It was a reunion more than 50 years in the making.A Bangor woman was reunited to the son she gave birth to back in 1953.Etta Mae Buckley was a single woman in Charleston, West Virginia when she gave birth to a baby boy, April 16, 1953.”I wanted him to have a better home than I could have gave him.”So Etta Mae gave him up for adoption.
A Cumberland County jury has returned a $7.3 Million emotional distress verdict in favor of a businessman who contends he was double-crossed by a law firm he hired to represent his interests.Peter Redman of Old Orchard Beach claimed Bernstein Shur of Portland worked against his interests in a dispute with his brother over control of Northern Mattress and Furniture Company, which has since gone out of business.
Earlier this year we told you about an Otis woman who was starting a horse therapy program, to help teach children with autism and special needs.Last week the non-profit Springy Pond Farm kicked off its “Ride to Read” program, and welcomed its first official students.Today was seven-year-old Zach’s second visit to Springy Pond Farm in Otis.
The heat and humidity is here to stay for bit.Officials from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are advising folks to use caution during the hot weather, and keep and eye out for heat related illnesses.There are certain groups of people who are more susceptible to the heat, like young kids and those over 65.Officials say while the high temps are here folks should try to stay cool, drink lots of fluids, and try to take it easy.For more tips on how to stay cool go to http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp.
A Bangor man who sexually assaulted an underage girl was sentenced to nine years in prison Tuesday.Forty-two-year-old Arthur Joseph Junior pleaded guilty to nine counts of gross sexual assault.The incidents took place between September of last year and May of this year.The victim is a minor.Joseph waived his right to a jury, telling the judge he didn’t feel he had a strong enough defense against the charges.
Bangor Police are looking for a suspect they say robbed Bangor Savings Bank on State Street Tuesday morning.Police say a woman robbed the bank just after 9:30 and left in a taxi cab, which dropped her off in the lower Kenduskeag Avenue area.Police say the woman is African-American, between 5’10 and 6′ tall, and heavy set.
A lighthouse that was once declared one of the state’s ten most endangered historic properties is opening to the public.The Little River Lighthouse, located on an island off the coast of Cutler, is under the care of the group Friends of Little River Lighthouse.There will be an open hours Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
Farmington Police say speed contributed to one deadly crash over the weekend.Around 11:30 Saturday night on Mosher Hill Rd., police responded to an accident scene to find two dead bodies and a mangled pick-up truck.The victim’s have been identified as Frankie Gragg, 24, and Kateleen Roberts, 21, both of Industry.Police believe Gragg was driving the pick-up on Ramsdell Rd.
Tuesday is moving day for Old Town city hall.City offices will be closed on Tuesday as workers relocate to temporary quarters to make room for the expansion of the Old Town city hall building.The city finance, city clerk and general assistance offices will move from the second to first floor for now.The city manager and city assessor will work out of the old town municpal airport.Bangor savings bank sold the Main St.
It might sound early, but some local radio personalities are already stocking up on school supplies.For the next five weeks, the folks at Blueberry Broadcasting will be broadcasting live from different Dunkin Donuts locations collecting school supplies for kids.Their “Tools for School” program last year helped more than 500 kids.
There’s a world of adventures, right in our own backyard.And right now, the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is offering kids the chance to find it.Joy Hollowell shows us how.=======”Go, through the size machine.”Imagination is the only criteria needed at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor this summer.