A Plymouth family has lost everything they own in a fire.State Fire Investigators say there’s too much damage to determine the cause.The call came from the Ridge Road just after midnight Sunday morning.The family is in need of Junior Girls clothes, sizes 7-9, or boys clothes, size 8.Donations can be dropped off at the Newport Fire Department on Water Street.
While warmer temperatures might be a nice change for some, it’s coming a little too early for a local camp.Camp CaPella had to cancel its annual Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey tournament because of unsafe skating conditions.The event was scheduled for January 28th at Fitts Pond in East Eddington, but the ice wasn’t ready.The camp houses kids and adults with disabilities during the summer.
Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a 56-year-old man convicted of two counts of murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Gage Green and his brother, 21-year-old Derek.Rory Holland’s sentencing is taking place in York County Superior Court in Biddeford.He faces 25 years to life in prison.Monday morning, the judge did allow Holland to address the court for about 45 minutes, using a chalkboard.
It’s a new bill going before Maine lawmakers.The criminal justice and public safety committee will take up the proposal Monday morning.In addition to legalizing all fireworks, the proposal would also establishes a licensing protocol for sellers.A similar bill in was voted down in 2009.
Maine lawmakers are taking up a bill that seeks new restrictions on protests at funerals.The bill goes before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee on Friday.It targets acts of disorderly conduct within one thousand feet of a funeral, burial or memorial service, or within one thousand feet of the route between locations where those ceremonies are being held.
Maine’s seafood industry would get a lift under proposed legislation that would provide funding to support seafood marketing, research and development.A public hearing is scheduled Thursday on the bill, which is titled “An Act to Support Large-scale Marketing and Research and Development for Bulk Sales of Maine Seafood Worldwide.”Rep.
You have two chances this week to voice your opinions on how Maine’s business climate can be improved.on Monday at the Sanford town hall, the meeting with the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform.And Wednesday they will be at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.These public meetings are being held as part of a series of 7 meetings to give Mainers a chance to share their views with legislators and let them know your feelings about state regulations.
Prospects of building a privately run prison in Milo appear to be gaining momentum with a new administration in control in the State House.A bill has been submitted to authorize a privately run prison and Governor Paul LePage says he’d be open to allowing a private-sector prison to come to Maine.(AP)
Authorities say a small plane has crashed on Sebago Lake and one person was rescued.State Police Spokesman, Steve McCausland says the plane, believed to be an ultralight, which usually has room for just the pilot, was reported down after 4 pm Saturday near Mason’s Beach.Authorities say one person was rescued and taken to a hospital.That person’s condition remains unknown.(AP)
A Plymouth family has lost everything in a fire.The call came in on the Ridge Road just after midnight Sunday morning.Mutual aid from Newport, Etna, Corrina and Carmel were called in to assist.The cause remains under investigation.The family is need of junior girl clothes 7 to 9 or boy clothes size 8.Donations can be dropped off at the Newport Fire Department at 23 Water Street.
The Maine Drug Enforcement agency says four people were arrested Saturday in Hancock County.Agents seized more than a pound a half of cocaine and more than $10,000.They say the cocaine is believed to have been transported to the area from Massachusetts.Arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine were 29-year-old Michael Vilasuso of Dedham, 49-year-old Maureen Leeman of Otter Creek, 29-year-old Thaddeus Jozefowicz of Bangor and 45-year-old Stephanie Martin of Clifton.Authorities say the majority of the drugs and money were found in Vilasuso’s house, where he was arrested.The three others were arrested in their vehicles after being stopped by drug agents and State Police.Vilasuso was taken to the Ellsworth Police Department and the three others were transported to Hancock County Jail, all were released after posting bail.
Folks danced the night away all for a good cause on Saturday.It was the Eastern Maine Aids Network’s Annual Red Ribbon Ball at the Spectacular Events Center in Bangor.TV-5’S Morning News Team Wayne Harvey and Joy Hollowel hosted the event.It’s the biggest fundraiser for the organization and all the money will go toward case management services, HIV prevention, education and testing.Program Manager, Sean Weber says the funding keeps getting smaller but the cases aren’t decreasing.He says this event is important to raise awareness.”There is still somewhat a stigma attached with HIV at times because they sometimes think you went out and got this on your own and that’s not always true.