A benefit supper will be held for a Searsport woman this weekend.Myrtilla Laieski has undergone two hand amputations, one partial leg amputation and is possibly facing another surgery.Last May, she came down with septic pneumonia, which ultimately led to the loss of her limbs.All funds raised will help with the purchase of prosthetics and remodeling her home to make it more handicap-accessible.
The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is receiving a big donation.An anonymous supporter is giving $2-million to the school.We’re told the donor has been following the college for years and is impressed with the quality of students the college attracts and graduates.
Washington Street in Augusta is closed at this hour as a state police tactical team is involved in a standoff.We have a crew at the scene that tells us the tactical team has shot something into the building, we do not know at this time what it was.Neighbors tell us police arrived at the apartment building around 1:30 Tuesday morning.We will bring you more information when it becomes available.
Contract negotiations between Union Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center and the hospital’s Administrative Staff are set to resume Wednesday.Both parties will be back at the bargaining table.Talks took a break on November 29th when EMMC and the Union couldn’t come to an agreement on several key points.The nurses say their biggest issue is that they want better patient to staff ratios.A federal mediator was brought in last month to try and work things out but after no agreement was reached the mediator gave both sides a cooling off period.
The city of Bangor will formally welcome its new City Manager Tuesday night during a special reception.Catherine Conlow replaces Ed Barrett, who left last year after 22-years in Bangor.Prior to serving as Bangor’s City Manager, Conlow was the Town Manager in Orono.Tuesday night’s reception will begin at 5 at the Bangor Civic Center.
LAST MONTH VOTERS APPROVED A FULL CASINO TO BE BUILT IN OXFORD AND THE COMPANY THAT PLANS TO BUILD IT SAYS IT’S RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF INQUIRIES FROM JOB SEEKERS AND COMPANIES IN SEARCH OF BUSINESS.BLACK BEAR ENTERTAINMENT LLC SAID MONDAY IT’S GOTTEN MORE THAN FOUR THOUSAND INQUIRIES ON ITS WEBSITE FROM PEOPLE INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT AT THE FUTURE CASINO AND FROM COMPANIES LOOKING FOR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.HOWEVER THE VOTING RESULTS HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED AND BALLOTS ARE NOW BEING RECOUNTED.
If you have a book that is overdue at the Simpson Memorial Libray in Carmel you may not have to pay your fine.There is another way to get your bill off the books.In an effort to help a local food pantry the library will waive any overdue book fines through the month of December.There is a catch however.When you return the book, instead of paying the fine, you are asked to bring in dried or canned foods to be donated to food pantry.For more information you can contact Becky Ames, at 848-7145.The library is open Tuesday and Thursday from 11 until 7 and on Saturdays 9 until 1.
Tomorrow is the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.That’s why you’ll see flags flown at half staff throughout Maine and the nation tuesday, from sunrise to sunset on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.2.402 US military personnel were killed by what happened on December 7th, 19-41.
A hectic morning for tire businesses around the area.TBA in Bangor opens at 8 am, but owner Al Belanger says there was already a line of cars waiting when he arrived at work at 6:30.Belanger says he always brings in extra help during the first snow storm of the season, to help mount snow and studded tires.October 1st is the first day you can legally put studded tires on the road in Maine, but many wait until the first storm before making the switch.Belanger says most of his customers have a sense of humor about that first storm.
With the first storm of the year come accidents.There were numerous fender-benders in Central Maine today due to weather conditions.But road crews have been out cleaning up all day to make the commute home safer.Public works crews in the Elm City have been out clearing the roads and sidewalks, things are looking good right now.With any storm though, allow yourself extra time to get to where you’re headed.The City of Waterville has been prepping for this weather for months.To give you an idea of how much ground they have to cover there are 354 streets in Waterville that need to be cleared.Turner has about twenty workers and 15 plows.It’s always good to have salt during a storm like this one.
It’s not only the roadways that need to be maintained during a snowstorm.The runway at Bangor International Airport needs to remain clear for travelers.As passengers who are heading off to warmer climates wait inside the terminal, a crew of 12 is outside on the runway making sure it’s safe to do so.”All plows, we’re gonna split the runway like we did last time,” cracked crew Supervisor Billy Landers through the radio in his vehicle.
A teenager has been taken into custody in connection with a stabbing last week in Waterville.Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says a cab driver was stabbed Wednesday night on Willow Street.A 14-year-old girl was taken into custody Saturday and charged with robbery and elevated aggravated assault.Police believe two other people were with her but say she refuses to name them.The cab driver has been released from the hospital.
The death of an Augusta man, whose body was found in Hallowell Sunday has been declared a homicide.The determination was made by the State Medical Examiner’s Office Monday following an autopsy of 47-year-old Paul Allen.No additional information on the autopsy has been released.Game wardens found Allen’s body in the area of the intersection of Winthrop Street and Town Farm Road.Wardens had been searching for Allen since Saturday after his truck was found about a mile away from his body.Allen was last seen Thursday night at the Crystal Falls Toy Auction.Police are asking for help from anyone who may have seen him or his truck since that time.The pick up is a dark green extended cab Ford Ranger with a lifelike illustration of a coyote on the back window.