Bangor students are wearing specific attire.”It’s College Gear Day today, so all of the teachers wear their alma materor any other school they like and all of the students wear the collegethat they’re interested in or they like,” said one Bangor High senior.
Congressman Mike Michaud was in Bangor Friday to check on the progress of renovations at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building.The building is being restored and improved with a new heating system, up to date wiring, and other general infrastructure improvements.Although the upgrades are expensive, Michaud says the new geothermal heating system will essentially pay for itself in five years.Members of the General Services Administration joined Michaud on the tour.
The deadline to submit your tax returns is less than a month away.UMaine students are helping some folks file their returns…for free.They’re accounting students providing free assistance on both state and federal returns.The student accountants are at your service every friday at the orono public library from 12-30 to 3, up until april 15th.Associate Professor Steve Colburn is also on hand to double check the students work before they submit the returns.Many folks say this kind program helps them out and the students say it’s not a bad deal for them either.They get to put this kind of experience on their resume.You do have to make an appointment if you’d like help filing your taxes.You can contact Professor Steve Colburn at 581-1982, or e-mail him at [email protected]
Jobs in construction, technology and transportation, that’s what Women Unlimited encourages women to train and apply for.It was the sixth annual Women Unlimited Career Fair and there was no shortage of resumes, cover letters and references being handed out.” We have about 21 employers here who are seeking people to work projects that are happening here in Maine.”This career fair focuses on non-traditional jobs for women.
Public hearings began Friday on a bill that would phase out the use of BPA, a chemical found in items like baby bottles and sippy cups.A diverse group of people met with the media this morning before testifying before lawmakers.The group is urging the governor and lawmakers not to oppose the phase out of BPA.Gathered in front of a giant inflatable baby bottle, they presented reports from scientists on the dangers of BPA.
The Thomaston planning board is expected to get the results, by early this summer, of a study on the economic impact of a new Wal-Mart on Route 1.The firm hired to conduct that study held a hearing Thursday night in front of about dozen members of the public.
Members of a union hoping to set up shop at the T-Mobile call center in Oakland met with some of the workers there today.Organizers of the local Communications Workers of America union say they’ve been trying help form a union at that facility for awhile.
A car crash in Monroe earlier this week led to the arrest of a Jackson man.Waldo County Chief deputy Bob Keating says 49-year old Smith Bickford is charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to give notice of an accident and violating conditions of his release.Authorities were called to a crash on the Emery Road Wednesday, but found no car.
Crews from multiple departments battled a house fire in Hampden Thursday night.The initial call to the home on Fowlers Landing Road came in around 9 o’clock.By the time crews arrived there was quite a bit of damage.The front of the house sustained the most damage, and there is smoke and water damage throughout most of the building.The owner wasn’t at home when the fire broke out, but was the one to report the blaze.”The homeowner wasn’t here,” Said Lt.
Legislators are holding a hearing on a bill that would increase Maine’s vehicle inspection fees.Friday’s hearing is before the Legislature’s transportation committee.As written, the bill would increase the fees by $3.That means inspections on vehicles built from 1996 on would be $21.50, up from $18.50.
A Maine legislative committee is considering a proposal that would direct Education Commissioner Steve Bowen to create a policy to reduce the risk of concussions in student athletes.The proposal by Representative Edward Mazurek, a Rockland Democrat, would require a student suspected of sustaining a concussion to be removed from play immediately.