A man from South Portland arrested after a police chase in Bangor and Brewer was indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday for OUI and eluding police, among other charges.Police say in January, 42-year-old Phillip Hudson, Junior ran a red light in a pick up in downtown Bangor.
A Bangor man accused of a robbery in Palmyra that took place more than two years ago has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Police say 46-year-old Dennis Wood confessed to a home invasion and robbery in Palmyra in July of 2008.That robbery took place at the home of a 65-year-old woman, who was wrapped in duct tape and left lying on a bed.He’s charged with robbery and aggravated assault.
A Bangor man charged with robbing a credit union in downtown Bangor has been indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.20-year-old Donovan Steen is accused of holding up the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in January.Police say he ran off with an undisclosed amount of money.Tips from the public led to his arrest.
The Brewer Federal Credit Union has come through again for the Good Shepherd Food Bank.This time with a check for more than $2,100 as part of the credit union’s Ending Hunger in Maine Campaign.The money was raised through several events, including bake sales and dress down days.This is the fifth year Brewer FCU has partnered with Good Shepherd.”We see people coming in.
A University of Maine program to help women is getting a big boost.The AT&T Foundation is donating $10,000 to Maine NEW Leadership.The 6-day summer program teaches women college students about politics, public service, leadership and networking.Registration deadline for the summer’s sessions is Thursday, March 17th.For more information search Maine NEW Leadership online.
A large number of students in SAD 4 in Piscataquis County receive free or reduced lunch.School lunch covers the kids Monday through Friday, but not on the weekends.Now, there’s a new program giving kids food to take home for Saturday and Sunday.You probably expect backpacks to be filled with school supplies, but in Guilford, more than 20 backpacks are being filled with food to make sure kids eat on the weekend.” Some of them don’t have the means to have a full belly on Monday morning, so this is going to give them food to be able to eat over the weekend,” said Roxanne Chase, food services director for SAD 4.
Investigators say a fire in an apartment complex in Bangor this morning was accidental, caused by a tenant smoking while on oxygen.A number of tenants were evacuated after the fire broke out at Sunset Meadows on Sunset Avenue just after 1 a.m.Bangor Assistant Chief Vance Tripp says the fire was contained to just one apartment, but when they arrived, flames were shooting out the front windows.Firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly and the damage was contained to that one unit.
The company hoping to buy two Maine paper mills is seeking $48 million in tax breaks over 10 years.Millinocket Town Manager Eugene Conlogue and East Millinocket board Chairman Mark Scally say Meriturn Partners LLC is seeking the tax breaks from the two communities.Last month, Meriturn signed a letter of intent to buy the mills by April 29 if several conditions are met, including the setting of favorable property tax rates for the mills.If the towns agree to the tax breaks as proposed, it would reportedly force local government layoffs and a vast reduction of services – unless the state or federal governments can help offset the revenue loss.The East Millinocket mill employs about 450 people.
A public hearing concerning Bangor’s proposed new arena will be held Wednesday night.Councilors want to establish a date to hold a public election to vote on the arena issue.The public hearing was supposed to take place Monday night, but was postponed due to the weather.It will start at 7:30 Wednesday night at Bangor City Hall.
Unionized state workers are reportedly turning out in Augusta later on Wednesday to speak out against Governor Paul LePage’s proposed two-year budget.The Maine State Employees Association has announced the launch of its two-day show of force at the State House, where the proposed $6,100,000,000 budget package is being reviewed.The union is encouraging members to pack public hearings on Wednesday and Thursday.They say they are also planning a noon time rally outside the State House on Thursday.
A special election was held in House District 11 Tuesday for residents in Burlington, Chester, Danforth, Lakeville, and Lee.It’s to fill a seat, the vacancy of which was created by the death of Representative Everett McLeod senior of Lee, who died last December.The Maine Republican Party has released its results- these are not official.Republican Beth Turner from Burlington has won with 697 votes.Democrat Deanna House from Lee came in second with 557 residents choosing her.Write-in Republican Candidate Phil Merletti from Lee garnered 106 votes.