Good news from Central Maine Power…fewer than 500 customers are still without power in the wake of this week’s snowstorm.
That’s a big improvement from Friday, when 117-thousand customers were in the dark.
A member of the Maine Legislature died Saturday afternoon in a skiing accident at Sugarloaf U-S-A in Carrabassett Valley.
Representative Abigail Holman of Fayette was participating in an annual fund-raising ski race when she hit a tree. Holman, who was 45, was pronounced dead at Sugarloaf’s first aid clinic.
(AP) – Baldacci sent a letter yesterday to Maine’s congressional delegation saying he doesn’t believe enough time’s been allowed for public comment on the proposal. The governor’s also concerned that the environmental impact of the flights has not been fully considered.
Hundreds of eager family members and friends were there to welcome home the 240th Engineer Group, from the Maine Army National Guard.
82 soldiers arrived at eight o’clock and before they were reunited with their loved ones there was a short ceremony including the National Anthem and unveiling of the troup.
(WABI) – That’s according to a study on the topic by the tax foundation.
New Hampshire is the second friendliest state in the nation for taxes. Folks who live there, on average, shell out about 8% of their income for state and local taxes.
An Irish-style wake is planned this afternoon for a Maine soldier killed in Afghanistan.
Army Sergeant Edmund Wayne McDonald died last week in a crash while he was riding in a military convoy in Afghanistan.
(WABI) – Arrested and charged with murder is 23 year old Todd Gamache of Auburn.
Emily Leigh Cole died in a Portland hospital last month.
Police say she was left in the care of Gamache, who is the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, 32 year old Libby Saint Pierre.
(WABI) – Police say Amy Cerrato’s SUV crossed the center line, and collided with the bus.
She was rushed to the hospital where she passed away.
Six passengers on the bus, as well as the bus driver, were also brought to the hospital to be checked out.
(WABI) – It’s gotten to the point where the school board is now considering whether to cut some teaching positions, and maybe even eliminating some schools.
A special meeting was held at Harrington Elementary School Wednesday night.
(AP) – The owner of the home near the corner of Salem and Clark Streets, Jo Coyne, was outside clearing snow at the time of the late morning blast and was uninjured. No one else was believed to be inside the building.
They’re recommending three separate referendum votes in June and November of this year, and then again in June of next year.
The first vote would give a thumbs up or thumbs down for 131-million dollars in borrowing, mostly for road and bridge repair.
Menu Foods has a long list of products that it recalled. To check out the list you can go to www.menufoods.com, or call them at 1-800-551-7392.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. also recalled some products. You can check those out at www.HillsPet.com, or you can call them at 1-800-445-5777.
Specialist Christopher Wilson was killed on March 29th, while supporting operation enduring freedom.
The Pentagon says the 24-year old died from wounds suffered when a rocket propelled grenade exploded.
The Department of Defense says Wilson was from Bangor, although Governor Baldacci says he actually has a young daughter in Maine, the rest of his family is in Massachusetts.
On Monday, a judge sentenced Albert Dumas to40 years behind bars, but Dumas could serve only 34 years with good time. He’d remain on probabtion until he’s 80.
Dumas grabbed a teenager last August, at knifepoint. He bound her wrists, threatened to kill her, then raped her several times.
Hampden’s oldest resident celebrated quite a birthday Sunday…a hundred and two!
Edna Bragg invited family, friends and neighbors to her party at Rowe Village in Hampden.
More than 60 well-wishers turned out to help Edna celebrate.
There’s word that America’s pet food scare is growing even bigger.
Del Monte is now voluntarily recalling some of its products, in light of the FDA investigation into tainted wheat gluten.
A 16-year-old girl is hospitalized after a snowmobile accident.
It happened in the Somerset county town of Brighton Plantation around 8:30 a-m Saturday.
Game Wardens say the girl, who is from New Hampshire, rode through an intersection without stopping…and into the woods.
(WABI) – Police are still trying to determine whether the Auburn man killed during a standoff with police was shot by the officers, or if he took his own life.
The nearly 17-hour standoff with James Peters ended Saturday morning when police forced their way into the house where he had holed up. After entering the home, police found Petersdead.
Police are trying to figure out whether a gunman killed during an hours-long standoff in Auburn died from
police fire or from a self-inflicted wound.
The nearly 17-hour standoff with James Peters ended Saturday morning when police forced their way into the
Folks in Unity are celebrating maine-grown foods this weekend.
The second annual Local and Sustainable Foods Conference kicked off in unity Saturday morning.
It’s an all-day open house that features exhibits, forums and presentations on all kinds of food issues in Maine.