The Hammond Street Senior Center got a boost to their budget Tuesday.A big donation was presented to the organization.FairPoint Communications presented a $2500 dollar check to the center Tuesday morning.That money will be used to help keep the senior center up and running.If you’d like to help out the center, you can check out their website at Your text to link…or mail a check to the center at 2 Hammond Street, Bangor, 04401.
A film created by teenagers, about teenagers dealing with depression and anxiety makes its premiere Wednesday, March 21st at Husson University.”The Road Back” also stars local high school students.Their goal — to help other teenagers who struggling with difficult issues know they’re not alone.As one of the lead actors in the film, “The Road Back”, Hermon High school senior Natalie Johnson can relate to dealing with teenage depression.
A mysterious illness that’s killed millions of bats in the United States has made its way to Downeast Maine.The National Park Service says white-nose syndrome has been detected in bats at Acadia National Park.The name of the disease comes from the fact that bats with it have white fungus on their muzzles.It’s harmless to humans but deadly to bats, which play a big role in healthy ecosystems by eating mosquitoes and other biting insects.
Authorities say a short circuit in the wiring of a fire suppression system at a Skowhegan gas station is to blame for coating vehicles and customers with a white powder that sent at least three people to the hospital with breathing problems.Fire Chief Tom Keene told the Morning Sentinel there was no fire and the release was not the result of human error.About 50 nozzles in the roof over the fuel-pumping area at the Irving Circle K station sent a powerful plume of white powder over people and cars just after noon on Sunday.Keene says the powder is not considered toxic.
The state commission that provides legal services to the poor may run out of money for court-appointed lawyers six weeks before the fiscal year closes at the end of June.The latest projected budget shortfall for the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services may delay payments to the lawyers who represent low-income clients.The commission requested $1 million in the state’s supplemental budget, an amount that was reduced to $400,000 in the budget proposed by Gov.
Husson University’s plans to boost its presence in the Portland area have taken another step forward.The Bangor-based school on Monday won approval from the Portland City Council to operate a satellite campus on outer Congress Street.The council cleared Husson’s path by unanimously approving a zoning change to allow colleges, universities and trade schools to operate in the area.The deal hinges on the site’s current occupant, the local Elks lodge, completing a deal to move to another building.A university representative tells The Portland Press Herald that if the deal goes through, Husson plans to close its satellite campus near the Maine Mall in South Portland and move those 350 students to the campus in Portland.
The commission that will approve Maine’s new public charter schools wants to hear what the public has to say in northern and eastern regions.The Maine State Charter School Commission plans to travel to Aroostook and Washington counties in early April to hear about regional educational needs that could be addressed by charter schools.The public sessions will be April 5 at Northern Maine Community College in Presque isle, and April 9 at the University of Maine at Machias.The charter school commission held sessions earlier this month in Augusta, Bangor and Portland.State law authorizes up to 10 public charter schools statewide during the law’s first 10 years.
A play produced by students is set to hit the stage in Orono at the end of the month.UMaine students are putting on the play “Equus.”From directing, to lighting design, the production is entirely student run.Most of the students involved say they want a career in the theater, so it makes sense to take part in the play.Opening night is Friday, March 30th at 7:30PM.The play will be at the University of Maine’s Hauck theater.Tickets will be 10 dollars at the door.