Earlier this week, people in Bucksport responded with concern and anger when someone posted fliers in town seeking members for a white supremacist group.Now a man who said he was the leader of the group has changed his message, saying the whole idea was a hoax to get people’s attention.”I think he’s a little ridiculous to draw so much attention to himself and want to rattle up a whole town,” says Kasey Pelletier.”Why would somebody go to that extreme to do something like that, to test people that live in the town?
Some high schools from across the state have spent months coming up with designs for wind blades.Friday, they put their ideas to the test in the 2nd Annual Wind Blade Challenge at the University of Maine.There was a lot at stake, including $50,000 in college funds for the first place winner.”They design wind blades using composite materials and working directly with composite manufacturers to help them design the blades.”It’s a competition sponsored by the Maine Composites Alliance and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative.Last January, they sent kits to the high school teams taking part, from Aroostook to York counties, then asked them to come up with a blade design that would produce the most energy.
For seven straight years Maine Troop Greeters have been welcoming soldiers at Bangor’s airport.Recently, they even shook the hands of the one millionth soldier to pass through.Now the greeters want to share with others what it’s like to meet so many military members.
It was all about composting at a seminar in Bangor Friday.The workshop covered small and large scale composting.Friday’s session let folks learn about the training needs, first-hand experiences and common concerns of those who compost.Organizers say food waste and other organics can be put into a higher and better use, and they say it’s simple to do.”The goal is to eventually see large scale food waste composting throughout the state of Maine both in private homes, through backyard composting programs and through large scale composting of food waste from restaurants and institutions.”The folks behind today’s session say if it helped convince one person to try out composting, it was a success.
Volunteers are needed to help clean up a stream in Bangor.The Bangor Area Storm Water group puts on the event, this is the fifth year.They’ll be cleaning up the Birch Stream.Anyone who would like to help is asked to show up behind the Airport Mall at nine Saturday morning for a brief safety talk before heading out to clean that stream.After the cleaning, all volunteers will be treated to a barbecue.If you’d like to help out or sponsor the clean up, call Wendy Warren 992-4255.
In Bangor, the final paving of the Hammond Street bridge is scheduled to begin on Monday.It’s expected to impact the morning commute.There will be one lane open with alternating traffic for most of the day.Motorists are urged to allow for extra time or find an alternate route.
A man from Florida accused of causing a flight to be diverted to bangor is now free on bail.27-year-old Derek Stansberry appeared in Federal Court in Bangor Friday afternoon.He posted the 20-thousand dollar bail, and left the courthouse.As part of Stansberry’s bail conditions, he must live at his girlfriend’s parent’s house in Pennsylvania while he awaits trial.Stansberry must also wear an electronic monitoring device and undergo a psychological exam.Prosecutors say last month, Stansberry passed a note on the flight from Paris to Atlanta that said he had a fake passport and he told air marshals he had dynamite, that wasn’t the case.
Patty’s Race is an annual walk and run held in memory of Patricia Lynn Corbin.The Lee Academy student was killed in a car accident in 2002 at the age of 17.Her family started the 3-mile race the very next year.This year’s walk and run was held this Sunday, May 16th, on the Lee Academy campus.The money raised goes to a scholarship given in Patty’s name.To register, or for more information, you can go to www.pattysrace.com
Fire ripped through a home in Sullivan Thursday afternoon and several fire fighters were injured while fighting it.Crews were called out to the Evergreen Point Road at around 4:30 pm.High winds caused the fire to quickly spread into the woods.Crews were able to get the blaze under control using hand tanks.Officials say there was no one in the house at the time of the fire.Some fire fighters did get hurt while fighting the blaze.
There will be an old-fashioned sock hop in Old Town Saturday night.Proceeds will to to the Guido family of Old Town.4-year-old Phoebe Guido recently lost her right foot and lower leg to sudden onset diabetes.The sock hop is from 7:30 to 11:30 Saturday night at the Old Town Knights of Columbus on Gilman Falls Avenue.Admission is three dollars.Mike Dow from the Mike & Mike radio show will be the D.J., playing dance tunes from the fifties, sixties, and seventies.