Move over fossil fuels, renewable energy is on the way for Bucksport’s largest employer.Meghan Hayward takes us to a groundbreaking at the Verso Paper Mill.The Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport is making history with it’s 40 million dollar renewable energy project.”Converting one of our large multi-fuel boilers into a boiler that will only burn biomass in the future.”This means the mill will convert from fossil fuels to renewable energy.”Benefits everybody all the way around.
”Build it Now, Build it Right” that’s the slogan of a group of civic and business leaders that supports the new Bangor arena.The Friends of the Maine Center are urging the city council to move forward as soon as possible.The group says its economic impact study shows a new arena would create more than 400 jobs.”Twenty-six million dollars in new business anticipated in this region.
Local college honor students are collecting money for Mainers who need help with food and heat.Phi Theta Kappa students at Eastern Maine Community College sponsored a 5k walk Friday afternoon.All money raised is going to local food cupboards.”Phi Theta Kappa is a big supporter of helping the community out so we thought this would be a very good cause,” said Darci Sutherland, secretary of Phi Theta Kappa.
A food cupboard in Dover-Foxcroft is also helping folks get ready for Thanksgiving.On Friday, they gave away free turkeys to more than 180 people.The food cupboard set up a truck at the Shaw’s on Main Street and collected turkeys from the store’s customers.Pastor Thomas Bruce of the Living Word Assembly of God says in just two weeks, they collected three hundred turkeys.Donna and Galen goodreau are a couple who TV 5 met at the drive.
State police say the body of a man found dead in the woods in Vassalboro is of a convicted child molester who never showed up at jail.On Monday, two deer hunters discovered the badly decomposed body of 60-year-old William Stein off Route 32.He was supposed to report to Kennebec County jail in mid-June to begin serving a 3-and-a-half year prison term.
With a 3-day work stoppage to begin tomorrow, unionized nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have filed an unfair labor practice charge against the Bangor hospital.In a report filed with the National Labor Relations Board yesterday, nurses say the hospital has not provided them with the necessary information to effectively negotiate and reach a settlement.Nurses say in order to prove current staffing levels are inadequate, they want the hospital to provide them with some statistics.
A Brooks man who allegedly smashed the window of his girlfriend’s car while a child was inside it has been released from jail.Police say 25-year-old Charles Beckett was arrested on Tuesday on a string of charges including domestic violence assault and endangering the welfare of a child.The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said Beckett had a fight with his girlfriend at his home.After the dispute, she called another male friend asking him to come get her and a child that was with her.When she and the 2-year-old got into a pickup truck, Beckett allegedly hopped into the back and smashed the rear window.He is scheduled to appear in court on December 7th.
Bangor city leaders met Thursday night to discuss just how much it’s going to cost replace a long-standing local landmark.City Councilors and residents were given a presentation by the architect and construction manager on a new Bangor arena and renovated civic center.The price tag was revealed Thursday, and it was nearly 80-million dollars.The cost is a big one, which has some people wondering if a vote on the matter should be made by the people, not just the council.While details of the finances of the project were not discussed at Thursday’s meeting, they will be at a workshop scheduled for Monday night.That meeting is before the Council meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The republican nominee for house speaker says a long-settled Medicaid mix-up involving his former business was the result of a misinterpretation of billing rules.State records show the Oakland Pharmacy owned by representative Robert Nutting over-billed the state 1.6-million dollars for adult diapers and other incontinence supplies.Department of Health and Human Services records show the business repaid more then $430,000 after filing for bankruptcy in 2003.The issue resurfaced after Nutting was nominated for house speaker.Nutting says a misinterpretation of the state’s reimbursement formula led to the problem.
Today, local residents protested against unfair work conditions.The Food and Medicine Organization rallied in front of Bangor’s Federal Building to raise awareness about employee wage theft.They say too many employees go illegally unpaid or under-paid every year.Their cause touched a local janitor whose employer misclassified him as an independent contractor.
There was a protest in Bangor today over unfair work conditions.The food and medicine organization rallied in front of Bangor’s Federal Building to raise awareness about what they say is employee wage theft.They say too many workers are illegally unpaid or under-paid every year.Their cause resonated with a local custodian whose employer misclassified him as an independent contractor.