The Secretary of State says the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit has identified a virus that infected a computer in the Millinocket town office last month.Apparently, the virus took the form of a key logger, and the only data compromised would have been any information the town clerk typed into the Central Voter Registration application after the virus hit the computer.Secretary of State Charles Summers says no personal information was compromised.
The cause of Thursday’s fatal accident in Eddington has been released by the Penobscot County Sherrif’s Office.A father and his three sons ages 5, 10 and 13 were traveling from Halifax, Nova Scotia on their way to Boston when 44 year old Hugh Fraser fell asleep and their van crossed the center line of Route 9 into the path of another van.The driver 63 year old Ruth Runnebu was killed in the accident so was her passenger 30 year old Judi Sampson.
A Maine man is out of jail after serving a 10-day sentence for putting an injured deer in the trunk of his car and keeping it there for more than eight hours before taking it to a butcher shop when it was still alive.The butcher called police who told him to euthanize the animal.The butcher then called the Maine Warden Service.In April 52-year-old David Charrier of Detroit reportedly drove past a crash scene in which a deer had been hit by another vehicle and it lay in the road.Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle says Charrier took the deer and kept it for several hours.Charrier pleaded guilty last month to cruelty to animals and other charges.(The Associated Press)
The Maine Turnpike is predicting a 6 percent drop in north- and southbound traffic at its gateway plaza during the Labor Day holiday weekend.Still, more than 228,000 vehicles are expected to pass through the York Toll Plaza from Friday through Monday.The turnpike cites figures from the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine, which projects that overall traffic will total 228,700 vehicles fromFriday through Monday.
A national transportation research group says the rural roads in northern New England are among the most deteriorated in the country.And the report was done before Tropical Storm Irene made those roads even worse.The Washington-based group TRIP released a report Thursday examining the condition of America’s rural roads and bridges.The report says 36 percent of Vermont’s rural roads are in poor condition, worst in the country.
Maine nurses want Wall Street to pay up, in the form of a new tax.Maine nurses rallied together Thursday to speak out about returning money from Wall Street, to Main Street America.The National Nurses United organization says this proposed tax would only involve taxing big stock firms when they do large transactions.The nurses, who were in Downtown Bangor Thursday, believe the billions of dollars that could come from this tax would help everyday Americans receive the healthcare they need.The nurses called on Congress members to sign a pledge to support the cause.Congressman Mike Michaud issued a statement in which he said he has long called for an end to irresponsible speculation on Wall Street…and he looks forward to reviewing a letter sent to him from the nurses…
f you’ve ever had a migraine, you know the debiltating effects the splitting headache can have on your life…but thanks to a local doctor, one orrington woman is now pain free..Jody White had her first migraine when she was just 11 years old.After trying nearly ever treatment on the market, from physical therapy to various medications, White discovered Bangor Hand and Plastic Surgeon, Doctor David Branch.Doctor Branch began performing a surgery 9 years ago, which many patients say has reduced, even done away with their migraine pain.The procedure includes first injecting a patient with Botox.If the patient responds to the drug, Doctor Branch then goes in and performs surgery on trigger sites around the nerves and muscles.White says the surgery has been life changing for her.Jody had her surgery a little over a year ago, and said she’s only had one migraine since then.If you’d like more information, you can check out Doctor Branch’s website at bangorplastic.com
Next weekend folks will be pedaling for a great cause and taking in some beautiful scenery.It’s the fifth annual Pedal the Penobscot to benefit the Bangor Land Trust.There are three routes to choose from, one is 28 miles long, another seventy-six, the other one is a hundred miles.The Bangor Land Trust has more than 400 wild acres open to the public.It gets no federal funding, relying just on donations.Bangor Hydro is a major sponsor of the ride.”I think people are very surprised when they go out and see the beautiful area that’s out there and what’s available to people.