Students ditched the books for a lesson in different careers at Brownville Elementary School Tuesday.The school hosted its annual Career Day.From science to television news, professionals from a variety of career fields gave presentations about what they do in their everyday lives.Speakers in the Netherlands and Washington, DC appeared via Skype for the event as well.”A lot of those careers kids don’t have access to.
The Maine State Senate has approved a bill that would fund an East-West highway study.Senate president, Kevin Raye, says the road would create jobs and opportunities across the state.The study will cost about $300,000 dollars to complete.That money would come from the Maine DOT out of funds that have not been used for other studies.The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
A fire in Stockton Springs Tuesday morning destroyed an auto garage.It happened just before 9:00 at Mark’s Garage on Route 1.Several employees were inside when it started, but were able to escape without any injuries.Firefighters say it spread so quickly, it was too dangerous for them to go inside.
The Maine House wants to give state workers the same rights as private workers who were allowed last year to bring concealed weapons to work, as long as they’re locked and out of sight.The House on Monday approved the bill 84-55, sending it to the Senate for consideration.Republican Rep.
The Coast Guard is warning boaters that while it’s getting warmer outside, the ocean remains deadly cold.The warm weather will tempt boaters this week, and the Coast Guard says boaters need to be aware of the dangers associated with spring-like weather and winter-like water temperatures.Lt.
Just days after it was announced that Village Net Media was closing, someone has offered to buy the publishing company.Reade Brower,the founder and president of “The Free Press”, says he hopes to have newspapers back on stands as early as next week.Under the deal, Brower would get all remaining assets of Village Net Media, including papers like “Capital Weekly” and “Bar Harbor Times.”56 people worked for Village Net Media.Brower says he’s talking with some of those employees about his staffing needs.
The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems a $26,000 grant to combat childhood obesity.The money will be used for the group’s Youth Health Lifestyle Program.The program was created four years ago as a childhood obesity prevention project.