The leader of the Passamaquoddies says the tribe has nearly completed lining up investors for a $25 million water bottling plant.Governor Joseph Socabasin says the proposed plant in Indian Township would provide 96 well-paying, full-time jobs.The plant is important for the tribe since a defeat at the polls in November blocked plans for a tribe-owned racino.Socabasin tells the Bangor Daily News the plant would be the only Indian-owned water bottling company in North America.He says the water would come from a spring water aquifer on tribal land in Washington County.
Winterport native Mari Abercrombie along with her son Isaac recently compiled a book chronicling the adventures of Mari’s parents during four decades of work and travel working for National Geographic.The collection of photos and stories is available on Amazon.com, or you can email the publisher at [email protected] learn more check out Birch Landing’s website HERE
The country’s biggest retailers got an early start to Black Friday this year.Stores like Best Buy and Target opened at midnight, the first time for both stores.One of the managers of Best Buy said most shopping die-hards don’t seem to mind.”We’ve heard a lot of good things.
Tim Hortons is lending a helping hand to folks this holiday season.The chain is giving away 725-dollar Visa gift cards at various Best Buy locations.Research shows that’s how much the average American spends on holiday shopping.Jamie Myers owns several tim hortons restaurants in Bangor.He surprised Black Friday shoppers waiting in line at the Best Buy in Bangor.”The community does a great job supporting us.
Messalonskee High School in Oakland opened it’s doors for the Thanksgiving holiday.For the past 33 years, volunteers have been cooking up and handing out Turkey Day dinners.This year, around 400 hundred dinners were delivered to families, while about a thousand people were served in house.Founder Bud King says the event wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers.
People in Skowhegan came together to celebrate the holiday.Over 120 meals free meals were handed out at the Skowhegan Community Center.Volunteers have been cooking up a storm, getting ready for turkey day.Next year, organizers plan to get bigger and move the dinner to the community center gym.
On Thanksgiving most people have the day off but for firefighters the work never stops.The Bangor Fire Department cooked up its own Thanksgiving dinner at the Central Fire Station in Bangor Thursday afternoon.It had all fixings: mashed potatoes, vegetables, stuffing and two turkeys.Trading family time at home for a day at the office could be considered a sacrifice for some but for these firefighters it’s a way of life.”There’s always gotta be somebody here and if we just happen to land on a holiday then we work the holiday,” says Captain Anthony Ritano.We here at TV 5 would like to thank our firefighters and wish them a Happy Thanksgiving.
Bangor’s New Year’s Eve celebration isn’t a success without volunteers.They still need some to help manage and assist with the festivities.The Downtown Countdown goes from 7 to midnight.All volunteers must be eighteen years of age.For more information or to sign up visit www.downtownbangor.com or contact Mackie Hill at 631-2035.
An Augusta man who attacked a man with a hammer has been sent to prison for four years.Zachary Gagnon pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault.He was accused of demanding the contents of the man’s wallet in June, and then hit him with a hammer.Weâ€™re told the victim was not seriously hurt.Gagon was released from federal prison three years ago.
We’re told a driver traveling too fast in snowy conditions caused an accident in Orland Wednesday afternoon.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of a Chevy Cavalier lost control along Route 1 heading from Bucksport to Ellsworth.
Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine is hoping to make the holidays a little bit happier for children who may not otherwise have one.They’ve once again teamed up with Spirit of Giving of Southern Maine to reach children not just in Bangor, but state wide.Executive Director Bette Hoxie says for children in and out of home placements, a small toy goes a long way.About 600 kids need a toy this season.”They are children who, for a variety of reasons, can’t live with their birth parent or in some situations we have a small group of birth parents who we work with, as well who have children with some mental needs,” Hoxie said.If you’d like to help Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine with their holiday effort, call 827-2331, or you can visit them at their office on Center Street in Old Town.