Police divers found the body of a missing man in Portland Harbor Tuesday.Nathan Bihlmaier, 31,was a native of Kansas living in Cambridge, MA and was about to graduate from Harvard Business School.He was in Portland celebrating with friends when, police say, he was kicked out of bar early Sunday morning in Portland’s Old Port District for being drunk.His body was found around noon Tuesday.Bihlmaier’s wife is pregnant with their first child.He was due to graduate Thursday.
Eight people in Central Maine accused of running a cocaine and oxycodone drug ring pleaded not guilty in federal court in Bangor Tuesday.Two others charged in the case are scheduled to appear Wednesday.They are:Maurice McCray – age 31 – Waterville/FarmingtonTara Pelletier – age 31 – WatervilleRodney Lacroix – age 23 – WatervilleJustin Lacroix – age 25 – Waterville Jesse Jones – age 24 – WatervilleJoshua Blodgett – age 20 – SkowheganSaul Hernandez – age 24 – AugustaPatrick Hanson – age 21 – WinslowBenjamin Lemieux – age 30 – WinslowCassandra Ware – age 22 – FarmingtonThe U.S.
Maine fire departments will be getting a lesson in applying for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Congressman Mike Michaud will host three workshops next week.The workshops will teach firefighters the process of applying for assistance to firefighter grants.The grants help local departments and other emergency responders obtain new equipment and supplies.There will be workshops in Auburn Tuesday, at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor Wednesday and the Presque Isle Fire Department in Presque Isle on Friday.To RSVP contact Christopher Winstead at 942-6935.
The town of Patten wants to keep the flags flying Memorial Day weekend.The Park in Patten is hosting a Memorial Day cookout Monday.There will be live music and food at the outdoor event.If you’d like to make a donation, you can send it to Martin Arbo at P.O.
Governor Paul LePage has signed an anti-bullying bill and a National Football League-backed measure to prevent concussions in school sports.The Republican governor on Monday put his signature to nearly two dozen bills that won final passage in the waning hours of Maine’s legislative session.The anti-bullying bill builds on existing law by providing a clear definition of bullying, an explicit prohibition on bullying, discipline strategies and teacher training on how to address bullying.The signings include a bill that amends sex offender registration laws and reforms education by allowing schools to award diplomas based on a student’s proficiency.All bills become laws 90 days after final adjournment of the legislative session, unless it is an emergency measure, in which case it takes effect immediately.
It was everything irish at the Hancock Grammar School Monday.The students celebrated the country’s culture with a special presentation, which included a little singing and dancing.Even some famous irish faces made an appearance.It was the perfect way for students to see the Emerald Isle without ever leaving the classroom.The students hope to “travel” to a different country next year.