Secretary of State Charles Summers is in the middle of seven stops around the state for conversations with communities in the month of January.The topic is the safety of Maine’s young drivers.In the past year, around 50 fatal crashes involved a driver between the ages of 16 and 24, and Summers wants to lower that number.His next conversation is Tuesday night at the Bangor Department of Motor Vehicles in the Airport Mall at 6 p.m.He has two more meetings this week.Wednesday in Caribou at 6 p.m.
The mother of a 21-month-old girl who went missing a month ago says she’s arranging with investigators for her and others in her family to take polygraph tests regarding her daughter’s disappearance.Trista Reynolds told the Bangor Daily News on Monday that she has been offering to take a lie detector test since the day her daughter disappeared.Ayla Reynolds was reported missing Dec.
It’s pretty hard to find people who actually like these bitter cold temperatures.But Joy Hollowell did.She shows us why a decrease in temperatures means an increase in customers for some local companies.=====This is the busy season for Union Street Towing in Bangor.”Cold weather is good business for us,” says owner Butch Foss.When the temperatures take a dip, folks start dialing up.”People don’t always take care of their cars until the weather goes down below 0 or around 0,” says Foss.
A new police station is on the agenda at Tuesday night’s city council meeting in Waterville.Councilors approved the $2.5 million dollar project earlier this year.The proposed site is the property at Head of Falls, which the city already owns.The city council was scheduled to vote on that site plan last month, but decided to table it instead.The meeting begins at 7pm Tuesday in the council chambers.
The Golden Arches are up for discussion in the town of Lincoln Monday night.The planning board will review site plans for the McDonald’s restaurant on West Broadway.The owners want to tear down the current facility, and build a new and even bigger restaurant.The plan is to acquire a piece of property next door and expand onto it.Monday night’s meeting is at 7 p.m.
The father of a missing toddler says he took a polygraph test shortly after she disappeared from his Maine home.But neither Justin DiPietro nor police will reveal the results.DiPietro reported 1-year-old Ayla Reynolds missing from his home in Waterville before Christmas.He told, the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, he doesn’t know how he did on the test.
A Maine paperboard manufacturing plant is shutting down, putting nearly two dozen employees out of work.David Ascher, vice president of the New Jersey-based Newark Group, said the Newark Paperboard Products plant in Monmouth will close within 60 days.