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.
A couple of weeks ago, Frankfort teachers left the classroom and went to McDonalds.Not for an after school snack, but to help raise money for their schools.Today, Frankfort Elementary School was presented with a five hundred dollar check from the Mcteacher’s night benefit.The money raised at the benefit will go toward helping out the Frankfort and Stockton Springs Elementary Schools’ after school programs.
54-year-old Darrell Fudge was driving all the way across Canada from British Columbia back to his home in Newfoundland when his trip took him across the northern tip of Maine.That turned out to be a mistake.His GPS led him to a remote US border crossing in Maine.Border guards say that’s where they found a pound of marijuana in his car.Federal authorities say the pot was in a cooler in the car.They turned the case over the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.Fudge is being held on 5 thousand dollars bail.
He made national headlines with his, “go to hell” remark aimed at the president, but Governor-elect Paul Lepage says he’s looking forward to meeting President Obama this week.Lepage is set to talk with the President Thursday.They’ll be joined by other governors-elect in Washington to discuss homeland security.Lepage says he hasn’t changed his message about what he calls burdensome rules and regulations.But he says he’d use different words than he did in September.
Four felony charges against a Rockland man accused of mistreating several horses in Waldoboro have been dropped and he has pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of animal abuse.51-year-old Donald Genthner might only be sentenced on one of those counts.According to his attorney, as long as Genthner does not get into any criminal trouble in the next two years, four of the five guilty pleas will be withdrawn and he will face a $500 fine.
North met east Wednesday in Bangor.Folks who belong to the organization Mobilize Maine, some from northern Maine, others from the bangor region, got together to compare notes.Their goal is to share ideas that help each other move forward financially.Meghan Hayward reports.”We’re really thrilled to be taking the northern half of the state and coming together to learn how the process has been working in northern Maine.