The son of a Monmouth woman has been charged with her murder.State Police have arrested 43-year-old Kenneth McDonald of Monmouth in connection with the death of his 80-year-old mother.Janice McDonald was found dead in her home on Highland Terrace around 5-o’clock Monday evening.Neighbors say Janice McDonald’s body was discovered by her grandson when he went to check on her Monday evening.Kenneth McDonald also lived at the house, and police say he did not show up for work Tuesday morning.Neighbors of Janice McDonald speak fondly of her and say she will be missed in this small, tight-knit, community.
A new restaurant is opening in downtown Bangor.The Fiddlehead Restaurant on Hammond Street had a ribbon cutting ceremony Today.It’s the first time owning a business for Melissa Chaiken and Laura Albin, but they’ve both been working in the restaurant business for years.They say they wanted to bring an elegant but casual eatery to the Bangor area, with local produce and meats.And, they want folks to be able to dine out often without breaking the bank.They’re also hoping to help out other businesses in downtown Bangor.”I think as far as increasing business increasing foot traffic it’s going to help everybody out.
There are a lot of rough roads in the region.Sections of Route Two through Hermon is high on that list.And a lot of folks who use it are upset the state isn’t doing more to fix it.Meghan Hayward has the story.”It is a vital road to the economics of the Bangor Region and it we’re not careful, it’s going to continue to hurt our economy.
A program to help students in Maine pay for college will get some help from a yard sale Saturday.The Pine Tree State Scholarship Association raises money and awards scholarships.The combination yard and garage sale will be held Saturday at 49 Verrill Road in Pownal.
Fire investigators say a malfunctioning laptop computer sparked a fire in an apartment building on Stillwater Avenue in Old Town Sunday night.We’re told there were three apartments in the building, only two were occupied, and no one was home at the time.The fire started in apartment number one.Crews from Old town, Orono, Glenburn, and Milford all responded.Firefighters arrived on scene to see heavy smoke showing from the living room area.
A bomb threat closed the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Sunday.The observation tower on the bridge and Fort Knox State Park were evacuated.Observatory attendant Ted Cooke said that shortly before three Sunday afternoon he spotted a scrap of paper in a stairwell which read: “This is no joke…a bomb will go off at 4 pm.
Some friends of Winterport Dragway driver Al Cormier are doing something to help him out.Al’s battling some medical issues, and friends are putting on a buffet style benefit dinner for him.It will be served up at Winterport Dragway this Saturday, the 29th, dinner begins at five.There’s also a quilt up for raffle at the dinner.
A man from Surry accused of sex crimes remains free on bail after a court appearance.38-year-old Jerome Millay is accused of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.His accuser says it happened in Millay’s home eight years ago.Millay is due back in court on September 18th to be arraigned.Until then he is to have no contact with the reported victim or anyone under the age of eighteen.
The man accused of killing a woman on the Bangor Waterfront earlier this month has been indicted by a grand jury.34-year-old Colin Koehler of Bangor allegedly killed 19-year-old Holly Boutilier of Old Town on August 8th.The police affidavit says Boutilier died from multiple stab wounds to her abdomen, and a laceration to her neck.Koehler was arrested after a police standoff on August 11th, and is currently being held without bail at the Penobscot County Jail.
Higher than normal surf drew crowds to Acadia National Park again today.The same site of a horrible accident just 24 hours earlier.Joy Hollowell talked with visitors as well as park officials about the tragedy near Thunder Hole.++++++++++”Well, we were going by and we heard about what happened.”Visitors to Acadia National Park swapped stories Monday of what had happened here just 24 hours earlier.Around noon Sunday, a storm surge from Hurricane Bill washed seven people into the water.
There aren’t many days left of summer vacation for kids now.Most schools will be starting up next week.On Sunday, kids at the Maine Discovery Museum in downtown Bangor made dreamcatchers to soak up the final days of sleeping in and no homework.The folks at the museum know that the summer season is ending for them.Summer camp just ended last week.Abby Leblanc from the discovery museum says the sunny days this summer have typically been slow, but on the rainy days they’ve been busy.Making these dreamcatchers was a chance to get the kids minds in gear before the school year starts.”Basically we’ve made the frames and they’re going to decorate them with feathers and it’s really important to get their wheels turning and have them create and do their own thing with what ever they can,” Said Leblanc.For more information or a schedule of events you can log on to their website at www.mainediscoverymuseum.org