The planning board in Bangor is ready to reveal its recommendations on where the city should let a medical marijuana dispensary and growing facility be located.A public hearing is scheduled for 7 tonight at City Hall.Board members say say they used the same model that was used when they were deciding on where to put a methadone clinic in Bangor.Last November voters statewide approved a move to expand Maine’s medical marijuana law and clear the way for dispensaries where patients can legally get marijuana prescriptions filled.A dispensary or cultivation facility can’t be within a thousand feet of a school, library, park, or playground.And it can’t be within 200 of a church or a residential area.the planning board will submit its recommendations to the full city council for a final vote.
A Republican Candidate for Congress in Maine’s Second District is speaking out against the President’s proposal to spend another 50-billion dollars on a stimulus plan.Jason Levesque says the spending is hurting the economy, not helping it.President Obama has asked for money to fix the nation’s transportation infrastructure.Levesque says we shouldn’t be spending money right now without a plan in place to bring jobs to Maine.Levesque is running against incumbent Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud.
An intense fire destroyed a mobile home in Palmyra on Tuesday morning.Take a look at these pictures we received from a neighbor.The intense flames engulfed the mobile home on Clark Road, a private road off the Warren Hill Road on Route 151 in Palmyra.Crews from St.
A Fairfield man who forced his ex-wife to swallow his wedding ring has pleaded guilty to domestic violence.44-year-old Darryl Roberts has been sentenced to three years in jail.Roberts joined his ex-wife and another woman for drinks in June, but after he got upset they left him at a Bangor pub.Police say Roberts called his ex-wife sixteen times, then showed up at her home, kicked in the door, punched her, threatened to kill her and made her swallow his wedding ring.He’s being held at the Somerset County Jail.
Maine is known for its lobsters but a Stockton Springs lobsterman found quite the rare catch, a blue lobster.The blue lobster was caught last week by Losterman Todd Ritchie in Castine Harbor.While most lobsters are a dark, brown color, Bob Bayer with the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine says it’s estimated one in up to 5 million lobsters are blue.The rare find is attracting the attention of the pound’s visitors including John McGhee from Pasadena, California.”If I were to tell friends back at home that I saw a blue lobster, they’d think I’m crazy,” he said.Ritchie brought the lobster to Young’s Lobster Pound in Belfast.
Jim Dill is a pest management specialist, so he has no problem getting close to these two little critters.For the every-day folk, though, just the thought of these guys might make you cringe.”Bedbugs are a small insect with piercing, sucking mouth parts about a quarter of an inch long.
Tonight, you can see a special screening of “Blood into Wine,” a documentary that chronicles the life of rocker Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of the band Tool.The film also includes cameos by Milla jovovich and Patton Oswald.The film is playing at the Bangor Mall Cinemas at 11 o’clock.
The winner of “Survivor Gabon,” Bob Crowley will be the celebrity host for the third annual Dance for a Cure for Diabetes.Crowley is a high school teacher who lives in Portland.The event is on Saturday, September 11th, beginning at 6 at Jeff’s Catering Banquet and Convention Center in Brewer.Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under.