Another finalist for the top job at the University of Maine is visiting campus.Daniel Julius, vice president of academic affairs at the University of Alaska System of Higher Education, is visiting the Orono campus on Tuesday and Wednesday to meet with students, faculty and staff.
A man is in critical condition after crashing a snowmobile into a tree in Dixomnt last night.It happened sometime after 10 on a trail between the Mitchell and Troy Center Roads.Rescue crews from Hampden traveled by snowmobile to the accident site.We’re told 50-year old, Rick Lane of Dixmont, was wearing a helmet, but upon impact, the helmet came off his head.LifeFlight was called to the scene and landed, but icy conditions prevented them from transporting Lane to the hospital.
A Bangor woman is behind bars, after police say she tried to suffocate an elderly woman at a nursing home.49-year-old Jodi Lynn Holmes is charged with aggravated assault.Police were called to Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation around 1:15 Sunday afternoon.Officers were told that a woman walked into the room of a female patient in her 90’s, tried to suffocate her with a pillow, then ran out of the room just as meals were being delivered.The victim was not injured.Holmes was arrested on Monday.
An environmental group is asking federal authorities to look into whether Governor Paul LePage violated federal law with his appointment of Darryl Brown to become the state’s environmental chief.The Androscoggin River Alliance says Brown’s appointment violates the Federal Clean Water Act because of his stake in an engineering and consulting firm helping developers get state and local permits.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people arrested last week on cocaine and heroin charges have made their first appearances in court.Police say Jose Vazquez, 24, of Milo, Phillip Herbest, 24, of Milo, Emily Spinney, 23, of Corinth and Denise Sibert, 32, of Milo were stopped by state police on Thursday after purchasing drugs in Massachusetts.All four are charged with trafficking in cocaine and the illegal importation of cocaine.Sibert is also charged with possessing and trafficking in heroin, Spinney is also charged with possessing heroin and Herbest is also charged with being an habitual offender.Records show police seized about 3 ounces of cocaine, 16 grams of heroin and 6 grams of crack cocaine.Spinney is free on bail, while the three others remain in jail.
The two runways at Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station have a new owner.In a ceremony Monday, the Navy conveyed ownership of more than 900 acres of land, the runways, and a number of hangers that had been used for naval aircraft.The airport is being redeveloped for civilian use.
The Bangor city council held a brief special meeting Monday evening on two referendums.They decided to hold a public hearing later this month to discuss possible dates for those votes on a new arena and combining city dispatch services with the county.
Testimony is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in the trial a woman from Florida accused of murdering a man from Dedham.A jury was being chosen Monday in Tampa, Florida in the case of 45-year-old Tamra Leasure.She’s charged with second degree murder in the death of 57-year-old Arthur Tilley, Junior.Police say Leasure shot Tilley three times last March during an argument in her home in Florida.Leasure says she killed Tilley in self-defense.But police say after the shooting, Leasure told them she put the gun in Tilley’s hand to make it look like a suicide.Tilley was a well-known member of the Bangor Kiwanis Club and his father is a former Bangor city councilor.
With cold temperatures and all the snow on the ground, it can be tough to get out and socialize.It can also be hard for some folks to get a nice, warm meal.A volunteer soup kitchen in Southwest Harbor is changing all that, providing entertainment, food and friendship to anyone wishing to take part.”In the winter, people need something to help boost their morale, to boost their spirits and a reason to come together in the winter when people are isolated,” said Larry Stettner, Founder of the Common Good Soup Kitchen Community.That’s just what the Common Good Soup Kitchen Community in Southwest Harbor is doing: bringing folks together, one meal at a time.”Everybody can come in and enjoy and have a good time and people who need it or want it can take home food to help feed themselves and their families as well,” said Stettner.
It’s a right of passage for teens who dream of driving.”We have the signage, the books, all the material required, and the educated speakers that are here teaching the class.”Thirty hours in a classroom is part of the state’s required Driver’s Education course, but a new proposal could change that.A bill aimed at making driver’s ed less expensive and more accessible would give students the option to do the class work online.