The spirit of giving was on display over the weekend in Bangor.Lighthouse Radio Network held their 7th annual turkey toss this past Saturday.The station collected 235 turkeys.The birds will be donated to Manna Ministries and handed out to those in need this Thanksgiving.
Tons of food was collected thanks to a local Boy Scout Troop.The Boy Scouts of Troop 63 spent the weekend braving the elements in Newport for their Camping for Food fundraiser.The Scouts collected almost four-thousand pounds of food and over $2,000 dollars.All the food and money will be donated to the Newport Community Food Bank.
People turned out to help horses in need over the weekend.Last Stop Horse Rescue is in Prentiss and helps horses suffering from abuse, starvation, and neglect.Over the weekend, the organization held a yard sale in Bangor and collected over $700 dollars.All that money will be used to house and feed the rescued horses.
Augusta police are investigating a robbery.A 64-year-old man said Saturday he was assaulted and robbed in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy on Capitol Street.He told police he just left the store when a man approached him from behind and hit him on the head.He told police the robber took his wallet and car keys.Police described the robber as six feet tall male and weighing between 165 and 190 pounds.
An anonymous letter accusing Reverend Robert Carlson of abuse was sent to the the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.CEO Marshall Steinmann says they received the letter at their Orono office, Monday.Steinmann says he immediately turned it over to state police.
Dispatchers in Somerset County are now better equipped to help law enforcement locate missing and abducted children.The director and all of the staff at the Somerset County Communications Center underwent training last year with the the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.Now dispatchers there have a new policy when dealing with missing kids.
University of Maine trustees have approved changes to the U-Maine field house and Memorial Gym on the Orono campus.They agreed to issue bonds to refinance 30-million dollars of debt and to provide seven million dollars for the 14-million dollar renovation project.The project will focus on improving ventilation and access for the disabled, as well making improvements with regards to hazardous materials in the facilities.
The advice of N-O-A-A is to remove the dam entirely or install a fish passage.Some of those projects have already happened and more are scheduled for the near future.People up and down stream are consulted before a project begins but they take into account more than just people’s opinions.They look at many issues, and sometimes like on Brewer Lake in Orrington it’s found to not be in the best interests to remove a dam, but in other cases, including one just down stream in Orrington, we’re told it’s the right move for all involved.”Some of the things that we’re trying to do are a lot along the lines of looking at the habitats, water quality, fish community, plant community, to make sure that we have a good understanding of what actually happens with those kind of projects,” said Rory Saunders a Fishery Biologist with the National Marine Fish Resource.One of those projects was in Orrington.