Boothbay Region High School went into lockdown on Monday because a student brought a gun to school, according to police.The Boothbay Harbor police chief said two students alerted teachers after discovering a boy carried a gun to school Monday.The school principal called 911 and ordered the lockdown at 11:15 in the morning.Police apprehended the boy and took him to a local hospital, there he told police he intended to harm himself and not others.The boy’s name has not been released, and no charges have been filed yet.
It will be Franco-American day at the state capitol Wednesday…with an irish twist.The 9th annual Franco-American Day will be observed Wednesday, which just happens to be Saint Patrick’s Day.The celebration will include french music and dance and the playing of the French, Canadian, and American national anthems.There will be French as well as Irish food available at the capitol complex cafe.The newest inductees to the Franco Hall of Fame will also be announced on Wednesday.
The field of candidates for governor of Maine will not include anyone from the Green Party.On Monday, Lynne Williams announced she is dropping out of the race, after being unable to gather enough petition signatures in time for Monday’s 5 pm deadline.A dozen Democratic and Republican candidates did make it in under the deadline, and will be in the primary ballot in June.The list also includes all four of the announced candidates for Maine’s two congressional seats.
University of Maine trustees met Monday in Bangor.System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude gave status reports on tuition and financial aid and updated the board on a market study that is under way.Pattenaude also discussed the new challenges, new directions initiative and a long-term plan focused on the student-faculty ratio…Trustees were also updated on several special projects throughout the UMaine system.
Police are investigating a scam that duped a central Maine couple out of nearly a quarter million dollars.A Bank of America branch contacted police over concerns about a husband and wife from Randolph who had made some large withdrawals.The couple told detectives they had been contacted by mail and phone by a man who said they had won a $5,000,000 contest, but would need to pay processing fees.
After a six month hiatus, the Manna Bus is back on the road.The bus usually travels through Bangor to pick people up for evening meals at Manna’s soup kitchen.It had been out of commission while repairs were made, but now they’re ready to start picking folks up again.
Two town officials in Newburgh have been put on paid administrative leave, and Monday morning, an independent audit began on the town’s finances.This, after some residents raised concerns about the accuracy of the town’s records.For several months, Chris Yountz, Michael Burns and a handful of other Newburgh residents have been going over the town’s financial documents.”The sheet over here had a balance, this sheet had a balance, that one had a balance and all three were different.
Eric Murphy Jr was accused of stealing 570-thousand dollars from investors in the Ellsworth area.He had agreed to plead guilty on two counts of felony theft.Monday was supposed to be sentencing To seal the deal Murphy had struck with prosecutors.But, it didn’t turn out that way.On March 2nd, the state and the defense for Eric Murphy Junior agreed to a plea deal that would have him serve 18 months behind bars.
Some folks in Bangor will lose power for about a half hour Tuesday morning as Bangor Hydro upgrades a substation.The outage will take place from 4 to 4:30 Tuesday morning in the little city neighborhood and surrounding areas.Anyone with questions are urged to call Bangor Hydro’s Customer Service Center at 947-2414Here’s a list of what streets are affected:Broadway from Alden Street to St Joseph Hospital to Center Street, Congress Street, McKinley Street, Madison Street and all side Streets.