Hermon’s loss is Auburn’s gain.Clinton Deschane, 39, has been named as Auburn’s new city manager, effective June 18th.He has served as Hermon’s town manager for the past ten years.Deschane plans to commute until he and his wife can sell their house, then they’ll move with their two children.
When you reach a certain age, it seems almost customary to take a moment to remember the glory days.For the community at Stillwater Health Care, it’s more of a requirement, if you’ve done as much as 73-year old John Dudley.”He was called the little freight train, and he was a running back and scored I don’t know how many touchdowns.
Tuesday, the Maine Senate killed a bill designed to address compensation for landowners whose properties are seized by the state for roads and other public works.The bill had been heavily debated before lawmakers recessed in mid-April.But it was turned down Tuesday by lawmakers who say it needs more work put into it next session.
It’s never too early to learn how to spend your money wisely.That’s why the Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions invited high school juniors and seniors to participate in its Financial Fitness Fair.Students chose a career, were given a salary, then had to figure out how to budget that money for housing, insurance, food and other expenses.It’s a way to teach skills for the real world.”How to budget, how to live within their means so that when they are on their own that they’re not going to get in trouble financially, run up credit cards and find themselves in a situation where they can’t survive,” explained Michael Studee, Chair of this year’s Financial Fitness Fair.Samantha Dolley, a junior at Bangor Christian Academy, said, “I think I’ll be a lot smarter with how I spend my money.
Businesses and restaurants in downtown Bangor are staying open later Wednesday night to show the community what they have to offer.Downtown Proud is a program of Fusion Bangor which encourages residents to take pride in their community.Wednesday night’s open house is the first of many events the group is hosting to shine a light on all things local.”It’s really I think about supporting local being involved in your community, being proud of where you live,” says Fusion Bangor’s Annie Collins.Businesses involved will offer specials and provide food in addition to extended hours.Tony Sohns and his family own the Rock and Art Shop.
Cianbro Chairman and CEO Peter Vigue was in Piscataquis County Tuesday explaining his plan for a 2-thousand foot wide East-West corridor but the proposed project is not sitting well with many local redisdents.Supporters say it will have a huge impact, creating jobs for the area but not many details have been released.The exact route is still unknown although there are dozen different ones being considered.Opponents believe the corridor will ruin the land and divide the state.They are also worried about the price tag for taxes, maintenance and policing.”When you put a road in next to a community you’ve divided one side from the other and typically these communities by a big highway at best is a rest stop with gas but mostly it destroys the sense of community and we all live here because of the sense of space and place,” said Rob Guethlen, a concerned resident who has live in the area since the ’90s.The proposed project has a lot of steps to it before anything gets off the table including a feasability study.”Once the feasability study is completed you have to come up with financing to provide the backing for the East-West highway and we’re told it could take three years to complete it,” said County Commissioner Eric Ward.There will be another public meeting Thursday night, May 31st at Foxcroft Academy.It starts at six.
Authorities say two men are under arrest after a home invasion Monday night in Washington County that forced the owner to fire off a gun and scare off the intruders.The suspects are accused of stealing medical marijuana and a handgun from the home, just hours earlier.
State Police say a man has died and another was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the building they were working on collapsed on them.Â The accident happened at a camp off Marden Shore Road in Albion, on Lovejoy Pond where workers were installing new posts under the structure.Â Â The lakefront camp apparently shifted and slipped off the posts, crushing two men who were underneath.Â Â The fire department’s Jaws of Life were used to lift the building off the two victims.Â State Police say they do not believe the man’s injuries are life threatening, however his co-worker died at the scene.State Police have not released the names of either men.
An Orrington man is jailed, after a wild night that included a high speed chase, a stolen jeep, a crash and a fire.19-year old Dylan Colvin was arrested by Bangor police.Several witnesses reported a speeding silver car.When police caught up to it, Colvin allegedly took off and ended up crashing on Sunset Avenue.The impact sheared off a utility pole, sending sparks into some trees that caught fire.Police determined the vehicle was stolen.Colvin then reportedly took off running.Soon after, Bangor police were notified about a stolen Jeep that crashed.When officers arrived, witnesses pointed to the driver, who was hiding in some woods.Colvin was taken to the hospital then to jail.He’s charged with several counts including Felony Theft, OUI, and Eluding an Officer.
The former chief of the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department has been indicted on several sex charges.Aroostook County District Attorney Todd Collins said Monday he cannot divulge much information about the charges against 67-year-old Roy Woods, but said there are two alleged victims.Woods was indicted last week on three counts of unlawful sexual contact, one count of unlawful sexual touching and three counts of assault.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center will hold an informal picket outside the bangor hospital on Tuesday.The nurses say staffing continues to be a sticking point in contract negotiations.They want the hospital to fully staff certain departments, including the emergency room and labor and delivery.Hospital officials have told us they’ve already made an effort to meet those demands.Off duty nurses and their representatives with be picketing Tuesday.Contract negotiations are set to pick up again Wednesday.