay for the school penalty they received from choosing not to consolidate.The large sum of money will pay for half of the penalty fee.Cherryfield Selectman Richard Fickett says the $400,000 penalty was going to be split over two years and taxpayers were going to see a 21 percent increase both years.But now Fickett says they have the money to put towards next year.” It’s very important not only financially.
Residents of Howland will be in the dark for a little while Friday morning.Bangor Hydro is going to be shutting down service in that area to perform repair work to a line that was damaged during recent excavation work.Power will be out from 9am to 11am in the greater Howland area, and will affect the high and middle school as well as the post office.Other affected towns include Maxfield, Seboeis Plantation, Edinburg, Lagrange, and Medford.