The owner of a rooming house in Bar Harbor that caught fire last fall is accused of violating public fire safety rules.The state Fire Marshal’s Office says Tom Testa didn’t provide adequate safety precautions for his building or his tenants.He’s charged with four violations, ranging from no fire alarm system to no secondary means of escape from the first and third floors.The rooming house on Roberts Square is for employees of Testa’s Restaurant.Local police used a nearby ladder to rescue one man trapped on the third floor of the building after it caught fire last October.
There’s a spaghetti dinner and auction going on in Bangor Friday night.The faculty and staff of Husson University’s School of Pharmacy will be preparing and serving the dinner.The auction includes Red Sox box tickets and an opportunity to be a meteorologist for a day at TV5, as well as many other items.Proceeds help fund projects such as Operation Heart, as well as Relay for Life.The event starts at 6:30 Friday evening at the Bangor Elks Lodge.If you plan on attending contact Steve Carr at 356-5320.Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple or $25 for a family of four.
Even though there is still snow on the ground, local farmers are gearing up for spring.This weekend, they’ll be sharing information about their upcoming season.Twelve local farms will be at the Community Supported Agriculture Fair on Sunday.The fair gives farmers and customers a chance to meet, and learn about what kinds of produce and products will be available.Laura Binger works as an organizer for Food and Medicine of Brewer, which is co-sponsoring the event.
Recognizing Success Without Looking at the Scale There are times when despite your best efforts you step on the scale and you’re disappointed with what you see.Â Sometimes the scale won’t budge and sometimes the scale reflects a gain instead of the expected loss.Â Don’t let the scale discourage you.Â Using the scale as your only measurement of success can hide other ways of determining success and some of these non-scale successes are the ones that help indicate how successfully you’ll maintain your loss once you reach your goal.Â Jackie Conn, from Weight Watchers, shares how to recognize success beyond the scale!1) Better eating habits2) Discovering bones 3) Sitting less, moving more4) Taking care of yourself without any guilt
The adventure continues for Ashley Underwood on Survivor.The second episode of Survivor: Redemption Island aired on CBS Wednesday night.And much like the first episode, Underwood’s tribe lost the immunity and reward challenge and was forced to vote someone off at tribal council.The former Miss Maine was in a group of four that voted to send Matt Elrod the Pre-Med student from Nashville to Redemption Island.Underwood’s tribe is now down to her and six others.She continues her shot at the one million dollar prize Wednesday nights at 8 on CBS.
A man who was arrested in Bangor last month on home invasion charges was arrested again: this time for a robbery in Palmyra that took place more than two years ago.Police say they interviewed 46-year old Dennis Wood of Bangor in the Penobscot County Jail, where he’s being held on the charges out of Bangor.They say Wood confessed to a home invasion and robbery in Palmyra in July of 2008.That robbery took place at the home of a 65-year old woman, who was wrapped in duct tape and left lying on a bed.Wood is charged with robbery, burglary, and theft.The charges against Wood in the Bangor incident are robbery, attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault.Authorities say Wood tried to force his way into the house, before the resident fought the men off.
Fire crews from several towns braved chilly temperatures Thursday morning to battle a house fire in Dover-Froxcroft.The call from Weston Road came in around 6:30 a.m.Fire officials say they had the blaze under control about an hour later.There was no one home when it started.The Fire Marshal’s office has someone on scene looking into what could have been the cause.
Last week Carole Swan, chairman of the board of selectmen in Chelsea, was arrested on charges of aggravated forgery, two counts of improper compensation for services, and attempted theft.Wednesday night a forum was held at Chelsea Elementary School with the town’s now lone selectmen, Mike Pushard, presiding over the meeting.The agenda included discussion and scheduling an election, possibly in late March, to fill another selectmen’s vacant seat and how the town would appropriate money for an audit and legal expenses.Folks were given a chance to speak, and many spoke out about Carole Swan who, despite her arrest, is still the board’s chairman.The 52-year-old Swan is accused of arranging a kickback involving the purchase of road sand for the town, is free on bail.
Internet access will be improved at more than 100 Maine public libraries, and rural populations will get training in computer literacy to help them find jobs and get access to legal information and forms.The project will also establish 11 video conferencing regional hubs that will be used to train librarians and patrons.It will also increase broadband access at 107 libraries.
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