More than seven hundred tickets will have to be returned at the Collins Center for the Arts.A touring group scheduled to host the Gazillion Bubble Show Wednesday night had to cancel.Ticket holders can call 581-1755.University of Maine officials say they can either get their money back or exchange the ticket for another show.
Starting Tuesday, it’s legal to drive faster on parts of the interstate.Along I-95 from Old Town to Houlton, the speed limit has been raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour.Crews were out putting up the new speed limit signs on Tuesday.These signs makes it legal to go 75, although the law went into effect last week.
The town of Searsport is looking for scarecrow and jack-o-lantern artists for its annual Fling into Fall celebration.There will be four categories in the scarecrow competition.For the pumpkin carving contest, there will be categories for children and adults.Children 12 and under and adults can participate in both the pumpkin and scarecrow contests.Entries may be submitted Friday between 10 am and 5 pm at the Penobscot Marine Museum.Awards will be handed out on Saturday, October 8th at 4:30 pm.For more information you can contact Kendra Newcombe at 548-2762.
Fireworks will likely be on the agenda at next week’s Rockland City Council meeting.Rockland City Councilors are expected to take a preliminary vote on whether or not to ban the sale and use of fireworks in the city.Earlier this year, Governor LePage signed a bill that would make fireworks legal in the state in January of next year.But the law also allows individual municipalities to enact laws to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in their communities.According to the city of Rockland’s website, the council will take a prelimary vote October 12th.A formal public hearing is likely to happen on October 14th.
A Belfast man has admitted to his role in the attempted kidnapping of a woman earlier this year.Police say 49-year-old Paul Jameson kept a woman against her will in his car last June.According to court documents, Jameson gave the woman three choices: leave town, move in with him or die.In court Monday, Jameson admitted to one count of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening.He was sentenced to 60 days, with all the time suspended, as well as one year of probation.Police say Jameson and the woman knew each other but didn’t explain the extent of their relationship.In 1993, he was convicted of setting a woman’s house on fire.
Governor Paul LePage says he’ll host a series of job creation workshops in October and November for businesses.LePage announced Monday that the three sessions will be held at Central Maine Community College in Auburn, Husson University in Bangor and Southern Maine Community College in Portland.The Portland gathering will start the series of workshops Oct.
A group calling itself Occupy Maine that joined in solidarity with Wall Street protesters in New York is wrapping up its three-day demonstration in Portland’s Monument Square.About 20 people gathered Monday on the final day of protests against corporate greed and other issues.David Bruenjes, a juggler from Portland, said some have criticized the protests that are sparking up around the country as lacking a clear complaint or objective.
A woman from Bangor who was out of prison on supervised release when she tried to suffocate a 97-year old woman has been sentenced to an extra year and a half in prison.Jodi Lynn Holmes had already been sentenced in June to six years in prison for aggravated assault.She admitted she walked into the room of a patient at Bangor Nursing & Rehabilitation in February and tried to smother her with a pillow, then ran away.Holmes had previously been convicted of making bomb threats against three local schools in 2007.
The town of Hope is expected to welcome a new resident soon.She’s 42-years old, used to work in the circus, and weighs a whopping six thousand pounds.Joy Hollowell updates us on plans to bring Rosie the elephant to Maine.=====The clock is ticking for veterinarian Jim Laurita.