Belfast was Maine’s honorary capital Thursday.The governor’s “Capital For a Day” program aims to get a better grip on Maine’s economic problems by letting him hear directly from local business owners.Governor LePage spent most of his day in Belfast touring five local businesses including the Penobscot McCrum potato plant.
A talented 15-year-old golfer from Hudson who lost his leg to cancer has died.Sam Alexander passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Wednesday after a hard fought battle with the disease.In the last couple of years, he created quite the name for himself in the area.Despite being told he would never play golf again because of his illness, Sam was recognized as Junior Golfer of the Year by the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in September.Local golf pro, Thea Davis, worked with Sam this summer and tells us he’s changed her life forever.”Getting to know that young man was just because of his adversity and he knew he was sick, but it didn’t stop him, it just didn’t stop him.
In the Thomas family, they take their traditions seriously.”We have a military upbringing that, you know, we should all serve our country,” said Jim Thomas.It started generations ago.”My father had served in the army, I served in the navy.”And continues today with Jim’s daughter, Stephanie.”I started JROTC my freshman year.”Stephanie was motivated by a little family competition then.”My sister did it and I just wanted to beat her in rank.”But four years later, it’s a family history of service that’s landed her here.
Water service in Southwest Harbor will be temporarily shut down Friday and Saturday.Repairs to a water line will cut off service both days from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Friday’s work will only affect areas around Clark Point Road, as well as Main Street to Phillips Lane, but Saturday all of the town’s water service will be shut off as construction crews finish up.For more information, you can contact the Southwest Harbor town office at 244-7900.
A talented golfer from Hudson who at just 15 years old had lost his leg to cancer has died.Sam Alexander passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a hard fought battle with the disease.In the last couple of years, he created quite the name for himself in the area.Despite being told he would never play golf again because of his illness, Sam was recognized as Junior Golfer of the Year by the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in September.We also had the chance to see one of Sam’s wishes come true.The Make-A-Wish Foundation took him on a major shopping spree all around town.Sam called the day amazing.
A man from Bangor has been charged with possession of bath salts after police say he destroyed a relative’s bathrooms.When police arrived to the home on Juniper Street on Wednesday evening, 22 year old Benjamin Hatfield was sitting shirtless on the steps with severe cuts to his hands and forearms.
A legislative committee has directed the state Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to review the operations of MaineHousing, a semi-independent agency with a $13 million annual budget and more than 140 employees.No specific reason was given for the directive and the head of the watchdog office, Beth Ashcroft, says lawmakers on the Government Oversight Committee did not give her any list of concerns about the agency.MaineHousing executive director Dale McCormick says she welcomes the evaluation.Earlier this month, the authority released information about employee salaries following a freedom of information request from the Maine Heritage Policy Center.Legislators have also asked for a review of the state Office of Information Technology.(The Associated Press)
More than 130 delegates and alternates meeting for two days at the Maine AFL-CIO’s biennial convention will elect officers and discuss jobs, Wall Street, upcoming legislative issues and the voter registration referendum.The labor federation’s 28th Biennial Convention is being held Thursday and Friday in Bangor.