Union members from the shuttered Kathadin Paper Mills voted in an overwhelming majority Wednesday evening, to accept a labor agreement put forth by an interested buyer.Union Representative Duane Lugdon says under this contract, workers will be paid about the same as they were in the past, but they’ll get better healthcare.The sale of the facilities in Millinocket and East Millinocket must go through by Thursday.Both towns have agreed to tax agreements with cate street capital.Officials in Millinocket agreed Tuesday to accept a payment of $900,000 from the company.East Millinocket selectmen voted earlier this week to move forward with the sale.Cate Street Capital says the deal has to go through by Thursday or it’s over.The company says they are facing a tight deadline to reopen the mill and start making paper to fill orders overseas.
A former Bath Iron Works employee faces sentencing after pleading guilty to stealing nearly two tons of copper cable from the company.Dean Daigle of Auburn will be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty last week to felony theft.The 45-year-old Daigle was charged with taking scrap metal copper cables from BIW property, cutting them into sections and carrying them in buckets to his truck.Bath police told The Times Record of Brunswick that Daigle sold the cable to a scrap metal dealer.
Maine’s Bath Iron Works is cutting 44 salaried positions in the engineering department as design work slows down on the next-generation Zumwalt destroyer.Spokesman Jim DeMartini says the lead ship is now 50 percent complete, so much of the design work is finished for the destroyer.
Ralph Nader’s legal team is making what could be its last stand before Maine’s supreme court seven years after losing his presidential bid.Nader wants to sue the Democratic Party and its allies for tactics used to try to keep him off the ballot in Maine and more than a dozen other states.
Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen will make what’s billed as an important announcement about the future of science standards in Maine.Bowen plans to make his announcement Wednesday in Orono at a conference of educators reviewing the Framework for Science Standards.
Maine’s Colby College is awarding its 2011 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism to a National Public Radio foreign correspondent who reported this summer from Libya during the rebel uprising.Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson will accept the award at an Oct.
Two Maine towns have reached a tax agreement with a company seeking to buy and reopen two paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket.Officials agreed Tuesday to accept a payment of $900,000 from the possible owner of the mills, Cate Street Capital of Portsmouth, N.H.Cate Street is seeking to buy the two mills for an undisclosed price from the current owner, Brookfield Asset Management.
Kristie Miner from Westgate Manor stopped by our studio to discuss early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, and to invite you to join in with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.The Walk will take place on Saturday, October 1st at Bangor Raceway, wich is located at Bass Park in downtown Bangor.To learn more, or to sign up for the walk, click, or log on to www.alz.org/walk or give them a call at 800-272-3900.
Fire badly damaged a home in Bar Harbor yesterday morning.Crews were called to Eagle Lake Road around 9:30 a-m.When they arrived, we’re told the home was already engulfed in flames.No one was home at the time.Fire fighters were able to save part of the structure, but there is extensive damage to the second floor plus water and smoke damage throughout the home.One Bar Harbor fire fighter did suffer heat exhaustion.
(AP) – President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for parts of Maine hit by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, paving the way for federal aid to support state and local recovery efforts.The White House announced Obama’s decision late Tuesday, four days after Gov.
A federal bankruptcy judge’s ruling could mean no money for hundreds of creditors, including former employees of the Associated Grocers of Maine.Judge Louis Kornreich ruled the receiver that oversaw the dismantling of the cooperative didn’t have the authority to file a bankruptcy petition.Initial court paperwork showed Associated Grocers has about $6.5 million in assets but $23.5 million in liabilities.An attorney for the cooperative told the Portland Press Herald it’s likely only secured creditors, owed a total of $6.7 million, will get any money.
Bangor police believe a man from Old Town was on bath salts when he destroyed the men’s room at a convenience store.21-year-old Jeremy Hoxie is accused of ripping out ceiling tiles and the electrical system of a restroom in the Circle K on Main Street.He told police he thought people were trying to kill him.Hoxie is charged with aggravated criminal mischief and at last report he was being held at Acadia Hospital.
The devastating lose of someone to suicide can be felt by both family members and the community.Tuesday, The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention held a forum at the Blaine House in Augusta to focus on the issue.The Maine Suicide Prevention Program was highlighted, along with the impact of suicide prevention in the state.Several community members were also honored for their for their efforts to the cause, including Bangor Police Officer Rob Angelo.Officer Angelo jumped into the Penobscot River to pull a woman, who had jumped from a bridge, to safety.Hallowell Police Officer Lanee Barnes also spoke out.Her son, Gauge, took his own life in 2009.If you, or someone you know, is thinking about suicide, you can call the Maine Crisis hotline at 1-888-568-1112
The parents of more than two dozen young children in the greater Bangor area will have to find new childcare by next month.Penquis, which provides day care for 700 kids in three counties, is closing four of its 12 infant and toddler classrooms and cutting service for 26 children.