The Dow dropped more than 5-hundred points Thursday, it’s biggest dip in nearly three years.Global stock markets took a dive too.”There’s unrest all across the Middle East, there’s unrest in Greece, there’s unrest of course in Asia and places so you have all this instability going on and the market likes stability,” says the Dean of the College of Business at Husson University Dr.
Saturday is National Mustard Day and to celebrate the occasion, a family business in Eastport specializing in the condiment is holding a contest for their new sign’s tagline.Raye’s Mustard received one hundred entries on its Facebook page and has narrowed it down to the top ten.Customers visiting the mill will be able to vote between now and saturday for their favorite.The author of the winning entry will receive a case of Raye’s mustard flavors of their choice.Voting ends at 5 Saturday.There will also be a special sale on all sizes of mustard inside the mill and on-line at Raye’s official website for National Mustard Day.
This Sunday, folks will be diving into Jenkins Beach on Green Lake in the fight against breast cancer.The eleventh annual Beach to Beach Swim for Breast Cancer begins at seven Sunday morning.The event benefits caring connections, a program providing free screenings, diagnostic and treatment services to uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer.If you’d like to learn more about Beach to Beach, visit the website here.
The former head of the chelsea select board has pleaded not guilty to forgery, attempted theft and improper compensation for services.53-year-old Carole Swan appeared in a Kennebec County court Friday.Prosecutors say she tried to overpay a road contractor’s bill to the town, in exchange for a 10-thousand dollar kickback.
Last year, Greg Bowen, co owner of Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast, at the age of 32 was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.Â Friends and family decided to put together a benefit motorcycle ride which was “Bowenfest.”Â There were approximately 150 motorcycles involved.Â Greg is still alive but is gravely ill right now.Â He wanted friends and family to carry on this tradition for someone in Waldo County with cancer.Â So, this year was have chosen Brad Jo Pinkerton, a 10 year old boy from Frankfort who has leukemia and is currently in remission.Â On Saturday, August 6th at Bowens Tavern, Corner of Route 137 and 7 in Belfast, Bowenfest will take place again.
An annual event is set to rock the city of waterville this weekend.The Water-Oak Gem and Mineral Society is hosting its 41st Annual Mid-State Gem and Mineral Show at the Mount Merici School on Western Avenue.The event will showcase stones from all over the world.
The American Folk Festival is just three weeks and one day away and volunteers are still needed.The Folk Festival staff is still looking to fill about 150 slots.Shifts average around 3-and-a-half hours.Volunteer registration is open through August 12th.
A man has been formally charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in the basement of his apartment building.Authorities say 20-year-old Bob Ryder killed 38-year-old Danita Brown of New Gloucester.She had been missing for several weeks.Police found her body after being tipped by Ryder’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor.Court documents say Ryder told police he hit Brown in the head with a clock, then hid her body in the basement.
Cobe, the golden retriever, has been a part of Barbara Allen’s family for six years.The carefree pup is known for being friendly, but has happy go lucky nature has often been marred by surgery.”It was when he was a puppy and we noticed something wasn’t right with the hind quarter so we started from there and that’s what we’ve been doing every since,” Allen said.His troubled hind legs have led him to the Veazie Veterinary Clinic, about 25 miles away from his home in LaGrange.Cobe is now undergoing hydro-therapy, a unique rehabilitation treatment that’s being offered in the clinic’s new wellness center.”It allows them to get freedom of motion, re-establish some, strengthen their muscles as long as they’re moving and walking through the water,” said Dr.
The Camden Police Department have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Rockland man in connection to Tuesday night’s robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Camden.Police received a tip from someone who saw the surveillance video and recognized 29-year-old Sean Higgins.Police say around 6:30 on Tuesday a male entered the pharmacy and appeared at the prescription counter.They say he passed a note to the pharmacist, demanding drugs.The pharmacist complied and police say Higgins left on foot out the back door.Authorities believe he is in the Sebago area.Anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to call Camden Police at 236-3030.