An Old Town man faces a felony drug charge.Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Daley has been charged with drug trafficking.Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Division Commander Darrell Crandall says Daley was arrested after agents and Old Town police officers searched his home.Police say they found nearly sixty ecstasy tablets, a pound-and-a-half of pot and a small amount of LSD.They also seized more than 3,100 dollars in cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales.Daley is free on 12,500-dollars cash bail.If convicted he could go to prison for ten years and be fined 20-thousand dollars.
Winterport residents will have an interruption in their electric service early Saturday morning.One resident has a few concerns over the length of time he will be without power.Meghan Hayward has the story.Tracy Demmons of Winterport received a postcard from Central Maine Power in the mail earlier this week, informing him about an interruption in electric service for seven hours.Demmons had some concerns.”Is it really a smart idea to do this where it’s dropping during the night below freezing.”Demmons is also worried about his mother, who relies on an oxygen tank that requires power.He called CMP and says he was told he should have back up tanks for his mother.”Well their back-ups don’t really last that long and they said, well they should have more.”CMP spokesman John Carroll says they hope it won’t take the entire seven hours, but the work needs to be done.”We have some equipment that we need to take up service so we can do some work in a substation that will improve the strength and reliability of operations there.”Carroll says they’re required to notify residents in advance of a service interruption.”So in this case everyone received postcards several days ago now.
A Baileyville man is under arrest for allegedly assaulting the town’s police chief Wednesday morning.Chief Philip Harriman was reportedly attacked by 49-year-old David Troy while trying to serve a protection from harassment order.Chief Harriman was injured in the face.
A group of sportsmen got together in Brewer to ask Senators Collins and Snowe to pass the federal climate change legislation.The gathering took place at the Penobscot County Conservation Association.It included folks from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as well as the Atlantic Salmon Commission.The group says the future of Maine’s hunting and fishing community depends on the government taking action when it comes to climate change.The group says wildlife in Maine is being significantly impacted by climate change.They say hunting and fishing brings around 1,000,000 people to Maine annually.
With the state facing a $400,000,000 shortfall, the governor has less than a month to come up with a balanced budget.That means more cuts to state programs and services.State revenues in October came up nearly $27,000,000 short.Department of Administrative & Financial services commissioner Ryan Low says most of the missing money is individual income taxes that were not paid.80% of the state budget goes to education and health and human services.Low says those two areas will be hit hard by cuts.DHHS is expected to take another $9,000,000 hit, but it’s not clear which services will be trimmed.The governor will release the details of the cuts Friday, which will take place immediately.
Theater has a way of conjuring up creativity, and some students and staff at Colby College have done just that.This week, the Theatre and Dance Department is offering a free show retelling the story of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.The unique staging has most of the cast is in the water during the show.A twelve by thirty foot pool was constructed which holds 2,500 gallons of water.Director Lynne Connor says the performance takes mythology, and swimming, to a whole new level.Performances will be held on thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m at the Strider Theater, located in the Runnals Building on the Colby campus.
Maine insurance companies are taking steps to encourage people to get their H-1-N-1 flu shots.Medical Directors from local insurance companies met with Maine CDC Director, Doctor Dora Mills Wednesday.They told her they’re using a billing approach that makes it easier to hold vaccine clinics across the state, easing the pressure on doctors.They are also looking to change the classification for certain anti-viral medications, making it more accessible as well.H1N1 has already contributed to five deaths in Maine.