Governor LePage’s former communications director is speaking out regarding his resignation on Saturday.Dan Demeritt took to the internet to explain, in his words, what’s going on.Earlier this month, the Kennebec Journal published an article saying Demeritt was facing possible foreclosure on five buildings he owns in the Augusta area, including one destroyed by fire that investigators ruled arson.On his Twitter page, Demeritt links to a post he wrote, saying the article was accurate, but he feels it was sensationalized.
A school in Bar Harbor is saying thank you to Mother Nature.The College of the Atlantic is hosting Earth Day in Bar Harbor, this weekend.A day filled with music and food will focus on environmentally friendly activities and discussions.The school says families are invited, and there will be plenty for the kids to take part in including games and craft tables.
Lemonade stands are a staple of the summer season.But students at the University of Maine are hosting one ahead of schedule for a good cause.The girls of Gamma Sigma Sigma will hold an Alex’s Lemonade Stand this weekend in an effort to battle childhood cancer.The name comes from Alexandra Ccott, a cancer patient, who started holding lemonade stands to raise money for a cure.Scott died at just eight-years old, but the service sorority continues her work.They’ll host their stand tomorrow and Friday from 10 a.m.
A Massachusetts man accused of killing a young boy in Bangor is scheduled to plead guilty to manslaughter Thursday in Bangor.Prosecutors say 28-year-old Edgard Anziani killed 15-month old Damien Lynn at the child’s home last year.Anziani pleaded not guilty to murder and manslaughter last April.His attorney, Jeff Silverstein tells us Anziani plans to plead guilty to the manslaughter charge Thursday, the murder charged would be dropped.The maximum jail sentence for manslaughter in Maine is thirty years.
Congressman Mike Michaud and his staff are opening up their doors to hear concerns from members of the community.They’ll be meeting with the public Wednesday in Winterport.Michaud’s deputy chief of staff John Graham will be available from 9:30 am through noon at the Winterport town office.If you have questions or you’d like to set up an appointment, you can call 782-3704.
Local farmers and restaurant owners were making new connections Tuesday night at the Sea Dog in Bangor.It was all part of the first annual Farmer and Restaurant Meet and Greet.The event was put together by the non-profit organization “Food AND Medicine” in hopes that both industries could come together to support one another in the fight to go local.Farmers who produce everything from fruits and veggies to milk and poultry were there Tuesday.And there was a wide variety of restaurant owners as well…from chinese to pizza parlors, every cuisine was well represented.Organizers say the night was such a hit, they plan to do it again next year.
Outdated court documents wrongfully put a man from Eastport behind bars.Police say Abel Burse was arrested for violating his bail during an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.The problem is that Burse hasn’t been under bail conditions since a drug trafficking case in 2007.But in the court’s computer system, Burse’s status hadn’t been updated since that year.When officers arrived at Burse’s home on April 7, they arrested him for a violation.”Mistakes like that shouldn’t happen.
If you’re looking for a job…you might want to stop by McDonalds.It’s National Hiring Day at the popular fast food restaurant.And McDonalds is looking to hire 50-thousand people nationwide Tuesday.That averages out to about 4 to 5 people per Micky D’s here in Maine.All you have to do is walk in, fill out an appliaction, and you even get an interview right on the spot.It could even put you on the fast track to the corporate world of the global fast food restaturant.”You can start as a crew person and several opportunities on the corporate side or work your way up and become the owner of the restaurant if you’d like it’s a great opportunity I think being with McDonald’s,” said Mike Ortin, the owner/operator for the Augusta store.If you can’t make it out Tuesday to apply for a job, you can always log onto mc-maine.com and fill out an application.
An adoption and family center in Waterville is marking an energy-efficient milestone.The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers finished up a $35,000 conservation project, just in time to honor Earth Day this Friday.The computerized boiler system is designed with the environment in mind.