Putting liquids in plastic bags and removing your shoes has become second nature to travelers who pass through airport security screeners.But before September 11th, 2001, that wasn’t the case.”Pre-9/11 in Bangor, the airport actually operated security screening and people who staffed that were actually airport employees.”Now, those positions are staffed by the transportation security administration.Airport Director Rebecca Hupp says the federal takeover of security scanners is the biggest change since 9-11.
A woman from Bangor accused of killing her husband pleaded not guilty to murder today.48-year old Roxanne Jeskey was arrested in June for the death of her husband, 53-year old Richard Jeskey.Court documents say Jeskey admitted to assaulting her husband with pliers, a box cutter, and a plastic baseball bat.Police say Jeskey told them she attacked her husband after he was on the phone with an ex-girlfriend.Jeskey’s lawyers say she was badly injured, too, and this may be a case of self-defense.Jeskey continues to be held without bail.
Here are a number of services in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.SATURDAYWatervilleState Firefighters Convention9/11 Memorial ServiceChampions Fitness Club1-2pmSUNDAYBangorViewing of “9/11- the Filmmakers’ Commemorative Edition” and Candlelight Remembrance WalkKineo Hall, Eastern Maine Community Collegeviewing at 1pmBangorPops on the Green: Patriotic SaluteBangor Symphony Orchestra and Motor Booty AffairWinkin Stadium, Husson University2pmBangorGathering of Remembrance & HopeJohn Babst Memorial High School4pmBrewerSeptember 11 Remembrance CeremonyBrewer Auditorium11amEastport9/11 Memorial Walk & ServiceWalk- Shead to Fish PierService- Fisherman Statue6pmEllsworthProcession of Emergency Services Personnel Escorting World Trade Center Building’s Steel BeamSuperior docks, Christian Ridge RoadMemorial Service to Follow2pmMachiasCandle Light Remembrance Hosted by Machias Fire Dept.Colonial Way, Upper Main St.6 pm Mount Desert IslandA Day of Remembrance & HopeReel Pizza1:30-3pmOld Town9/11 Tribute with the Old Town Museum ChorusOld Town Museum2pmOrono9/11 Remembrance & VigilNewman Center, University of Maine7:30pmProspect HarborDay of RemembranceTown OfficeFollowed by ServiceUnited Methodist Church8:42 amRockland10th Anniversary Patriot’s Day CeremonyThe Lodge on Rankin St.1pmWaldoboro9/11 Moment of RemembranceWaldoboro Fire Department12:45pmIf you have an event you’d like us to know about please email it to us at [email protected]
The operator of New England’s electric grid has scheduled a public meeting to review the 10-year plan for the region’s power system.The ISO-New England plan to be discussed Thursday at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston outlines the region’s electricity needs for the next 10 years and explores the generation, demand-side resources, and transmission improvements that can meet those needs.Two panel discussions will feature federal and state regulators and other industry experts discussing two key issues that will affect the region’s power grid: integrating wind resources in New England and the impact of environmental policies on the region’s generation fleet.The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Cheryl LaFleur, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.The final 2011 plan is expected to be issued in October.(The Associated Press)
Lewiston police say they’ve charged three young men with robbery for allegedly kicking in the door of an apartment and robbing a man of his medical marijuana at gunpoint.Police say Scott Breton of Lewiston reported that three men – one with a shotgun and another with a handgun – burst into his Pierce Street apartment around 8:30 a.m.
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Mainers will decide in November if they want to keep same day voter registration.Protect Maine Votes, the group behind the people’s veto, says the Secretary of State’s office has verified enough signatures to get the question on the November ballot.Organizers say they collected more than 68,000 signatures.
Wednesday, in a 3-2 vote, Rockland City Councilors approved a zoning change, which will allow a new methadone clinic in town.The clinic will open on New County Road in the same building that used to house a different methadone clinic.Wednesday’s vote will take effect in thirty days.The Rockland Planning Board has already approved the zoning change.
Medway residents recently approved a feasibility study for a national park in their area.Quimby offered the federal government more than 70,000 acres next to Baxter State Park.The land in Elliotsville Township is made of the Little and Big Wilson Streams.
A Bangor native has been choosen to be part of the 2011-2012 Class of White House Fellows.The program is designed to give promising American leaders first hand experience in the workings of the federal government.Elizabeth Cote was raised in Bangor and went onto Wellesley College, where she received her bachelors degree.
A day out on the golf course this Saturday could help some local high school graduates.The Searsport District High School Alumni Association is hosting its Eighth Annual Golf Tournament.For $75.00, golfers can enjoy 18-holes along with breakfast and lunch.The price covers a greens fee and cart at the Searsport Pines Golf Course.Proceeds go to a fund for graduating seniors.Every year, the alumni group has been able to award three, $1,000 scholarships.Registration begins at 8am.For more information, you can call 323-0857.
The state of Maine has agreed to a plan that will help some of the state’s disabled residents receive services that will let them live outside nursing homes.In a settlement to a class-action lawsuit, the Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to provide disabled Mainers with normal mental function the same level of services available to those with developmental disabilities.
The attorney for a man charged with setting fire to a Vassalboro topless coffee shop says DNA evidence on a gas can used in setting the fire does not match that of the suspect.The Kennebec Journal says Andrews Campbell made the claim in a pretrial hearing in the arson case against 50-year-old Raymond Bellavance, who’s accused of setting the fire that burned down the Grandview Topless Coffee Shop in 2009.The judge refused to dismiss an indictment against Bellavance, saying she considers it a priority case and expects it to be ready to go to trial in December.