The Maine Credit Unions’ Annual Ending Hunger Walking Tour ended Thursday afternoon in Brewer.Crossroads Ministires and Food Pantry Executive Director Brenda Davis completed a month-long journey to a record-setting 72 communities.Davis walked through all 16 counties, stopping at credit union branches to collect donations along the way.She tells us she had a great time.
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter received more than two hundred health and hygene items from People’s United Bank Thursday.The bank presented the items to the shelter’s Executive Director, Dennis Marble, at a ceremony at the Healthcare Mall in bangor.The project is one of 19 projects involved in the United Way of Eastern Maine’s “Days of Caring” program.All of the Bangor area branches of People’s United Bank participated in the drive by hosting bins at their locations to collect the items.The items will be used for the shelter’s Visiting Nurse program.”This is a community that’s been generous as long as I know and every time any of us asks one way of another things happen, it’s one of the best things of having to work in this kind of field in a community like Bangor,” said Dennis Marble.United Way of Eastern Maine helps more than 50,000 people each year.
We now know what caused a car crash in Dedham that killed three people.According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office water on the road combined with inadequate tires on the victims’ car caused the fatal crash.34-year-old Carlos Tapia, his wife, Rachelle, and her 4-year-old daughter died when their car collided with a pick-up on Route 1A in Dedham in September.The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Stephen Glickman, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with a broken ankle and leg injuries.
Folks got some tips on how to improve their sleep that went beyond counting sheep at a seminar in Bangor Thursday.Sleep Specialist Frank Breznyak hosted a sleep seminar as part of Caring Connections at the Isaac Farrar Mansion on Second Street.Breznyak discussed common sleep problems associated with older individuals and women.Robin Long, the Assistant Director for the Caring Connections program believes learning about sleep is important for a person’s overall health.”It affects the quality of your next day, how alert you are and for people who may be don’t have good bone density, if you’re not alert they could be more likely to trip and fall,” she said.If you’d like to learn more about Caring Connections, you can give them a call at 941-2808.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says they’ve arrested a fourth person in a methamphetamine trafficking investigation.MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall says agents arrested 31-year-old Nancy Hardy-Boles Monday afternoon.She is charged for her involvement with meth labs that were discovered in Houlton last month.
The Bangor Business and Economic Committee were given a presentation on the medicinal marijuana dispensary that could be coming soon to Bangor.Becky Dekeuster, the CEO of the Northeast Patients Group, talked about the plans the company have for the area and answered questions asked by committee members.Dekeuster says while she understands the concerns members of the community may have, strict guidelines have been put in place by both the state and the company.The company is hoping to have a dispensary up and running by late spring 2011.