Medical marijuana will be discussed at the Hermon Town Council meeting Thursday night.This summer, council members enacted a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and Thursday night they may decide to repeal that and put a new, 180-day moratorium in place.The meeting starts at 7 o’clock.
Cathy Speronis Joins the Morning News team on the first Thursday of every month with great recipes and helpful cost-saving tips.This month’s recipes:
Cranberry Mint Spoon Sweet
Makes 3 cupsÂ A wonderful Greek tradition and symbol of hospitality is the presentation of spoon sweets to arriving guests.Â Spoon sweets are made with a wide variety of seasonal fruits, nuts and even vegetables.Â The name derives from the serving vessel, a teaspoon, which is the perfect size given the sweetness of this treat.Â It is often accompanied by a cold glass of water.Â Spoon sweets may also be used as accompaniments to meat and poultry dishes as well as desserts.
A jury in Bangor has found 56-year-old Rory Holland of Biddeford guilty on two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Gage Greene and 21-year-old Derek Greene last June.Holland and his defense attorneys have never denied that he shot the Greene brothers, but Holland said he feared for his life and shot them in self defense.During closing arguments today, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Marchese told the jury Holland had other options that night besides shooting the brothers.
Today, it was back to school for local firefighters in Orono and Old Town.Both departments were trained in how to respond to rare railroad emergencies.The rail safety group behind the event stressed how important it is for emergency responders to get the experience.”The education is really important because the dangers are very unique in a rail incident as much as they would be in an air incident,” said Norma Griffiths, of Maine Operation Lifesavers.As one of four hazmat teams in Maine, Orono and and Old Town would be the first responders to hazardous leaks in surrounding communities.
Rehabilitation agency, ESM, is inviting the public inside its new training center.The group is holding an open house for its new whole life community support training center Thursday beginning at 2 o’clock in Skowhegan.ESM is a whole life community rehabilitation agency that serves more than 700 customers in Central Maine.If you’d like to attend, contact Stacy Oliver at 622-5946.
It was a big night for republicans, both nationally and here in Maine.Members of the GOP gathered at the State House in Augusta Wednesday morning, celebrating their take over of both Houses of Legislature.Meghan Hayward reports.”This is just a fantastic day, obviously as a Republican.
Employees at Bangor Hydro planted a tulip garden in their backyard for a good cause.We were there as employees planted 1,000 pink tulip bulbs at Bangor Hydro’s corporate office on Illinois Avenue on Wednesday.The garden is a part of the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tulip Project.Bangor Hydro’s Communications Director Susan Faloon says this is just another example of the company’s commitment to helping the community.”So many of our employees have a connection in some way to somebody with cancer that we all really felt like this was a really important initiative and we’re having a lot of fun,” she said.If you’d like to help the pink tulip project, you can sponsor bangor hydro’s garden by logging onto www.pinktulipproject.org.All of the money raised will go to the Maine Cancer Foundation.