Today, Husson University celebrated a new opportunity for its students.The school opened the doors to its new Pharmacy School lab with a ribbon cutting ceremony.The University built the lab with a $100,000 donation from the Hannaford Charitable foundation.Students say they have more resources at their disposal, which will benefit the program and their future careers.
Members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been in Easport since Summer taking a closer look at the bottom of the ocean.One key goal is to make things safer for fishermen.That survey is nearly over.Meghan Hayward caught up with the survey team to see what their next step will be.The Downeast community has lost several fishermen in Cobscook Bay.
Maine Credit Unions Ending Hunger Walking Tour kicked off this afternoon with a celebration in Old Town.The Penobscot County Federal Credit Union presented Brenda Davis with a check for $900 to help end hunger during her trek.Davis will walk 700 miles and visit 72 communities from Kittery to Madawaska to raise awareness.Along the way she’ll visit 79 credit unions and pick up contributions for her cause.We’re told Maine has one of the highest hunger rates in the nation.”It’s a basic necessity as breathing and drinking we need to correct that, that people have to go without,” Davis said.The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised more than $3.5 million dollars in the past twenty years.
Students at Brewer Elementary Middle School won’t move into their new school until next year, but on Thursday they added something to make it their own.The students created a time capsule featuring several items including a newspaper from the day after the health care reform bill was passed and hand santizer to represent the swine flu scare of last year.The JMG program was responsible for creating the time capsule, which they received as a donation from the school contractors.All of the items were selected by the students.Craig Allen, one of the teachers who helped the students says they were not allowed to place technological items in the capsule.”In 50 years when the capsule is open they may not work and we really wanted to get away from the technology pieces that way whatever is in there can still be used and it’s relevant to the day in 2060 when they open the capsule,” he said.Construction on Brewer Elementary Middle School is scheduled to end next June.Superintendent Daniel Lee says it’s important the students have a connection to a place they will soon call home.”They all brought items that belong to them, that are interesting to them at this point in time, so when they enter the school in September, they’re gonna point to that and say, you know I know what’s in there,” he said.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office, along with Bangor Police and Fire Departments, are investigating a fire on Harlow Street that caused up to $400,000 in damage.Fire officials say the building is a senior housing complex that was under construction.The call came in just after 5:30 this morning.
A new poll shows some big changes in the race for governor.According to the latest Rasmussen Reports statewide phone survey Republican Paul LePage has 40% of the vote while Democrat Libby Mitchell and Independent Eliot Culter are tied with 26%.Four percent prefer some other candidate, and five percent are undecided.The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%.Earlier this month, a Rasmussen poll showed LePage with 35%, Mitchell with 32% and Cutler with 21% of the vote.
The numbers continue to stay even between Republicans and Democrats in the number of returned absentee ballots this year.In the most recent figures provided by the Secretary of State, Democrats have turned in about 29,500 ballots and the Republicans have turned in about 750 fewer, which is only about a 1% difference.Two years ago Republicans had returned about 16% less.
The five candidates running for governor of Maine shared a stage in Bangor Wednesday night for a forum.The questions were asked by local students.Republican Paul LePage and Independent Eliot Cutler both say they support charter schools in Maine.”I believe charter schools are important throughout the state and there should be specialized charter schools so that we can have a concentration on natural resources, agriculture, and marine resources,” said Paul LePage.
With the holidays just around the corner you may want to start thinking about troops overseas.The US Postal Service says the best date to mail your gifts and cards out is November 12th.Outgoing packages will only be charged domestic mail prices, including those headed to Iraq and Afghanistan.There’s more information on our website wabi.tv.
A 17-year-old Bangor transient is in the Penobscot County Jail after Bangor Police say he tried to snatch a woman’s purse yesterday.Police say the woman had just stepped off a bus in pickering square around 11:30 yesterday morning when the teen grabbed her purse and took off.A witness description led to the teen’s arrest.Charges against him include robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and possesion of alcohol by a minor.