Bangor city councilors voted in favor of purchasing a fire rescue boat from a company in Washington state.The 8-1 vote came after councilors had asked the Bangor Fire Department to research the potential of purchasing a boat from a Maine business.During Monday’s meeting, Bangor Fire Chief, Jeff Cammack, said they were unable to find a Maine company that would meet the boat specifications at the same price.
Some carriage roads are being resurfaced at Acadia National Park.The project began Monday around the Mountain Loop and Hadlock Brook Loop.Those sections are closed and there’s a detour in place.Parkman Mountain parking lot and a portion of Brown Mountain parking lot will also be closed.You’re encouraged to use the Island Explorer Bus System to avoid construction delays.
Folks in Rockland can give input on a proposed zoning change that would let a methadone clinic re-open near the Thomaston town line.There’s a public hearing Tuesday night at 7pm at Rockland City Hall.After hearing from the public, the Rockland Planning Board and Comprehensive Planning Commission will come up with recommendations for city council.
State Police are investigating a crash involving a van and a state transportation department truck in Carmel.It happened Monday afternoon on Five Road.Police say a woman was driving a van, failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the truck.The impact caused the truck to roll-over.The woman was taken to the hospital to be checked out.The truck driver managed to climb out of his overturned vehicle and was not injured.
People who want to restore election-day voter registration in Maine are closer to their objective.They delivered petitions to Secretary of State Charles Summers Monday afternoon.Protect Maine Votes, a coalition of 17 groups, claims to have collected more than 68,000 signatures since July 7th.They want to repeal a change in state law that eliminated election day voter registration.
If you’ve been watching and reading news lately you’ve seen a lot of stories about people abusing “Bath Salts”.Despite the friendly name, the synthetic drug is anything but friendly to the people who use it, and those they encounter…”Even today I think some people think Bath Salts are something that you buy in the store that are regular bath salts that you can abuse and snort,” said Bangor Police Sgt.
A man from Frankfort is out on bail tonight after police say he pulled a gun on a group of people in Belfast early Sunday morning.Police say 21-year old Daniel Lyford was involved in a fight outside Traci’s Diner on Main Street around 2:30 a.m.
The weather has put a damper on plans in Belfast.The third annual street party was scheduled for Monday but the rain has pushed that back to Tuesday (August 9th).All of the plans will stay the same, it starts at 4pm on High Street.There will be music, food vendors and rides, including a mechanical bull.There will also be a free bounce house for the kids.The admission is free but donations are accepted.
The sentencing date has been set for a former Searsport music teacher who was convicted of sexually abusing a 12 year old girl.William Wiley will find out his fate September 29th.He was found guilty in April on 10 of the 11 counts unlawful sexual contact charges against him.The not guilty verdict came back on the most serious charge of gross sexual assault.Wiley was released on $10,000 bail the day after his conviction.The incidents took place during a six month period in 2004, while the victim was in 7th grade.