The Maine Forest and Logging Museum at Leonard’s Mill in Bradley is growing.Tuesday, 50 foot trusses were hoisted up as part of the construction.The expansion will make room for a new machinery display and visitor center.The museum hopes to have the additional building opened by the spring.
It was election day for students at the Fourteen Street School in Bangor.They voted on a school mascot.This school is the only one in Bangor without a mascot.Their choices were lion, chickadee, firefly and owl.Before heading to the polls, they did research, reading about the different creatures on the ballot and campaigning for their favorites.”They’ve done their research, that they’re well informed voters and that they’re able to cast their vote and they can make a difference and it means something to them that their vote will have a real meaning,” said Principal Lynn Silk.The results of the election will be announced Thursday.
Question 1 – Reject Voter Reg Law People’s Veto 594 of 600 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 231,606 – 60 percent No, 152,591 – 40 percentQuestion 2 – Allow Racinos Citizen Initiative 594 of 600 precincts – 99 percent Yes, 172,992 – 45 percent x-No, 210,362 – 55 percent Question 3 – Allow Lewiston Casino Citizen Initiative 594 of 600 precincts – 99 percent Yes, 139,958 – 37 percent x-No, 243,099 – 63 percent Question 4 – Change Redistricting Years Constitutional Amendment 594 of 600 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 192,966 – 53 percent No, 171,169 – 47 percent Local Referendum Authorize Cumberland Bonds 61 of 64 precincts – 95 percent x-Yes, 45,887 – 58 percent No, 33,463 – 42 percent Local Referendum Allow Penobscot Table Games 72 of 73 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 23,975 – 61 percent No, 15,094 – 39 percent (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.
An Ellsworth man who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges is back in custody.Thomas King had been out on bail, but in federal court on Tuesday, he admitted to violating the terms of his release.King pleaded guilty last month to videotaping a girl under the age of twelve.He’s now being held without bail.
It’s a three horse race to become Waterville’s next mayor and this race hasn’t been without it’s share of controversy.Democratic incumbent Dana Sennett, Independent Karen Heck, and Republican Andrew Roy are vying to become the Elm City’s first elected mayor since Paul LePage stepped down to become governor.
Police are looking for a man they say robbed a pharmacy in Rockport this morning.It happened around 10 at Kennebec Pharmcacy and Home Care on Route 1.Police say a man passed a note to pharmacy staff, demanding oxycontin pills and took off with about 300 to 400 of them.
A former kindergarten teacher from Jackman who admitted to using some of his students to make child porn was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday.41-year old Rob Mocarsky entered a guilty plea in federal court over the summer.He was arrested in January after a parent complained he made one of his students dress up in a racy costume, then took photos of her.Court records say a search of his computers revealed he took sexually explicit photos of four of his students.
State Police say speed is the cause of a deadly car crash in Carmel.Two teenagers were killed Monday night.Police say 14-year old Richard Picken of Carmel and 16-year old James McPhearson of Levant died at the scene.We’re told the boys were about to become step-brothers.They were traveling along Irish Road when the car hit a utility pole near the Fuller Road intersection, knocking down power lines.The Irish Road was shut down while crews cleaned up the scene.Hermon High School provided counseling for students and staff Tuesday.
Two people from Waldo made it out of their house safely last night after noticing flames coming out of the walls in their living room.It happened around 9:30 on Waldo Station Road.Waldo’s fire chief says everyone made it out safely, including a cat.There is minimal damage to the home.The fire chief says the fire started in the chimney area of the woodstove.
A man from Belfast is in critical condition from an accident last night in Searsport.Searsport’s police chief says 22-year old Jonathan Carlson was driving along Brock Road when he lost control of the car, flipping it several times.21-year old Thorin Robbins of Northport was a passenger.Both men were taken to a Belfast hospital.Robbins was treated and released.