The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of a tractor trailer-motorcycle accident on Route Two in Norridgewock Wednesday afternoon.Police say 43-year-old David Beach of Norridgewock was traveling west on Route 2 on his motorcycle and struck the side of an international trailer unit.Police say Beach was trying to pass the truck on the left, which was getting ready to turn into a parking lot.Beach was ejected from the bike.
Secretary of State Charlie Summers say a computer in a town office in Maine has been infected with malware, compromising the Central Voter Registration application.A spokesperson for Summers says she cannot confirm in which town the breach occurred.Summers says he’s in the process of assessing what, if any, information has been compromised.Summers says the computer has been shut down and the username and password of the clerk from the town in question has been disabled.The Secretary of State’s office says they will keep the public informed as they gather more information.
Family and riends are coming together to help a mother of three from Stockton Springs, recently diagnosed with a rare brain disorder.29-year-old Jess Connor is heading to New York next month for treatment since no doctors in Maine specialize in the disorder.
Governor LePage’s administration is calling on all state agencies to look closer at every dollar they spend.Wednesday, they unveiled their new budgeting process called “Zero Based Budgeting.”Maine’s Finance Commissioner, Sawin Millett, met with the media to go over the budgeting tool that the LePage administration hopes will help state agencies get the most out of it’s limited resources.
New England is seeing a revival in farmers growing grain.Maine and Vermont were once the bread basket of the northern U.S., but they lost that distinction in the 1800s, when the Erie Canal and intercontinental railroad made it easier to bring grain east from the Midwest.But small farmers on the nation’s coasts are growing wheat again as more people clamor for locally grown food.
Due to doctors orders, Greg Allman was forced to cancel some tour dates, including the performance on the Bangor Waterfront.But organizers have found a new act to take his place.Dickey Betts and Great Southern will take the stage on Saturday, September 3rd.Dickey Betts is a founding member of the Allman Brothers and is credited with both singing and writing the groups biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man”B.B.
One Portland building was evacuated due to the earthquake.The ten story Intermed building along Marginal Way was also evacuated last year in June following an earthquake in Ontario, Canada.Just like a year ago, it’s the people on the top two or three floors who tell us they really felt the building sway.Within minutes all floors were evacuated and the elevators were shut down, forcing people to walk down the stairs.From what we know, everybody made it out alright, even the many medical patients.
A vote to allow a new methadone clinic in Rockland has been tabled to next month.Planning officials approved the zoning change earlier this month.Monday night, city councilors agreed to hold off on their decision, in order to allow the city attorney to look over some questions from residents.They have to do with the new clinic’s desire to treat other patients in addition to those seeking methadone.If approved, the clinic will open on New County Road in the same building that used to house a different methadone clinic.The city council’s vote is now scheduled for September 7th.
Three women were arrested and accused of breaking in to a restaurant in Brewer.According to police, early Friday morning an alarm went off at a restaurant on South Main Street.When they arrived on scene, 25-year-old Sloan Murray of Brewer was found outside holding a key.She was arrested for two outstanding warrants from Portland.Then we’re told the restaurant’s alarm went off again and police found two women leaving the building.They arrested 18-year-old Whitney Devlin and 23-year-old Ashley Farquhar, both of Brewer, for felony burglary.
2 people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a two car collision in Ellsworth Tuesday afternoon.Police say 45 year old Emery Pratt was driving a pickup truck on Water Street, when he and his passenger, 59 year old James Braley, were struck by another pick-up.That truck was being driven by 67 year old Christopher Taylor.Police believe Taylor may have had a possible medical issue because authorities say he blew right through a stop sign on Foster Street.
A man who was shot by Portland Police as he tried to flee in a car has pleaded guilty to three charges, settling the criminal case against him.But 30-year-old Jonathan Mitchell of Veazie says he still intends to sue Portland police for excessive use of force in the April incident.Mitchell pleaded guilty Monday to being a habitual offender and two other charges.
Rumblings of the earthquake were felt right here in Maine.We received several messages from viewers who say they felt shaking.We spoke to University of Maine Associate Profesor Alice Kelley with UMaine’s Climate Change Institute who told us just three minutes after the Virginia earthquake hit, seismic activity was recorded in Orono.”That energy actually travels through the rocks in the earth’s crust and so you feel the vibration not as strong as if you were right there where it’s happening but you know certainly a little tremor, just enough to make something move something that’s easily vibrated might move….