An Ellsworth car dealership that has been around for more than seventy years is getting new owners.Darling’s Auto Group will be taking over Morrison Chevrolet come February 2, 2012.The company’s co-owner, Clyde Lewis, says Darlings approached them about five weeks ago with an offer.Both Lewis and his partner, Bud Morrison, agreed to the sale and now plan to retire.As for the forty-five employees who work for Lewis and Morrison, their jobs will be unaffected by the merger.Lewis says they’ll have the same positions and pay under Darlings ownership.He says it was Darling’s promise to take care of the staff and business that sold them on the deal in the first place.With the purchase, Darlings will now get to add the Chevrolet brand to its fleet.
Two people are in custody and one man remains hospitalized after a shooting in Vassalboro.State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland said police were called to a house on Whitehouse Road in Vassalboro around 12:30 Tuesday morning.Authorities say 22-year-old Rafael Encarnacion from the Bronx, New York was shot inside the house.
A worker at a Glenburn business reportedly witnessed an attempted burglary overnight.According to police, an employee at AJ Murphy Heating was awake and working on a truck just before 1:00 AM Tuesday morning.The worker says he startled a man who walked through an unlocked door.
Maine’s Gambling Control Board is expected to give its approval to a new course at Eastern Maine Community College for table game dealers ahead of the arrival of black jack and poker games at two casinos.Hollywood Slots casino in Bangor plans to add 14 table games in the spring, including poker, blackjack, craps and roulette.
Facebook is coming to Maine’s capital city to teach owners of small businesses how to increase their traffic and sales by using the social medium.Facebook will be at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday at U.S.
State Police are investigating a shooting in Vassalboro that left one man injured.Authorities say the 22-year old was shot inside a home on White House Road.Rolice were called there around 12:30 Tuesday morning.The victim, whose name is not being released, was flown by medical helicopter to a local hospital.No word on his condition at this hour.Police are now interviewing other people at the house to determine what led up to the shooting.
A man on Montana’s most wanted list in connection with a throat slashing has been arrested in Lewiston, Maine.The Sun Journal, reports that 49-year-old Kelly Zuhlke, formerly of Gallatin County, Mont., was arrested last week in Lewiston, where police said he was using his dead brother’s name and Social Security number.
The finalists for the top job over Maine’s seven universities are making campus visits this week.The University of Maine System last month announced the finalists to replace Chancellor Richard Pattenaude, who is retiring.The finalists are Meredith Hay, a special adviser to the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents for Strategic Initiatives: James Page, CEO of the James W.
Bangor police arrested two people after responding to a theft complaint at Sears Saturday.Ernestine Chubbock, 44, a transient from Bangor, is charged with theft and Bradford Francis, 25, of Orrington is charged with criminal threatening.
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.