Another family will now have a place to call home, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor.The ground was broken Thursday on a new home for the Hooker family.This is the 14th house Habitat for Humanity has built in the Bangor area.The two story, three bedroom, one-and-a-half bath is the perfect size for this growing family.
The former treasurer for a parent fundraising group in SAD 4 is headed to jail.Tessa Herrick pleaded guilty in march to stealing more than a thousand dollars from the Hugs parent group.Thursday, A Piscataquis County judge sentenced her to four days in jail, and ordered she pay a 750-dollar fine.Herrick has already paid back the money she stole from the group.And the judge said he didn’t want Herrick to lose her job because of a longer sentence.After Herrick addressed the court, the judge said he believed she was truly remorseful for what she did, but members of the organization she stole from says the damage has been done.”The community, a whole, wonders if we’re trustworthy.
Folks on Swan’s Island had cause to celebrate Thursday.It was a dedication ceremony for their new library, three years after fire burned down the original one.” From two kids wanting to start a library, to this it’s amazing.”From that Swan’s Island educational society was born in 1970 but in June 2008 a fire consumed the building.”It was very traumatic and sad I don’t suppose we could see that then we had a board meeting right away and made plans but there was a big question mark ..
A woman from Ellsworth accused of setting her grandmother on fire in Bangor is now in a psychiatric facility after a mental health exam found her incompetent to stand trial, at least for now.26-year-old Emily Cole is charged with attempted murder.
Artists are taking over Heritage Park in Belfast this weekend.The 16th annual Arts in the Park kicks off Saturday morning.Ninety artists will be on hand showing off and selling their work.The event runs from 10 to 4 Saturday and Sunday.For more information visit www.artsintheparkbelfast.org
Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?It’s the 6th annual Family Fun Day on Sunday at Acadia National Park.The free event runs from 2 o’clock to 5 o’clock that afternoon.There’s activities for kids aged 2 to 13.Registration is required.For more information visit www.friendsofacadia.org