Two seniors from Maine Central Institute are hospitalized, following a crash Saturday night in Pittsfield.Police believe the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane while travelling down Somerset Avenue and then overcorrected.The vehicle struck a ditch and flipped end over end into a field.Both victims were taken by medical helicopter to a hospital in Bangor.Authorities believe speed and driver inexperience were factors in the crash.
Two men from Glenburn were arrested in connection with a burglary which happened in Aroostook County on Thursday, September 15th.On Friday the owner of Midnight Auto in Dyer Brook reported his business had been burglarized and $2,500 worth of batteries had been stolen.18-year-old Aaron Albert and 19-year-old Jeffrey Sinclair were arrested after they reportedly took batteries to a recycling facility in Bangor.The stolen property was recovered and returned to Midnight Auto.
The State Fire Marshall’s office has been called in to investigate a fire in Garland that happened Sunday night.There has been no word yet on a cause or damages because of the blaze.Crews were called to the home at the corner of the Corinth and Campbell Roads at about 8:30 Sunday night.No injuries were reported, and crews cleared the scene at 11:30p.m.
Authorities say a man was killed in an ATV crash in northern Maine, and it appears speed was a factor.State police say 69-year-old John Tweed of Limestone lost control of the ATV on Sunday and flipped it over in Frenchville, a town of about 1,200 people near the Canadian border.Tweed died at the scene.
The Maine Department of Public Safety has awarded more $1 million in federal money to 27 Maine organizations to combat violence against women.Officials say this is the 16th year that Maine has received money from the federal Department of Human Services’ STOP Violence Against Women program.This year’s funding is being divvied up among sexual assault and domestic violence groups, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and the courts.(The Associated Press)
Maine’s poet laureate has been chosen to give a poetry reading at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.Wesley McNair is one of five state poet laureates selected to speak at next weekend’s event, which is put on by the Library of Congress and is being held on the National Mall.
Maine’s College of the Atlantic is getting a $1 million grant to expand its work in sustainable agriculture.The Bar Harbor college says the grant money will go toward scholarships for rural Maine and New England students interested in sustainable agriculture.
(Associated Press)Ports in Maine will be busy this week with cruise ships.Seven ships are expected to stop in Bar Harbor and six in Portland.In all, the ships are carrying tens of thousands of passengers and crew members, which gives local businesses a boost.The ships coming this way include the Queen Elizabeth, a luxury ship that was launched a year ago and is making its first voyage to Maine.
(Associated Press)Officials say a pilot is recovering after crashing his ultralight aircraft into some trees in southern Maine.Officials say the pilot, whose name is not being released, and an instructor were flying Saturday when it lost power and crashed into a line of small trees on a camp road near the Limington airport.The ultralight is a small light-weight motorized aircraft.
We’ve been telling you about a mom and daughter from Brewer who created a Facebook campaign to meet their favorite singer, Reba McEntire.Their wish came true Saturday night before the country superstar took center stage at the Bangor Waterfront.Country radio station Q 106.5 contacted Reba’s management team.Earlier this week, J.R.
Downeast Community Hospital in Machias dedicated a building Saturday afternoon in memory of Reid Wilder Emery of Eastport.Sixty-one-year-old Emery died in 2008 after walking away from the hospital in a snowstorm.Emery left the hospital with no jacket and only slippers on his feet.
Few would argue that Mount Desert Island isn’t a beautiful place, but few see the trash that gets left behind.”We assume that the shorelines are pristine but when you get up close to them there’s a lot of garbage out there, a lot of debris, a lot of debris in the ocean,” said Ron Greenberg, who has lived on the island for over 30 years.To help keep the island looking its best, community members and local agencies have gathered together to pick up the debris.
The Katahdin region paper mills now have a new owner.The New Hampshire based company, Cate Street Capital, signed paperwork Friday evening, buying the paper mills and employing several hundred workers starting Tuesday.A LePage spokesperson confirmed that they have closed in escrow.Closing in escrow means that Cate Street Capital will take over the mills at a considerable financial risk, while it awaits the transfer of environmental permits from the previous owner which cannot occur until September 27.