A proposal that would allow a methadone clinic to move back to Rockland will go before the city council, Monday.Councilors will be voting on a zoning change.If it’s approved, the Rockland Metro Treatment of Maine will open a clinic on New County Road.The facility would be moving into the same building that once housed the Turning Tide Methadone Clinic.The Rockland Planning Board and the Comprehensive Planning Commission both approved the zoning change earlier this month.The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Draft legislation aimed at strengthening Maine’s new law on bath salts is expected to be ready this week, but it’s unclear who will be submitting it.Right now, possession of bath salts is considered a misdemeanor crime.Governor LePage believes that law is too weak.He wants to make the crime a felony.
Governor LePage is opposed to the Air National Guards plan to expand low level training for fighter pilots over western Maine.Under the proposal, fighter jets from National Guard units in Massachusetts and Vermont would be allowed to fly as low as 500 feet over western Maine.The governor told the National Guard as well as the Federal Aviation Administration that expansion is a want, not a need.
Homeowners and farmers can now sign up to have containers of old pesticides collected.The Pesticides Control Board says it will get rid of them for free.The collected chemicals go to out-of-state disposal facilities that are licensed by the federal government.There, they are incinerated or reprocessed.For more information, go to www.thinkfirstspraylast.org , or call 287-2731.You need to pre-register by September 30th.
A woman was lifeflighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center following an accident in Clifton Saturday night.Police say a jeep rolled-over, ejecting the driver and passenger.The crash happened on Route Nine, just shortly after 11:30.Police say one of the occupants, a woman, suffered a severe leg injury.The crash is still under investigation.
(Associated Press)Officials say two people were sent to the hospital during the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston.They say a balloon pilot was working on a propane tank when there was a flash of fire.A crew member says pilot Andre Boucher of Derry, New Hampshire was changing a fuel line when the burner ignited some of the fuel.Five people were hurt, Boucher and one other person were taken to the hospital.The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
The Old Town Museum hosted an antique appraisal Sunday.Bruce Buxton, one of the top antique appraisers in New England came to the museum.There was a maximum of three antiques and those interested had to pay a fee depending on how many items they brought.Right now the only revenue the museum receives is from memberships and donations, so they are using this event to help raise some more money.Folks were encouraged to bring in all sorts of antiques.” It’s helpful for insurance purposes too.
Folks gathered across the state, collecting signatures of gay marriage supporters.They are aiming to put the issue to a statewide vote in the new year.Organizers need to collect more than 57,000 voters’ signatures by January 30th to get the measure on the November 2012 ballot.The bill would first go to the legislature, which would have the option to pass it.” We’re changing hearts and minds over the last year.
(Associated Press)Two men have been charged with burglary and theft.Police say 21-year-old Josh Doody of Washburn and 21-year-old Matthew Tardie of Ashland cut and ran off with $8,000 worth of electrical cords from farm machinery.Police received the report Thursday from the Turner Potato Farm in Wade.They say extension cords were also taken off the walls.A State Trooper checking with a local metal recycling plant learned that a large amount of electrical copper had been turned in for scrap.
An Orrington man is dead after a head-on collision with a tractor trailer Friday night on Route 46 in Eddington.Police say 43-year-old Ronald Frisco crossed the center line around 9 pm and struck the truck, being driven by 61-year-old Thomas Griffin of Machias.Police say Frisco was killed instantly.Griffin was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center for minor injuries and has since been released.Route 46 was closed for nearly seven hours to allow police to do a crash reconstruction investigation.They say driver inattention and distraction were the causes of the crash.Penobscot County Sheriff’s office were assisted by Holden, Eddington and Dedham Fire and the Maine State Police.
We’ve received reports of an 18 wheeler and a Sedan involved in a head-on collision on Route 46 near the Holbrook School.While not many details are available at this time, early reports indicate there are multiple people trapped in a vehicle.Route 46 is closed at this time.We’ll bring you the details as they develop.
Governor LePage wants a tougher law on bath salts.We’re told emergency legislation will be discussed next month to make the possession of the synthetic drug a felony, with steeper penalties.Right now it’s a misdemeanor in Maine.Police and hospitals across Maine have been reporting a surge of people becoming delusional and violent after injecting, snorting or smoking the drug.