Volunteers with a little time and who don’t mind getting their hands dirty are needed at one of Maine’s historic sites.The Bureau of Parks and Lands says a week-long, annual archaeological dig will be held next week at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in New Harbor.
Several thousand Bangor Hydro customers will be without power for a few hours because someone stole copper wiring.The emergency repairs will take place in the Brooksville area.Crews hope to have power restored by Monday night, but Bangor Hydro says that it could take longer, depending on the severity of the vandalism.Hydro officials want to remind everyone that not only is it illegal to steal copper wiring, it’s also very dangerous.If you see any suspcious activity in your area, Bangor Hyrdo would like to hear from you.
Bangor City Councilors will get together Monday night to talk about the possibility of table games coming to Hollywood Slots.It’s the only casino in the state but that will change when a new one is built in oxford that will allow table games as well as slot machines.Penobscot County voters will have the final say on table games.
A man from Bath died after falling into the Androscoggin River in Brunswick while fishing.It happened around 3pm Sunday afternoon.Divers recovered the body of 39-year-old William Clark just before 7pm last night.Police say he was fishing with a woman on a sandbar when he fell in.She tried to rescue him but got caught in the current.A kayaker came to her rescue.
Maine’s attorney general has voided the state’s sale of a property near the former state prison in Thomaston to the current prison warden.William Schneider says the sale violates state law and suggests both sides start unwinding the deal.The property was sold a month ago to Warden Patricia Barnhart and Sheehan Gallagher for $175,000.
A quiet evening in for Branigan Collins and her husband David Bushnell turned into tragedy when she heard a loud knock beneath her bedroom window.”I just thought people were messing with us, picking on us whatever, you know cause we all just have fun.
A truck driver is dead, and several train passengers are injured after a collision in North Berwick Monday.Police say safety lights were flashing and gates were down when a tractor-trailer crossed into the path of an Amtrak train.North Berwick Police Chief Stephen Peasley says one witness said the trucker slammed on the brakes and skidded into the intersection before being hit by the train around 11 Monday morning.Both the truck and train caught fire.
A man from Plymouth accused of robbing a house and threatening to shock the owner pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon in a Bangor courtroom.Jeff Roberts is charged with robbery, burglary and stealing drugs among other charges.He was arrested in June when police say he broke in to a house on Route 7 in Plymouth and threatened to use an electronic device on a woman there.
Elected officials in Medway will have their say on a feasibility study for a proposed national park in the north woods.Medway school board members and selectmen are meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.They want to discuss whether to support a study by environmentalist Roxanne Quimby.Quimby owns a lot of land in the area.