Maine is known for having all four seasons, and next month there will be another one in Bangor.The new “Seasons On Main” will be opening in the former home of Miller’s Restaurant, and it has the support of the Miller family.” I wanted something with a local flair in here,” said property owner John Miller.
Authorities say a man and two children were taken to the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire at a Rumford apartment building.The fire was reported at about midnight Tuesday.There was no additional information on the ages of the victims or their conditions.The fire chief said several tenants have been displaced.The Red Cross and Salvation Army are on the scene to help those displaced.The state fire marshal’s office is assisting in the investigation.
Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa is ordering four companies to cease doing business in the state and to pay civil penalties of $260,000.Cioppa says United States Contractors Trust, Real Benefits Association, Metropolitan Business Alliance LLC and Access Health Now violated the state’s insurance laws.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has released the state’s official list of 49 chemicals used in everyday products that could represent a danger to children.In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DEP published the list of “Chemicals of High Concern” late last week, before a July 1 deadline.The list includes a dozen chemicals proven to cause cancer in humans, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic and cadmium.
A couple who got married at the Winslow Town Office is missing an important part of their ceremony and they’d like help getting it back.Sarah Norton’s bridal bouquet was mistakenly left outside the town office Saturday.It’s made entirely of jewelry.
Maine’s getting a $4.4 million slice of the nation’s largest ever healthcare fraud settlement.That’s according to Maine Attorney General William Schneider.Federal and state government accusations against Glaxo Smith Kline included lying about the safety and effectiveness of certain drugs, marketing drugs for uses for which they weren’t approved and offering kickbacks to medical professionals.Schneider says the company has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle the case.
Two people from California who have been staying in Monroe are accused of breaking into a home and several vehicles.Police say Paul Munster, 37, and Laura Petty were charged after a detective went to a Stream Road home to investigate a home break-in in Swanville.Police say they found Munster and Petty in the woods and a police dog alerted on their tracks near the home.Munster and Petty were arrested for car burglaries in the Searsmont area.Police say a search turned up items missing from the Swanville residence, as well as identification, mail and credit cars from people in Waldo and Penobscot counties.They’re both in jail in Wiscasset.
A Bangor family woke up to a scary scene early Sunday morning.Police say Jeremy Heath, 20, of Brewer was ripping out solar lights near the family’s home on Ohio Street.Police say he then kicked in their front door and started up the stairs towards the family.We’re told the father and his four kids tackled Heath.The scuffle moved outside.Police say Heath grabbed a solar light and tried to stab the father with it.He got away but was arrested a short time later at another home where a resident reported that someone was trying to break in.Heath is in the Penobscot County Jail charged with trespassing, assault and criminal threatening.
Senator Susan Collins (R) spent the afternoon in Brownville Monday touring the damage caused by flash floods that swept through the community last weekend.The destruction, while costly, has not been enough to earn Maine the help of federal funding.On the surface, the town is looking better than it did just a week ago when entire roads were in ruin, but as Sen.
A Southwest Harbor boat builder that’s celebrating its 84th anniversary launched its newest vessel.The Hinckley Company’s T34 was christened Monday afternoon.The twin engine vessel was built in five months, just in time for summer.It’s the second boat Hinckley has launched so far this year.”It’s one of those milestones that really proves that the quality and craftsmanship here in Maine is appreciated by our customers,” said the company’s President Jim McManus.The T34 is described as a universal boat that is both luxurious and a sporting vessel.
A man from Sabattus was hurt Saturday night during a private fireworks show.Police say 34 year old Jason Douglass was attending a birthday party in Richmond.They say a fireworks shell on a cake malfunctioned and, as Douglass was trying to dry off the cake of fireworks, it exploded, leaving a large cut on his forehead and injuring his eye.He was taken to a Brunswick hospital, was treated and released.