A husband and wife were hospitalized with burns when a propane tank explosion that could be felt up to 10 miles away burned their camper at a southern Maine campground.Lebanon Rescue Assistant Chief Jason Cole said crews were called to the Salmon Falls River Camping Resort in Lebanon shortly after 7:30 a.m.
Governor LePage has sent an email to every state worker to clarify his offhanded remark that government middle managers are “about as corrupt as can be.”LePage offered no apologies in his email Friday to more than 11,000 state workers and state lawmakers.
For the first time in it’s history, Thomas College and it’s trustees have chosen a woman to head up the school.Laurie Lachance was announced as the school’s new president Friday afternoon.Lachance knows her way around campus.She received her MBA from the school back in 1992.For the past eight years, Lachance has been president and CEO of Maine Development Foundation, a local non-profit organization.Her first day at Thomas College is July 1st.
Following $5 million worth of renovations that have taken more than a year, the Waterville Opera House will open its doors Friday night.The upgrades include all new technical equipment, a new lobby and concession area, as well as new dressing rooms, and new balcony seating.Musical numbers from shows like Chicago and Gypsy and a performance from the Bossov ballet are on the program this opening night.The folks from the Maine International Film Festival will show a film too.The renovating isn’t entirely finished.”So there’s a bit more to be done.
The appropriations committee has advanced a $100 million bond package that aims to create jobs through investing in Maine’s transportation system.It would help pay for improvements to the ports of Searsport and Eastport and would pay for road and bridge upgrades too.
A former Decoster Egg Farm employee has filed a lawsuit claiming he wasn’t paid overtime while he worked at the Decoster Farm in Turner.The Lewiston man says he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, but wasn’t paid time-and-a-half for the extra hours.He’s seeking $100,000.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The head of Maine’s health and humanservices department is telling lawmakers that a computer problemresulted in the state inadvertently paying out $10.7 million inMedicaid services to more than 7,700 people who weren’t eligible.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stole a vehicle in Orono.Authorities say the car was stolen from a Stillwater Avenue residence sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.The vehicle was recovered Friday morning on the interstate near the Lincoln exit.Police say a debit card was taken from the vehicle and the suspect attempted to use it at the Circle K in Newport.He’s described as 5′ 6″ to 6 feet tall and between 155 and 180 pounds.
There’s plenty of bad news we have to cover, but today two members of the TV5 news team were honored for some good news they covered.The squadron commander of the Maine Air National Guard surprised TV5 news photographer Kenn Tompkins at work with a certificate of appreciation.
A Kenduskeag woman accused of being a drug thief was in a Bangor courtroom Friday.Police say 38-year-old Tanya Strout robbed a pharmacy in Corinth in January.Authorities say she gave a clerk a note saying she had a gun and would shoot if the clerk went near a phone.Her bail was set at $20,000.
Governor LePage’s candid comments are raising concerns again after he blamed some of the problems in state government on middle managers he calls “corrupt”.The Governor was speaking at a town hall meeting Thursday night at Nokomis High School in Newport.
We now know the name of a man whose body was recovered from Stockton Springs Harbor Friday.Authorities say it was 64-year-old Thomas Hoge, who was from Maryland but had a home in Stockton Springs.His body was found on the western shore of the harbor Friday morning, about 500 yards from his sailboat.Hoge’s overturned skiff was tied to the sailboat.A local fisherman saw the overturned skiff and called authorities.The Stockton Springs Fire Department searched the shore.
A man’s body was found in Stockton Springs Harbor Friday morning.Officials were told a skiff overturned in the harbor next to a boat owned by a local fisherman.The fisherman noticed the skiff owner’s vehicle in the parking lot.The Stockton Springs Fire Department immediately started a shore search.The Maine Marine Patrol and State Police dive team were also called in.They found the body on the western shore of the harbor, about 500 yards away from the man’s boat.They say he was wearing a life jacket.”We believe he was out the evening before alone and we can just surmise that with the overturned skiff tied to the sailboat, something obviously happened,” said Maine Marine Patrol Specialist, Colin MacDonald.An autopsy will be performed on the body.Local sources say the victim and his wife do have a home in Stockton Springs.