A Maine school official says an educational technician died of injuries suffered in a fall while chaperoning a sixth grade field trip on the Appalachian Trail.Sixty-six-year-old Jeanne Lynch of Fairfield died Friday while being flown by helicopter ambulance to the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.Superintendent Michael Gallagher says Lynch fell down an embankment while returning from Little Wilson Falls near the town of Monson.Lynch had worked for 11 years for the school district that includes the towns of Pittsfield, Burnham and Detroit.Gallagher says only a few of the 75 sixth graders on the trip saw the fall.Gallagher says the parents of all sixth graders are being notified and counselors will be available on Tuesday.
The president and vice president of The Bridge Alliance were guests on the TV 5 Morning News Monday.Jeanne Paradis and Greg Music discussed the rally in West Market Square in Bangor tonight, to recognize National Coming Out Day.They specifically want to bring attention to the large number of gay and lesbian suicides and attempted suicides in our country.Out out of 3 gay youth will attempt suicide at least once.
Two people, including a seven year old boy were seriously injured in an ATV accident Sunday night in Otisfield.It happened off lake road.The Maine Warden Service says 28-year old Jordan Anderson of Portland was driving a friend’s machine around 5 Sunday night on a driveway.The owner’s son was sitting behind him.Somehow, the ATV hit some rocks and went off the driveway.The force of the impact broke the tire off the axle, causing the ATV to go airborne for about 15 feet before landing upside down.Both anderson and the boy passenger were thrown off the machine.Anderson suffered a broken femur.The seven year old had a broken eye socket and several breaks to his left arm.
A lot of tenants lost everything in an apartment fire in Portland Sunday morning, including a couple, just hours from their wedding.Duska Perry and John Martovich lost all the food, including the cake, for the wedding, plus several hand made musical instruments that were meant for the ceremony.However, thanks to the generosity and quick thinking of family and friends the wedding went on Sunday afternoon.The couple planned to cater their own reception, in fact, the groom was making the cake when the fire sparked.The bride’s wedding dress, zipped in a bag, somehow survived the blaze and she was able to wear it Sunday.The couple says they never even thought to cancel the wedding.
If you’ll be traveling along the Trenton Causeway for the next month you may need to be prepared for some slight delays.Beginning Monday, Bangor Hydro will be installing an underground duct bank for electric facilities along the shoulder of the Trenton Causeway.The work is in preparation of installing new underground electrical conductors next spring.The project is designed to increase electrical capacity and improve reliability in the MDI area.No major traffic delays are expected, but there may be brief periods when traffic is reduced to one lane.
Hundreds of folks stopped by the Orono Fire Department on Saturday.Every year the department opens its doors for an open house during fire prevention week.There are lots of activities for kids to take part in, like a bounce house, fire extinguisher demonstration and even fire truck rides.
A pan left on a kitchen stove with grease in it, is being blamed for a fire in Bucksport early Saturday morning.According to Assistant Fire Chief Michael Denning, around 3 o’clock Saturday morning they received a call reporting fire in a 6-uit apartment complex on Route 1.
Gardeners of all types got some advice on planting during the fall season.The Penobscot County Master Gardeners held a public forum Saturday afternoon at the Page Farm and Home Museum at the University of Maine.The “Autumn in the Garden” event covered a variety of topics including using organic materials, how to care for a christmas tree and having your soil tested.Claudia Tucci attended the event and said it was well worth it.”The speaker’s terrific, she had tons of information for us not just what she’s saying but for resources for getting information on all kinds of other issues,” she said.
Hundreds of folks and their furry friends walked throughout downtown bangor for the humane society’s paws on parade fundraiser.”I think we should help them because they can’t speak for themselves and most of them have been abused,” said Kathy Gearhart.Gearhart traveled from Hancock County to Bangor to help the Humane Society raise money at its 17th Annual Paws on Parade.Gearhart volunteered with the organization and adopted a puppy that had been abused.”She really changed when we got her, she had a good home,” she said.Hundreds of people walked the streets of downtown Bangor with their furry friends hoping to raise awareness for the Humane Society while making new ones.”This is an opportunity for pet owners to meet each other and make new friends with people who have a common like or passion which is their pet or supporting a local charity,” said Suzan Bell, the Executive Director of the Humane Society.Bell says the economy has had a big impact on pet owners.
(AP) Mainers will decide on more than their choice for governor and casino gambling in November’s election.Two borrowing proposals totaling nearly $15-million are on the ballot.Question 1 is a $5-million bond issue to help build dental clinics throughout the state.