The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is holding a public meeting on the proposed expansion of Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town.The meeting will be Monday, October 24 at six at the Black Bear Inn, in Orono.The proposed project would be constructed in three phases and extend its capacity from 10 million cubic yards to approximately 32 million cubic yards.According to the application, this would provide long-term, state-wide disposal for the next twenty to twenty-five years.
Residents of Sunbury Village Retirement Community set sail Saturday night without even leaving land.Their community was transformed into a cruise ship, complete with live entertainment, casino games and even a captain of the ship.This was the first big event to benefit the newly organized Veterans Club, Outward Bound.
The Bangor YMCA held their annual benefit auction Saturday at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.More than 180 guests attended, making it the largest turnout the Y has seen in the 13 years of hosting the event.There was a silent and live auction with more than 200 items donated by local businesses.
Fall is in the air, so you might as well celebrate it.The Curran Homestead Museum in Orrington held their annual Harvest Celebration.They had cider pressing, food being cooked on their wood fire cook stove, horse-drawn hay rides and there was bluegrass music.They say it’s nice to give people a chance to take a step back in the past.” Well it kind of reminds people where we came from.
The Cole Land Transportation Museum opened its doors for a local fire department.All the proceeds from the museum’s admission on Saturday is going to the Burlington Fire Department.The department is about a year old and they have responded to more than thirty calls since their inception.They are using Saturday’s event to get exposure and help educate folks on fire safety.” Six of our active firefighters who go indoors actually have new gear and we’re trying to get ten more sets of gear.
Maine State Police say the remains of a body found in a Lewiston storage unit may be those of a woman who went missing in 1983.Spokesman Steve McCausland says relatives of a Lewiston man were cleaning out the rented storage unit Friday afternoon when they found a woman’s body inside a freezer.McCausland says the remains haven’t been positively identified, but may be those of Kitty Wardwell, who was reported missing 28 years ago at the age of 29.The storage unit was rented by Francis “Frank” Julian, who was Wardwell’s on-again, off-again boyfriend and was the last person known to see her alive.Julian died earlier this month at the age of eighty.(Associated Press)
Sweet treats weren’t hard to find at an event in Bangor Friday night.It was the annual Celebrity Dessert and Auction which benefits two worthy organizations,Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders, which helps children who have lost a loved one.TV-5s Joy Hollowell and Todd Simcox did some judging, tough assignment they had.Organizers say people mean business when it comes to the auction.” This is a good crowd.
Maine health officials are investigating a strange case of flu.They say a young boy from Southern Maine came down with flu symptoms earlier this month shortly after being exposed to pigs at an agricultural fair.State Epidemiologist Stephen Sears says the h3n2 swine-origin flu strain that infected the boy is similar to a strain that caused three people to get sick in Pennsylvania and one person in Indiana.Sears says the boy has recovered.Health experts don’t expect the new strain to pose a widespread threat.
Little has changed in terms of Maineâ€™s unemployment rate.The Maine department of labor says the state unemployment rate is at 7.5%.There are nearly 52,000 people without jobs in Maine.Thatâ€™s around 1,300 fewer people than a year ago.The national unemployment rate is at 9.1%, slightly better than it was a year ago.
People were smiling brightly in Washington County Friday.Dental health care doesn’t always top the list, especially in tough economic times.That’s why a team of dentists and New York University dental students held a dental clinic in Machias Friday.Cavities, cleanings and root canals are all part of their free services.Saturday October 22nd is the last day of the clinicIt runs from 8:30 AM to 1 PM.If you’re a Washington County resident and have a tough time getting dental care, you can stop by the Lee Pellon Event Center to get your teeth checked out.
The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft is celebrating five years and they want you to join them.The festivities start at 6 pm Saturday and it’s free to the public.There will be live performances and a silent auction.They will also be showing a slideshow of the theatre’s progress in the last five years.
If you’ve always wanted to see how a fire station operates, you will want to head to Orono this weekend.The Orono Fire Department is holding their open house on Sunday from 10 until one.You can learn how to use a fire extinguisher, ride on a fire truck, go through a smoke trailer and dress up like a firefighter.Sparky the fire dog will also be there.