The University of Maine at Presque Isle is searching for a successor to President Donald Zillman, who will step down after graduation in the spring.A 14-member presidential search committee appointed by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees named three finalists Tuesday after reviewing applications for several months.They named Jon Connolly, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sheridan and Gillette Colleges in Wyoming: Linda Schott, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in Colorado and Michael Sonntag, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Maine at Presque Isle as the finalists.The candidates will begin visiting the campus next week.
An RSU Director and three new selectmen are named in Newburgh.The ballots have been tallied from Tuesday’s election.Kelly Bickmore is now the director of RSU 22 with 97 votes.James Hopkins and Gene Yountz, as well as write in Stanley Smith have all been appointed as selectmen for a one year term.
If you live in Hancock County and have a failing well or septic system there’s a meeting Thursday you might want to attend.The Hancock County Planning Commission and the Washington Hancock Community Agency want to know how many people need their systems fixed.The groups are trying to get another round of community development grants to help replace systems in income-qualifying homes.
A man who participated in the Occupy Augusta demonstration has been sentenced to jail for threatening a man with a knife.Anthony Williams, 27, pleaded guilty Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court to criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.The Kennebec Journal reports that he was sentenced to three years in jail, with all but seven months suspended.
Something fun for kids to do over April vacation week.The Penobscot Theatre will be hosting a camp for kids ages five and up.Kids will be able to explore acting, play games , and learn how to make theatre props.The camp will be held from April 16th to the 20th at the Bangor Opera House Rehearsal Studio from 8 AM until 5 PM.It’s $50 dollars a day for kids to take part.For more information, you can call Jasmine Ireland at 947-661-8 or visit penobscottheatre.org.
A National Guard team from Waterville flew to Fort Kent Tuesday.According to Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud, around noon Tuesday, Fort Kent Elementary School received a letter from Texas with white powder in it.The school was not evacuated because the letter was opened in the office.Michaud says National Guard members took a look at the letter and feel the powder is not dangerous, but we’re told the letter has been taken to the Crime Lab in Augusta for further testing.
According to State Police, the Katahdin Trust in Island Falls was robbed around Noon Tuesday.Investigators say the robber walked into the bank on Crystal Road and demanded money be put in a blue bag that he brought with him.We’re told the man was dressed in all black and did not show a weapon.Police believe he got away in a vehicle he had parked between two potato houses near the bankIf you have any information, you’re asked to call State Police in Houlton at 532-5400.
Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are reconsidering their decision to authorize the closing of a Calais nursing home.Maine Senate President Kevin Raye, who’s been trying to keep the Atlantic Rehabilitation and Nursing Home open, says he met with DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew Tuesday.Raye says a public hearing on the issue will be scheduled in the next 30 days.
Governor LePage announced a new program to recognize cities and towns in Maine that his administration deems business friendly.The “Certified Business Friendly Community Program” was announced at the Blaine House on Tuesday.Communities that apply, and are selected, get formal state recognition including an “Open for Business” sign to be displayed in their city or town.
City Councilors in Rockland voted last night to hire a new City Manager.James Smith of Greenbush is currently the Assistant City Manager of Brewer, where he’s worked for five years.Smith starts his new job in Rockland in April.Brewer plans a national search to find a replacement.
The Maine Municipal Association will run the search for a new Lincoln Town Manager.In a unanimous vote last night, the town council approved nearly $5,000 to hire the agency.Current Town Manager Lisa Goodwin recently accepted the position of Bangor City Clerk and begins that job in April.