The faculty and staff at John Bapst Memorial High School say they are committed to opening doors of opportunities to their students.Pretty soon, properties next to the school in Bangor will open their doors to international students.Headmaster Mel Mackay describes the buildings as historic 19th century homes that have been converted.
Kids all over eastern and mid-coast Maine will have the chance to board a train headed for Santa’s workshop starting tonight.The Kiwanis Club of Rockland and the Maine Eastern Railroad are offering the 7th annual “Jingle Bells Express” December 3rd & 4th.Three different trains will leave from Rockland’s train depot.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says it’s made another arrest in a meth lab bust in Houlton bringing the total to five.MDEA agents say they arrested 22-year-old Brian Fewelling of Houlton and Dexter.Commander Darrell Crandall says the charge is based on evidence that he assisted another man in manufacturing the drug days leading up to the bust in mid-November.Fewelling was taken into custody in Houlton and remains at the Aroostook County Jail.
If you’re heading to Bangor’s Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, you’re invited to bring along a canned food item.For the second year in a row, Lane Construction is trying to fill a one-ton dump truck with items to donate to local food cupboards.The company has been collecting non-perishable items for the last month at its offices, and is trying to get one last burst of donations at the parade.
Folks got some tips on how to improve their sleep that went beyond counting sheep at a seminar in Bangor Thursday.Sleep specialist Frank Breznyak hosted a sleep seminar as part of caring connections at the Isaac Farrar Mansion on 2nd Street.Breznyak discussed common sleep problems associated with older individuals and women.Robin Long, the assistant director for the Caring Connections program believes learning about sleep is important for a person’s overall health.
The Bangor City Council welcomed members of the community to come out tonight for a public comment session on the proposed Bangor arena.About 75 people showed up at the Bangor Civic Center.While there were a few questions posed to the panel, many of the people that came out tonight were there to voice their opinion one way or another.If you missed this public comment session, there is another one being held on Monday, December 6th, at 6 pm at the Bangor Civic Center.
Law enforcement officers gave a new meaning to “Serve and Protect” on Thursday night.Officers from several police departments waited tables for Special Olympics of Maine.”Tip a Cop” was held at the Ground Round restaurant in Bangor.All of the tip donations benefited the Law Enforcement Torch Run, an event that raises money for the Special Olympics of Maine.The run began in 1985 and to date, has raised more than a million dollars for the organization.”I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the ceremonies, hand out awards and be a volunteer at the games and the athletes both young and old really love the law enforcement participation in the program,” said Doug Smith, a police officer with the Bangor Police Department who waited tables at the event.Throughout the year, the police departments host various fundraisers to benefit Special Olympics Maine.
A Boston-based lobster company says it plans to complete its acquisition of the nation’s last full-time sardine cannery by the middle of January, despite snags that have put the purchase of the closed plant months behind schedule.Antonio Bussone, president of Live Lobster Company, says the closing date for the former Stinson Seafood Plant in Gouldsboro is scheduled for January 14, but he hopes to complete the transaction before then.Bussone plans to use the plant to handle lobsters and lobster bait.
A veterinary clinic in Northport is trying to spread some holiday cheer to the local animal shelter in Camden.The Little River Veterinary Hospital is having an angel tree with all proceeds going to the Camden Rockport Animal Rescue League.
A Burnham man was arrested Wednesday and was charged with OUI, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident.Authorities say 18-year-old Joshua Bither swerved his car off the Stagecoach Road in Unity and slammed into a parked vehicle, knocking a woman into a ditch, and then sped off.The victim, 61-year-old Deena Whited of Unity sustained a head injury.Police were able to locate Bither shortly after the accident.He was taken to Waldo County Jail and later released on $250.His first court appearance is scheduled for January.