State Fire Investigators are unable to determine the cause of a fire that ripped through a garage and a small building in East Machias Monday.Fire officials say the buildings on Dwelley Road were used for storage.A pick-up, carpentry, and construction equipment were inside, and were destroyed.
An Eddington man was sentenced to 11 months behind bars Thursday.Thirty-nine-year-old Walter Ramsdell the third pleaded no contest to possession of sexually explicit material.Police say Ramsdell ran a home daycare and downloaded child pornography on his computer.Investigators with the state’s computer crimes unit say they uncovered Ramsdell’s computer activities while monitoring a network where child pornography is shared.The sentence was a plea deal reached between the state and Ramsdell’s attorney” We felt that this sentence for 11 months was appropriate given the defendant’s background, given his history, given the acts that he engaged in.
A 58-year old woman has admitted to embezzling nearly $30,000 from a health care union in Milbridge.Federal prosecutors say Bernadette Beal stole the money from dues sent by union workers for Narraguagus Bay Health Care.Beal was president of the union local from the 1990’s until January of 2009.Beal was ordered to pay more than $24,000 in restitution.
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Lemon Garlic Grilled Chicken
1 family-sized package split chicken breasts 1 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tsp kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper Chili powder
Â Clean chicken, dry and place in a large Ziploc bag.Â Combine remaining ingredients except for chili powder in a small bowl.Â Pour over chicken, seal bag and shake to evenly coat chicken.Â Place in refrigerator to marinate for 1/2 hour.
The Maine Forest Service has issued an emergency order banning out-of-state firewood.The order was signed leading up to this Labor Day weekend in an effort to protect Maine woodlands from the spread of destructive insects such as the asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer.The longhorned beetle has destroyed swaths of trees in Massachusetts, while the ash borer has been found in nearby Canadian provinces, but neither has been confirmed in Maine.Firewood is a common way for the insects to be transported.
On Thursday night, a gym honoring a Lamoine girl will open to the public.The dedication ceremony for Jina’s Gym will begin at 7 at the Lamoine Consolidated School on Lamoine Beach Road in Lamoine.The gym is in memory of Jina Haslam, a 2005 graduate of the Lamoine Consolidated School who was killed six days after graduation when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in 2005.For more information, you can visit their website www.jinasgym.org
A new five star resort has been approved for Bar Harbor.And where it will be built means some current businesses will have to close shop.Meghan Hayward reports.Several businesses along West Street in Bar Harbor will be torn down to make room for a new resort.”It’s a 102 room hotel with a 72 parking space garage and 6 dwelling units.”Ocean Properties is behind the project.
The company tapped to design a new Bangor arena has now come up with a plan that includes more seats and a new civic center.City councilors reviewed the latest proposal Tuesday night, which would build an arena with about 8-thousand seats, compared to 58-hundred seats in the first design.It would also get rid of the civic center and put a new building in its place.
Wednesday was an exciting day for many students across Central Maine and for a member of the TV 5 family.Meteorologist Todd Simcox’s son Connor began his first day at kindergarten and we were there as he headed off to school.Diana Bosch reports.”He was so excited to go to kindergarten that I’m surprised he wasn’t awake this morning and we actually had to wake him up,” said meteorologist Todd Simcox.It wasn’t easy waking up Connor, but once out of bed he was ready to start the day.From picking out his first day of school outfit to eating his first meal.As Connor eats his cereal, Mom and Dad watch and give him a pep talk.
The truck driver from Mattawamkeag involved in a fatal accident on Monday, died as a result of injuries sustained in that accident.An autopsy report from the State Medical Examiner’s Office says 50-year old Donald Pepin died from multiple blunt force trauma.The accident happened on I-95, just south of the Medway exit.Police are still investigating the cause of that crash.
The Bangor City Council says it is close to naming a new city manager.The council has been interviewing candidates for several months now for the position.City Council Chairman Richard Stone says city councilors will meet with their top candidate on Thursday and hope they will come to a decision.Stone is hoping both parties will agree and that the candidate will begin in mid-October.Longtime manager Ed Barrett stepped down as manager last year.
Police have charged three teenagers in connection with a recent vandalism spree in Ellsworth.Buildings and signs around the city were spray painted at some point during the weekend.Two 16-year old boys from Ellsworth and a 17-year old boy from Hancock have been charged with one count of criminal mischief.