Bangor’s newest attraction has 12-year-old Makayla Quimby bouncing with excitement.”When I heard about it I thought it was going to be one of those things where there’s like one big bounce house and I was like that’s gonna be hard but I came there’s like multiple different ones I think it’s really neat,” she said.The Maine Jump, on Hogan Road is providing Makayla and children of all ages a healthy way to have fun.Owner John Dobbs was inspired to give the kids of Bangor something new when he saw the popularity of bounce houses at birthday parties.The four bounce houses are lead free and knowledgable staff members are on hand to make sure kids keep moving, safely.
Homeowners struggling financially may have the chance to turn things around.A federal agency could provide up to fifty-thousand dollars in mortgage assistance to qualified applicants.It’s called the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program.It aims to help people who are unemployed or unable to work enough to afford their monthly payments.They must be at least ninety days late on on a payment to be considered.Homeowners can apply until Friday, July 22.To get an application or locate an agency office, visit www.FindEHLP.org, or call 1-855-FIND-EHLP (346-3345).
A man accused of bringing 475 pounds of pot to Maine appeared in federal court Wednesday morning.Mark Wolosko, 46, waived his right to a preliminary hearing.Wolosko and Gerald Rich Jr., 47, are charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.
State Police are investigating a hit and run crash in Carmel.Authorities say it happened shortly after 2 pm Tuesday on the Cook Road.The crash involved a red Katana sports style motorcycle that police say ran off the Cook Road and struck a mailbox before crashing into a ditch.Witnesses say the operator tried to drive the motorcycle out of the ditch, but was unsuccessful.
The town of Hope is steps closer to having an elephant as a new neighbor.Tuesday night, about seventy people showed up to a public meeting regarding an elephant sanctuary.Local vet Jim Laurita wants to build a place on hachet mountain road to house a 42-year-old Pachyderm named Rosie.She’s currently at a circus in Oklahoma.
Passengers aboard an Island Bus in Ellsworth had a close call Wednesday morning.The Ellsworth Fire Department responded to a report of an Island Bus on fire.Deputy Chief Richard Tupper says the caller initially reported the bus was behind the Mill Mall on State Street.Tupper says when crews arrived, there was no bus.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office says a weekend party ended in arrest Sunday night after a man reportedly attacked other guests.Authorities say 23-year-old Jeremy Braley of Unity tried to choke a woman at the party.We’re told a witness tried to break up the fight but then braley fought back.Braley allegedly split a bathroom door open and threatened to kill another woman after hitting her in the head with a glass bottle.Braley is facing a list of charges including two counts of terrorizing and two counts of aggravated assault.He was released on bail.He is scheduled to appear in court on July 28th.
Wednesday night, Bangor city councilors are reconsidering their decision to buy a fire rescue boat for the city.Last week, they voted in favor of the purchase, which would cost $184,434.But now one city councilor wants to review the plan again.Council chair, Susan Hawes, says the Bangor Fire Department found it was cheaper to buy the boat out of state.But a member of the council wants to find out if they can buy it in Maine.They’ll be considering a second vote at Wednesday’s meeting.The boat would be paid for by the federally funded, Homeland Security Fund.
Two teenagers are safe, after spending part of Tuesday night on Mount Battie.Authorities got the call around 11:15 Tuesday night that two 17-year old boys, one from Hampden and one from South Carolina, were lost.The young men had been hiking with a girl earlier in the day.
Bangor’s single stream recycling project, along with the pay as you throw program were discussed Tuesday night.The Bangor Infrastructure Committee talked about logistics of the program, which has not yet been implemented.At Tuesday’s meeting, committee members discussed the possible pricing of the pay as you throw bags.Those numbers ranged from 50 cents for a 15 gallon bag to two dollars for a thirty gallon bag.The members also talked about education strategies to help the public better understand the project.
The weather held off to let Independence Day revelers in Bangor enjoy music and fireworks last night.Crowds lined up along the Penobscot River to take in the show.Some paid $5.00 to take in a Pink Floyd tribute concert with a band playing hits from that epic rock bank while staging a psychedelic light show too.The fireworks followed and an explosive celebration lasting more than 45 minutes.
A Bar Harbor church has become a must see New England gem.So say the editors of Yankee Magazine.Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church was recognized by the magazine for its collection of stained glass windows.Editors cited the church for having the ‘Best Window Dressing’ in its “Guide to New England” issue.There are more than forty stained glass windows throughout the church, ten of which are originals by artist Louis Comfort Tiffany.The magazine says it’s Maine’s largest collection of Tiffany windows.
They were thought to be locally extinct.”There are five wild animals that have come to campus,” said Donna Gold, the Public Relations Director for the College of the Atlantic.Two elk, a mountain lion, caribou and a wolf have all been brought back to life in Bar Harbor.”These are animals made by artist Wendy Klemperer.