The trial of an Orono woman accused of breaking her child’s leg two years ago began Monday in Bangor.24-year-old Lynn Crossman was charged with aggravated assault after her then 9-month-old son suffered a broken leg.The state’s first witness pediatrician Dr.
The old Lowe’s building in Ellsworth could soon have a new owner.The Jackson Laboratory has announced plans to possibly expand into Ellsworth.They’d like to purchase the 17-acre site that includes the former home improvement store and develop it in the next two years.
After a brief reprieve, Maine gas prices are back on the rise.Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the average retail price of a gallon of gas has risen a penny to $3.83.The small jump followed last week’s nearly two-cent loss.The average price in Maine is three cents above the national average.Prices are 26 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and more than 14 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.The national average has increased nearly 29 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 28 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.
Thieves have been known to steal copper pipes from vacant homes, but the bandits who broke into an Augusta house made off with much more.The owner of the home called police last week to report that not only had the copper been stolen, but the furnace and circulator, and two oil tanks were also missing.Police tell the Kennebec Journal, reports that the theft could have occurred any time since November, the last time the home was last rented.The owner lives in Massachusetts and came to Maine to check on the house.The incident report did not indicate how the equipment might have been removed or how much oil the tanks held at the time of the theft.Police estimated the losses at more than $5,000.
Chancellor Richard Pattenaude is attending his last University of Maine System trustees meeting as leader of the seven-university system.Monday’s meeting at the flagship university’s campus in Orono will feature votes on new academic programs to meet work force demands as well as a new bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality.Trustees will also consider tenure applications and a collective bargaining agreement.Pattenaude, who has served since 2007, is retiring.
The nation’s two independent senators have a message for former Governor Angus King if elected to replace Olympia Snowe, pick a side.Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut say if King is elected he’ll find the Senate’s run by the two major political parties and independence has its limits.King’s said he wouldn’t decide which party caucus he’d join before he gets to Washington if elected.Lieberman and Sanders both caucus with the democrats.
Firefighters can never get enough training.The Hancock County Firefighters Association hosted their Annual Fire Academy.Over the past 6 weeks various men and women have learned all kinds of skills.Organizers say it’s not just new firefighters that take part.