Folks gathered across the state, collecting signatures of gay marriage supporters.They are aiming to put the issue to a statewide vote in the new year.Organizers need to collect more than 57,000 voters’ signatures by January 30th to get the measure on the November 2012 ballot.The bill would first go to the legislature, which would have the option to pass it.” We’re changing hearts and minds over the last year.
(Associated Press)Two men have been charged with burglary and theft.Police say 21-year-old Josh Doody of Washburn and 21-year-old Matthew Tardie of Ashland cut and ran off with $8,000 worth of electrical cords from farm machinery.Police received the report Thursday from the Turner Potato Farm in Wade.They say extension cords were also taken off the walls.A State Trooper checking with a local metal recycling plant learned that a large amount of electrical copper had been turned in for scrap.
An Orrington man is dead after a head-on collision with a tractor trailer Friday night on Route 46 in Eddington.Police say 43-year-old Ronald Frisco crossed the center line around 9 pm and struck the truck, being driven by 61-year-old Thomas Griffin of Machias.Police say Frisco was killed instantly.Griffin was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center for minor injuries and has since been released.Route 46 was closed for nearly seven hours to allow police to do a crash reconstruction investigation.They say driver inattention and distraction were the causes of the crash.Penobscot County Sheriff’s office were assisted by Holden, Eddington and Dedham Fire and the Maine State Police.
We’ve received reports of an 18 wheeler and a Sedan involved in a head-on collision on Route 46 near the Holbrook School.While not many details are available at this time, early reports indicate there are multiple people trapped in a vehicle.Route 46 is closed at this time.We’ll bring you the details as they develop.
Governor LePage wants a tougher law on bath salts.We’re told emergency legislation will be discussed next month to make the possession of the synthetic drug a felony, with steeper penalties.Right now it’s a misdemeanor in Maine.Police and hospitals across Maine have been reporting a surge of people becoming delusional and violent after injecting, snorting or smoking the drug.
The economy may be in a little bit of a slump, but one local business sure hasn’t felt the pinch.Bruce Chamberlain and his family started Stone Fox Farm Creamery in 2009 and haven’t been able to stop churning out the cool treat since.The original idea was to take their product to local farmers markets and festivals but once the word was out about just how good this ice cream is, stores started asking to sell pints.Chamberlain says he believes it’s the all natural, local ingredients they use in their product that makes it taste so good.For more information on where you can find stone fox farm ice cream, visit www.stonefoxfarmcreamery.com
A family on vacation got a big surprise Friday morning in Bar Harbor.When the Sherlock family from New Jersey got off an Island Explorer bus, they found out they helped the bus system hit the four-million passenger mark.Island Explorer and its partners LL Bean, Downeast Transportation and Friends of Acadia presented the family with gifts to commemorate the milestone.the Sherlocks are visiting the area from New Jersey.The people behind the bus system say this is their way of saying thanks to the passengers that have made the past 13 years a success.”I think it’s a way to recognize the folks that make the bus system run our passengers but to acknowledge the accomplishments of the bus system and the great partnership that makes the bus system go,” said Paul Murphy with Downeast Transportation.Being the biggest bus transportation system in Maine, folks with the Island Explorer have plenty of things to celebrate as they look ahead to the fifth million passenger.
The Shaw Public Library in Greenville was busting at its seams.”It was like 100 pounds of potatoes in a 50 pound sack, one room library, built in the 1920s,” said Reverend Robert Reagan, Library Association President.To make matters worse, the basement that once housed the children’s books was damaged by flooding and couldn’t be used.