Governor Baldacci was serving up a Thanksgiving feast in Augusta Thursday.He was carving the turkey at the Riverview Psychiatric Center.And folks there got all the trimmings.Baldacci says it’s something he looks forward to doing every year.” Thank you to the state employees who are working hard to take of our families, those that are being challenged in life.
Most schools are closed for the holiday.But Messalonskee High School in Oakland has opened its doors to the community.Making sure folks are served a Thanksgiving feast.Meghan Hayward has the story.Thanksgiving is a day when many gather with their family.But for more than 100 volunteers in Oakland, they spend it serving up a Thanksgiving meal at Messalonskee High School.Making sure no one goes hungry.A tradition since 1990.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Thanksgiving dinner that everyone could go to for free and feel like their part of the community.
Lots of people head home for the holidays, but for families with kids on the pediatric floor at Eastern Maine Medical Center, that’s not always possible.So folks there bring home, to them.”Yesterday, we pretty much found out we were going to be here during Thanksgiving.
Cranberry Cobbler2 cans (16 ounces ea.) sliced peaches in light syrup: drained1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce.1 pkg Duncan Hines cinnamon swirl Muffin mix1/2 cup chopped pecans1/3 cup butter (or margarine), meltedWhipped topping or ice cream1) Preheat oven to 350 (F)2) Cut peach slices in half lengthwise.
It’s a gift any teacher would approve.Many kids in need may not receive books this holiday season, so Borders in Bangor has teamed up with Penquis Cap for a book drive.Borders staff encourage customers to donate a book of their choice, or choose one of several already selected.Average prices range from $7.00 to $16.00.
A Franklin County grand jury has indicted Barbara Benoit, 50, of Farmington in connection with a car crash that killed her husband.Police say she was driving drunk when she crashed her car into a guard rail, killing Peter Benoit.Police say she drove the car home after the crash and called 9-1-1 to report that her husband had been injured in an accident.
A man from Wilton has been charged in connection with a deadly car crash.Richard Greco, 59, has been indicted for manslaughter and operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Police say his truck crossed the center line and slammed into an SUV.Avis Pettingil, 73, was in the SUV.
The accused leader of a cocaine ring in central Maine was in court Wednesday, via video.Michael Pedini, 39, did not enter a plea.His bail was set at $100,000.Jamie Barker, 32, Luke Adams, 25, were also in court.All three are charged with felonies, including drug dealing.Police say they were all selling cocaine in Waterville over the past four months.Barker’s bail is $135,000, bail for Adams was set at $1,000.
Some Bangor city council members are facing a potential recall petition.A Bangor resident has started the recall process after five councilors voted against reinstating Bangor City Manager Ed Barrett.Meghan Hayward has the story.The Bangor City Council voted 5-to-4 Monday night to stick to their earlier decision to end Ed Barrett’s twenty-two year tenure as City Manager.That has upset some residents, and one, James Elmore, has begun the process to recall the five council members who voted to oust Barrett — Pat Blanchette, Rick Bronson, Susan Hawes, David Nealley, and Gerry Palmer.The council reacted Wednesday at a hastily called press conference at City Hall.”We are fearful that if we don’t come out and talk to you people and through you to the citizens, the citizens will presume we’re hiding something and we’re not hiding anything.”Elmore has asked the city clerk to prepare affadavits to begin the recall procedure.Once 10 registered voters sign the initial affadavits, elmore will have 60 days to gather more than two-thousand signatures from bangor voters.Councilor Geoff Gratwick voted in favor of keeping Barrett on.”I will have to say Ed Barrett is a true visionary.