Maine’s newest casino is hosting an invitation-only sneak preview before it officially opens its doors for business.The owners, managers and staff of the Oxford Casino are hosting a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon for business, community and municipal leaders.The casino, located on Route 26 in Oxford, will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week after it opens to the public.The facility has more than 500 slot machines and a dozen table games including blackjack, poker, craps and roulette.Maine’s other casino is located in Bangor.
Police say a Winslow man won’t face charges for killing the family dog after it attacked his 14-month old granddaughter.Animal Control Officer Charles Theobald says the girl and her father were letting two dogs outside on Sunday evening when the 4-year-old black Labrador retriever bit the girl on the head and wouldn’t let go.The girl’s father and grandfather pried the dog off the girl.The grandfather took the dog outside and shot it when it continued to be aggressive and he feared for the family’s safety.Police tell the Morning Sentinel the girl was treated at a hospital for lacerations to her ear and head.
If you’d like to learn more about the pet Bobbie Fowler introduced us to Tuesday morning, check out the Old Town Animal Orphanage’s NEW website at www.animal-orphanage.com give them a call at 827-8777, or stop by their location at 71 Airport Road, in Old Town.
Maine’s Department of Labor is launching a new program this month aimed at keeping workers on the job while their employers experience temporary slowdowns in business.A program called WorkShare allows workers to stay on the job with reduced hours and still collect limited unemployment benefits to partially offset their loss in wages.Labor Commissioner Robert Winglass says WorkShare helps businesses and employees.The initiative allows companies to keep their workforce during tough times, while workers can retain their benefits and job seniority while collecting benefits so they can stay on the job and not have go elsewhere for work.
It was a sweet evening for some local dads and their daughters Monday night.It was the first Daddy-Daughter Date Night at Tim Horton’s on Broadway in Bangor.The night was put together by Lighthouse Radio Network.Dads and daughters came out to enjoy a treat and just take some time to spend a special evening together.”It’s been a great night.
Waterville Police have arrested a man they believe was setting off explosives in a residential neighborhood Saturday.Police arrested 41-year-old Chad Cookson, after people who lived in the area of Sherwin Street in Waterville were awakened to the sound of explosives being detonated Saturday morning.One resident brought some shattered pieces of a two liter bottle to police early Saturday morning.Police investigated and arrested Cookson a short time later after police say he confessed to mixing chemicals in the bottles and detonating them.Police are calling Cookson’s actions reckless and dangerous.
The heavy rain and high water has forced the Department of Transportation to close two bridges in Clinton, among a few others in the state.Bean Bridge over Beaver Brook on Hinkley Road is closed, along with Cain Bridge over 12-Mile Stream on Route 11-100.We’re told they’ll be re-opened once the water recedes and the bridges can be inspected.The Kennebec River in Augusta is also starting to overflow its banks.