Today, Maine game wardens put on their running shoes to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.More than thirty people took part in the third annual fallen heroes memorial run.The 13-mile trek began at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.A black ribbon with the name of those who’ve died was placed on the heroes memorial flag that was carried during the run.More Maine Wardens have died on the job than have officers from any other state, county or municipal force.Runners finished at the Law Officers Memorial Wall in Augusta where a ceremony was held.Families of those who died say it was a great honor for the wardens to remember their loved ones.
The blueberry fields atop blueberry hill in Winterport were dedicated today to a man who spent many years of his life serving his town.Donald Weston was the chairman of the conservation committee until his death in July of last year.Today, a sign next to those fields was unveiled in his honor.The town wanted to recognize some of the community members who had given so much to the town to make it what it is today.This gives residents a chance to take advantage of what the area has to offer.As a surprise part of the ceremony, Don’s widow, Theodora “Teddy” Weston, was named the town’s historian.She called it a hobby, but says it’s important to record some of the great stories that are part of the town’s history.
Bangor has a new City Manager.Catherine Conlow has been selected by the city council for the position.A special meeting of the city council was held today to formally appoint Conlow.Council members say they interviewed several qualified candidates, but chose Conlow based on her impressive track record.Conlow currently serves as town manager for Orono, a position she’s held since January 2004.She is expected to beginning her new position on November 29th.
A national car company is turning to some local college students to find creative new ways to sell cars.For students at the New England School of Communications in Bangor, that means a chance to put together their own ad campaign — coming to a social network near you.These students are competing in the Honda C-R-Z Media challenge.Public relations students Ally Booker, Beth Churchill and Kristen Sprague were chosen as one of the top ten finalists for the nationwide competition.Now they’ve been given a car, a camcorder and some cash, which they’ll use in the next six weeks as part of their campaign.They started by creating a spokesperson named C.R.
We usually hear about hyperbaric oxygen chambers being used to cure the bends.But more parents are using it as a way to treat autism.A mother in carmel says she saw results quickly with her six-year old son.Joy Hollowell bring us their story.========Aaron Weeks sure enjoyed playing the part of a TV 5 news reporter, and his parents, Dorinda and Travis got a thrill watching him.
Police say they’ve charged three people with theft from a landscaping business in Orrington over the past few weeks.The folks at Seasonal Services say the thieves took mostly metal.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department received several tips after surveillance video of the latest theft attempt was shiown on TV5 last week.Chief Deputy Troy Morton says 18-year old David Carr, Jr.
A woman was hospitalized Sunday, after the plane she was riding in had a problem landing in Sumner.Authorities say somehow, the wheels of the Cessna 180 crumpled on impact.The plane was landing on a grass runway around 10 Sunday morning.72-year-old Patricia Goodhue was complaining of back pain.
One of Central Maine Medical Center’s surgical units in Lewiston was closed this month after a patient was found to have bedbugs.The patient was cleaned and all patients on that medical surgical unit were moved on October 8th to another part of the hospital, said a C.M.M.C.
Senator Susan Collins will receive a prestigious award Monday.Collins will be honored as “New Englander of the Year” from the New England Council, the country’s oldest regional business organization.The award is presented each year to honor residents of the New England states for their commitment and contributions in their fields of work, as well as their leadership and impact on the region’s quality of life and economy.Collins says she is honored to receive the award.
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate a mishap that damaged a plane while landing on a grass air strip in the town of Sumner.It happened at 10 o’clock Sunday morning.FAA Spokesman Jim Peters said the Cessna 180 suffered minor damage to its landing gear, but that the pilot and passenger escaped injury in the accident.Peters did not release the names of those on board but he did say they were husband and wife.
A Bangor man was arrested this weekend after police say he ran from officers and his car backed in to a police cruiser.According to police, 28-year-old Jarod Brown, had his license revoked for being a habitual offender, making it a felony to drive a car.Officer Steve Pelletier spotted Brown driving Friday night and began to follow him.
Firefighters spent a good portion of Saturday night on the scene of a house fire in Somerville.According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze was on Frye Road and was called in just before 8 o’clock Saturday night.We’re told an elderly woman who lived alone in the home is unaccounted for.