The owner of a topless dance club in downtown Bangor has avoided being kicked out of her location.A judge ruled Monday not to evict Diane Cormier from the building that houses Diva’s Gentleman’s Club on Harlow Street.It’s the second time Cormier’s fought off a forced move.Her landlord, Thomas Brann, wanted to evict Cormier for not keeping up with her rent, among other issues.But Cormier’s lawyer says the judge determined Cormier did make her payments and at the time the eviction case was started, had actually overpaid Brann.He also said Brann’s rental contract was ambigious and his financial records for the property were scarce.Brann’s first attempt to kick out Cormier was tossed out on a technicality.He told TV5 he plans to continue his eviction effort.
Construction has begun on a new biomass facility at Colby College in Waterville.Fplks working on the project say it will replace the more than 1-million gallons of oil the school uses every year.During the coldest months of the year they’ve been known to get 2-truckloads of oil delivered here at Colby College per day.
Police have indentified the woman killed in a crash near the Winthrop-Readfield town line Monday afternoon.93-year-old Beatrice Ridley of Readfield died at the scene.Police say she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, 82-year-old Carroll Ridley.
A Vassalboro man faces several charges including drunk driving after a high speed chase in Scarborough that ended in a crash.State Police say 41-year old Anthony Teabout’s car was missing a license plate so they tried to pull him over.Police say Teabout sped off at about a hundred miles per hour, then lost control of his car and hit a minivan carrying three children.
A traditional winter event is canceled for the second year in a row.The Bangor Camping and RV show was scheduled to be this month at the Civic Center.However, a lack of vendors forced organizer, Bass Park, to cancel it.The show used to attract as many as five vendors per show since it began in 1986.This year it only attracted three vendors this year, and one recently dropped out.”When we lost one dealer out of the three we had signed up that was almost forty percent of the floor space that we had rented.
Now that the holidays are officially over, it’s not unusual for the winter blahs to start setting in.And kids are no exception.Keeping young bodies active isn’t as tough as you think.As Joy Hollowell shows us, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.========Winter time can be the best time to enjoy Maine.
Along the shore of the Eastern most city in the United States a new terminal could be a new beginning not only for the area, but for the state of Maine and beyond.A groundbreaking celebration was held in Eastport Monday morning.”What we’re putting together here,” said Chris Gardner the Executive Director of the Eastport Port Authority said.
State police say a Franklin man missing since November has been located.According to police, 32-year-old Michael Cusick has been seen in Massachusetts.Police say Boston authorities have confirmed Cusick has been there.Cusick was last seen in Maine the night before Thanksgiving.
A man indicted by the Penobscot County Grand Jury in connection with a drug bust at a Brewer motel is now facing more charges in another state.According to Maine State Police Spokesman, Steve McCausland, 37-year-old Shawn Bradley is charged with first degree assault in connection with a stabbing in New York in November.Bradley was arrested in Brewer last month after MDEA agents investigating a drug selling operation say Bradley went for an officer’s holstered gun.Bradley also served time in New York for a 1991 murder.
More than 400 Mainers applied to the state for permission to be medical marijuana patients under a new state law.Starting Saturday, Mainers had to be registered with the state before legally using marijuana to ease the painful symptoms of their medical conditions.
Here’s a chance for folks to vote for Miss Maine, as she prepares for the Miss America Pageant.All you have to do is go to Facebook and find the videos posted by the Miss America Organization, locate Miss Maine’s Arikka Knights’ video and click “like.”The competition is to become “America’s Choice.”You may vote once per contestant, per voting method.Votings closes at 11:59 on Thursday, January 13th.The Miss America contest is on Saturday, January 15th.
Governor elect, Paul LePage’s inaugural events this week will be simpler than what Mainers have seen in past years.An aide says LePage insisted on the scaled-back festivities, because of the weakened economy and LePage’s own style.LePage’s Inaugural Director, Brent Littlefield, also says the new governor will not use a teleprompter to read his speech.There will be no inaugural ball, and a much simpler, hour-and-a-half reception will be held on the same day as the inauguration.The official swearing in will be at 11:30 on Wednesday.(AP)
A new federal study says Maine and Vermont top the national list for treatment rates for painkiller addiction.A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says Vermont ranks behind only Maine in terms of admission rates per capita for those seeking help kicking addictions to prescription opiates.The study says treatment for painkiller addictions has increased nationwide.But says the highest rates of growth were in the New England states.The study analyzed treatment center admissions between 1998 and 2008.(AP)
Rescue officials in Lebanon say two people are hospitalized with serious injuries after being thrown from an all-terrain vehicle.Officials say a man and woman, who were not named, were thrown from the four wheeler just after 1 am Saturday at the corner of Jim Grant Road and Emmons Lane.The ATV rolled over the passengers.They say the man was found unconscious in the road and was taken by helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.The female who was on the ATV was taken by ambulance to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New Hampshire.Officials say the riders were not wearing helmets.(AP)