If your child wanted access to birth control, do you as a parent have the right to know about it?LD 31 would not allow minors to be given prescription medication or have access to contraceptives or medical treatment for STD’s without parental consent.Supporters say it would keep parents in the loop about what their kids are up to.
Fire officials say an elderly woman was smoking while on oxygen when she died in an apartment fire.Officials say the body of 78-year-old Eleanor Gould was found after firefighters extinguished the blaze on Monday.Presque Isle’s deputy fire chief says the apartment at the Mountain View Apartments was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived about 2:30 p.m.One apartment was destroyed, another was moderately damaged and two others were less seriously damaged.
The Bangor Police Department is looking for any information you may have about an incident at Target Monday afternoon.One of the store employees said he thought a customer in the store hid three DVD’s and attempted to leave without paying for them.The employee attempted to stop the man from leaving, when the suspect allegedly punched him and left the store.The male suspect reportedly left in what police are describing as this purple Pontiac Sunfire.
Governor Paul LePage has signed a bill to clarify a law requiring a minimum 100-mile distance betweencasinos.The measure removes a potential roadblock for the planned Oxford County casino.The proposed Oxford site is 125 miles by road from Bangor’s Hollywood Slots, Maine’s only other casino, but only 94 miles by air.LePage said Monday that it makes sense to base the distance on how people would drive to the casino rather than as the crow flies.(The Associated Press)
A legislative committee is taking up a bill requiring an applicant for state assistance to show proof of legal residency in the United States and in Maine for at least 90 days.The bill goes before the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday as welfare reform becomes a major topic this session.Naples Republican Rep.
It was a packed house at the Bangor Public Library Monday evening as residents sounded off about their concerns on staffing and health care quality at Eastern Maine Medical Center.The Workers Rights Board of Eastern Maine hosted the public forum to allow members of the community to speak about the issue.We’ve been following the contract negotiations between union nurses and the EMMC administration.Hundreds of union nurses are currently working without a contract because they are unable to resolve issues with management.Nurses gave first hand accounts of why staffing is so important, saying they are putting the patients first not their paychecks.Oragnizers of the forum say they hope public discussion can help get things moving.