A business owner in Bar Harbor has been arrested, after police say she stole more than $52,000.41-year old Jennifer Lozano is charged with theft by deception and negotiating a worthless instrument.Lozano is the owner of Parkside restaurant and the Best of Bar Harbor store.Police say she wrote the fraudulent checks with one bank account, then deposited them at a second bank for withdrawal.
Authorities say a Belgrade man has been seriously hurt after falling out of a tree while hunting on family property.A spokesman for the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says 58-year-old William Wadleigh broke his hip and a vertebra in the 20-foot fall on Monday.
Georgia wildlife researchers say endangered right whales are starting to show up along the southern Atlantic coast.The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says an aerial survey crew spotted the first right whale of the winter calving season last week off the coast of South Carolina.The whales, which grow up to 50 feet in length, migrate each winter from New England to the warmer waters off South Carolina, Georgia and Florida to give birth.
Senator Olympia Snowe wants to ensure that the operator of federally subsidized passenger air service in northern Maine doesn’t scrimp on the aircraft.The Republican sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to enforce a minimum requirement of 15-passenger aircraft under the Essential Air Service program.The department had requested bids from airlines interested in providing service to the Northern Maine Regional Airport after Colgan Air said it planned to end its service.As it stands, the transportation secretary could waive the requirement and allow smaller aircraft.
Officials say a malfunctioning electric hot water heater is to blame for a fire in Orono Tuesday morning.The fire broke out around 11am at a mobile home on Schoppe Drive and was quickly contained to a bedroom and closet.Three people were home when the fire started.
The future of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center was discussed by Bangor City Councilors Tuesday evening.Back in October, a legislative committee decided to keep the facility open, but talks of closing the center are still on the table.Tuesday, Bangor City Councilors and members of the mental health community, got together to talk about the negative impact the city would face if the center was shut down.This year, the psychiatric center faces major cuts to their budget.The next step in the process will be to form a committee to tackle this topic and to send a resolution to the legislature.
A recount in Rockland today reaffirmed results from Election Day, showing voters rejected a $3,000,000 bond issue for a new public works garage and sand and salt shed.Rockland’s city clerk says the measure was defeated by 12 votes on Election Day.Today’s recount revealed the same outcome, but by a margin of 14 votes.The recount was done after a written request from more than 100 city residents.