Two inmates who authorities say walked away from the Charleston Correctional Facilty in July were both indicted on escape charges Wednesday by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.Police say 20 year-old Randall Moulton of Bangor and 25 year-old Phillip Gardiner of Belfast spent three days on the run before being captured in Glenburn.Moulton was scheduled to be released next year.Gardiner had more than two years left on his sentence.
On Sunday, the Miss Maine scholarship program held its annual Miss Maine Day at Brunswick High School.Titles were awarded in four age groups.6 year-old Eliza Jack of Baileyville was crowned Miss Mini Maine 2012.11 year-old Elizabeth Collins of Mapleton was crowned Miss Little Maine.14 year-old Emily Baker of Topsham was named Miss Young Teen Maine.16 year-old Abigail Shea of Mount Vernon is the new Miss Teen Maine.You can find more info on the Miss Maine scholarship program by heading to www.missmaine.org.
It’s officially fall so the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is holding its Autumn Gold Celebration.The celebration includes the 29th annual car show and the chowder festival.Some new events for 2012 include a jewelry and fiber show, a scavanger hunt and a canoe race.
Farmington residents will have a chance to give their opinions on Maine’s election process tomorrow night.The commission to study the conduct of elections will hold a public hearing at UMaine Farmington, starting at 5:45 PM.The meeting is in the UMF Olsen Student Center, Dining Hall C.
Voters will get a chance to talk with the candidates at a town hall meeting Thursday night in Bangor.Candidates for the Bangor area house and senate seats were invited to attend.The Maine people’s alliance organized the event to focus on jobs, the economy and healthcare.It’s Thursday night at 5:30 at the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor.It’s free to attend.
Old Town High School has been dealing with an outbreak of impetigo.It’s a common skin infection that’s contagious.RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker tells us it started with a student athlete, and was passed on to about four or five students who have been treated.The impetigo outbreak did spark rumors of MRSA going around the school, which Walker says is not the case.”We don’t have any confirmed cases of MSRA.
September is National Recovery Month and the Bangor Area Recovery Network celebrated on Wednesday, holding its 5th Annual Summit on addiction recovery.Last year, the term bath salts was heard for the first time, now medical experts discuss the impacts of the drug on the community.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce held their early bird breakfast, with a panel of executives from one of Maine’s oldest professions.”It was part of our business revolution series where we’re looking at 21st century challenges to business.
The words weren’t easy to make out, but the damage done to Frank’s Bakery on State Street in Bangor was clear.”It just saddens me that someone has to feel that they have to do this around town to get their kicks,” said owner, Bernadette Gaspar.Wednesday morning, Gaspar came in to find graffiti along the side of her shop.She said, “They obviously need to get a job, so they can sleep at night.”Minutes away in downtown Bangor, a similar design was discovered by employees behind Rebecca’s on Main Street.Owner Rick Vigue told us, “It’s like, it’s like a losing battle.
A Houlton youth hockey coach has been charged with possessing Sexually Explicit Material of a minor under the age of 12.44 year old Peter Alden of Houlton was arrested Monday in SkowheganAccording to Houlton Police chief Butch Asselin, police discovered numerous sexually provocative images of girls under the age of 12 on Alden’s IPod.Police also seized Alden’s cell phone and laptop.The investigation began in July after the Veterans Hospital in Augusta indicated Alden may have had a sexual encounter with an underage female.Police are not disclosing the age of the victim or any details relating to the alleged sexual encounter.There’s no indication any of the images were of children from the youth hockey team.