Earth Day is here, and Friends of Acadia are getting ready to clean up.Saturday, April 30th, is the day of the group’s 11th annual Earth Day roadside cleanup.This year, teams will clean roadsides in the MDIi, Trenton, Ellsworth and Schoodic areas.Everyone is invited to come out and get our state looking good for summer.If you’d like to help out, give Terry Begley a call at 288-3340 or e-mail her at [email protected]
According to the Maine Attorney General, police were justified in shooting Kemp Lybrook of Skowhegan.Lybrook was shot in October by detective Mark Sperrey during a confrontation at Lybrook’s home.Attorney General WIlliam Schneider says Sperrey had cause to believe that the lives of he and other officers were in danger when he shot Lybrook.The state police tactical squad was called in to assist Skowhegan police in dealing with Lybrook.Police say he had an assault rifle in his hand when he approached police.Lybrook was wounded and was taken to a hospital for surgery.
State and local police have released photos of a man wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing death last night in Westbrook.The man is known by the street name “B.K” but state police have identified him as 30-year-old Tareek Hendricks from Worcester, Massacchusetts.He is about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
The trial of a music teacher accused of molesting a child is set to begin on Monday.Forty-one-year-old William Wiley of Searsport was arrested two years ago.He’s accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was between 12 and 13 years old.Wiley began working as a music teacher in Waldo County twenty years ago.
The Loring Development Authority is receiving more than a million dollars from the federal government for water improvements.The Economic Development Administration funding will pay for repairs and upgrades to water distribution and treatment systems.The EDA says the improvements are needed to ensure continued and improved water flow and will businesses stay and grow in the Limestone area.
Senator Susan Collins was recognized in Augusta for her support of small businesses.The Senator received the prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.Senator Collins called small businesses the backbone of Maine’s economy and says they are responsible for job creation.She also presented a preview of a bill she is working on in Congress for future job growth in the state.Senator Collins says she is humbled by the award.”I really feel honored by this award.
The members of Enviroco, the Colby Environmental Coalition are putting an end to the sale of bottled water on the Colby College campus.For the past three years, they’ve been working on a campaign called “Take Back the Tap” to remove plastic water bottles from school grounds.
Members of the Maine Labor Council are inviting President Obama to Millinocket.Papermakers across the state met in Bangor Friday to extend an open invitation to the President and Senators Snowe and Collins to come and see the impact of pending free trade agreements.They say these agreements hurt local communities and will eliminate jobs.The United Steelworkers President of the Local 11 Chapter, Mike Castaneda says, “If they come through our towns they would see, first of all the large plant that is closed, a lot of stores, local stores boarded up.
A recently approved bill banning the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, in certain products will become law…without Governor Paul LePage’s signature.The governor opposed the ban.This will make BPA the first priority chemical under the Kid-Safe Products Act.Both the state Senate and House of Representatives approved the BPA ban by wide margins, making it veto-proof.The BPA ban will go into effect on Jan.
Bridge Alliance Easter at Great SkatesWhen: Saturday, April 23rdTime:Â 5 – 7 PMWhere: Great SkatesÂ , 82 Sylvan Rd.Cost: $5/person or $10/familyWho: all LGBT and straight alliedÂ families, teens, college students, and adults welcome, plus the Easter Bunny will be there to give good boys & girls some candy.