32 years after her daughter’s murder, and one East Millinocket mother is still searching for answers.Wednesday afternoon, dozens of people released balloons at the soccer field behind Schenck High School, the same place Joyce Mclain’s battered body was found 32 years ago.Her murder has never been solved.Joyce’s mother, Pam, wants State Police to invite the FBI in to take a look at the investigation.She believes, a new set of eyes could find the missing piece that could solve this case.Recently, an online petition was signed by thousands of people and delivered to the attorney general in Augusta, requesting that the FBI have the chance to take a look the evidence in the case.Pam Mclain describes her heartache and says, “She wouldn’t give up either, she knows I’ll never give up.
The Joshua Chamberlain Bridge will be repainted next year.Wednesday, officials from the Maine Department of Transportation talked about what that means for drivers.Only a handful of people showed up at the meeting.Most were business owners in the Bangor/Brewer area, concerned about what the construction might do to their businesses.The project will close one lane on the bridge from Brewer to Bangor.Traffic from Bangor to Brewer will be detoured to I-395 and the Penobscot Bridge.Maine DOT officials say they want the painting process to be quick and painless for all involved.MDOT Project Manager, Douglas Coombs, explains, “Overall, the idea is to get in, get the project done, and get out and try not to impact the traveling public as minimally as possible.”The project is slated to start in March and wrap up by November.
Sebasticook Family Doctors in Dexter is celebrating National Health Care Center Week.”It’s done every year in the month of August and it’s an opportunity for the communities to understand what an FQHC can do for them as well as the community,” said Robin Winslow, CEO of SFD.FQHCs, or federally qualified health centers, have been around for decades, acting as a safety net for communities.”For over 45 years for communities where patients have no insurance, they’re under insured, there’s that gap in between if they’re unemployed today, back to work tomorrow, we can help with those types of challenges,” said Winslow.One of the biggest challenges is something most find pretty ordinary: a trip to the dentist.”Dental is definitely the biggest challenge for patients and understanding how detrimental decayed teeth can be to your medical condition,” said Winslow.SFD is celebrating a new face in town, Dr.
It’s just about two and a half weeks away from this years American Folk Festival, and organizers are still in need of volunteers.It takes more than 800 volunteers to put on the Folk Festival, and volunteers can sign up through Friday, the 17th.According to the organizers, most shifts average three and a half hours.Visit americanfolkfestival.com for more information, or call 992-2630.The Folk Festival kicks off on the Bangor waterfront, Friday the 24th, and runs through Sunday the 26th.
A local organization is in the running for a free car…but they need your help.Toyota will be giving away 100 cars to non-profits across the country as part of it’s “100 Cars For Good” event.Community Care is the finalist in New England.The organization is based in Bangor and provides help to people struggling in the community.Program Manager, Sean Scovil, explains what it would mean for the organization if they won, “Working in Maine, we have a large rural population.
For the second time in less than three months voters in the five towns that make up RSU 18 have rejected the district’s proposed budget.RSU 18 Superintendent Gary Smith that the current proposal was nearly $500,000 less than the one voters rejected back in June, but it was still struck down Tuesday by a margin of 1031-831.The budget has been criticized for being too large and having too big an impact on the towns.The most recent proposal was a 2% increase over last years budget.
People in Waterville may have noticed the water in parts the Kennebec River is a lot lower than usual.Joanne Walsh, an official at Brookfield Power, the company that owns the Hydro Kennebec Dam, says the river was lowered so they can do some planned maintenance below the normal water line.Boaters in the area should know that the water is about 15-feet lower than normal.The area was searched by police recently as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of 20-month-old Waterville toddler Ayla Reynolds.Walsh said his most recent lowering of the water now has nothing to do with that case.