A Bangor business that has remained in one family for ninety years has changed hands.The Brick Oven Bangor Rye Bakery sale was finalized Friday.The business has been part of the Cohen family tree since the 1920 until Ralph Beckwith sold it to the Huston brothers, Paul and Peter, last week.”We’ll take it day by day and see how it works out but we want to get our arms around things right now and see how it works out,” said Paul.”You asked about pressure and I think one of the, there is pressure associated with taking on a small business like this especially one that is so reputable,” Peter said.
State Police are investigating the death of a man in Lincoln.Spokesman Steve McCausland says 36-year old Robert Arthurs was found in his neighbors’ driveway on the Mohawk Road around 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon.An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.
Some good news and some bad news for those hoping to see the whoopie pie named the official dessert of Maine.Amos Orcutt, President of the Maine Whoopie Pie Association, says a committee of lawmakers in Augusta voted on Monday to make the whoopie pie the state treat, not the state dessert.The committee also voted that a whoopie pie be defined as having two cakes as opposed to two chocolate cakes.The matter will now head to the full legislature for a vote.
Dignity for all- that’s the goal of a new campaign by Power in Community Alliances, or PICA.They held a kick off ceremony Monday in Bangor.The group is asking state and local leaders to endorse their principle of equal rights for everyone.PICA believes any person who lives or works in Bangor should be given the same rights and treated with dignity.They’re asking folks to sign their dignity-for-all pledge.”We are concerned that the financial crisis that our country is going through has given people permission to scapegoat people,” says Tom Grogan, Director of Pica, “to demonize people and talk about people as though they are villains and the cause of problems, as opposed to victims and people needing support.”A number of community leaders also spoke at the kick off campaign, including those from the NAACP, Spruce Run, and the Bangor Theological Seminary.
Anita and Troy Hood were overjoyed when their little girl was born last January.But a few months after her birth, Ella began having health problems.What happened next turned out to be a roller coaster ride for the Hood family.By all accounts, Ella Hood was a perfect baby.
Local veterans celebrated Valentine’s Day with some young admirers Monday.Fourth graders from the Mary Snow School spent the afternoon at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.They dropped off cards, and together enjoyed sweet treats and a prize give-away.”Oh, I think it’s wonderful.
(AP) – A price-watching website says average retail gasoline prices in Maine have risen eight-tenths of a cent per gallon in the past week to $3.21.MaineGasPrices.com says Sunday’s price compares with the national average, which has also increased 0.8 cent per gallon in the last week to $3.12 per gallon.Including the change in gas prices in Maine during the past week, prices Sunday were 51.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago, and 2.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.The national average has increased 4.9 cents per gallon during the last month and is 50.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago.
A police source tells WABI TV 5 that the death of a man in Lincoln yesterday is being labeled suspicious.We’re told the man is in his mid-30’s and was found in his driveway on Mohawk Road.WABI is working on the details of this story and will have more information as it becomes available.