Congressman Mike Michaud and his staff are opening up their doors to hear concerns from members of the community.They’ll be meeting with the public Wednesday in Winterport.Michaud’s deputy chief of staff John Graham will be available from 9:30 am through noon at the Winterport town office.If you have questions or you’d like to set up an appointment, you can call 782-3704.
Local farmers and restaurant owners were making new connections Tuesday night at the Sea Dog in Bangor.It was all part of the first annual Farmer and Restaurant Meet and Greet.The event was put together by the non-profit organization “Food AND Medicine” in hopes that both industries could come together to support one another in the fight to go local.Farmers who produce everything from fruits and veggies to milk and poultry were there Tuesday.And there was a wide variety of restaurant owners as well…from chinese to pizza parlors, every cuisine was well represented.Organizers say the night was such a hit, they plan to do it again next year.
Outdated court documents wrongfully put a man from Eastport behind bars.Police say Abel Burse was arrested for violating his bail during an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.The problem is that Burse hasn’t been under bail conditions since a drug trafficking case in 2007.But in the court’s computer system, Burse’s status hadn’t been updated since that year.When officers arrived at Burse’s home on April 7, they arrested him for a violation.”Mistakes like that shouldn’t happen.
If you’re looking for a job…you might want to stop by McDonalds.It’s National Hiring Day at the popular fast food restaurant.And McDonalds is looking to hire 50-thousand people nationwide Tuesday.That averages out to about 4 to 5 people per Micky D’s here in Maine.All you have to do is walk in, fill out an appliaction, and you even get an interview right on the spot.It could even put you on the fast track to the corporate world of the global fast food restaturant.”You can start as a crew person and several opportunities on the corporate side or work your way up and become the owner of the restaurant if you’d like it’s a great opportunity I think being with McDonald’s,” said Mike Ortin, the owner/operator for the Augusta store.If you can’t make it out Tuesday to apply for a job, you can always log onto mc-maine.com and fill out an application.
An adoption and family center in Waterville is marking an energy-efficient milestone.The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers finished up a $35,000 conservation project, just in time to honor Earth Day this Friday.The computerized boiler system is designed with the environment in mind.
A new report released by Environment Maine shows the state is using innovative ways to cut toxic chemicals out of products.The report spotlights True Textiles, a company in Guilford that has created cloths using recycled materials and corn.Environment Maine’s Nathaniel Meyer says this eliminates toxic stain repellants most fabrics require saving the company up to $300,000 and reduces risks toxic chemicals pose to children’s health.Meyer says the move also gives a boost to the economy by creating green jobs.He believes Maine is going in the right direction.
The debate over a labor-themed mural’s removal from a Maine state office moves into federal court where a judge is being asked to order the multi-paneled art returned at once.The half-dozen people who have filed a request for a temporary order to return the 36-foot-long mural to a Labor Department office say Gov.
A proposal to ban text messaging while driving is moving through the Maine Legislature.The Senate last week passed a measure to outlaw texting and it now awaits a House vote.Lawmakers attempted to deal with all forms of distracted driving last year by adding penalties for drivers who cause accidents while using a cell phone, texting, eating or engage in some other activity.Some lawmakers say it didn’t go far enough.
Fire crews were on the scene of a structure fire in Troy overnight.The call came in at 11:43 Monday night that the Bagly Hill Road home was on fire.Crews from Troy, Unity, and Thorndike all assisted in fighting the blaze.We’re told that no one was injured in the fire, though the Unity fire chief is calling the home a complete loss.The last crews cleared the scene before 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, the Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate.
A whole lot of money was given away Monday night to help fill local food cupboards.Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union held it’s 45th annual meeting in Dexter Monday.But the night was more than just all about business.The Credit Union presented about 15 local food cupboards and organizations with a share of the $18,795 dollars the company has raised over the past year.To come up with all that money, the Credit Union held raffles, participated in bowl-a-thons, and had employees pay for dress down days.Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union says this year Campaign for Ending Hunger was a success, but they’re setting their goals even higher for next year…