It’s a team effort at the Crandall home where 10-month old Clifford is just learning the basics of life, and his mom Nicole is trying to make sure he understands them.”Being a new mom you don’t always know if what you’re doing is right, if there’s something different or something better you could be doing.”Fortunately, she has someone standing by to find an answer to all her questions.”Once I started the program I just can’t imagine not doing it now,” said Crandall.As part of the Maine Families Home Visit program, Nicole sees a home care professional twice a month to help with Clifford’s development.”I didn’t have an upbringing like where my mom read me stories at night or things like that where we had family time where we ate at the table together and stuff like that.”But with the help of her visitor she’s learning the significance of all that and more.
A 27 year old Sedgwick man died early this morning in a crash on Route 15.According to State Police, Daniel Parker at the scene.Police say Parker lost control of his car on the snow covered road, crossed the center line, and slammed into a pick-up.The driver of the truck, Rosemarie Kane of Harborside, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but officials say road conditions played a role in the accident.
For the past three months, Jody Mackin has been delivering the Bangor Daily News to customers along Union Street.”You’re at this house six days a week, yeah you know pretty much what’s going on,” he said.But one Tuesday morning a few weeks ago, his gut feeling told him something was off when he approached the home of 76-year-old Jerome Mishou.”My first thought was somebody had robbed him or stole his vehicle, that was my first thought that first day, but then I thought, well don’t think that way he may have gotten coffee or something.”Mackin noticed the garage door was open and Mishou’s car was gone.
A Mars Hill woman pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing a two year old child while broadcasting it live on the internet.Thirty-three year old Julie Carr had already been sentenced by a judge in federal court to twenty years behind bars.Today, Carr changed her plea to state charges of gross sexual assault and sexual exploitation of a minor.Carr was sentenced to 15 years in prison, which she’ll serve at the same time as her federal sentence.After she’s released, Carr will be on probation for ten years, and will have to register as a sex offender.
The baby boomer population is aging and statistics show by the year 2050 the number of Americans 65 and older is projected to be more than 88-million.Doctor Allan Teel stopped by the Bangor Public Library Tuesday morning to talk about his book, ” Alone and Invisible: Averting Disaster in an Aging America”.The book is an overview of how elders are valued and cared for.
Bangor-Hyrdo customers in Hermon can expect an interruption in their service tomorrow morning.The company is planning to replace and upgrade poles and transfer lines.The routine maintenance will affect service areas including Edgewater Road and Greeks Landing road.