Folks in Bangor put their rain gear on and headed to Bass Park Raceway.They took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.It’s been taking place in Bangor for 21-years and was formerly called the Memory Walk.All the money stays local and goes to the Maine Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association.
A Standish woman has been charged with three counts of arson and officials say she is a suspect in over a dozen other fires over the past two years in Cumberland and York counties.Sixty-five-year-old Carol Field was arrested Friday afternoon.The three fires she is charged with include the July 26th fire that damaged the Raymond Hill Baptist Church, one on September 16th in Limerick and one last September in Waterboro.Authorities say she is also a suspect in 15 other fires during the past two years at vacant buildings and wooded areas.Officials say Field became a suspect in early September after a witness saw a car leaving one of the fire scenes and gave investigators a partial license plate.She remains at the Cumberland County Jail on $100.000.
After an all night search on Schoodic Lake, the Maine Warden Service has recovered the body of 28-year-old Jacob Beal of Columbia Falls.Officials say Beal was in a bass boat Friday with 24-year-old John Williams of East Machias.They say the boat crashed around 6 pm Friday, sending both into the pond.
UMaine Black Bears will be showing their parents what campus life is all about this weekend.Friday, a free cookout and concert kicked off Family and Friends Weekend.Snowcones, nachos, and wings were on the menu along with live entertainment by John Rush.While free food is always a plus with college kids, students say they’re most excited to see mom and dad.Senior Tyler Shortsleeve says “Some of us live hours and hours away and they send us up here and they never see where their money is going or what we do, how we spend our time.
Flu shot season is here and area businesses and health clinics want to help you get prepared.The Maine Center for Disease Control will be operating flu clinics throughout the state.Shots range from $15 to $30.Earlier this week, Miller Drug in Bangor administered a clinic.Owner Bill Miller says the flu isn’t something to be taken lightly as it can cause serious illness and even death.To see a full list of available clinics log onto maineflu.gov
A Holden woman has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for misappropriating funds from the sale of mobile homes.43 year old Tammy Barker, formerly known as Tammy Sproul, took the money while she was running Sproul’s Home Center in Holden.Barker was also ordered to pay more than $80,000 to several of her victims.
The Jackson Lab has scored another huge grant…33-million dollars from the National Institutes of Health.Over the next five years researchers funded by the grant will test and generate data about mice to gain clues about human illnesses.The lab’s research chair Bob Braun says mice and humans have 99% of their genes in common.
A North Anson woman has been brought back to Maine to face an arson charge in connection to a fire from three years ago.It was at a mobile home on the Embden Pond Road in September 2008.50-year-old Mary Hoskins and her son are accused of setting it on fire.Police brought Hoskins to Maine from New Hampshire Thursday.They say she fled the state after an arrest warrant was issued.In 1998, she was convicted for burning down a home in Salem.Her son, Neal, was sentenced earlier this month to two years in prison.
The Fish House Grill has been serving tourists and locals in bustling Bar Harbor for 20 years, but it could soon be making a splash in Bangor.”We thought it was a great spot and great idea and we felt that someone had to be first so we went for it and hope other developers will follow us as well,” says co-owner Jeremy Bond.The seafood restaurant is in exclusive talks with the city to expand along the Bangor waterfront.”The success of the restaurants that are here I think are going to continue to grow and it’s encouraging other restauranteurs who may have an established brand somewhere else or maybe getting started to try their wares here in the Bangor market,” says Business Development Specialist with the city of Bangor, Tanya Pereira.Events such as the Waterfront Concert Series, Kahbang and the American Folk Festival have brought in thousands of people and dollars to the area, making it a prime spot for developers.The plan is to build a restaurant featuring indoor and outdoor seating, banquet space and a raw bar, a first for Bangor.”There’s nothing like a raw bar here.
The lane closure from the accident led to another accident.Authorities say 84-year-old Galen Hopkins of Bangor didn’t notice the traffic coming to a stop and hit the back of a truck being driven by 19-year-old William Smith of Cushing.Hopkins and his wife, 80-year-old Pauline Hopkins were taken Saint Joseph Hospital.
An accident on I-95 in Hampden sent a woman to the hospital.Authorities say 54-year-old Cindy Miller of Newburgh has a medical condition that caused her to go off the road and crash into some rocks.She was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.Traffic on the highway was reduced to one lane for a short while.
A suspected bath salts incident at an Ellsworth hotel has police on alert.Ellsworth Police say that a Bangor man was acting strangely in a local hotel and tried to follow someone into their hotel room.Police say the man was unable to tell them what kind of drugs he was on and how he got to Ellsworth.The man was taken to a hospital.Police Chief John Deleo says they’ve seen a few incidents involving bath salts, but nothing compared to bangor’s numbers.
Downtown Bangor is home to Oktoberfest this weekend.The Downtown Bangor Partnership is behind it.Oktoberfest is in West Market Square.The outdoor market will run from noon to five Saturday.There will be Maine-made arts, specialty food items, a beer tent and music.
Lowe’s in Bangor was celebrating Contractor Appreciation Day and they invited a special guest, Habitat for Humanity.The event gives their commercial clients a chance to meet the sales people.Habitat for Humanity says Lowe’s is always a great help.