A measure that allows trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to use interstate highways in Maine and Vermont has won Senate passage, putting the provision one step closer to final approval.The heavy truck provision was included in a transportationspending bill that was approved 69-30 Tuesday.
Now that Halloween is behind us, folks are beginning to plan for their Thanksgiving meal.That includes local soup kitchens, like Manna in Bangor.Manna is extending its annual invitation for people to sign up for a Thanksgiving meal.Some may be worried they won’t have enough money to put a Thanksgiving dinner on the table.
A man accused of trashing the special care unit of Pen Bay Medical Center was in court on Monday.19-year-old Trevor Libby of Searsport is charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief and terrorizing.According to the Knox County District Attorney, he’s being held on a $2,500 cash bail.Police say Libby broke several pieces of equipment along with windows and glass doors at the Rockport hospital last week.
All of that snow is getting hard-core tobogganers fired up for 22nd annual National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine.Registration is now open for the 22nd annual event that features zany costumes as two-, three- and four-person toboggan teams go down a 400-foot-long, ice-covered wooden toboggan chute and onto a frozen pond.
Fire fighters were called to a home in gouldsboro early Tuesday morning.Authorities say that the home on Eagle View Drive caught fire a little before 3:30 a.m.When they arrived, fire fighters found smoke pouring out from the chimney area, and from around the home’s woodstove.We’re told that the homeowners all made it out of the building safely.
Winter parking rules go into effect Tuesday in Bangor.There will be no parking on streets or public parking lots from midnight to 6am in the morning.The odd and even parking rules are now in place and on odd numbered days cars should park on the side of the street with odd house numbers.When crews are in snow removal mode, you can’t park on any public street at any time of day.Ignore the rules and your car could be towed.Winter parking rules stay in place through March.