A Prentiss woman is doing all she can to help rescued horses….Joyce Pomeroy and her sister opened the Last Stop Horse Rescue farm five years ago.Now, they’re licensed by the state to take in animals who need a safe home.But all this work doesn’t come without costs.To help ease the financial burden they had a bake sale Saturday at Tractor Supply in Bangor.They say the support has been overwhelming.” We’ve been having so many tearful moments for people that just come in.
Folks could get in a workout, while learning a thing or two about trees.The Orono Land Trust hosted a tree identification snowshoe trek Saturday.A forest expert from UMaine led it.They say identifying trees during the winter is much more challenging due to the lack of leaves on deciduous trees.” Well it’s like a clue game.
It’s been twelve weeks since TV-5 meteorologist Todd Simcox and Chris Ewing began the Y’s Biggest Mover program and now it’s the moment we’ve all be waiting for…just how much did our biggest movers lose in all.After plenty of sweat and hard work their final totals were determined today.Chris’s final weight came in at 235.8 pounds, which means he lost a total of 25.
The Stinson Cannery in Belfast has sat idle for ten years but this summer, it’ll have a new look when it opens as the Frontstreet Shipyard, a project that’s been ten months in the making.”First there was a negotiation phase, then we found out the city was involved and there was another layer to the negotiation process,” said JB Turner.Turner of the Kenway Corporation is part of a group of marine industry owners that bought the area.He will manage the shipyard.
The trial of Randall Hofland, the man accused of holding students hostage at Stockton Springs Elementary School more than 2 years continued Friday.Police say Hofland pulled a gun on an officer during a routine traffic stop the night of October 23rd, 2008, then fled the scene, causing an 8-day manhunt before holding students hostage.Thursday was the prosecution’s turn.
Governor Paul LePage was already hearing it from critics for deciding not to attend Martin Luther King celebrations on Sunday and Monday.That was before Friday morning, when he fired off a few choice words for his critics.LePage is no stranger to speaking his mind, that’s what some voters found appealing about him.
Maine lawmakers have been on a bus tour learning what makes the state’s economy tick.Friday, the tour stopped at the University of Maine in Orono.The three-day event took the legislators to Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport, an Eastport Tidal Power facility and other points of interest.Both lawmakers and presenters say the tour was beneficial.” Even though you may have been on the tour once before, you haven’t seen it all and so they really give you a broad experience of what the Maine economy looks like on the ground at a personal level in the local areas,” said Representative Bob Duchesne.Hemant Pendse, Director of Forest BioProducts Research Inst.
You can visit a downtown Bangor museum for free thanks to a local bank.For the fourth year in a row the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is opening its doors to the public for no cost, through a donation from Machias Savings Bank.The donation honors the late Ted Leonard, a friend of the bank and a champion of the arts.George Kinghor, director and curator of the museum says he hopes lots of folks take advantage of all the facility has to offer.
The former Bumble Bee cannery in Prospect Harbor was supposed to officially have a new owner today, but contract details are not completely finalized on that deal.Antonio Bussone of Live Lobster Company says while financing is secure to purchase the plant, a few details in the contract are not clarified.Bussone says he’s hopeful for a new closing date by the middle of next week.Bumble Bee closed its doors in April, putting 130 people out of work.
A 35-year old Rockland man has been indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury on murder charges in connection with the killing of a Friendship woman in November.According to court documents, Arnold Diana told police he met 47-year old Katrina Windred at his Main Street apartment in Rockland.When they got into the apartment, he grabbed her and she fell to the floor.Court papers say Diana then took Windred to his bed and put her face down in a pillow.Diana says later that night, he wrapped Windred’s body in a blanket, dragged her to a truck and dumped her along the Thompson Meadow Road.During a court appearance in November, a judge ordered Diana to undergo a mental exam.
A Jackman, Maine, kindergarten teacher facing child pornography charges was investigated in New Hampshire 13 years ago for taking photos of students undressing.But Rob Mocarsky was not charged after the New Hampshire investigation while he was an elementary school teacher in Grantham.He left Grantham in 1998.