A Hudson family is asking the public for help finding a very special gift given to their family.Hunter, a German-Shepard-Husky mix was given to an 8-year-old boy before he passed away from cancer.The dog is very special to the family, as she is a memory of the young boy.Wednesday evening, around 6 o’clock, the dog disappeared from Brandy Lane in Hudson.Hunter is around 50 to 55 pounds, mostly tan and white, with a little bit of black on her back.She was not wearing her collar.If anyone spots her or knows where she is, call 884-4169.
The United Steelworkers International Union has announced they have reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a labor contract with Meriturn Partners, the company that wants to buy the two Katahdin Paper Mills in East Millinocket and Millinocket.The agreement was one of several prerequisites to a final purchase.Several others have not been fully achieved at this time.Town leaders are meeting with Meriturn Partners Thursday, to try and work out a deal to purchase the mills by next month.Meriturn’s looking for $48-million in tax breaks from both communities.The company that currently owns them says if a sale doesn’t go through, it’s planning to close the East Millinocket Plant April 22nd.
The Coast Guard is warning ice fishermen to move their ice shacks from the Kennebec River as it prepares for its springtime ritual of breaking the river ice.The Coast Guard says ice-breaking operations could begin as soon as Friday because of forecasts for heavy rain, which will increase the possibility of ice jams and flooding.Capt.
Police say a Maine man who went to jail for attacking his girlfriend’s 78-year-old mother is back in jail after he was caught hiding in the basement of the elderly woman’s home in Belfast.Police say 53-year-old Mark Belleisle was arrested at about 5 a.m.
After a hearing on a wide-ranging regulatory reform bill that drew big crowds to the State House and much public commentary, lawmakers are getting down to the nitty-gritty of fashioning just what the final product will look like.The Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform holds its latest work session Thursday on the bill known as Legislative Document No.
The former parks superintendent in Rumford has pleaded guilty in a Maine court to charges he sold a piece of town equipment and kept the money.Fifty-three-year-old Timothy Gallant of Roxbury acknowledged he sold a mechanical turf aerator in July 2007 after the town had bought a new aerator.Oxford County prosecutors say Rumford Town Manager Carlo Puiia noticed the discrepancy when looking through town records and referred the case to Rumford police.In court on Wednesday, Gallant was required to pay the town $3,500 in restitution and pay $20 a month for a year.If Gallant meets the court’s conditions, the charges against him will reportedly be reduced.
Maine State Police say a man is in custody after police say he fired a shot a neighbor Tuesday evening in the town of Vienna.Police said Allan Stebbins got into an argument about money with the neighbor and fired a gun at him.Police said Stebbins then went to his ex-girlfriend’s house and then ran into the woods.The State Police Tactical Team and Maine Game Wardens were called in to help track Stebbins down.Police said he was arrested after calling his father from the Chesterville County Store around 10 p.m.No one was injured.
Episode four of Survivor: Redemption Island aired here on CBS on Wednesday, March 9th.Former Miss Maine Ashley Underwood a castaway this season.One of the two former cast members who returned this season, Russell Hantz was eliminated for the first time ever.Hantz had finished second in his two previous attempts.He lost his duel at redemption island and is out of the game.Underwood’s tribe lost the immunity challenge again: that’s three out of four they’ve lost.Ashley made it through the tribal council vote, and stays in the game.Kristina was voted out and sent to redemption island.Survivor airs Wednesday nights at 8, on CBS.
If you’re looking for something classical to do this weekend, the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono may be worth checking out.The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will be filling the halls with music, food and its annual auction.During the two day event, you can catch the ‘Symphony Soiree,’ which will auction items from Red Sox tickets to a stay in Turks and Caicos.The symphony also promises to entertain with a special concert showcase.This year, high school and college students from all across the state are getting a chance to take the stage.
An accident in Pittsfield sent a woman to the hospital.Pittsfield police say it happened around eight on Wednesday morning on Somerset Avenue.The woman was heading towards downtown Pittsfield when she lost control of her SUV on a patch of ice, and flipped on its side.The woman was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital with neck pain.Police say her five children, and a very lucky pet, all walked away from the crash.Officer Marty Cochran says that stretch of road had been washed out over the past few days by heavy rain.
A bank robbery suspect in Bangor is also being charged with a stabbing in the city.Bangor police say 39-year-old Donald Turner was being questioned about his role in a Saturday bank robbery when he was arrested in connection with a stabbing on Market Street.Police say a woman says turner stabbed her in the arm Sunday night.
It may not feel like summer outside just yet, but warmer weather is on the on way, and that means summer camps will be filling up fast.The University of Maine and the United Way of Eastern Maine joined forces to put on a Summer Camp Fair Wednesday evening.Parents and kids gathered at UMaine to take a look at what different camps around the state had to offer.From science to roller-skating, there was something for everyone.While many kids may think the ideal summer break would be vegging out on the couch all day, that does get boring after awhile.While summer camps are fun, they can also get a little pricey.Parents can call the the United Way of Eastern Maine at 941-2800 for a full list of camps that are offering scholarships for kids to attend.
This squad, called The Mighty Motivators, is cheering on over two hundred athletes.They’re hoping to get the competitors of the Central Maine Special Olympics Basketball Tournament pumped up and ready to play.Some experienced athletes are competing in a five on five tournament, while others are working on individual basketball skills.Coach Frank Theriault says the teams work hard practicing for this tournament.”We practice for 2 hours every Saturday working on individual team skills as well as teamwork and just playing five on five,” he said.Volunteer Scott Cryer has been helping out with the Special Olympics since he was a kid.
Authorities say a heat lamp is to blame for sparking a fire at a barn in Athens overnight.Crews from five towns were called to Brighton Road a little after midnight.The Athens Fire Chief tells us the heat lamp caught fire which then spread to the home.Both structures were destroyed.Crews were able to get animals out safely except for one that died in the blaze.No one was injured.
A Vienna man accused of shooting a gun inside his home is in jail.Police say charges against 28-year-old Alan Stebbins will include reckless conduct with a firearm and driving after suspension.The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department says Stebbins shot off a gun inside his home on Townhouse Road, which prompted a police TACT team to respond.We’re told Stebbins called his father to pick him up, then the father called the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to report his son.Authorities were able to locate Stebbins shortly after.