While students at a Winterport elementary school may not be of age to vote, that didn’t stop them from participating in an election Tuesday.The students voted on their favorite cookie and as Diana Bosch reports, they learned that every vote counts.Go vote!
Republican Paul LePage was among the first people in line at the polls in Waterville Tuesday morning.There was a steady stream of voters – in fact there was a line to get in before the polls opened.LePage and his wife ann arrived at the american legion hall just after eight.LePage is at the Lewiston Armory this Noon greeting folks.
100 students are enrolled at Empire Beauty School in Bangor, a witness tells TV5 they were evacuated Tuesday morning after smelling propane in the building.The witness says they were returned to class about 20 minutes later, and then 10 minutes later students began getting sick and passing out.The Bangor Fire Department was called in.” We also called the DEP and Orono HazMat because some people were getting sick,” said Darrell Cyr, Assistant Chief for the Bangor Fire Department.Seven students were transported to the hospital, and a few others drove themselves.Cyr says the cause was one of the rooftop heating units not working correctly.”Therefor spitting out Carbon Monoxide and a smell of natural gas,”said Cyr.Cyr says since Carbon Monoxide has no smell, the natural gas leak is what alerted students to the original problem.There was no Carbon Monoxide detector found in the school.
The Bangor Fire Department, along with hazardous response teams, are on the scene of a gas leak at Empire Beauty School on Broadway.The report came in sometime around 10 this morning, and the school has been evacuated.A witness at the school says around 9:30, students were evacuated because of the smell of propane.He says they were returned to class about 20 minutes later.He says about 10 minutes later, students began getting sick and passing out.School officials called the fire department.It’s reported that 9 people have been taken to the hospital.Authorities have not yet confirmed these details.School has been cancelled for the rest of the day.TV-5 is at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.
Health officials in Maine are expanding their efforts to track the spread of deer ticks that carry lyme disease.The Maine Medical Center Research Institute and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention are urging residents, veterinarians, and doctors to submit ticks to the research institute in an effort to better map the location of deer ticks and learn more about the spread of lyme disease.But they need your help.
Maine independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler’s campaign is hoping to get a boost from voters with 11th hour changes of heart.Cutler says voters who cast absentee ballots for one of the other four candidates but now support him can ask local officials for new ballots so they can vote again.
More than 128,000 Mainers have already cast their ballots in the November 2nd election.Of those, more than 48,500 were returned by Democrats, and more than 44,600 by Republicans, while nearly 33,000 ballots were returned by voters who aren’t enrolled in a political party.The latest figures give a voting edge to Democrats, with 38%, versus 35% for Republicans.
Maine’s chief executive voted for the last time as governor.Monday morning, Governor John Baldacci and the first lady went to the polls in Augusta to cast their ballots.Baldacci, a two term governor, stressed the importance of voting in his weekly radio address over the weekend.Baldacci says he supports Libby Mitchell, both bond questions and voted no on the casino proposal.When asked if he had any words of advice for the next governor had this to say: “Enjoy all the free time that you have now and be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime.
The Bangor Post Office has a new home.Today it opened for business in the former District Court building on Hammond Street.The Post Office was temporarily set up on Broadway in Bangor while renovations were done to the Hammond Street building.The post office lost its lease inside the Federal Building on Harlow Street earlier this year.
Tomorrow, we’ll have a new Governor.But the voting is over for a new Governor’s burger.The Governor’s restaurant chain has been conducting a customers poll these past few weeks, in line with the race for the Blaine House.They wanted a name for their Governor’s burger.And now the numbers are in.Candidate Paul Lepage came away with 39 percent of the vote.But while Lepage won this poll, the restaurant says the burger will officially be named after the winner of tomorrow night’s election.