A teenager from Bowerbank has died, two days after he and another teenager were involved in a car crash.Police say 18-year old Christopher Bartlett was critically injured early Saturday morning, driving back home from Bangor.He lost control of his car on Route 15 in Dover-Foxcroft and hit a tree head on.Police believe Bartlett fell asleep at the wheel.Bartlett died at a hospital in Bangor Monday.
A Swanville man accused of a hit and run while driving impaired pleaded guilty today.In March, a witness told police he saw 31-year old Jerry Nickerson run into a person walking along Swan Lake Avenue, then take off when the witness stopped to help.The pedestrian was not seriously hurt.Nickerson struck a deal with prosecutors that will defer his sentence for one year for signing on with Volunteers of America.He’s been ordered to get substance abuse counseling, pay the victim’s medical bills, and is subject to random drug testing.If he complies, at the end of the year, he could be sentenced to 30 days in jail.
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence honored some Maine businesses that are dedicated to ending domestic violence.The ceremony took place in the Blaine House Tuesday afternoon.Miller Drug owner Bill Miller and the Ellsworth branch of Darlings Auto Group were among those honored.Governor LePage was also on-hand to say a few words to the award recipients.
More than seven hundred tickets will have to be returned at the Collins Center for the Arts.A touring group scheduled to host the Gazillion Bubble Show Wednesday night had to cancel.Ticket holders can call 581-1755.University of Maine officials say they can either get their money back or exchange the ticket for another show.
Starting Tuesday, it’s legal to drive faster on parts of the interstate.Along I-95 from Old Town to Houlton, the speed limit has been raised from 65 to 75 miles per hour.Crews were out putting up the new speed limit signs on Tuesday.These signs makes it legal to go 75, although the law went into effect last week.
The town of Searsport is looking for scarecrow and jack-o-lantern artists for its annual Fling into Fall celebration.There will be four categories in the scarecrow competition.For the pumpkin carving contest, there will be categories for children and adults.Children 12 and under and adults can participate in both the pumpkin and scarecrow contests.Entries may be submitted Friday between 10 am and 5 pm at the Penobscot Marine Museum.Awards will be handed out on Saturday, October 8th at 4:30 pm.For more information you can contact Kendra Newcombe at 548-2762.
Fireworks will likely be on the agenda at next week’s Rockland City Council meeting.Rockland City Councilors are expected to take a preliminary vote on whether or not to ban the sale and use of fireworks in the city.Earlier this year, Governor LePage signed a bill that would make fireworks legal in the state in January of next year.But the law also allows individual municipalities to enact laws to prohibit the sale and use of fireworks in their communities.According to the city of Rockland’s website, the council will take a prelimary vote October 12th.A formal public hearing is likely to happen on October 14th.
A Belfast man has admitted to his role in the attempted kidnapping of a woman earlier this year.Police say 49-year-old Paul Jameson kept a woman against her will in his car last June.According to court documents, Jameson gave the woman three choices: leave town, move in with him or die.In court Monday, Jameson admitted to one count of Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening.He was sentenced to 60 days, with all the time suspended, as well as one year of probation.Police say Jameson and the woman knew each other but didn’t explain the extent of their relationship.In 1993, he was convicted of setting a woman’s house on fire.