Hundreds of folks stopped by the Orono Fire Department on Saturday.Every year the department opens its doors for an open house during fire prevention week.There are lots of activities for kids to take part in, like a bounce house, fire extinguisher demonstration and even fire truck rides.
A pan left on a kitchen stove with grease in it, is being blamed for a fire in Bucksport early Saturday morning.According to Assistant Fire Chief Michael Denning, around 3 o’clock Saturday morning they received a call reporting fire in a 6-uit apartment complex on Route 1.
Gardeners of all types got some advice on planting during the fall season.The Penobscot County Master Gardeners held a public forum Saturday afternoon at the Page Farm and Home Museum at the University of Maine.The “Autumn in the Garden” event covered a variety of topics including using organic materials, how to care for a christmas tree and having your soil tested.Claudia Tucci attended the event and said it was well worth it.”The speaker’s terrific, she had tons of information for us not just what she’s saying but for resources for getting information on all kinds of other issues,” she said.
Hundreds of folks and their furry friends walked throughout downtown bangor for the humane society’s paws on parade fundraiser.”I think we should help them because they can’t speak for themselves and most of them have been abused,” said Kathy Gearhart.Gearhart traveled from Hancock County to Bangor to help the Humane Society raise money at its 17th Annual Paws on Parade.Gearhart volunteered with the organization and adopted a puppy that had been abused.”She really changed when we got her, she had a good home,” she said.Hundreds of people walked the streets of downtown Bangor with their furry friends hoping to raise awareness for the Humane Society while making new ones.”This is an opportunity for pet owners to meet each other and make new friends with people who have a common like or passion which is their pet or supporting a local charity,” said Suzan Bell, the Executive Director of the Humane Society.Bell says the economy has had a big impact on pet owners.
(AP) Mainers will decide on more than their choice for governor and casino gambling in November’s election.Two borrowing proposals totaling nearly $15-million are on the ballot.Question 1 is a $5-million bond issue to help build dental clinics throughout the state.
Last week we introduced you to a trio of puppies found in Searsport in need of a home.The dogs were brought to Blake Veterinary Hospital in Northport after being found roaming around the area.Saturday, we received word that all three of the dogs have been adopted and are now in homes.We’re told the phones at the vet were ringing off the hook, and the last of the three pups was adopted Saturday morning.
Fire crews from Brewer and Holden spent a good deal of the night Friday battling a blaze at the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brewer.According to Captain Brent Melvin with the Brewer Fire Department, a neighbor on South Main Street in Brewer called in the fire.When crews arrived, smoke and flames were coming from the roof of the building.
Inland Hospital in Waterville is looking to purchase special equipment to keep patients and staff safe.The hospital is hosting their 5th Annual Fall Pops Concert later this month.Proceeds will go toward equipment that will help staff lift and move patients.Inland Hospital’s president says often times, nurses can be injured because they simply want to do the right thing and lift a patient on their own.John Dalton says new equipment will not only help patients, but it will also reduce workplace injuries.Musicians from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra as well as metropolitan tenor John McVeigh will be performing.The concert is Friday, October 29th at the Waterville Opera House.Tickets are $15.00, tickets including a post reception with dessert are $50.For more information, contact the Waterville Opera House or go to operahouse.org.
A man from Central Maine who wants to put up a strip club in Madison isn’t happy about a proposed ordinance in that town.Ernest George submitted an application in August to build a “gentlemen’s club” about three miles from downtown.Recently, town officials have drafted a new adult entertainment ordinance that would likely prevent George from opening the club within the town of Madison.George says, if the new proposal is passed, he still should be able to build because he submitted his application before the ordinance takes effect.Town manager Norman Dean discussed the issue with the town attorney, and they believe what the town is doing is legal and it will stand up in court.A hearing and vote on the adult entertainment ordinance will be held next Tuesday night at Madison Junior High.
There are 24 new United States citizens, all officially welcomed to the country at a citizenship ceremony in Bangor Friday morning.Judge John Woodcock explained to the men and women that by earning their citizenship they are continuing tradition, for the history of the United States is a history of immigration.The 24 new Americans come from 14 countries and are all thrilled to now call themselves Americans.” Oh it feel great.
If you’re looking for a place to eat out in Maine, there’s a new online tool to help you pick the perfect spot.The Maine Restaurant Association has launced FeastOnMaine.com, a website listing more than 3,000 restaurants across the state.According to creators, it’s the most comprehensive online restaurant guide in Maine.
Senator Susan Collins and Governor John Baldacci were in Bangor Friday.They met with members of the 101st Air Refueling Wing to discuss the lack of personnel orders from the Air Force beyond the end of the month.That uncertainty has some folks on the base nervous.
Bangor Hydro Electric Company will start installing an underground duct bank along the Trenton Causeway to improve services on Mount Desert Island.The work will begin on Monday, October 11th along the shoulder of the causeway.The company says it’s preparation for the installation of new underground electrical conductors next spring.The project is designed to increase electrical capacity and will continue through November 15th.
A convicted sex offender accused of raping a woman in Camden is now also charged with tampering with a victim.Police say in August Bradley Lemay sent a letter from jail to his brother, asking if he would contact a woman and convince her to either give false information or to not testify against him.Authorities say he asked his brother to either pay off the woman or threaten her.But his brother took the letter to police, according to police.Lemay was released from prison in February after serving 21 years for kidnapping and rape.Shortly after his release, he was arrested and accused of raping a woman in Camden.He was arrested after a high-speed chase and jailed on a half-million dollars bail.But then, authorities say, he tried to escape.His bail was revoked and he was sent to the Maine State Prison.He’s due in court next month.
On Saturday, visitors to Bar Harbor will get a rare glimpse of the beautiful fall colors.The fire tower atop Beech Mountain will be open to the public.Which couldn’t come at a better time – especially since a national travel website has put Bar Harbor on its top ten list of fall foliage sites.
State Fire Investigators say they are unable to determine what started a fire that destroyed a home in Mount Desert on Wednesday because there’s too much damage.Mount Desert Fire Chief Mike Bender says the fire broke out Wednesday at the house on a single lane road off Bartlett Landing Road.When firefighters arrived, the home was already up in flames.