When troops arrive at Bangor International Airport, they’ll now have a new place to enjoy being back on American soil.On Thursday, the airport held a ribbon cutting for the Maine Troop Greeter Pavilion and Garden.It’s dedicated to troop greeters, but they hope the troops themselves will use it.It’s all in an effort to help American troops feel welcomed and comforted when they return from overseas.
An 11-year old boy was taken to the hospital in Bangor this morning after police say he collided with a tractor trailer while skateboarding.It happened around 11:30 on Finson Road.We’re told the boy was wearing headphones and skateboarding with a friend in and out of the road when the truck tried to pass them.Police say the boy steered his skateboard into the side of the truck and hit his head on the ground.The boy was taken to a local hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries.
A Waterville non-profit that’s dedicated to the health and well being of young girls has the spent the last two days getting their message out to the rest of the country.At Hardy Girls Healthy Women, they’ve been working to help young girls in Central Maine for years.Now they’re trying to spread their message of helping young girls by developing their critical thinking skills through media literacy and also supporting girls activism.
Two people were injured in an accident that closed part of Route 15 in Bucksport this morning.Bucksport police say 24-year old Chantal Hindman of Prospect was driving an SUV that struck a telephone pole around 3:30 a.m.The vehicle then rolled into a ditch, pinning Hindman underneath it.She suffered head injuries and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
The body of Army helicopter pilot Captain John “Jay” Brainard the third from Newport is due to arrive in Bangor Thursday.A spokesman for the Maine Army National Guard says the body will then be escorted by motorcade to Newport.There will be a wake on Friday at the Crosby & Neal funeral home in Newport from 4 to 7 p.m.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 16th at St.
Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash on the Golden Road in Millinocket Tuesday night.Authorities say the car the victims were in went off the road and struck a tree.We’re told at least two people were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.There has been no word on their conditions.
A car crash in Bucksport closed Route 15 for a time Thursday morning.Police tell TV5 that a southbound car struck a telephone poll and rolled into a ditch, coming to rest on its roof.A man and woman were in the car that the time, the woman was pinned under the vehicle.
A Brewer woman was arrested for a fatal hit and run accident in Bangor.51-year-old Patricia Giles was taken into custody Wednesday night.She is charged with a leaving the scene of the accident that killed 37 year old Joshua Constantine of Bangor Saturday June 2nd.Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death is a felony charge, Giles is also facing a misdemeanor for falsifying evidence.
An accident near the Trenton Bridge on Route 3 had both lanes of traffic closed for nearly six hours Wednesday afternoon.The road was opened back up at around 10:30pm.The accident involved a pick-up truck and an Island Explorer bus.The bus was leaking propane.Authorities closed the road to traffic as a safety precaution.We’re told no one was hurt in the accident.
Bangor City residents could see a slight increase in their tax rate.Wednesday night, City Councilors got together for a budget workshop.The meeting was held in hopes of finalizing the city side of the budget after voter’s approved the school budget Tuesday.The city budget will be about $45,000,000 and will cover everything from public safety to road repairs.Right now, councilors are looking at a 1.3% tax increase.The next budget workshop will be Monday, June 18th at 5:30p.m.
Lincoln has a new town manager.Bill Reed is on the job.Town council voted Monday to give him a one-year, $65,000 contract.Reed was fired as Veazie Town Manager in September after nineteen years on the job.In Lincoln he replaces Lisa Goodwin who resigned in March to become Bangor City Clerk.
Crews are still working to get traffic moving in Trenton.Authorities tell us they expect to have the road back open around 10pm.An accident forced authorities to shut down both lanes of Route 3, just before the Trenton Bridge, around 4pm.It involved a pick-up truck and an Island Explorer bus.There were no serious injures, but the bus is leaking propane.Authorities have stopped both lanes of traffic as a safety precaution.
A generation of veterans will meet in Bangor Thursday for the last time.Thirteen men who served in the 5th Armored Division during World War II will arrive in the city for the group’s 66th and final reunion.The Cole Land Transportation museum is hosting the four day long event, which museum founder and World War II vet, Galen Cole, said will be a bittersweet celebration.”It is probably the final opportunity we have for remembering and reminiscing one with another as a group,” said Cole.The public is invited to meet with the veterans this Saturday from 10 a.m.
An accident in Trenton has forced authorities to shut down traffic.It happened around 4pm, just before the Trenton bridge on Route 3.It involved a pick-up truck and an Island Explorer bus.There were no serious injures, but the bus is leaking propane.Authorities have stopped both lanes of traffic as a safety precaution.They expect to have traffic moving again within the next couple of hours.We are also told that the bus was full of passengers and they are working to get them out of the area.