Usually it would take an emergency to bring several fire departments together, but Thursday they met in Orono to complete a training exercise on moving water.Not every neighborhood has fire hydrants, so they need to be prepared to transfer water to the site of an emergency.Crews from Orono, Old Town, Bangor, Glenburn and Indian Island took part.”We work with all these agencies on a regular basis and it’s just important for us to know each other, to know how eachother will work and make sure that we’re interoperable so when an emergency does happen, we can respond effectively,” said Lt.
A man from Levant who pleaded guilty to five counts of unlawful sexual contact was in a Bangor courtroom Thursday.45-year-old John Costain was supposed to be sentenced, but the judge delayed it, saying he wants Costain to undergo an evaluation before he makes a decision.Prosecutors say Costain committed the crimes against a child under the age of twelve over a two year period.
Last minute repairs to an emergency back up generator has forced staff to delay the opening of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory Tower.It was supposed to open along with the Fort Knox Historic site April 29.The fort will open then, but the tower will not open until the first week of May.
Two Hancock County men have been charged in connection with recent illegal dumping.Daniel Smith, 25 of Ellsworth and Brad Inforati, 36 of Eddington have been summonsed for allegedly littering more than fifteen pounds.Both men are due in court next month.They are required to pay a $500 fine and could receive up to 100 hours of community service.
The Bangor Roller Derby wants to take you back to the seventies.Friday, the roller derby is hosting a special benefit concert featuring the disco band Motor Booty Affair.There will also be a silent auction with a variety of items up for bids including artwork, a signed baseball by a major league player, gym memberships and adventure packages.The proceeds from the event will benefit the Spruce Run women’s shelter.”I just think that us getting together with them is a good way to continue to get their name out there especially in connection with a concert like this.
Authorities in Piscataquis County are looking for a man believed to have viciously attacked a woman in Greenville Wednesday night.Police got the report around 11 p.m.They aren’t releasing many details of the assault other than to say the victim is still hospitalized.The suspect has been identified as 42-year old John Johnson.
Last month, residents in Glenburn and Veazie voted to begin the process of withdrawing from their current school district, RSU 26.Wednesday night the process moved forward at a special committee meeting.Withdrawal committees for both towns met in orono.They appointed chairs for both committees and voted in favor of negotiating with the RSU simultaneously, with the understanding they can work independently down the road.The committees will create plans which will be submitted to the department of education.Once approved, residents will take anoter vote.A two-thirds majority is needed to pass.The lengthy process could be completed by July of next year.Wednesday, May 9th, there will be a regular school board meeting in Glenburn.Michael O’Conner (Chairman of Glenburn Town Council) “We’ll continue to meet as a committee our four members of glenburn in our committee and then we’ll meet with the RSU peiodically to try and come up with an agreement oh how to withdraw, how services in the interim and make sure the students are served appropriately in the interim so that everyone’s financial obligations are covered appropriately.”
The co-owner of several Mexican restaurants in central and southern Maine has pleaded not guilty to charges that he hired illegal immigrants.Hector Fuentes pleaded not guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges of conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens for profit, aiding and abetting document fraud, and three counts of harboring undocumented aliens for profit.The charges stem from immigration raids at three restaurants in September.
The body of missing 24 year old Dean Levasseur has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy to be performed Thursday.State Police detectives have taken charge of the investigation after the Freeport man’s body was found Wednesday just a short distance from where Levasseur was last seen Saturday Night at a party off Route 155 in Howland.Crews returned to the area Wednesday morning to resume their search, and found the body in just a few hours.
Officials with fire departments in rural and coastal areas of Maine say it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find volunteer firefighters.Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli says it’s always been difficult to find volunteers, but the current situation is the worst he’s seen in a 26-year career.
On Thursday, April 26th, Geaghan’s Pub on Main Street in Bangor is hosting an event they call Dawna’s Day, in honor of a local woman battling cancer.10% of all profits collected on Thursday will be donated to the greater Bangor Bark for Life, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
The New Hampshire-based investor that bought two Katahdin region paper mills has announced plans to turn the Millinocket site into an industrial park and launch a national marketing campaign to draw industry to the region.Officials with Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H.