After 15 years in the city, a local restaurant is saying goodbye to downtown Bangor.Montes International Catering on Columbia Street will be closing its doors August 31.Owner, Carmen Montes, said the decision was a tough but necessary one, and is forever grateful to her staff and customers over the years.
A Bath man who embezzled more than $59,000 from a local excavating contractor he worked for has been sentenced to a year in jail and ordered to pay restitution.Dale Marshall entered a guilty plea last month to heft by unauthorized taking or transfer and was sentenced to five years in jail, with all but one year suspended and three years of probation.The Times Record reports that as conditions of probation, the 57-year-old Marshall is prohibited from having any contact with Stephanie and Jamie Hill, owners of J.R.
Governor Paul LePage is honoring the 831 Native American veterans who live in Maine.LePage has proclaimed Thursday as Native American Veterans Day.The proclamation says that June 21 was chosen because that was the date in 1775 when Penobscot Chief Joseph Orono met with George Washington and agreed that his tribe’s warriors and others in the Wabanaki Confederacy would join forces with the Continental Army.Penobscot tribal elder Charles Shay, a decorated veteran, was a driving force behind establishing June 21 as a day to recognize Native Americans’ contributions to the military.
There was a car crash on Route 1 in Presque Isle Wednesday that sent multiple people to the hospital.One of them, a little girl, has died.Traffic was backed up for about three hours while crews cleared the road.Presque Isle police say a van being driven by 26-year-old Sarah Berube of Presque Isle was stopped in the southbound lane, waiting to make a left hand turn when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by 73-year-old Arthur Collins of Caribou.Both vehicles came to rest in the northbound lane, forcing other cars off the road.A four year old girl was taken to a local hospital, where she died.
Smoke in the cockpit caused a plane to make an emergency landing at Bangor International Airport Wednesday evening.Interim Airport Director, Tony Caruso, says the Scandinavian Airline Airbus had nearly 250 people on board and was headed from Newark, New Jersey to Copenhagen, Denmark.No injuries have been reported and Caruso says all passengers are now off the plane.”We smelled smoke and the flight attendants ran to the back and we really didn’t know what was going on, so we were a little worried then they said we’re landing in Bangor and luckily we landed safe,” said passenger Ruby Weldon.”They’re secure.