It’s hard for some students to wake up to go to school in the morning.But one kindergartener in bangor had no problems Thursday.The Bangor Fire Department gave 6-year-old Camden Faloon a lift to school in one of their trucks.His mother won a silent auction for the fire truck ride through the March of Dimes.Firefighters were more than happy to support the cause and a bring smiles.”We feel it’s important to support community organizations like the March of Dimes and so we’ve done it for a few select groups and it’s worked out well,” said Jake Johnson with the Bangor Fire Department.Johnson says the truck ride is also the chance for firefighters to show a more human side of them to the community.
The Grand in downtown Ellsworth is helping keep its neighbors warm this winter.The historic theatre is hosting a special event.Warm Winter Night will feature local musicians.It’s a fundraiser for the Washington-Hancock Heating Assistance Fund.It’s happening this Saturday.Tickets are 12 dollars.You can call The Grand at 667-9500 to purchase tickets.
A salon in Rockland is offering an incentive to those who cut their locks for children in need.Green with Envy salon on Main Street is having a love cut-a-thon this Saturday to benefit Locks of Love.Locks of Love makes custom fitted hair pieces for children with medical hair loss.Customers who donate 10 inches of their hair to the cause will get a free hair cut.The event is from 9 am to 4 pm.You can call the salon at 594-3900 for more information.
United Cerebral Palsy of Maine is expanding its services.At a news conference Thursday, the organization announced it is merging with the Washington County Children’s Program.The partnership is a chance to provide services even more people including dental programs.Both groups are committed to helping childrens and adults with special needs and their families.Tish Pendergast with UCP of Maine calls the merger a perfect fit.”We feel two is better than one, we can take both of these organizations and go out and just really reach a lot of people in Maine moreso than we could on our own so we’re really excited to merge with them, they have huge deep roots in our community just like we do here,” she said.The partnership officially begins the first of February.
A Maine ethics board has given the go-ahead for a deeper investigation into the finances of two political action committees that support efforts to bring a casino to Lewiston last year.The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices decided 4-0 Wednesday to move forward with a complaint filed by longtime casino opponent Dennis Bailey.The commission found sufficient grounds to believe that a violation may have occurred.Bailey and the group CasinosNO!
Police have charged a Rumford man with driving drunk as he was headed to the local high school to pick up two teenagers.Police say 52-year-old Kevin Nasatowicz was pulled over after he failed to yield at an intersection as he drove to Mountain Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Police have denied a request to release the audio recording and written transcript of the 911 call made to report the disappearance of a Waterville toddler.The Morning Sentinel newspaper had requested the information in the Dec.
Gay marriage supporters collected more than 100,000 signatures, and they’re ready to announce whether they’re going to move forward with another referendum.EqualityMaine, Maine Civil Liberties Union and the Maine Women’s Lobby will announce Thursday whether they plan to deliver the petitions and carry through with a referendum.
A new political party that’s pushing for a bipartisan ticket in the 2012 presidential election says it’s earned a spot on November’s presidential ballot in Maine.The group called Americans Elect says state election officials have verified enough of the 32,000 signatures it turned in last month to gain access to the Maine ballot.
State Police say an elderly man was killed Wednesday on I-295 in Freeport when the car he was driving in the wrong lane struck a second car head-on, killing him instantly.The southbound lane was closed for almost two hours, backing traffic up to Brunswick, while crews cleared the scene.The other car was being driven by an unidentified Bangor woman who was taken to Maine Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.The crash is under investigation.