President Barack Obama’s first national security advisor will speak at the University of Maine this week.James Jones will be the guest speaker at this month’s William Cohen lecture at the Orono campus.The lecture is Thursday at 10:30 at the Collins Center for the Arts.
State Police say a Hudson man was found dead inside his pick up truck Saturday.Spokesman Steve McCausland says 71-year-old David Trask was found on the Bear Road in Bradford.McCausland says Trask was the owner of a construction company and also owned land, near where his body was found.McCausland says an autopsy was conducted Sunday, and results are pending additional study and investigation by State Police.He says they are currently interviewing family and friends trying to determine the circumstances of which he died.
Once again, Boy Scout Troop 63 of Newport braved the weather to help bring Thanksgiving dinner to families in need, and their effort was worthwhile.They were able to collect more than 3,700 pounds of food and more than 2,300 dollars.The scouts stayed in tents for two nights in front of Bud’s Shop and Save off of Route 2 in Newport.All the food and money raised they are giving to the Newport Community Food Bank.
Family and friends gathered in Hermon Saturday to say their good-byes to two local teens.Sixteen-year-old James McPhearson of Levant and 14-year-old Richard Picken of Carmel were killed in a car accident earlier this week.They were soon to become step brothers.Both were students at Hermon High School.
A local girl is being extra generous this holiday season.Twelve-year-old Katie Strout held a bake sale at the Leadbetters on Stillwater Ave in Bangor.All the money she raises she will take and buy groceries for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.”On my way to school every day I go by the homeless shelter and it’s sad to see everyone standing outside in the cold when I can go home and be warm.
A groundbreaking tool in the medical field was on display at the Alfond Arena Friday night.This robotic surgical system is used at Eastern Maine Medical Center and is one of the only tools of it’s kind in the state.People had the chance to check out the robot before the Black Bears took to the ice against Lowell.Doctors say this tool helps them take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.The robot is used in all kinds of surgeries, ranging from weight loss to urological.
A horse rescue organization could use some assistance in their quest to help horses.Last Stop Horse Rescue is in Prentiss and helps horses suffering from abuse, starvation, and neglect.Beginning at 8am Saturday morning, folks can stop by 73 Court Street in Bangor, where there’ll be a benefit yard sale for the organization.
An animal protection group is speaking out against a deal by a California company to take over operations at three Maine egg farms formerly run by DeCoster Egg Farms.Mercy for Animals is denouncing the plan by Moark, which is owned by Land O’ Lakes.