Boy Scout Troop 63 of Newport will be braving the cold temperatures this weekend in hopes of bringing Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.The scouts will be living in tents in front of Bud’s Shop and Save off of Route 2 and 100 in Newport.They’re collecting non-perishable food items that will go to the Newport Community Food Bank.The bank serves Newport and surrounding areas.Last year, they collected over 15-hundred pounds and camped out for one night, this year they hope to double that and will be camping out for two nights.Camping for Food will end Sunday at noon.
A group of girls high school basketball players from all over Central Maine are serving up Sunday breakfast in Waterville to raise some money for their team.Central Maine Hoops is a collection of some of the finest girls basketball players from Central Maine from schools including Lawrence, Waterville, Winslow, Nokomis, Mount View, MCI, and Erskine.
Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spent time touring Waterville Thursday.If Pingree wins reelection next year she’ll be representing Waterville for the first time.Waterville is currently in District 2 represented by Congressman Mike Michaud.But after the new redistricting plan passed by Augusta lawmakers Waterville will join other cities and towns in Kennebec County and move into District 1.Pingree checked out the Waterville Public Library, Farmers Market, and some local businesses like Barrels Market on Main Street during her stop in Waterville.
First Lady Ann LePage has been an outspoken advocate for the military and military families.Friday she and Governor LePage spent part of their Veterans Day at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.The LePages met and spoke with the veterans who live there and their families.
Friday marked the 11th annual Veterans Day Memorial road march from Augusta to Winslow.Around 40 active duty military and their families and friends braved the raindrops to take part.The march began just after 6:00 Friday morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Capitol Park in Augusta.The group marched more than 20 miles up Route 201 with a police escort.
The Occupy Bangor movement received support from the Eastern Maine Labor Council Friday morning.Members of the EMLC and several other labor groups joined occupy protestors in pierce park.They say working people have suffered because of the big decisions made by big corporations who they say are the one percent.Occupy protests have popped up throughout the nation, the one in Bangor started on October 29th.Scott Cuddy says it’s helping spread the message.”There are certainly gonna be people who will say they’re a bunch of hippies or whatever else they’re gonna say but the message is still getting out that the wealthy have way too much and the rest of us have way too little,” he said.An Occupy protestor we spoke with says he doesn’t see an end to the demonstration and says he plans on camping all winter and into the spring.
A man from Union lost his home to fire early this morning.It happened on Oak Point Lane a little after 2:30.We’re told the home owner made it out safely.Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Soule says there’s about $700,000 damage and the home is destroyed.Four departments battled the blaze.The fire marshal’s office will investigate.