I’m sure you’ve noticed the temperatures have nosedived, requiring a warm coat to go out.For those in need of one, Spectrum Generations in Rockland can help.The Knox Community Center is giving away winter coats through its “Coats For Seniors” project.LL Bean, Triad and the area agencies on aging have been collecting, and cleaning, gently used coats.To get one you can stop by Spectrum’s Knox Community Center in Rockland.
The Hope House in Bangor is looking for folks to be shelter elves this Christmas.The shelter is looking for donations of food, canned or frozen, condiments and drink mixes.They can also use personal hygiene products and warm clothing.For more information call Christine at 217-6713, ext.
A lot of folks have asked why an Amber Alert was not issued in the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds.State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says the case doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert, which he says are based on immediacy.Ayla wasn’t reported missing until 13 hours after she was last seen.
No one was hurt when a fire broke out at the PERC plant in Orrington early Monday morning.We’re told it began in a room where processed trash becomes fuel for the boiler.Plant workers shut down the processor and tried to fight the fire, but cold weather caused a pipe to break, so they called the fire department.
State police say icy roads are to blame for an accident on Route 9 Monday afternoon.Authorities say the car was traveling east on Route 9 through Osborn, when the driver lost control.The car flipped over, landing on the side of the road.Three people were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Authorities in Washington County are reporting at least two accidents on the road, with weather the possible culprit.Deputies and State Troopers responded to a roll over in Jonesport and a truck that went off the road in Harrington.The calls came in within minutes of each other at around 5:15.A dispatcher tells us both accidents resulted in minor injuries.It was raining in the area which created tough road conditions for drivers.Authorities are urging drivers to be careful and if possible stay off the roads.
After a third day of searching, authorities are still no closer to finding a missing 20-month-old toddler from Waterville.Authorities here – as well as family members, neighbors and just about everyone – have one thing in common: Everyone wants little Ayla Reynolds brought home alive and well.Waterville Police, the Maine Warden Service, and the FBI spent all of Monday searching for Ayla Reynolds, focusing the search on Messalonskee stream, which is about an 1/8 of a mile from the home that Ayla’s father Justin Dipietro shares with his mother.
Residents at Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care in Bangor were treated to holiday cheer Monday.The children’s choir from All Saints Catholic School dropped in to sing songs of the season.Photojournalist Kenn Thompkins was there.
A man from Shirley was killed over the weekend after being struck by a car.It happened on Route fifteen around seven Saturday night.Lieutenant Bob Young of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says 67-year old Norman Pelletier was walking on the shoulder of Route 15.Young says the driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel and veered across the road, striking Pelletier, who died at the scene.