If you caught “The Price Is Right” Monday on TV-5, you may have recognized one of the contestants.Kelly Ann Havlin Brooks from Hampden made it all the way to the showcase showdown.Unfortunately, she over bid and lost what could have been hers…a TV, hovercraft, and Caribbean cruise.But don’t feel too bad for her…she won a set of garden cabanas and a grill when she played the game side by side and by getting a total of one dollar when she spun the wheel, she won a thousand dollars.
A man from Winterport will soon be heading to Liberia.Brian Richardson has visited the West African country several times before.But this time, he won’t be coming back alone.In 1964, Brian Richardson joined the Peace Corps.”I let them pick where, and they ended up choosing Liberia for me,” says Richardson.It was there, that Brian met his wife, Marsha.
An electrical problem with a lamp is most likely to blame for a house fire in Winterport Sunday afternoon.Firefighters were called to Pine View Drive around 1 p.m..We’re told Samantha Rancourt lived there with her six children, ages 17 months to 10 years old.Rancourt was not home when the fire broke out.
A mural that was in the lobby of the Maine Department of Labor is now gone.Adrienne Bennett, spokeswoman for the governor’s office, says the mural was removed over the weekend, because the furor generated by the governor’s decision was disruptive and interfering with the Labor Department’s ability to do their jobs.
Following the resignation of a Chelsea selectman, the town is holding a special election to fill the seat.Tanya Condon resigned from the board in November of last year, and now six candidates are running for her spot.Condon left her post just months before selectman Carole Swan was accused of accepting a ten thousand dollar kickback from a road contractor.Swan was arrested and her charges have restricted her duties as selectman.The town office says she is still on the board, and this election will fill the remaining third seat.Residents can hit the polls from 9:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m at the town office.
A Hudson family who thought they had lost an important part of their home is grateful to have him back.When their dog, Hunter, went missing earlier this month a special memory disappeared with him.The dog was given to an eight year old boy before he passed away from cancer, and everyday he serves as a reminder of their lost loved one.
The local community is coming together to help a man who spends his days helping others.Orrington firefighter, Scott Clark, has worked for the town for more than ten years.Recently, medical problems at home with his seven year old son and father have taken a toll on his family’s finances.But the Orrington Fire Department is teaming up with Beef O’Bradys in Brewer to help.On Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., fifteen percent of your bill at the restaurant will go towards helping his family.Just pick up a coupon from the fire department or restaurant and use it when you dine to help.
The head of Maine’s Roman Catholic diocese has set aside a day of penance and prayer to help heal the wounds of past incidents of clergy sexual abuse.Bishop Richard Malone says Tuesday has been designated as a “day of atonement” for past abuses.During the day, Malone will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland with a focus on penance and prayer.The diocese says priests and parishioners are invited to participate, and that pastors and administrators throughout the diocese are being urged to open their churches for at least a few hours during the day for people to join in prayer and acts of penance.(Associated Press)
Volunteers are being sought to help scientists in Maine document the local effects of global climate change by recording the seasonal changes of plants and animals in their backyards and neighborhoods.The project, which is called “Signs of the Seasons: A Maine Phenology Project,” is being coordinated by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant.Participants in the program will be asked to record their observations on things such sightings of migratory birds, changing leaf color and when certain flowers bloom.The project will provide training on how to identify and record observations of the seasonal changes.For more information, people can go the http://umaine.edu/signs-of-the-seasons/get-involved/ website.(Associated Press)
It was music to the ears at Sunday’s Music Off Broadway, America’s Bandstand, hosted by the Rotary Club of Bangor.This is the sixth year for the event, which is the rotary club’s largest fundraiser.A cast of about 30 people were featured, singing and dancing.In the past six years,the rotary club has been able to raise $150,000 through this fundraiser, all of which they give to local charities.”This year it will be going to Families and Children Together, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine, The Shaw House and Ross Care Help for One.”They hope to raise $25,000 for this year’s fundraiser.
Authorities say two people have been charged after accosting a cab driver.Police say they responded to Raena’s Pub in Bangor Saturday night to a report of an assault.The victim, who said she was a local taxi driver, claimed that 45-year-old Cindy Landwehr of Holden approached her and began yelling at her and then spit in her face.The cab driver says she reached for her cell phone to call police, which is when 48-year-old Jeffrey Landwehr of Holden grabbed the phone and tossed it in the parking lot.The cab driver claims she has had issues with Cindy Landwehr in the past.Cindy Landwehr was taken to Penobscot County Jail and charged with assault and violation of bail.Jeffrey Landwehr was summoned and released for obstructing the report of a crime.
An Old Town man was arrested following an accident on I-395 Friday evening.Police responded to the intersection of I-395 westbound and Odlin Road to the report of a personal injury accident involving three cars.They say 21-year-old John Oakes of Old Town was traveling west on the intersection at the same time 22-year-old Vinton Whitcomb of Belfast was traveling north through the intersection on Odlin Road.As a result of the investigation, Oakes was arrested and charged with operating after suspension.Both drivers claim to have had a green light.
Local veterinarians and volunteers donated their time to help about a hundred pet owners on Sunday.The Bangor Humane Society offered area residents an affordable way to care for their cats.For the second year, it hosted its Spay and Neuter Day which aims to provide the expensive procedures at a lower cost.The Humane Society had a full roster of cat owners who signed up earlier this month.It’s an opportunity that many local pet owners need.