It’s been years since John Kura of Dexter took a seat in the dentist chair.”It would take me a long time because I’d have to save each month for each service, more than I have, and it would be a long process,” he said.But thanks to Sebasticook Family Doctors, those days are long gone.Their new facility in Dexter will now offer affordable dental services to low income and uninsured Mainers.”We can help the patients that wouldn’t even think about obtaining dental care because of cost and by reducing the barrier of the fee schedule depending on the income is the percentage they pay,” says CEO Robin Winslow.Giving people like Kura an option he didn’t have before.”This way I can get my teeth cleaned, prepared and feel more secure about my dental work.”The new facility will cut the transportation barrier that’s been standing in the way of the center’s patient population.
A Canaan man is charged with driving drunk after police say he struck a woman while doing spinouts on a golf cart.Police say it happened Saturday when Michael Salisbury, 60, was riding his golf cart at a home in Brownville.We’re told the victim was cut and bruised, but is ok.
A house fire in Waterville has left one family homeless and sent a firefighter to the hospital.A State Fire Investigator says the fire started in a first floor bedroom, caused by careless disposal of smoking materials.Waterville’s Fire Chief says the family who lived there left minutes before neighbors saw smoke and flames coming from the house.
The Maine Forest Service has arrested a man from Perry on arson charges, after months of investigating several small fires in Washington County.Forest Service officials say 37-year old Timothy Tiess was charged with five counts of arson.Tiess allegedly set seven fires in late July.
A former drug prosecutor, convicted on child pornography charges, will be released on bail while he appeals his case.Forty-nine year old James Cameron was sentenced to sixteen years in prison for sending and receiving child pornography between 2006 and 2007.A federal judge in Maine had ordered Cameron to remain in prison while his appeal is pending, but that decision was overturned by the 1st U.S.
Nomination petitions for three seats on the Bangor city council and three seats on the school committee are available starting August 10th at the city clerks office.Completed petitions may be returned no sooner than August 20th and no later than Septempter 9th.
In the early morning hours of July 5, a man was driving down North Main street in Brewer.He lost control of his car and wound up in the Penobscot River.On Tuesday, the two people who saved his life were honored.Tyler Eagan and Amanda Cates were recognized by the Brewer City Council for what’s being called their ‘Life Saving Actions’.The couple was driving home around one o’clock that morning when they noticed a car disappear off the road.They pulled over to see what happened and found the car upside down in the river.What they did next, saved the driver’s life.”When I got into the water I went over to the windows of the car and I tried to open up the doors, but the doors wouldn’t open because of pressure on the car.
After being postponed a few times due to rain, a summer tradition went off without a hitch Tuesday night in Chapin Park.Folks gathered at the park for the 17-th annual block party.The free event is a collaboration between businesses along State Street.There were plenty of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy including a special performance by the Bangor Band.Food and admission were free but folks could donate money in support of the Children’s Miracle Network.”Since the beginning we’ve been the organization for 17 years it’s a great event we’ve been very honored to be a part of it the entire time,” said Josh Scroggins, the Director of the Children’s Miracle Network.Businesses say the party is their way of saying thanks to their customers.
There will be road work happening by the industrial park in Pittsfield.The work is being done by the main entrance off Somerset Avenue.You are advised to use other routes if possible because they are excepting delays in that area.For mor information, you can call Pittsfield Public Works at 487-6942.