A man from Bangor accused of causing a 6-hour standoff last month made an appearance in federal court this afternoon.34-year old Domingos Nobrega is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.Bangor Police say they used tear gas to get Nobrega to surrender.Several homes and businesses on Main Street near the Hampden town line were evacuated for precautionary measures because they believed Nobrega had access to weapons.Nobrega has another court appearance scheduled next week.
Strong winds knocked out power to thousands of people in Washington County.Bangor Hydro crews have been working to restore it.The winds downed trees and power lines.Towns affected include Addison, Beals and Eastport.Bangor Hydro would like anyone who sees a downed power line or a tree touching a line to call them at 800-440-1111Please keep in mind that wind could cause more outages and delay power restoration.
A judge in Machias heard more evidence Friday in the case of Ralph Nader against the Maine Democratic Party.In November of last year, Nader, a consumer advocate and former independent presidential candidate, and his 2004 Maine electors, filed suit against the democratic party.They claim democratic leaders conspired to use the courts to keep Nader off the ballot in 2004.They were unsuccessful, but some states were able to keep Nader off their ballots.The case is being brought in Maine because it has the longest statute of limitations in the country.”The evidence we submitted was evidence that they submitted that Democrats furtherance of this effort submitted baseless claims with a deliberate attempt to just cause harm to the Nader Campaign by draining their resources and by smearing them with false allegations of fraud.””I think it’s too bad that this case is continuing.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor have rejected the hospital’s final offer on a new contract.The vote paves the way for the nurses’ bargaining team to call for a strike.850 nurses at EMMC are members of the Maine State Nurses Association.The union’s been pushing for higher nurse-to-patient ratios.
To contact the SPCA of Hancock County:SPCA of Hancock County141 Bar Harbor RoadTrenton, ME 04605Telephone: (207) 667-8088Fax: (207) 667-8011Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 pmOur morning hours are dedicated to the cleaning and care of the animals and facility.Closed Sunday & Monday
On Sunday, emergency management agencies from Maine and Franklin County will monitor an emergency drill on Sugarloaf Mountain.Emergency management crews from several New England ski areas will be involved in the drill.The teams will be tested according to the National Incident Management System standards.The drill will take place from 9 am until 2 that afternoon in Carrabassett Valley.If you’d like to watch the drill, you can contact Tim Hardy at 778-5892.
If your commuting plans take you to the downtown area, we have construction to warn you about.Beginning Monday, the city of Bangor will begin work installing manholes on State Street.The manholes will be installed on State Street near the intersection of State and French Streets, and the intersection of State Street and Broadway.Work is expected to finish by November 15th.If you have any questions, contact the City of Bangor Engineering Department at 992-4252.
Maine’s largest construction company is expanding.And this time into the refining and petrochemical service business.Pittsfield based Cianbro Corporation has announced the purchase of Starcon International, Incorporated.Starcon is based out of Texas and employs about 15 hundred people around the U.S., they provide mechanical and contractor services to many of the refinery operations in the country.The relationship between the two companies began in 2009 when they formed a marketing alliance.After purchasing 100 percent of the outstanding stock Starcon is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Cianbro.More details will be released today at the Cianbro headquarters in Pittsfield, when CEO Peter Vigue will make the official announcement at eleven o’clock.
The Mount Desert Island YMCA is honoring veterans and their families on Veterans Day with a free lunch.It’s next Thursday, November 11th, at Birch Bay Village on 25 Village Inn Road in Bar Harbor.There will be a flag raising ceremony too.If you’d like to attend you’re asked to RSVP to the MDA Y at 288-3511.For more information on the event you can contact Kim Harty at that same number, 288-3511.
Folks who have an old worn out American Flag can have it disposed of properly thanks to the VFW in Belfast.A flag retirement event is set for Sunday at 2 PM at the Randall Collins VFW Post at 34 Field Street in Belfast.If you can’t make it Sunday you can drop your flags off at at the VFW post or at Weaver’s Bakery on Main Street.For more information, call the Belfast VFW at 338-2358.
Lewiston voters traditionally back Democrats.But on Tuesday Maine’s second largest city came up big for Republican Paul Lepage…Maine’s Governor-elect.Bates College History professor and Republican Activist Douglas Hodgkin says the city’s Franco-American vote explains it.Lepage will become the first popularly elected Franco-American governor in Maine, where about a third of the population is of Franco heritage.Rita Dube of the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston says it’s long overdue.
Charges have been filed against a Rockland man accused of burning several American flags.22-year-old Christopher Hodgkins appeared in court yesterday.He was arrested on Halloween after a person told police Hodgkins took a flag from a wall of a bank and lit it on fire.The Rockland Fire Department was called several times in late October after businesses found their American flags burned.Hodgkins was charged with aggravated criminal mischief.Police say he told them is was unhappy with the American Government.
A former Gardiner High School teacher has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading no contest to sexually abusing a student.41-year-old Matthew Dineen was accused of illegally touching a 16-year-old student.When released fro jail, he’ll be on probation for a year.
A former Maine teacher convicted of transporting a minor across State lines with the intent of engaging in sexual activity is going to spend 12 years in federal prison.The sentence was imposed on 29-year-old James Raymond on in US District Court in Portland.Raymond was accused of taking an 11-year-old girl to a New Hampshire amusement park and inappropriately touching her for sexual gratification.In 2008, the former music teacher from Auburn was found guilty of five charges of unlawful sexual touching and three counts of assault involving former students.
An Augusta man who spent fifteen years in prison for arson is going back for another ten years.Yesterday Jonathan Linton pleaded guilty for a bank robbery he committed in September.Linton pointed a gun at a bank teller when he entered a Savings Bank of Maine branch in Manchester, and stole more than 5-thousand dollars.