Bangor City residents could see a slight increase in their tax rate.Wednesday night, City Councilors got together for a budget workshop.The meeting was held in hopes of finalizing the city side of the budget after voter’s approved the school budget Tuesday.The city budget will be about $45,000,000 and will cover everything from public safety to road repairs.Right now, councilors are looking at a 1.3% tax increase.The next budget workshop will be Monday, June 18th at 5:30p.m.
Lincoln has a new town manager.Bill Reed is on the job.Town council voted Monday to give him a one-year, $65,000 contract.Reed was fired as Veazie Town Manager in September after nineteen years on the job.In Lincoln he replaces Lisa Goodwin who resigned in March to become Bangor City Clerk.
Crews are still working to get traffic moving in Trenton.Authorities tell us they expect to have the road back open around 10pm.An accident forced authorities to shut down both lanes of Route 3, just before the Trenton Bridge, around 4pm.It involved a pick-up truck and an Island Explorer bus.There were no serious injures, but the bus is leaking propane.Authorities have stopped both lanes of traffic as a safety precaution.
A generation of veterans will meet in Bangor Thursday for the last time.Thirteen men who served in the 5th Armored Division during World War II will arrive in the city for the group’s 66th and final reunion.The Cole Land Transportation museum is hosting the four day long event, which museum founder and World War II vet, Galen Cole, said will be a bittersweet celebration.”It is probably the final opportunity we have for remembering and reminiscing one with another as a group,” said Cole.The public is invited to meet with the veterans this Saturday from 10 a.m.
An accident in Trenton has forced authorities to shut down traffic.It happened around 4pm, just before the Trenton bridge on Route 3.It involved a pick-up truck and an Island Explorer bus.There were no serious injures, but the bus is leaking propane.Authorities have stopped both lanes of traffic as a safety precaution.They expect to have traffic moving again within the next couple of hours.We are also told that the bus was full of passengers and they are working to get them out of the area.
Penquis Child Care services has received a big donation to help children in the greater Bangor area.Wednesday, the Katahdin Trust Company presented Penquis with a donation of 75-hundred dollars.The money will be used to buy 24 cribs for the penquis child development centers in town.Penquis serves more than 680 children and their families.”We feel that their project is very important, it’s a basic need infant care and we really think it’s a great match for us,” said CEO Jon Prescott.The Katahdin Trust Company had two other reasons to celebrate.Wednesday was the grand opening of its newest branch in the Christmas Tree Shops Plaza in Bangor and the company has been designated as a preferred lender by the United States Small Business Administration.
Two Waterville women are behind bars after trying to rob a cab driver Wednesday morning.Waterville Police arrested 32-year-old Alison Thomas and 50-year-old Elizabeth Malloy just after 8:00 Wednesday morning.According to police, the two women were picked up by Smiley’s cab service on Water Street in Waterville around 8:00 a.m.
Police in Waterville have arrested a man they say stabbed a man on Spring Street back in April.Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey said Charles Bellows of Waterville stabbed Michael Reed also of Waterville twice in the back during an argument over something that was said to Reed’s girlfriend.Bellows is in the Kennebec County Jail.
There will be a job fair Thursday to help Maine’s manufacturers and veterans find work.The Maine Department of Labor says unemployment among veterans in this state is higher than the general population.The manufacturers and veterans job fair will be held at the Husson University Campus Center.It starts at 8:30 in the morning and will go until 12:30 pm.Those interested in participating can register by calling 202-225-6306.
A convicted sex offender from hampden pleaded guilty to federal charges of possessing child pornography Wednesday.64-year-old Walter Mosher is accused of having pictures and videos of child porn on his computer.He changed his plea from not guilty.Mosher is listed on the Maine Sex Offender Registry for a case from 1986 where he was convicted of gross sexual misconduct and other sex crimes against a child in Aroostook County Superior Court in Houlton.Mosher told the judge he was ashamed and should have sought help but was too scared to ask.The judge ordered a pre-sentencing investigation.Mosher is expected to be sentenced this fall.
Police in Waterville have arrested a woman in connection with a pawn shop robbery last week where three guns, including an assault rifle, were stolen.Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey has confirmed to TV 5 that they have charged 26-year-old Megan Gagne with breaking into J.R.’s Trading and Pawn Shop on Elm Street in Waterville on June 4th.
Members of the American Legion Riders Post 80 will be hopping on their bikes this weekend for a good cause.They’ll be holding a cancer awareness ride Saturday, June 16 in memory of James ‘Bing’ Popkowski, a military veteran who died in 2010.Registration starts at their post on Central Street in Millinocket at 8:00 a.m.The ride will start at 10:30 a.m.