The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants Mainers to know the lights will stay on this winter if they make an honest effort to pay their bills.On Monday, November 15th, the six month winter rules go into effect.Folks who contact their electric or gas utility to make their payments will not be disconnected.Letters, phone calls, and in person attempts are required before a disconnection can take place.If you have any questions, you can call the Maine PUC at 1-800-452-4699.
A Jonesport man, missing since Saturday, has been found.State Police say Robert Leighton, 26, called his family to tell him he is safe and in California after taking a bus there.He was last seen walking away from his home on Saturday after an argument with relatives.
A 25-year-old man injured in an ATV accident in Frenchville on Halloween has died.A spokesperson for the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor says Robert “Bobby” Tardif died Monday.Police say Tardif was riding with another person on October 31st when their ATVs rolled over in the roadway.
The call is out for ATV riders and bicyclists for a nice ride for a nice reason in Hancock county.Friend & Friend in Ellsworth is sponsoring the 1st annual charity ride to raise money for the new Downeast Sunrise Trail maintenance fund.The ride is Sunday.ATVers and bicyclists will leave from two separate locations.
The call is out for ATV riders and bicyclists for a nice ride for a nice reason this weekend in Hancock county.Friend and Friend in Ellsworth is sponsoring the 1st annual charity ride to raise money for the new Downeast Sunrise Trail maintenance fund on Sunday.ATVers and bicyclists will leave from two separate locations.
The folks at the Bangor Humane Society are offering something to help you find your pet should it ever get lost.They will hold a pet id clinics Saturday.For twenty dollars they will insert a micro-chip into your pet to ensure a safe return in case he or she gets lost.They also have several different styles of nametags available for your pet.”Pets lose their tags and collars all the time.
Here’s a chance for folks with electronic devices they no longer have use for to make some space in their homes and garages.The Bangor Mall and EWaste Recycling Solutions are partnering for a recycling event.There will be a free drop-off at the Bangor Mall in the parking lot across from Borders Saturday, November 13 from 9 to 3.Televisions, computers, and printers are just a few of the items you can get rid of.For more information go to the website www.ewastesolutions.com.
Rebecca’s Gifts has been a fixture in downtown Bangor for twenty-five years now.This weekend, they’re celebrating that anniversary.Meghan Hayward takes us inside the festivities.Rebecca’s Gifts started out as a small shop on Central Street in Bangor 25 years ago.Fast forward, and a lot has changed.”We started in about an 800 square foot store and ended up with a 9,000 square foot store.”Owner Rick Vigue remembers opening day.”How the first day I started 25 years ago by myself, sitting behind the cash register waiting for a customer to come in and almost panicked when there were 10 people in the store.”Vigue says they’re happy to be located in the heart of downtown Bangor.”It’s really improved over the years.
Employees at Eastern Maine Medical Center were able to get rid of some of their old office materials and help our environment at the same time.On Friday, the EMMC collected old televisions, monitors, vcr’s and dvd players to be recycled for free during its fall universal waste day.Earlier this month, EMMC earned a prestigious award from the US Environmental Protection Agency.Ray Johnson, the Environmental Health and Safety officer says the event shows the commitment EMMC has when it comes to helping the environment.”Instead of putting them into a landfill, all your metals and what not melt down, they get into the water system…here they take all this, they separate materials, they go and reuse them for different products.”In April, EMMC collected more than nine tons of universal waste during a similar collection.