If you were lucky enough to get to Camden over weekend, you were treated to an amazing sight in the harbor.
Dozens of schooners pulled in to town for the annual Windjammer Weekend.
A legislative committee is endorsing two of Governor Baldacci’s nominees to serve on the Dirigo Health
The Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted yesterday
to recommend that the Senate confirm the appointments of Mary Anne
Staffers at the new Penobscot Narrows Observatory welcomed their 50,000-th visitor on Sunday.
Since it opened on May 21st of this year, the Observatory has hosted close to 500 people a day!
Some Maine sheriffs are scratching their heads, others are raising concerns and some are just plain angry
about Governor Baldacci’s plan to have the state take over the
state’s 15 jails.
The largest first-year class ever has arrived at the University of Maine’s flagship campus in Orono.
More than 21 hundred first-year students will begin classes on Tuesday.
The class is nine percent bigger than last year’s freshman class.
Bangor police officers are mourning the loss of a brother.
Officer Randall Parsons died Wednesday from complications of cancer.
He was 39.
Parsons had been with the department since 2003, then went on medical leave in 2006 when he became sick.
A Northport man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Searsport.
20-year old Stephen Cummings was taken into custody in Belfast early Saturday morning.
Police say tips from the public led them to a camper located behind a home on the Patterson Hill Road…that’s where they found Cummings.
The deadline has passed for Maine’s school districts to tell the state how they plan to proceed with the governor’s consolidation plan.
Superintendents from more than 267 of the state’s 290 districts have sent in their notices of intent.
Fire crews in Glenburn saw a lot of action Thursday night: There were reports of trees down in a few locations, and a lightning strike on the Lancaster Brook Road.
The bolt of electricity struck a pole on the back of the home. Luckily the pole was grounded and the home wasn’t badly damaged.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled Thursday that state law does not preclude Ann Courtney and Marilyn Kirby of Portland from adopting the children, a 10-year-old girl and her 6-year-old brother. Courtney and Kirby became the children’s foster parents in 2001: last year they filed petitions with the Cumberland County ProbateCourt to adopt. Their petition was rejected, but the Maine Supreme JudicialCourt concluded state law does not prohibit two unmarried peoplefrom together adopting a child and that probate court hasjurisdiction over the matter.
Acting police chief Phil Dawson says there have been nine burglaries and five home invasions in the last two months.
He says the last four or five were reported on the morning of August 14th.
SEARSPORT – Jason Batista, 25, was stabbed at 21-year-old Katrina Simpson’s apartment in Mariner Woods on Mortland Road. He’s being treated atEMMC in Bangor.
Police say Batista’s stab wound is serious, but he’s expected to survive.
BANGOR – 23-year-old Brooks Kenney of Bangor was arrested Thursday night on 15th St., after a woman spotted him in her backyard and called police.
Officers say Kenney was holding a lap top computer which had been stolen from a home on Ralph St. earlier in the evening.
48-year-old Rita Worster was summonsed for theft last week after hospital employees discovered 18 thousand dollars was missing.
Police say Worster was an office manager for one of the doctors, and had access to a checking account. They say she was writing checks to herself from that account for close to 50 thousand dollars.
AUGUSTA – Commissioner Susan Gendron also says the department will be on the phone to the districts that don’t comply with the consolidation law, which is supposed to save more than$36,000,000 in the next fiscal year.
An employee of the Hannaford supermarket on Central Street arrived at work wednesday morning to find the door locked and employees and customers sitting inside in a circle. That sparked rumors around the area that a hostage situation was underway.
They’re looking for someone who broke into several homes that afternoon.
We’re told that as many as three homes were hit on the Silver Road and McGlaughlin Street.
It appears that a man wearing dark clothing went into one of the homes through an unlocked garage. The elderly woman who lives there confronted the suspect.
Matthew Dunlap says the savings from eliminating the election would amount to $275,000, which could be banked in the budget.
Dunlap, a former lawmaker from Old Town, says he found the process to be a waste of tax dollars:
An accident on busy route one has claimed the life of a Hancock woman. The three vehicle crash happened while drivers were making their morning commute to work Tuesday.
Police say 40-year-old Wendy Brown had stopped to turn into Hancock Grocery. Rosamond McLean of Sullivan was heading south toward Ellsworth when she struck the back end of Brown’s Ford Expedition.
Lori Wilson (50) was driving southbound when her car veered off the road hitting a mailbox and flipping onto its roof.
Police say the accident happened at approximately 9:20 am.
Waterville and State Police reconstructed the crash and the general consensus is that speed was not a factor.