Water service in Southwest Harbor will be temporarily shut down Friday and Saturday.Repairs to a water line will cut off service both days from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Friday’s work will only affect areas around Clark Point Road, as well as Main Street to Phillips Lane, but Saturday all of the town’s water service will be shut off as construction crews finish up.For more information, you can contact the Southwest Harbor town office at 244-7900.
A talented golfer from Hudson who at just 15 years old had lost his leg to cancer has died.Sam Alexander passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor after a hard fought battle with the disease.In the last couple of years, he created quite the name for himself in the area.Despite being told he would never play golf again because of his illness, Sam was recognized as Junior Golfer of the Year by the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in September.We also had the chance to see one of Sam’s wishes come true.The Make-A-Wish Foundation took him on a major shopping spree all around town.Sam called the day amazing.
A man from Bangor has been charged with possession of bath salts after police say he destroyed a relative’s bathrooms.When police arrived to the home on Juniper Street on Wednesday evening, 22 year old Benjamin Hatfield was sitting shirtless on the steps with severe cuts to his hands and forearms.
A legislative committee has directed the state Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to review the operations of MaineHousing, a semi-independent agency with a $13 million annual budget and more than 140 employees.No specific reason was given for the directive and the head of the watchdog office, Beth Ashcroft, says lawmakers on the Government Oversight Committee did not give her any list of concerns about the agency.MaineHousing executive director Dale McCormick says she welcomes the evaluation.Earlier this month, the authority released information about employee salaries following a freedom of information request from the Maine Heritage Policy Center.Legislators have also asked for a review of the state Office of Information Technology.(The Associated Press)
More than 130 delegates and alternates meeting for two days at the Maine AFL-CIO’s biennial convention will elect officers and discuss jobs, Wall Street, upcoming legislative issues and the voter registration referendum.The labor federation’s 28th Biennial Convention is being held Thursday and Friday in Bangor.
The Celebrity Dessert & Auction is put on annually to benefit Hospice of Eastern Maine, and Pathfinders.The event will take place on Friday, October 21st, and will be taking place at Rangeley Hall on the Eastern Maine Community College campus.Dessert and Silent Auction will begin at 5:45 p.m.
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Police are looking for a man accused of robbing a Pittsfield rite aid Wednesday evening.Authorities say a man walked into the store on Somerset Avenue and handed the pharmacist a note saying he wanted drugs.The pharmacist gave the robber an undisclosed amount of drugs and the robber ran off.The suspect is described as 5’6 to 5’9 wearing dark pants, gloves, a grey hooded sweatshirt, and sunglasses.Witnesses say he got into a small dark colored car where two other men were waiting.Police are currently looking over video surveillance footage.If you have any information, you can give the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office a call at 474-6386
The Salvation Army in Bangor is again helping out local families around the holidays.Its angel tree program provides toys and a special meal on Christmas to hundreds.The Salvation Army is looking for parents interested in taking part in the program.Registration begins Thursday.Itâ€™s by appointment only.
Senator Susan Collins is applauding a vote to block a plan by the Obama administration that would limit potatoes in school lunches.The Senate accepted an amendment Tuesday night, proposed by Collins, that keeps the USDA from putting any limits on serving potatoes or other vegetables.