It’s a beautiful view of Bangor, and you only get the chance to see it a few times a year.Once each season, the city of Bangor opens up the Thomas Hill Standpipe for tours.Folks are invited to climb the steps to the top to take in the amazing view.Wednesday was the Fall tour.” It’s really beautiful.
Folks from El Salvador are in Bangor as part of a sister city relationship.Meghan Hayward explains.In the 1980s delegations of people from the United States visited El Salvador as villagers were returning to their homes following the Civil War in that country.”And the relationships were so deep and important that the people in the US and the people in El Salvador decided that it would be important to keep those relationships going and continue learning from one another.”Which is how the organization Power in Community Alliances, or PICA, has maintained a sister city relationship with El Salvador.Salvadoran German Gonzales Alas is in Bangor.He’s a grassroots leader who started as a young activist in his country.He will make a presentation to local folks here.”Talking about people and their lives before they cross the borders.
Also being discussed Wednesday night in Bangor is the possibility of consolidating Bangor Emergency Dispatch with Penobscot County Dispatch.Bangor Police Chief Ron Gastia says he’s opposed to that move.There’s a workshop Wednesday night to discuss possible negotiations between the two entities.It’s open to the public and starts at 6:15 in City Council Chambers.
The Bangor City Council is expected to vote Wednesday night on an ordinance restricting where sex offenders can live.It calls for 750-foot buffers around schools, parks, playgrounds and other areas frequented by children.Sex offenders now living within the restricted zones would not have to move.The restrictions would only apply to offenders who have committed felonies against victims under the age of fourteen.
State Police have received more than 20 calls overnight, which they say is helping them identify two women they believe used a stolen ATM card at stores in Bangor and Lincoln.Police say the card was dropped at a parking lot on Hogan Road in Bangor last month.The card was used the next day at Hogan Road Deli in Bangor and also at Smokes for Less, Wal-Mart, Why Not Stop, and Hannaford in Lincoln.Police say surveillance video shows the women, each carrying a young child.
A man was arraigned Wednesday after allegedly fleeing from police and crashing his car in Stockton Springs Tuesday night.According to Chief Deputy Bob Keating with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Douglas Chambers is charged with burglary, stalking, driving to endanger and criminal speed.Keating says just before 6:00 Tuesday evening, a woman staying at the Rocky Ridge Motel in Stockton Springs called saying her ex-boyfriend, Chambers, was trying to open her door and she feared for her safety.When authorities arrived, they say, Chambers got in his car and fled the scene.Keating says Chambers missed a sharp turn at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 1A in Stockton Springs, crashing his car.He then fled on foot into the woods where he was arrested.His bail is set at $750.
The Fire Marshal is trying to figure out what caused a rooming house to catch fire in Bar Harbor Tuesday night.No one was hurt but the building was destroyed.Police officers were able to rescue two men before firefighters arrived.Richard Anderson woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of his dogs barking.
Police in Southwest Harbor hope someone watching this newscast has information on a car that might be linked to the disappearance of a man who’s been missing since last month.51-year old Pete Peterson was last seen hitchhiking September 24th in the Ellsworth area.Police have information that indicates an older model Ford Torino might be involved in his disappearance.The car is thought to be white and had older, burnt-orange New York license plates.It was seen in the Ellsworth area between the 23rd and 24th of September.
Police in Waldoboro are asking for help in locating a man who’s been missing for a few weeks.Police say 47-year old Peter Collins was last seen at his mother’s house on Wagner Bridge Road on September 19th.Collins told his mother he would be back the next day.Police say he hasn’t returned, and has medical issues and does not have his medication with him.Collins is described as 5’10” or 5’11” tall, weighs between 200-220 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair.
A cigarette is to blame for a fire on Sidney Street in Bangor Wednesday morning.The call came in just before seven.Assistant Fire Chief, Darrell Cyr says when they arrived on scene flames were showing outside of the building.Cyr says the homeowner was putting water on it with a garden hose.Cyr says someone living at the home flicked a cigarette onto a window support and it caught the house on fire.He says the fire could have been a lot worse, but their quick response time helped.But Cyr says there were some challenges.” A lot of digging.
Fire destroyed a three-story rooming house in Bar Harbor overnight, but all of the residents were safe Wednesday morning, thanks in part to the quick thinking actions of local police officers.The call from Roberts Square came in around 11:40 Tuesday night.
8″ pie plateoven 425*backing time 40 to 50 minutes
2 prepared Pie Shells5 cups peeled and sliced apples (mix with 1 tablespoon lemon juice)1/2 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamonDash of salt1 tablespoon cold butter
Place one sheet of prepare pastry on bottom of pie plateMix together sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.