The President announced a deal has been struck to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending on programs which will avoid the looming deadline.Neither political party is claiming victory but the President of Husson University Robert Clark, who has a doctorate in finance sees this as more than just a band-aid solution to the problem, “When we look back in history , we’ve raised the debt ceiling a number of times, however this is the first time they’ve actually done a negotiated deal in order to address some of the long term issues with the negotiated settlement.”Two of Maines elected officials in Washington DC agree.Senator Susan Collins said in a statement “Compromise is never easy, and it took far too long to reach this point.
State Police are looking for a man they say robbed a pharmacy in Manchester this morning.Spokesman Steve McCausland says a man entered the Rite Aid pharmacy around 11 and demanded drugs, then fled on foot.There is no description of the suspect yet, and we’re told the man was not armed.We have a crew en route to the scene, and will have more information for you as it becomes available.
If your commute takes you through Bangor, you may run into some traffic over the next couple weeks.Paving is scheduled for roads all throughout the city.8/2: Burleigh Road8/3-4: Essex Street8/5: Finson Road8/8: Burleigh Road, Essex Street8/9: Finson Road8/10: Nelson Street, Drummond Street, Fourteenth Street8/11: Thirteenth Street8/12: Garland StreetFor more information, please call the Public Works Department at 992-4500.
A Maine lobster company has taken home the gold from the nation’s largest specialty food show.Hancock Gourmet Lobster won three gold medals at this month’s Fancy Food Show, held in Washington, D.C.The company, which is based in Cundy’s Harbor, won first-place awards for best product line, its oyster stew and its lobster risotto.The company was founded in 2000 and makes dozens of gourmet lobster and seafood products.The Fancy Food Show draws about 25,000 vendors, buyers, trade representatives, store owners and others to peruse thousands of specialty food products.
The thirty-sixth annual Maine Crafts and Direction Show wrapped up Sunday.The event featured more than 80 artisans from across the state.There was art glass, clay artists, wood-makers, weavers, furniture makers and much more.Organizers say the number of people and sales are up this year.Which they say makes it worth it for the vendors who travel from all across the state.” The public is able to come in and meet the community and creative people directly.
Folks near the Bangor waterfront may hear some heavy rock music throughout Sunday.Waterfront Concert series has brought Oxxfest 2011.Several local bands will take the stage all day, leading up to the national acts, which include Stone Temple Pilots, Crossfade, My Darkest Days and Sick Puppies.Waterfront Concerts President, Alex Gray says events like this bring great exposure to the local bands and can be a great tool to get them where they want to be.” They love to play here.
Folks at Fort Knox in Prospect Sunday could take a step back in time.Reenactors were on hand, telling folks all about the Civil War.They had artifacts, a cannon and guns on display.They say they love when people ask questions about the Civil War and they never pass up a chance to re-live history.” we hope they take a way a piece of history.
(Associated Press)Officials say a medical issue may have contributed to a car crash that killed a Millinocket man in northern Maine.Maine State Police say 57-year-old Mark Knopf was traveling on Route 11, about two miles outside of Millinocket, early Saturday afternoon when his vehicle suddenly veered across the road and crashed into a tree.According to the Bangor Daily News, officials don’t know if he died from injuries in the crash or from some other medical reason.An autopsy will be performed Monday.