Country music station The Bear and Fox Sports Maine are switching places on the radio dial.Beginning September 1st, The Bear will begin broadcasting on 97.1 and Fox Sports Maine will call 104.7 home.Vice President of Blueberry Broadcating Bruce Biette says country music is popular in the Bangor market.He says the change will allow for more listeners to access The Bear.”To be able to take the Bangor signal that we’ve got and move it a bit so that we’re still covering all of the other areas to increase the circle.”Fox Sports Maine will continue to simulcast on AM radio.
Zone radio owner and Bangor’s most famous resident, Stephen King, hosted his first ever press conference Tuesday to announce a new talk radio show.The Pulse Morning Show will make its debut on WZON AM and FM on September 12th from 6 am to 10 am and online at zoneradio.comLong-time politician Pat LaMarche and former television reporter Don Cookson will host the show which will offer news and commentary on local and national news topics.They hope to be a voice for the people of Bangor and want to attract all types of listeners.”We’re going to try to be informative, we’re going to be provocative, we’re going to be amusing and we’re going to try and be a positive community force which is something that I’ve always tried to be a part of,” King said.”This is about community and it’s about trying to bring some sort of reasoned perspective to what’s going on in Maine and in our country,” Cookson said.The Pulse will continue to broadcast Red Sox, Bruins, high school games and their afternoon sports show but have no plans to expand sports.On the day The Pulse Morning Show launches, they will be collecting groceries and gas cards for Wounded Warriors.
It’s a collection of gowns that’s six years in the making.”When people ask you where did you get all the gowns, tell them at a vending machine at the car wash so that’s what I usually tell people.”Victoria greeley accumulated formal gowns when she hosted tea parties at her home.Behind every dress there’s a story about the girl who wore it.”Everyone could dress so the daughter who is having a birthday, a six year old, an eight year old, ten year old could get into what we call a princess gown.”But now she’s parting with the memories as she steps into her new role of fairy godmother.Greeley is donating pieces of her collection to the Cinderella Project, a group that gives formal wear to girls who would otherwise not be able to afford a dress.It’s the perfect pairing of these gowns and the young girls that need a gown.Victoria says these dresses are more than just fabric, it’s a chance for young girls to feel special during a memorable night of their lives.”I think it’s thrilling for the mother and father to see the girl in the gown and for her to have this memory, it’s a memory you make.”The Cinderella Project has been transforming girls into princesses for the past five years.
Those asleep in the apartments above the Cambridge General Store woke with a bang.”All of a sudden the restaurant shakes and I thought it was my brother you know fumbling around with pots and pans or something, so I get up and I look and he comes out of his bedroom and says ‘What’s going on?'” said Jeremiah Merrill, who works at the store and lives in the apartments above.The noise was a tractor trailer hitting the side of the building.
The Florida man accused of causing an international flight to divert to Bangor last year was held in federal court, Tuesday.Twenty-seven year old Derek Stansberry of Florida was found not guilty by reason of insanity.The prosecution said that Stansberry told a federal marshall on board a Paris-to-Atlanta flight that he was wearing dynamite in his shoes, and carrying explosives in a laptop.They say he passed a note to a flight attendant that said his passport was fake.In court Tuesday morning, Stansberry waived his right to a trial by jury.A federal judge cited reports from medical professionals who all agreed that Stansberry had suffered a psychotic episode on the plane.He said the doctors believed dehydration, sleep deprivation and body building supplements that Stansberry had taken contributed to what happened.He said he didn’t believe Stansberry was a threat.The entire trial took less than an hour.Stansberry’s attorney, Walter McKee, says it was a unique situation where the defense and prosecution were actually on the same page.”I don’t think I’ll ever have a case like this, and I don’t think you’ll ever see one like this up here.
A man who was fleeing from authorities was killed yesterday, after crashing his SUV into another vehicle in Hampdent, then slamming into a tree.Police say 21-year old Matthew Cynewski of Belfast was pronounced dead at the hospital.About 3:30 yesterday afternoon, Bangor Police were following an SUV on Route 1A into Hampden.They had received reports of an erratic driver heading south on I95 out of Old Town.Witnesses say that Cynewski moved into the middle of the road between two passing cars.He reportedly sideswiped one of the vehicles, then ran off the road into the Riverview Cemetery.Police say they don’t know why Cynewski did not stop for police.No one else was injured in that crash.
A former Air Force intelligence specialist whose claim of possessing explosives forced a trans-Atlantic flight to land in Maine is due in federal court.Both the defense and prosecution agree that a break from reality led to Derek Stansberry’s ramblings aboard the Paris-to-Atlanta flight in April 2010.
The director of Maine’s Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability says there’s no evidence to suggest there was any improper political activity by the Maine Green Energy Alliance.Beth Ashcroft appeared before the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee on Monday to brief lawmakers on findings that were released earlier this month.Ashcroft’s agency found inappropriate use of funds after examining how the alliance spent about $500,000 of a $1.1 million federal grant meant to expand home energy audits and weatherization.