Madeline Carter looks right at home during the lunch hour.It’s a time she knows all too well after spending eight years as a school cook.”I love kids, they all know it,” said Carter.But now it would seem the retired life fits her like a glove.”When I sit down I don’t like to sit still.
The Coast Guard said “Thanks” to a local group for making paddling off the shores of Maine safer.Organizers of the Paddle Smart program were given a Commendation Award for the good that their project does.The three hour safety symposium teaches skills like rescue and navigation.The Coast Guard credits several lives being saved thanks to the quick thinking of former Paddle Smart students.The Coast Guard also thanked the group for pushing people to label their boats with their name and phone number, making search and rescues a whole lot easier.
Investigators say a fire at a mobile home early this morning in Plymouth was caused by an electrical problem.It happened on Green Road just after 1 a.m.Firefighters say the home was already consumed by flames when they arrived.Investigators say the home was significantly damaged and can’t be lived in.We’re told the family living inside made it out safely.
Rockland is the site of the 2011 food summit, Maine Food Means Business.It provides producers a chance to showcase their products and buyers find their next big seller.They say when these two entities come together, the entire industry benefits.Their big push, buying and selling local products and only Maine products were on display.” I think from the consumers perspective, the consumer is all about wanting to buy products that are local, products they can trust.
A commission that will help decide the fate of LURC briefed lawmakers on their progress Thursday.The briefing comes after a series of meetings all over the state to get public input on the future of LURC.LURC oversees around 10-million acres of unorganized territory in MaineMembers of the commission gave the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee some of the ideas they’ve come up with to reform LURC.Some of those ideas include putting wind power projects under the control of the Department of Environmental Protection.
A man from Bangor found not guilty by reason of insanity for stabbing a fellow tenant at a boarding house reported to a psychiatric hospital Thursday to begin serving his sentence.49-year-old Clinton Grubbs was ordered Monday to the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta but was initially told a bed wouldn’t be available for two weeks.
Local organizations are trying to warn families of some of the dangers that can be found in their home.As part of lead poisoning prevention week health groups have advertised their concerns along city buses.Bangor’s Community Connector will be using this sign to remind people to check their homes for lead.Other buses in the fleet will carry signs inside.Penquis is one of the groups behind the effort, and say the effects of lead poisoning on kids can be devastating.”Nervous disorders, some of the rise in attention deficit disorder and problems like that ingestion, digestion problems, and it doesn’t take much, just a little bit of lead can ruin a child’s life,” said Michael Bush, Housing Developer for the group.If you’re interested in testing your home for lead, you can contact Penquis for a free testing kit at 973-3500.
A state police safety board has determined that a Maine state trooper could have prevented a crash that sent him to the hospital with minor injuries and caused $10,000 in damages to his cruiser.The board determined that Trooper Jedediah Malcore didn’t take appropriate evasive action when his cruiser just missed hitting two vehicles, veered off the road and rolled over on Aug.