Many people have seen or heard about the collapse of the stage at the Indiana State Fair this weekend.There are plans and policies in place to hopefully prevent something like this happening along the Bangor Waterfront.”It’s not just when something like the Indiana situation happens,” said American Folk Festival Executive Director Heather McCarthy.
Police in Waldoboro are calling it a tragic accident.37-year old Robbie Flint died Saturday, after a truck rolled off a car carrier onto him.Authorities were called to Flint’s home around 2 in the afternoon.When they arrived, officers saw a full-sized pick up truck on top of Flint’s body.
Police say a man from Bangor had to be tazed and arrested while under the influence of bath salts.It’s the second time in two months 27-year old Christopher Buzzell has had a run-in with police while reportedly on the hallucinogenic drug.A witness called police Sunday morning, saying Buzzell was on bath salts and had lost it.
t’s a chance to stuff your face and stuff the backpack of a student, all at the same time.The Valley Grange and Penquis are teaming up to raise money for the Penquis Smart Starts for Students Fund.It provides school supplies for families in MSAD #4, #41, #46, #68 and School Union 60.On Friday, August 19th, folks are invited to fill up at an Italian buffet, which includes a build your own salad bar.The dinner goes from 5 p.m.
The American Red Cross holds blood drives daily, but Tuesday they’re co-hosting one they say is different.They’ve teamed up with the Ellsworth Rotary for the community’s Super Blood Drive.From noon to six o’clock, you can stop by the Down East Family YMCA to donate.All donors will receive a Red Sox T-shirt, and have a chance to win tickets to a game.For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Two men are in the hospital after a car crash, Sunday.Lifeflight had to be called when nineteen year old Nathan Miller-Hildings lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree along North Haven Road on Vinalhaven.It happened around 2:30 in the morning, but police say they were notified about three hours later.
A Winterport woman remains in the hospital with serious injuries following an accident Friday night.Shortly after seven, 32-year-old Beth Kingsbury, was driving a pickup along Stream Road and went off the road and rolled over.Authorities say she sustained head injuries along with other injuries.They say charges are pending further investigation.
Maine’s biggest medical marijuana non-profit says it has arranged $1.6 million in financing in hopes of opening its first dispensary.Daniel Walker, a Portland attorney representing Northeast Patients Group, says the group will deliver its financial plan Monday and open the dispensary in Thomaston next month.On Aug.
The public is invited to get an inside look at Maine boatyards as the industry holds open houses at facilities all up and down the coast.The nonprofit trade organization Maine Built Boats says its 2nd annual Open Boatyard Days will be held Monday and Tuesday at participating boat builders, boatyards and other marine-related facilities from Kittery to Eastport.They will open their doors to the public and offer guided tours on the hour, between 10 a.m.
The two-party commission that’s redrawing Maine’s congressional district lines to balance population is taking a step toward completing its work.The 15-member commission meets Monday in the State House, and proposals for redrawing the boundaries of Maine’s two congressional districts may be presented.The panel has six weeks to finish its work because Governor Paul LePage has called a special legislative session for lawmakers to vote on a redistricting plan.
It may be hot now, but the frigid days of the winter ahead are on the minds of officials in New England.Proposed cuts to the budget of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program nearly in half looms in a region where 70 percent of the households heat with oil.
Folks had a chance to learn about a different style of living in Belfast Sunday.It’s called co-housing within and ecovillage.People were invited in for an open house and homemade ice cream making.It allowed folks to see what this lifestyle is all about.These people are creating a neighborhood group of people who have come together and want more to do with their neighbors.This particular one is focusing on environmental sustainability and farming.” Someone who comes in, comes in and becomes part of LLC and by doing that reserves a house and then they buy a house outright.
The Leonard’s Mills in Bradley opened its space for a Intertribal Pow Wow.Folks attending were treated to music, dancing and story-telling.There were vendors on hand with beading, leather, native clothing and feather goods.Those involved say it’s a way to keep their heritage going and helps people understand them better.” We encourage people to come and join us because it teaches them who we really are.
(Associated Press)The Maine Warden Service says a pilot is okay after his place crashed into Aziscohos Lake and flipped over.Offcials with the Maine Warden Service says state police are investigating the northern Oxford County incident, which happened Saturday night.No further information is available at this time.