Close to 10 large trucks were stuck on a hill in dixmont for over 3 hours Wednesday.A scene that many truck drivers say is a perfect example of why the trucking project Senator Collins is promoting should be passed.All the trucks were struck on a hill along Route 202 because there was no sand on it.This is a normal path they follow because current weight limits say their rigs are too heavy for part of the highway in Maine.For many of the drivers, the delay means a day without pay because their loads will not be delivered on time.But they say, more importantly, them being stuck poses a danger to other motorists.” It’s unsafe.
Patients are filing through the doors of the new Penobscot Eye Care Facility in Brewer.It features equipment to make frames right on site.Optometrist Kathy Ward says sometimes they have eye wear ready to go before a patient’s appointment is over.Ward says they wanted the new facility to be comfortable and convenient for patients.”It’s a lot of advances over the old building.
This first big snow storm of the year has one local business booming.As Meghan Hayward tells us a lot of Mainers have waited until the last minute to get their vehicles ready for winter.The folks at Tires, Batteries and Accessories in Bangor are seeing customers line up before they’re even open.”This whole week has been absolutely insane.
The infrastructure committee of the Bangor city council met Tuesday night and discussed the issue of nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries.It was just the opening discussion regarding the issue.Councilors brought up some of their initial concerns: such as the location of the dispensaries, the number of them that will be allowed in bangor, and the security of the facilities.However those involved say it’s still very early in the process.
A West Gardiner man who robbed five banks in central Maine will spend the next eleven years in prison.44-year-old Paul Rivera robbed three banks in Augusta, one in Hallowell, and one in Gardiner beginning in November of last year.Police found a toy gun during a search of his car.District Attorney Evert Fowle says even though a real gun wasn’t used, the victims were traumatized just the same so the sentence is appropriate.
A woman Bangor Police were looking for in connection with an assault turned herself in late Tuesday afternoon.On November 29th, police got a 911 call from a home on 1st Street.They found a 43-year-old man in the home with severe burns on his back.Police say Laura Smith, a former resident of 1st Street, is responsible for the incident.Smith is expected to be charged with elevated aggravated assault and gross sexual assault.
A victory for truckers on Maine’s highways.A government subcommittee has given the final approval for a one-year pilot project, easing weight limits for big rigs on major roadways.They voted on the topic Tuesday night.Senator Susan Collins is behind the program.
State Police believe a man whose body was found inside his cabin in Vienna died after being struck in the head by a tree he was cutting.The state medical examiners office says an autopsy revealed 49-year-old Peter Miller died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck.State Police found Miller’s chainsaw near a tree a short distance from his cabin, where he lived alone.Police conclude that Miller made his way to the cabin after his injury and died.His body was found on Sunday.
Tis the season to give gifts.The folks at the American Red Cross hope you consider giving the Gift of Life.And now they have more opportunities for you to do so.”I am very excited to cut the ribbon to officially open the Bangor apheresis donor center”It’s new technology at the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross.For years, they’ve asked people to donate whole blood which includes, red cells, platelets and plasma.The apheresis machine, can collect just one component, most of the time platelets.”The machine separates the whole blood into components and collects a measurement of the desired component.
This Saturday is being called a day of making miracles in Camden.Local business communities will be celebrating the miracles of the holiday season.It kicks-off with the Maine Pro Musica Holiday Pops Concert at 4 pm.All ticket proceeds go toward the United Midcoast Charities.Following the concert, doors will stay open for holiday shopping and dining.And participating businesses will donate up to 10 percent of their sales to UMCC.President Russell Brace says the generous fundraiser could not come at a better time.” The need is always great.