Some Harley motors were being revved up for a good cause in Hermon.The Central Maine Harley Davidson store held their spring open house, with proceeds of some of the events going to Camp Capella, which is located in Dedham and offers a place for children and adults with disabilities to attend summer camp.They had all sorts of games and were offering motorcycle rides.” A lot of these people either have children that are disadvantaged and have some issues or problems.
Children invaded downtown Bangor Saturday.It was the second annual Kid Central Festival.Several businesses opened their doors and had different activities for the kids to do.There was soda making, face painting and even tie-dying.” Bringing families, and more importantly the kids downtown to really kind of experience what there was down here.
There’s a new business in Bangor that might be music to the ears for many.Joseph Shaw has been doing musical instrument repair for more than 20 years.Many of those years were spent at the Bangor Music Center, which closed its doors.Shaw says it was always a dream to own his own business and the closure gave him just enough of a push.He’s now the proud owner of Bangor Brass and Woodwind Repair.” There’s a huge need.
Earlier in the week, Senator Susan Collins announced that the postal processing plant in Hampden would remain open.Friday, the Senator paid a visit to the plant to meet employees and talk about the efforts taken to keep the plant open.Senator Collins said that the postmaster general’s original plan would have closed more than two hundred plants across the country.
People are lacing up their shoes and hitting the track in Orono for this year’s local Relay for Life.The event kicked off with cancer survivors walking the first lap of the night.Over 80 teams and 800 people registered for the relay.The night is really all about raising awareness, celebrating survivors, and remembering those who’ve lost the fight.
Bath Iron Works and its machinists union has tentatively agreed on a new contract.Itâ€™s a four-year deal that would give most workers annual pay raises of about 2.5%.It goes before some 3,200 workers for a final vote on Sunday.Union official say shipbuilders would get a $3,000 signing bonus.
With the death in Albion Thursday, the highway death doll in Maine now stands at 47, 17 more than this time last year.That’s an increase of 53%.The Bureau of Highway Safety says speed was a factor in 28 of the 47 deaths, and alcohol was involved in 15 of the fatalities.Last year was the safest on Maine’s roads since 1959.
Construction has started on a memorial in Harmony dedicated to a mother and her two children who were murdered in a domestic violence incident last year in Dexter.It’s been almost a year since Amy Bagley-Lake and her two children, Coty and Monica, were killed by her estranged husband in one of the most horrific acts of domestic violence ever seen in Maine.
The Capehart Community is asking drivers to take it easy.The neighborhood’s community project aims to make their neighborhood safer for children.All this week they have been out in the streets with signs asking drivers to slow down, as the kids walk or bike to school.”I’ve heard so many gruesome accidents and I don’t want to see that happening in our community.