Volunteers have been hard at work at the Orono Bog Boardwalk repairing the damage done by vandals over the holiday weekend, and they’ve made a lot of progress.Folks who volunteer their time at the Orono Bog Boardwalk say this is the worst case of vandalism they’ve ever seen here.”Nothing this extensive.
The planning board in Bangor held a meeting Tuesday night to let Bangor residents know what areas in the city would be recommended for a medical marijuana dispensary and growing facility.The public hearing was held Tuesday night and according to Bangor planning officer David Gould no one from the public showed up.
Instead of hitting the hockey field, the brewer youth hockey team is heading to the kitchen.The team is hosting a lobster cookout on Friday, September 10th at the Brewer Auditorium on State Street.The dinner will be from 5 to 7 o’clock Friday night.All lobster dinners will be on a pre-order basis only.
Maine Turnpike officials say the threat of Hurricane Earl led to a drop-off in turnpike traffic over the Labor Day holiday weekend.On Friday, the number of vehicles heading into Maine was down almost 19% at the York tool plaza from the same day last year.And on Monday, traffic heading out of state was down almost 5% from Labor Day of 2009.Overall, turnpike traffic has been up this summer.
State Police say a Windham man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to last week’s death of a man found dead on his property.Forty-four–year-old Joseph Green of Roosevelt Trail was taken into custody at his mother’s house in Casco.Green is charged in connection with the death of 40-year-old David Harmon, whose body was found on Green’s property following a search by the Maine Warden Service, Windham Police and volunteers.Harmon had been reported missing by his wife, who said she had dropped him off nearby earlier in the day to scout hunting sites.State Police say their investigation revealed that Harmon was intending to steal marijuana that was growing on the property.The autopsy showed that Harmon died of a gunshot wound.Green was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.
Pasta with a purpose…that’s the idea behind a fundraiser being held Friday night at the Bangor Elks Club.It’s Westgate Manor’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit its Memory Walk Team.All the money raised will go to the Maine Alzheimer’s Association.Tickets are seven dollars for adults, five dollars for seniors and children 12-to 18.Children under 12 eat for just three bucks.The event starts at 4:30, with a silent auction.For more information, you can contact Tammy Leland at 942-7336.
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.