Putting liquids in plastic bags and removing your shoes has become second nature to travelers who pass through airport security screeners.But before September 11th, 2001, that wasn’t the case.”Pre-9/11 in Bangor, the airport actually operated security screening and people who staffed that were actually airport employees.”Now, those positions are staffed by the transportation security administration.Airport Director Rebecca Hupp says the federal takeover of security scanners is the biggest change since 9-11.
A woman from Bangor accused of killing her husband pleaded not guilty to murder today.48-year old Roxanne Jeskey was arrested in June for the death of her husband, 53-year old Richard Jeskey.Court documents say Jeskey admitted to assaulting her husband with pliers, a box cutter, and a plastic baseball bat.Police say Jeskey told them she attacked her husband after he was on the phone with an ex-girlfriend.Jeskey’s lawyers say she was badly injured, too, and this may be a case of self-defense.Jeskey continues to be held without bail.
Here are a number of services in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.SATURDAYWatervilleState Firefighters Convention9/11 Memorial ServiceChampions Fitness Club1-2pmSUNDAYBangorViewing of “9/11- the Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition” and Candlelight Remembrance WalkKineo Hall, Eastern Maine Community Collegeviewing at 1pmBangorPops on the Green: Patriotic SaluteBangor Symphony Orchestra and Motor Booty AffairWinkin Stadium, Husson University2pmBangorGathering of Remembrance & HopeJohn Babst Memorial High School4pmBrewerSeptember 11 Remembrance CeremonyBrewer Auditorium11amEastport9/11 Memorial Walk & ServiceWalk- Shead to Fish PierService- Fisherman Statue6pmEllsworthProcession of Emergency Services Personnel Escorting World Trade Center Building’s Steel BeamSuperior docks, Christian Ridge RoadMemorial Service to Follow2pmMachiasCandle Light Remembrance Hosted by Machias Fire Dept.Colonial Way, Upper Main St.6 pm Mount Desert IslandA Day of Remembrance & HopeReel Pizza1:30-3pmOld Town9/11 Tribute with the Old Town Museum ChorusOld Town Museum2pmOrono9/11 Remembrance & VigilNewman Center, University of Maine7:30pmProspect HarborDay of RemembranceTown OfficeFollowed by ServiceUnited Methodist Church8:42 amRockland10th Anniversary Patriot’s Day CeremonyThe Lodge on Rankin St.1pmWaldoboro9/11 Moment of RemembranceWaldoboro Fire Department12:45pmIf you have an event you’d like us to know about please email it to us at [email protected]
Lewiston police say they’ve charged three young men with robbery for allegedly kicking in the door of an apartment and robbing a man of his medical marijuana at gunpoint.Police say Scott Breton of Lewiston reported that three men – one with a shotgun and another with a handgun – burst into his Pierce Street apartment around 8:30 a.m.
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Mainers will decide in November if they want to keep same day voter registration.Protect Maine Votes, the group behind the people’s veto, says the Secretary of State’s office has verified enough signatures to get the question on the November ballot.Organizers say they collected more than 68,000 signatures.
Wednesday, in a 3-2 vote, Rockland City Councilors approved a zoning change, which will allow a new methadone clinic in town.The clinic will open on New County Road in the same building that used to house a different methadone clinic.Wednesday’s vote will take effect in thirty days.The Rockland Planning Board has already approved the zoning change.
Medway residents recently approved a feasibility study for a national park in their area.Quimby offered the federal government more than 70,000 acres next to Baxter State Park.The land in Elliotsville Township is made of the Little and Big Wilson Streams.
A Bangor native has been choosen to be part of the 2011-2012 Class of White House Fellows.The program is designed to give promising American leaders first hand experience in the workings of the federal government.Elizabeth Cote was raised in Bangor and went onto Wellesley College, where she received her bachelors degree.
A day out on the golf course this Saturday could help some local high school graduates.The Searsport District High School Alumni Association is hosting its Eighth Annual Golf Tournament.For $75.00, golfers can enjoy 18-holes along with breakfast and lunch.The price covers a greens fee and cart at the Searsport Pines Golf Course.Proceeds go to a fund for graduating seniors.Every year, the alumni group has been able to award three, $1,000 scholarships.Registration begins at 8am.For more information, you can call 323-0857.
The state of Maine has agreed to a plan that will help some of the state’s disabled residents receive services that will let them live outside nursing homes.In a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to provide disabled Mainers with normal mental function the same level of services available to those with developmental disabilities.
Three people are facing charges for allegedly assaulting a teenage boy in Bangor last June.Bangor police say a 15-year-old boy from Garland suffered injuries to his face, arms and leg after he was allegedly assaulted at an apartment on Essex Street.Police say 20-year-old Arianna Irwin threatened him over an issue involving bringing a man to her house who was looking for another woman.Police say Irwin left the residence, then returned and forced her way inside with 22-year-old Maverick Manuel and a 17-year-old male juvenile.The victim says Irwin threatened him with a knife and ordered him and the other people home at the time not to call anyone.Manuel allegedly struck the boy several times with an aluminum bat.
Looking around the room, it’s hard to tell that this is a group affected by addiction and recovery.”We have folks who are in recovery all around us and it knows no barriers,” said Reverend Bob Carlson, President of the Bangor Area Recovery Network.At the annual Summit for Addiction Recovery, the Bangor Area Recovery Network wants to get the word out that those recovering from an addiction are not alone.”There are a ton of people that have gone through the same things you have,” said recovery advocate Kristan Hilchey.The summit focuses on resources for addicts, healthy living and eliminating the stigma surrounding recovery.”We seem to have a history of hiding and letting the stigma overtake us and I think it’s time that we’re able to stand up and speak out about being in recovery,” said Steve Gumbley, Chair of the Board at Faces and Voices of Recovery, who spoke at the summit.Former addicts say it’s events like this that help them feel comfortable sharing their story.
As Maine apple growers get ready for Maine Apple Sunday, the Commissioner of Agriculture has been visiting local orchards.”It’s kind of a follow up to the hurricane to see if there’s been any damage and the report in this part of the state seems to be we survived it pretty well.
Governor Paul LePage was on-hand in Fairfield Wednesday to help unveil a new combined effort between business and government to help in the fight against domestic violence.Business leaders, state officials, and leaders of non-profit groups were at the press conference held at Hammond Tractor in Fairfield.The new project called, “Domestic Violence Abusers in the Workplace”, is a toolkit for employers to help discourage acts of domestic violence at the workplace.The state labor department is kicking in $10,000 to help fund the new program that will be distributed to business owners across the state.Gary Hammond, owner of Hammond Tractor, told a story of a former employee who was killed in a domestic violence incident.
The Brewer Police Department is asking for the public’s help in their search for a man who they say randomly assaulted a woman.Police say the victim was approached by a man at the intersection of Washington Street, Broadlawn Drive and Capri Street in Brewer at 8 Tuesday night and allegedly physically assaulted her.After a short struggle, we’re told she was able to escape unharmed.Police say the alleged attacker ran away towards Main Street.He’s being described as a white male between the ages of 25 to 30.
A New Vineyard family is still homeless nearly two weeks after high winds from Tropical Storm Irene played a part in destroying their home.Naomi and Jerry Haines and their 16-year-old son Marc will not soon forget the night the storm hit their hometown.Strong winds caused a number of downed trees in the area.