The Easter bunny arrived a little early in Bangor, leaving behind some eggs.Kids in grade pre-k to third were invited to the Union Street Athletic Complex for an Easter egg hunt.The event was free and about 300 people took part.There were plenty of eggs to find, about 3,000.
A local school is fundraising to help students all the way in Guatemala have a school of their own.On Saturday, Hampden Academy hosted a silent auction from 2:00-8:00 PM to benefit an organization called Hug It Forward.Last month, the non-profit broke ground on its 18th school in Guatemala.
A Massachusetts man has died after losing his footing and falling into the ocean while walking along some rocks in southern Maine.Police say the 57-year-old man fell at about 7:30 Saturday morning while walking along the oceanside foot path known as Marginal Way.Police aren’t releasing the victim’s name pending notification of family members.Sgt.
A 44-year-old Jay man died early Saturday morning after his pickup truck crashed into a telephone pole in Wilton.Wilton police say David Goulette was driving on Route 156 shortly after midnight Saturday when his truck veered off the road and into a pile of rocks, sending his vehicle flying into the telephone pole.MaineToday Media says Goulette was pronounced dead at the scene.Police say excessive speed appears to be a factor.
Two men were hospitalized with serious head injuries after being beaten with a baseball bat and crowbar in a dispute over a woman.The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old Shane Wescott and his 29-year-old brother, Ryan, were attacked at 10:30 Friday night at Shane Wescott’s home in Standish.A short time later, police arrested 22-year-old Peter Tracy and 23-year-old Richard Nichols, both of Portland, as they were driving in Buxton.
Police are blaming driver inattention for an early morning crash that killed a 25-year-old Lebanon woman.Police say Johanna Timberlake was killed when she was ejected from her car after it veered off Lebanon Road in North Berwick and rolled onto its side shortly after 1:00 AM on Friday.
The Land Use Regulation Commission has voted against allowing a company to withdraw its application for a wind project in Penobscot and Washington counties.The company, First Wind, has a plan to build 27 turbines throughout Carroll Plantation and Kossuth Township.But back in November, the company said it would withdraw its application to address concerns about the impact of the project to the scenery.According to an opponent of the project, the Partnership for Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed, LURC has also directed its staff to resume the permit denial, voted on back in October.The final denial vote is expected to take place early next month.
What’s the worst road in Maine?For the third year the Maine Better Transportation Association wants to find out.Nominations are being accepted through May 15th for the “Worst Road in Maine Contest.”It’s a way for the group to raise awareness about the cost to drivers of having bad roads.The group says the average Mainer spends $250 a year in vehicle maintenance just because of poor roads.If you have a “worst road” in mind, you can enter online at fixmaineroads.org.
A judge says a Turner man’s statement made to his nephew can be admitted as evidence in his murder trial.Brian Nichols is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Jane Tetreau, in May 2010.His lawyer sought to suppress the statements, arguing that Nichols’ comments were intended for a family member.
An 81-year-old woman who was struck by a jeep last week while walking on a sidewalk in Augusta has died.The family of Ruth Epperson says she died yesterday at a Portland hospital.Police say the jeep hit a parked car before striking Epperson.No charges have been filed.
There was a sweet battle going on at the Westgate Manor in Bangor.The healthcare facility’s Walk to End Alzheirmer’s team hosted its own version of cupcake wars.There were 26 different cupcakes from a range of flavors.The cupcakes were judged on flavor, consistency, frosting and overall appearance.The panel of judges included our very own Wayne Harvey.The event provides fun for residents while raising awareness to a serious issue.”Alzheimer’s really is a growing epidemic, one of the biggest risk factors is age and we have a very aging population and so we are seeing more and more people with Alzheimer’s,” Reflections Program Director Christie Miner said.The baby chick cupcakes took the top honor, they were made by Donna Boyington and Renee Farrington.After the event, folks could purchase the cupcakes.The group raised more than three hundred dollars.
Rallies calling for justice in the case of a Florida teen who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch commander have been held across the nation.Friday, members of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine rallied in Bangor to show support for Trayvon Martin.They were joined by residents, including members of the local chapter of the NAACP in Peirce ParkMartin was 17.