The trial of a man accused of setting fire to a Vassalboro business continued in Augusta on Tuesday.Prosecutors say 50-year-old Raymond Bellavance Junior started a fire at the Grandview Topless Coffee Shop in 2009 because he was upset his former girlfriend was working there.On Tuesday, the state called another ex-girlfriend to the stand.
Students at Orono High School celebrated a big honor Tuesday.Earlier this fall the school was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.Students at Orono Middle School usually sport maroon and white to show off their school pride.On this day, it’s a sea of blue.
An elderly couple was taken to the hospital after their car smashed into a tree in Corinna.A Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy tells us the couple, whose names are not being released, were driving along Pleasant Vale Road before noon Tuesday, didn’t negotiate a corner at Lyfords Corner Road and struck a tree.The car came to rest between the tree and a telephone pole.The car was totalled.Jaws of Life were used to free one of the passengers from the wreckage.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the temperatures have nosedived, requiring a warm coat to go out.For those in need of one, Spectrum Generations in Rockland can help.The Knox Community Center is giving away winter coats through its “Coats For Seniors” project.LL Bean, Triad and the area agencies on aging have been collecting, and cleaning, gently used coats.To get one you can stop by Spectrum’s Knox Community Center in Rockland.
The Hope House in Bangor is looking for folks to be shelter elves this Christmas.The shelter is looking for donations of food, canned or frozen, condiments and drink mixes.They can also use personal hygiene products and warm clothing.For more information call Christine at 217-6713, ext.
A lot of folks have asked why an Amber Alert was not issued in the disappearance of Ayla Reynolds.State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says the case doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert, which he says are based on immediacy.Ayla wasn’t reported missing until 13 hours after she was last seen.