A restaurant that had been a long-time fixture in Norridgewock closed its doors Sunday.My Cousin’s Place has been under its most recent owners since 2007.There has been a restaurant in the spot on the Skowhegan Road since at least the 1950s, except for a brief time when a snowmobile shop operated there.Twelve full and part-time employees lost their jobs when the restaurant closed.
A restaurant in Norridgewalk is doing its part to make sure local folks don’t go without a proper meal Thanksgiving day.Meghan Hayward has the story.” We have a free community Thanksgiving meal for anybody here or in surrounding areas.”This is the third year What’s for Supper in Norrdigewock will open its doors for the holiday.” We have a customer of ours that offers to pay for the meals, anonymously, and makes the donation.”Owner Laura Lorette says the restaurant can fit about 45 people per sitting.”Our first sitting is at noon and then one and two.”This meal doesn’t come without some struggles.”The hardest part for us is running the regular business and holiday orders and pie orders and fitting in all the extra prep work.”But Lorette says it’s all worth it.”People might come in and not know each other and they get to know each other.”She says the volunteers are a big part of the success.”I think most people are willing to help.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body found in Rockland Tuesday.We’re told it is 47-year-old Katrina Windred of Friendship.Windred was reported missing Sunday.Maine Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland would not tell us if the death is being classified as a homicide, but it has been called suspicious.We will have more information when it becomes available.
Thursday is Thanksgiving and for many people it kicks off a hectic holiday season.On Tuesday, we looked at how stress can ruin the holidays and your health.TV 5’s Diana Bosch tells us how to make the holidays a happier time for yourself and those around you.When she sat down with various experts, they cited lack of money, pressure and time as the biggest contributing factors to holiday stress.
A South Dakota man has been charged with the murder of a homeless man in Bangor.According to Bangor police, 25-year-old Kenneth John Bruning has been indicted for the murder of Trevor Sprague.The murder took place on March 7, 2006 under the Kenduskeag Stream Bridge on Harlow Street in Bangor.The Bangor Police Department and the Maine State Attorney General’s Office will work with authorities in South Dakota in order to work out extradition details.Bruning is currently facing several unrelated criminal charges in that state and it will take some time before an extradition process is finalized.Once Bruning is returned to Maine, a formal affidavit will be filed with the court outlining further details of facts and circumstances that led to the arrest.
A Frankfort man is in jail after police say he stole an ice cream scoop and used it to cook drugs in the bathroom of a Belfast busines.According to Belfast Police Chief Jeff Trafton, 30-year-old Amos Robbins is charged with theft, posession of Schedule W drugs and posession of drug paraphernalia.Robbins was on probation at the time of the incident.
Firefighters will be busy in Bangor Friday, but not just dealing with fires.They’re asking drivers to help fill the boot.From 8 until 11 Friday morning firefighters will be at the intersection of the Bangor Mall Boulevard and Hogan Road collecting money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.They’ll be on the roads holding boots asking for any spare change or cash folks can pitch in.
A 22-year-old Searsport man is being charged with Operating Under the Influence after his car ran off the road Saturday night.Belfast police say Tyson Servisky called police to report the passenger in his car, Alicia Rose, had a seizure.But when officers arrived, they noticed damage on the windshield of the vehicle appeared as if Rose had hit her head during a car accident.Servisky was arrested on OUI charges after his blood alcohol content was .16 percent.He is scheduled to appear in a Belfast court on January 27th.Rose was taken to the hospital by lLifeflight helicopter, she was released Tuesday.
Two rival wreath companies in Washington County are headed to court to settle a dispute over a Christmas tree design that one company accuses the other of copying.The attorney for the Worcester Wreath Company of Machias, Charles Gilbert, says the suit was filed earlier this week against David Whitney of Whitney Originals LLC in U.S.
The budget gap may not be as big as initially anticipated in Augusta.What was once forecast to be at least a billion dollar shortfall may wind up at about half that number.The revenue forecasting committee has released new numbers for the next two year budget and reduced the shortfall by more than 450 million dollars.Those new figures could ease the prospect of deep budget cuts.Those numbers changed due to improvements in individual income taxes and corporate profitability.
Maine’s attorney general says a big settlement in a price-fixing case is going to help feed the hungry this holiday season.About $135,000 in proceeds from a multistate lawsuit against major vitamin companies will be donated to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.Attorney General Janet Mills says the settlement money, which is aimed at compensating the public for high food prices between 1988 and 2000, will go to the state’s largest distributor of emergency food to those in need.A small portion of the settlement will go to the state’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, which buys food for low-income Mainers.(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.