A large turnout is expected in Augusta Monday, for a public hearing on governor Lepage’s proposal to eliminate all state funding for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.MPBN get nearly $2 million a year from the state.Ii accounts for nearly 20 percent of the network’s budget.The Governor’s spokeswoman says the administration doesn’t think the state should be subsidizing a TV and radio network during a budget crunch.MPBN’S President says the network and its supporters will put up a fight.
Authorities continue to investigate a fatal car crash in the town of Washington.It happened around 9 Saturday morning on Route 17, near Route 206.Police say 57-year-old Faustina Mitchell of Waldoboro was pronounced dead at the scene, 62-year-old John Fallows of Hope was taken to the hospital and has since been released.Police say Mitchell tried to pass another vehicle and ended up pulling into the path of Fallows.
The late CEO of Maine’s largest dairy is the winner of the annual Frank Knight Community Forestry Excellence Award.Maine Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley and other officials are gathering Monday at the state’s Arbor Day Celebration 2011 at the Maine State Museum in Augusta.At the event, Beardsley and state forester Doug Denico will present the award to family members of the late Stanley Bennett II, chairman and CEO of Oakhurst Dairy who died in February.
Volunteer fire crews from six surrounding towns converged on the scene of a home fire in the Piscataquis town of Abbot Village Sunday afternoon..Crews werE called to the Eagle Lane residence at 2pm, and were on the scene until 6:30 Sunday night.We’re told the home served a residence for a family of 2 adults and 5 children..Authorities say no injuries were reported, but the home was destroyed in the fire.
The Maine Renewable Energy Association premiered a film at the Penobscot Theatre Sunday.Its called Wind Energy in Maine: Clean, Renewable and Homegrown.The film offers a close up and personal account of how wind power projects have fit into the landscape in a number of communities providing environmental and local benefits.Many Maine citizens are featured in the film.
A Senior US Official says George Mitchell, President Obama’s special envoy to the middle east is stepping down.Mitchell is a former US Senator, and has served the Obama Administration since 2009.He has been working toward keeping the Arab-Israeli peace talks on track.Senator Susan Collins says she believes Mitchell has made great leaps in his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and wants to wish him well on his retirement.”He has been a true patriot who has always answered the call to serve and I think we all should thank him and wish him well on his retirement”No word when Mitchell’s resignation takes effect.
Most everyone has been to a baby shower, but what about a kitten shower?To kick off the litter season the Bangor Humane Society hosted a kitten shower.The organization is expected to take in hundreds of stray cats this year.They were asking folks to bring toys, canned cat food and kitty litter to help out.Folks who take part in the foster program can take the supplies home with them too.”Foster care is pretty much for any animal we have in the building that has a medical need or is under age and we can’t keep them in the building due to them being exposed to illnesses, upper respiratory, things like that.
The celebration for the grand re-opening for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor continued Saturday.They hosted a family fun day at their new location in the Penobscot Plaza.They wanted to have the opportunity to show the community who they are and what they want to do to help the area.The restore was formerly located in Holden.
An Ellsworth woman has been arrested for aggravated assault and attempted murder.A little after 4 pm Friday the Bangor Police Department received a call regarding a fire on outer Broadway.Twenty-five-year-old Emily Cole has been taken into custody.As a result of the call, an elderly female was transported to the hospital with severe burns on her upper body.
The Maine Disabled Veterans Convention continued Saturday.Veterans from all over the state gathered at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Bangor this weekend.Saturday’s program included a speech by Congressman Mike Michaud.The crowd was able to ask him questions after his speech about veterans affairs.One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen from World War Two also spoke at the convention, which wraps up Sunday.
(Associated Press)A former Maine police officer is facing 10 felony charges that he had sexual contact with a Franklin County girl under twelve.Thirty-nine-year-old Steve Goozey of Coplin Plantation was indicted Thursday on the charges that stem from the alleged contact with the girl that occurred between June of 2006 and May of last year.Goozey worked for the Carrabassett Valley Police Department for about three months in 2010.