A Lubec couple is behind bars after a robbery in Lubec Saturday night that ended with a standoff Sunday afternoon.State police say they received a call from a Lubec resident Sunday morning.The man reported someone had broken into his Maple Tree Road residence Saturday night, and robbed him at gunpoint.The homeowner said $1,500 in cash was stolen as well as some prescription drugs.He identified 27-year old Nathaniel Myers as the man who committed the robbery.When police went to Myer’s house Sunday afternoon, they say he refused to come out.State Police Sgt.
Maine utility regulators will soon be taking up the FairPoint bankruptcy reorganization plan.The Public Utilities Commission has scheduled hearings for Wednesday, May 5th, and Thursday, May 6th on FairPoint’s petition for approval of its bankruptcy reorganization plan, and for modifications of the january 2008 Verizon-FairPoint merger order.FairPoint’s petition seeks to delay from April to December the deadline to complete the first phase of the its broadband expansion project.It also seeks to reduce the percentage of lines that will be capable of carrying broadband upon completion of the five-year broadband expansion project.The hearings are open to the public, but are not a forum for public comment.
A grass fire kept fire crews busy in Hermon Sunday night.Fire fighters were called to an area near Newburgh and Swan Roads around 5:30 pm.Hermon Fire Chief Larry Willis says they found at least 9 small fires.He believes the blazes may have been caused by a grass fire that was spread by a passing train.One of the fires came close to a house but firefighters were able to stop in time.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office are trying to figure out exactly what caused a fire at a business in Sidney early Sunday morning.Crews were called to Hilltop Log and Timber Homes on Lyons Road at around one o’clock Sunday morning.When they arrived, a manufacturing building was engulfed in flames.Fire fighters were able to put the fire out without any major problems, but the building was destroyed.The company was closed at the time, officials think the fire probably started in a kiln.
Some high school students in Kennebec and Somerset Counties have been participating in a mini “Amazing Race” competition for scholarship prizes.The Taconnet Federal Credit Union was one of the sponsors.Today, was the final competition day.They started it off at Fortin’s Home Furnishings in Winslow with a memory challenge.From there they had a food challenge.Items were pureed and they were blindfolded and had earphones on to try to guess the food from sauerkraut to asparagus.In the last challenge, the competitors had to start a primitive fire and burn some twine until it split.When the competition started there were 16 students and Saturday it was down to the final four.Jordan Taylor of Skowhegan High School came in first place and won a 5-thousand dollar scholarship.Second place went to Forest Franzose of Winslow High School, who won a 25-hundred dollar scholarship.Third place received a 1-thousand dollar scholarship and fourth went home with a 5-hundred dollar scholarship.
Businesses and crafters came out Saturday for the 14th annual Chamber Trade Show and Community Fair in Pittsfield.A new addition to the show this year was a youth and adult dessert contest.Our own meteorologist Jared Plushnick was one of the judges tasting the treats.Organizers say the event has grown over the years and they are pleased with the turn-out.” It may be the largest number of exhibitors we’ve had this year.
Hundreds of folks gathered at the Bangor High School Saturday to recognize members of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the Maine Army National Guard.As Meghan Hayward tells us, they are happy to be home and recognized for the sacrifices they have made.It was a celebration for the soldiers and their family members.The Freedom Salute ceremony recognized members of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, of the Maine Army National Guard.The 81 soldiers from that unit returned from a one year deployment in Afghanistan in January.” We’re really happy with the accomplishments we made in Kandahar.