The City of Old Town is giving folks another reason to stay in state this summer.Today they announced the creation of Stay and Play Paddle Adventure packages.It’s a collaboration of eight businesses and organizations in the area.They will offer several guided paddling tours in local waterways.
It’s a name that’s not quite the same, but it’s causing quite the stir.The Coffee Pot shut its doors at the end of last year, and a new shop, the Coffee Pot Cafe, has emerged.Hundreds lined up to get a taste of the latest version of the coffee pot sandwiches on Broadway in Bangor.Bob Erickson and his wife opened the cafe, hiring former workers from the original shop, including Cheryl Whittaker.The owners say it’s all about getting folks back to work, giving them what they want, but not everyone is so supportive.One big difference…
Bangor Savings Bank kicked-off this year’s grant initiative by giving out its first check Friday.The bank awarded $5,000 to the Acadia Hospital’s suicide prevention program.Bank officials say they let the people of Maine choose which non-profits the grant money should go to.This year, 82,000 Mainers voted for 1,900 non-profits.The bank plans to give out eight, $5,000 grants to the top vote getters, and 60 non-profits will receive $1,000 grants.
A man from Waldoboro facing a number of charges, including a murder charge, has changed his plea.Earl Beiler, 25, pleaded guilty to murder, aggravated attempted murder and other charges in connection with the death of Rachel Grindal.Last June, he pleaded not guilty.Police said Beiler and Corina Durkee were burglarizing the home of Tracy Neild when Neild and Rachel Grindal came home.Investigators said Durkee stabbed Neild and Beiler stabbed and killed Grindal.
Authorities are searching for a former special education teacher and coach at Gardiner Area High School who’s facing misdemeanor sex charges involving a high school student.A prosecutor says an arrest warrant has been issued for 41-year-old Matthew Dineen of Gardiner.
Attorney General Janet Mills says a State Trooper’s shooting of a Searsport man last December was justified.Mills says Trooper Corey Smith acted within the law when he shot and wounded 24-year-old Matthew Sylvester in the arm.Police say the shooting happened after Sylvester allegedly shot another man.Mills says an investigation concluded smith reasonably believed unlawful deadly force was threatened by Sylvester and the shooting was necessary.
An arrest has been made in the hit and run that claimed the life of UMaine student Jordyn Bakley of Camden.22 year old Garrett Cheney was taken to Penobscot County jail early Friday morning.Cheney is from South Berwick and not a student at the University he was in Orono visiting when the accident happened on Middle Street in Orono.Bakley’s body was discovered by a newspaper carrier about an hour before sunrise January 30th.Orono Police along with the Maine State Police had been investigating the hit and run and were looking for a white Chevy Silverado, and through their combined work the evidence led them to Cheney said District Attorney Christopher Almy.
A car crash in Albion early Friday morning, left an Orrington woman injured.Police say 26-year-old Erin Witham was driving on China Road when her vehicle rolled over.It happened around 1:45am.Witham was wearing a seatbelt.Authorities say she was able to crawl out of the car.Witham was taken to Inland Hospital with bruising to her face, neck, and torso.Police say the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.The crash is under investigation.
A man from Skowhegan is suspected of stealing a Nobel Prize from a Harvard professor.Police say 42-year-old Stephen Beaulieu broke into the Arlington home last month, while the 84-year-old physics professor was away.Beaulieu reportedly left behind a trail of evidence, including a half eaten meal and a supermarket receipt for purchases made with his food stamp card.He was arrested last week, but there is no sign of the 2005 Nobel Prize as well as other missing items.Beaulieu has pleaded not guilty to breaking an entering and remains behind bars.