Old Town was buzzing with activity this weekend.It was their annual Riverfest celebration.A parade kicked off the event Saturday morning, which featured the University of Maine band and the Old Town one.There were a variety of vendors on hand selling crafts.Those involved say it’s all about getting the town together.” It’s a community activity and brings people together.
The Troop Greeters just received a generous donation from the Maine Association of Police.They are now the owners of three new laptops with cameras.They will allow soldiers passing through Bangor International Airport to not only communicate with family members, but also see them.The association had already donated one computer within the past year.” And when we come back for a second visit they told us how much of an impact that it had and we wanted to work with our partner organizations who jumped on board immediately and said we want to support this, let’s get them three more computers.”” Oh it’s a huge impact.
Folks took part in a 5k walk and run for a rare blood cancer Saturday in Bangor.Multiple Myeloma is an incurable cancer of the plasma cell, an important cell of the immune system that produces and releases antibodies to fight infections.It’s the second most common blood cancer.Race director, Becky Reeve says it doesn’t get a lot of attention and they are trying to change that.” One of the things I’d like to do here is raise awareness in this area and to also create a network of Multiple Myeloma survivors so we can support each other.”To learn more about this blood cancer visit www.multiplemyeloma.org.
State Police responded to an accident on Union Street in Levant Saturday afternoon.Officials say 22-year-old Mary Beth Kelson of Turner went to make a left turn onto Pember Road off of Union Street and failed to notice a truck being driven by 25-year-old Matthew Farley of Corinna.The accident caused Farley’s vehicle to crash into two parked vehicles at Treworgy Orchard.Both Kelson and her passenger, 23-year-old Joseph Gagnon of Jay were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
(Associated Press)Maine’s Lincoln County is now eligible for federal aid for damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene.The funds will help the communities cover the costs of responding to the storm, repairing damage to roads, bridges and debris removal.The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Lincoln County is the fourth in Maine to receive assistance.Franklin, Oxford and York have also received aid.
April 23rd, 1993 Marcus Davis made his professional boxing debut with a TKO win against Luis Guzman at the Bangor Auditorium.Friday night it was Davis’ first MMA fight in the state of Maine.The Irish Hand Grenade was part of the Main Event taking on Travis “Iron Chin” Coyle out of Denver.Coyle failed to make the weight agreement Thursday, but the fight still off went as planned.Coyle had won 8 of his last 9 fights.The two fighters circled for the first 41 seconds of the fight, and then after Davis threw a jab, Coyle went for the take down.Davis blocked the attempt, and changed position, and ended up taking Coyle down, and ended up with the top position, and a choke hold applied.The 38 year old Bangor native sunk the choke in a little deeper and pulled Coyle’s neck, and forced the tap out submission.One minute and seven seconds into the bout, and Davis was the winner.Davis’ next fight is against Chuck O’Neil October 15th in Miami.16 other fights were held.Etna’s Ryan Sanders won his bout with a third round submission against Vincent Silvestre.
Friday is the first day of autumn, which means Autumn Gold in Rllsworth.local businesses are celebrating with special sales.There will be events all weekend long including boat rides, a classic car city cruise and the annual chowderfest, with TV5’s Todd Simcox serving as a judge.The whole city gets involved for the event.Autumn Gold events are taking place Friday through Sunday.To check out the full schedule, visit Ellsworthchamber.org.
A former credit union worker in Brunswick has admitted to stealing more than a half-million dollars.42-year-old Marsha Richard worked at Atlantic Federal Credit Union.Court documents say she manipulated accounting entries for checks that credit union members deposited but were returned for insufficient funds.Instead of crediting the appropriate internal account she sent the money to her own account or those of friends and relatives.Prosecutors say she stole the money from 2004 until last fall.She faces up to thirty years in prison.
With the colder months right around the corner, the Red Cross is gearing up.The organization is asking people to get out and donate blood before the freezing temperatures and snow hit the state.Giving blood can get you away from the winter too.All donors in Cctober can enter to win a seven day cruise for two to Bermuda.Donors will also get a $5 dollar gift certificate to Panera.The Red Cross is in need of all blood types, but encourages people with the universal donor type-O to donate.You can make an appointment by calling 941-2900 but walk -ins are welcomed too.