Police in Lewiston are investigating a bizarre incident on the dance floor at a city bar in which a man’s nose was nearly bitten off.Police say 29-year-old Ryan Zinninger of Greene was dancing at Pub 33 on Tuesday morning when another person bit his nose.Zinninger was reportedly taken to the hospital where a doctor sewed his nose into place with 12 stitches.
A Democratic lawmaker says he’s upset by Governor Paul LePage’s suggestion that many of Maine’s unemployed residents would rather collect benefits than find a job.Andrew O’Brien of Lincolnville says he’s been trying to meet with the Republican governor since LePage made his remarks last week with no success.Instead he sent an open letter to LePage on Wednesday asking him to spend time at career centers to learn more about the experiences of the unemployed.
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Maine State Police responded to an accident on Oliver Hill Road in Garland Wednesday night.Authorities say 52-year-old Wendy Rogers of Stetson was traveling southbound and was too far over the center of the road.They say she struck a car traveling northbound.Authorities say Rogers is not familiar with the road, and there is no center line.She was taken to Mayo Regional hospital in Dover-Foxcroft for minor injuries.The two occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.
Short of an emergency situation, Bangor Gas will not be issued any more work permits in Bangor this year.City officials say it’s because the company failed to repair trenches it dug in paved areas of the city.The city says the trenches are safety hazards.We’re told the city is requiring Bangor Gas to repair and pave the trenches within the next two weeks.
The city of Bangor has been invited to take part in the 2012 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium and Wednesday night, folks had a chance to learn more about it.The University of Maine in Orono will be the site of the symposium.
MAS Homecare of Maine wants to bring holiday cheer to local seniors in Bangor.The organization is collecting donations to create stockings for seniors.The stockings will be distributed to nursing homes and adult day care facilities.If you’d like to help out, you can contact Dawn Demmons at 561-9533 or email her [email protected]
Some Bangor City Council Members got a peek at the artist’s rendering of the Troop Greeter Pavilion that will be at Bangor International Airport.They decided to have the pavilion made about two years ago when the troop greeters reached the milestone of greeting one-million soldiers.It will also give soldiers flying in and out of BIA a place to stand when they are out getting fresh air.Rebecca Hupp, Director of Bangor International Airport says it will be a nice addition.” The great thing about this pavilion is it’s both for the service members and for the troop greeters.
A fire in Trenton caused traffic on Route 3 to be reduced to one lane for several hours Thursday evening.Officials say the call came in around 4 pm of a report of a grease fire.The fire was at the head of the island, near the Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound.Five departments from surrounding towns were called in to assist.Officials say they made an aggressive attack to control the fire.” Interior operations, pulling down ceiling and sockets and doing overhaul.”The fire is still under investigation.