Setting your alarm fifteen minutes earlier, giving yourself extra travel time and always planning ahead, for some, that’s easier said than done.
“If you’re somebody trying to get to work, do you really want to donate two, three, four hundred dollars to the state or do you want to lose your license for 30 days and have to find some other way to get to work? So if we plan ahead and know that we are going to have to take some additional time to get there and do everything safely, everybody’s going to go away with a win win situation.” says Sgt. Dan Stewart of the Hampden Police Department.
Maine candidates are heading into the final stretch and all eyes are on the battle for the Blaine House. While the tight three-person race for governor is likely to get the most attention this fall, the contest for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat and local races that will determine which party controls the state House and Senate are also sure to be highly competitive.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Even though the Augusta school board eliminated crossing guards this summer, one dedicated crossing guard is reported for anyway.
Sherry MacArthur, with a hand-held stop sign, helped kids cross the street near Lincoln Elementary School on Wednesday and Thursday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A conservation group in Maine is handing out grades to lawmakers for their votes in the Legislature.
Maine Conservation Voters unveiled its 2014 environmental scorecard on Thursday.
Investigators are trying to determine a cause of a fire at the Brewer Motor Inn Friday.
Until they determine otherwise, they are treating the fire as suspicious.
The first call came in around 12-30 a.m.
More than 100 families in the Bangor area are scrambling to find childcare.
Leaders of the Grace Church announced earlier this week that the congregation, its food pantry, and the Life Academy Daycare, are closing.
You can enjoy a free concert this labor day.
Steel drum band “Flash in the Pans” performs Monday night, September 1st at Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth.
It will be in the parking lot, bring a blanket or chair.
Zombies are set to attack next weekend at Brewer Community School.
It’s the first ever zombies and witches 5k run which is part of the town’s annual celebration.
Darling’s is sponsoring the event.
Three hospitals in the region are getting an infusion of federal money to make improvements.
Hospitals in Patten, Eastport, and Vinalhaven will split more than $700,000 dollars in grants.
It will be used on projects that improve quality of care and access.
The Belfast Police Department is welcoming a new patrol vehicle to its fleet-one with two wheels.
The department recently bought an electric bike to help them get to some of the harder-to-reach spots in town.
A salmon processing facility in Machiasport is running again and 40 people are back on the job.
Fresh Atlantic salmon from the gulf of Maine is being processing for sale at the True North Salmon plant in the small town of Bucks Harbor.
A Bangor man has been charged with aggravated assault on a child.
Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton seriously injured a young child earlier this month in Bangor with a household appliance.
The people of Brewer are getting ready for another hometown celebration.
Brewer Days kicks off the first weekend of September.
People are gearing up for some new events this year – like a Zumba demonstration and bike auction.
Penobscot County Fire Academy continued today in Eddington.
Firefighters-in-training learned how to deal with hazardous material.
Instructor Scott Luciano says a lot of chemicals are transported through Maine and firefighters need to know how to deal with accidents and other emergencies.
L.L. Bean will close it’s Bangor Call Center.
Workers have been told it will happen in 2016.
The company says fewer people are calling as more do their shopping online.
The long and brutal winter has had an impact on some local agriculture and that includes the small amount of peach growers in Maine like Gordon Kenyon, owner of Locust grove Farm in Albion.
Construction will not get in the way of the three concerts in Bangor this holiday weekend.
Main Street by the waterfront stage should be paved this week.
We’re told construction equipment will be out of the road by noon Friday.
A worker was taken to the hospital after falling through the roof of Schenck High School in East Millinocket Thursday morning.
The school’s superintendent says the worker’s injuries aren’t life threatening.
East Millinocket has received an interest payment from Great Northern Paper.
Town officials tell TV5 they were wired a little over $28,000 this week, which is the interest for real estate and personal property taxes.
A man from Bangor who’s already served time for selling cocaine is going back to prison after admitting he was caught with it again.
63-year-old Glenn Watson pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Bangor.