Inside the Fisher factory, you’ll find a well oiled machine running on hundreds of employees and very little sleep.”We’re going pretty much, you know, 24/7, 365,” said John Murphy, Fisher’s Vice President of Sales in Maine.It was founded in 1947 and has been growing ever since.”We’re extremely busy, having a great season,” said Murphy.But how it is this small Maine company took the snow plow industry by storm is not something they’re willing to divulge.”It’s kind of a little bit of an industry trade secret,” said Murphy.It’s their products that gets Murphy talking, and their popularity that’s attracted some national attention.”Well, it was completely out of the blue.
One person is in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in Brewer.Police say the man was struck near the intersection of Mullen Way and Wilson Street around 5:00 Tuesday afternoon.A section of Wilson Street was shut down for a few hours because of the accident.Authorities are withholding the pedestrians name, but say he was taken to a local hospital to be treated for head injuries.
Bangor city councilors took a closer look at the city’s park ordinances Tuesday night.Occupy Bangor protesters have been camping out at Peirce Park since late October.Theyâ€™ve been told to fill out event permits with the city every three days but refuse to do so.
’Tis the season for pies at Frank’s Bake Shop.The bakery says Thanksgiving is one of their busiest days of the year.Employees work 16 hour days making thousands of pies and other baked goods.”The oven’s been on since last night about midnight this morning and it won’t go off until probably 3, 4 o’clock around Wednesday,” says owner Bernadette Gaspar.But even with a snowstorm expected to hit Wednesday, they tell us folks will get their sweet treats no matter what.”We will be open from 8 to 10 Thursday morning for pick-up only,” says bakery manager Julie Bartlett.Frank’s Bake Shop also has Thanksgiving dinners for sale.They say the best thing to do during the holiday rush is call ahead.
A Pittsburgh woman was sentenced in Bangor Tuesday for bringing the drug oxycodone to Caribou.Ebony Davis, 26, was sentenced to almost six years in prison for possession with intent to sell the drug.The judge said her criminal history and the amount of oxycodone she had on her weighed heavily in the sentencing.
A Lagrange man accused of distributing oxycodone pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday.Troy Woodard, 43, was in federal court in Bangor.Court records say he distributed a mixture containing the drug in July of last year.Heâ€™s scheduled for court again next month.
When it comes to finding that lifelong companion, there’s a place in Knox County known for its matchmaking.Just ask Debbie Bird, who went into the humane society with plans to window shop.”We didn’t think that we were going to interested in them,” said Bird.But it only took one look at a California native to change this Mainer’s mind.”I think she’s adopted us, she likes us.