Fifteen thousand dollars worth of prescription drugs were stolen from a pharmacy in Stonington over the week-end.Now authorities are trying to find who’s responsible.Detective Alan Brown of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says an alarm went off at V&S Variety around 3:00 AM Sunday.Still the thieves got away with thousands of dollars worth of drugs.Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at 667-7576.
Students at the Fairmount School in Bangor got to put their creativity to the test Tuesday.They got a visit from artist Blake Hendrickson, who has a unique way of creating wood sculptures.”So try to keep it low, keep working it around.”Hendrickson says he’s been creating artwork since he was in middle school, but just started showing his pieces to the public 5 years ago.He glues pieces of wood together to create amazing abstract art.Now he spends time, inspiring young artists,like those here at the Fairmount School in Bangor, challenging 4th and 5th grade students to create their own masterpieces.”I really like it, it’s really cool.”After all the kids can really exercise their creativity, they start out with…”well a whole bunch of random stuff”, and just see what they can come up with.”Sometimes when it’s in its final stage it starts to look a bit like something, like this may be a wilderness park or something.””It’s just really cool because you can think of it, so many different ways.””It doesn’t really matter what you do.
A benefit supper is being held Thursday night in Ellsworth for the families of three fishermen lost in Cobscook Bay.The three men were aboard a 32-foot dragger.The body of Darryl Cline of Machiasport was recovered.But Norman Johnson of Cutler and Joseph Jones of Trescott remain missing.The benefit supper will be at the Ellsworth Veterans of Foreign War Hall on outer Main Street from 5 to 7 Thursday night.There will also be a silent auction and raffle.
The deadline to register a family for the Piscataquis Santa project is coming up.The project helps Santa get toys and necessities to kids in the greater Piscataquis county area, including coats, boots and mittens.To register a family, you can go online to www.piscataquisresources.org.
The fire marshal’s office will try to determine what started a house fire in Winterport this morning.The call came to the Souder Station Lane shortly after 8 am this morning.Several fire departments responded and Winterport Fire Chief Thomas Doe says when his crew arrived the fire was fully involved.Doe says the house had an addition on the backside, which is where the fire started.No one was at home.Doe says there were difficulties battling the fire.” It’s a well insulated house and with cellulose.
Investigators are calling a commercial warehouse fire in Presque Isle arson.23-year-old Timothy MacFarline of Easton is now charged with setting the blaze.It broke out Friday night at the Northeast Packaging Company storage facility on Rice Street.Fire crews from Aroostook County had to contend with huge flames as well as hazardous chemicals being stored inside the metal facility.
Folks at the University College of Bangor had a lesson in hunger and homelessness Monday night.They held a dinner where those in attendance were split up into three groups: the upper class, the middle class, and the lower class.Each group was served something different, and had different dining areas and amenities.It was part of the college’s effort to recognize hunger and homelessness awareness week.
Wind and rain have helped shake most of the leaves from local trees.Now it’s time to get rid of them.The city of Brewer is helping out residents by offering curbside collection.Residents must put leaves and garden waste in biodegradable bags and can’t have large twigs or trash mixed in.Pickup started Monday morning in the north end of Brewer, and will work south.Another option for residents is to bring bagged leaves to Brewer’s recycling center on Outer Elm Street.
Dog owners in Bangor are meeting to see if there’s interest in establishing a dog park.The group B.A.R.K., which stands for Bangor Area Regional K-9s, is holding the meeting Tuesday night at the Bangor public library.Organizer Joe Knox says they want to prove to the city’s parks and rec advisory board that dog owners are serious about supporting a local dog park.Tuesday night’s meeting will help to formally establish bark, setting up officers and a steering committee.It starts at 6:30 at the library on Harlow Street.For more information, call Joe at 745-8615.
It’s a process that’s been in the works for nine months: now it’s official.Three work groups were put together to address finance, academics, and governance and structure in the University of Maine system.They circulated through the seven campuses, where public hearings were held.In July chancellor Richard Pattenaude was charged with putting an action plan in place to formulate the information in those reports into goals for the university system.They hope to eliminate a shortfall of more than $42,000,000 by 2013.But they didn’t want to hike tuition rates at a faster rate.
A 31-year-old woman has pled guilty to domestic violence manslaughter for fatally shooting her husband in their Belfast home last December.Under the plea agreement, Amber Cummings would serve no longer than a year behind bars.Cummings entered her plea Friday in Knox County Superior Court.