Table games are coming to Hollywood Casino this weekend, but Tuesday, some people got a sneak peek of what’s to come.The casino opened up the tables for a test run Tuesday night.People got to try out games like black jack and roulette.While table games will no doubt bring more money in for the casino, some say the games will also bring an economic boost to the region.Table games will be open to everyone this Friday, March 16th.
The gay marriage question will be on the ballot in November.Lawmakers in the house of representatives voted to send the matter out to a vote.According to the Maine constitution, once an initiative is filed with the secretary of state and certified, the legislature may adopt the proposal without change or send it directly to the voters.
Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center has found a way to close its budget gap, but it means changes for employees and the center itself.To make up for $2.5 million in state budget cuts, the center has had to reduce staff and the number of beds, as well as adjust its services.
Students ditched the books for a lesson in different careers at Brownville Elementary School Tuesday.The school hosted its annual Career Day.From science to television news, professionals from a variety of career fields gave presentations about what they do in their everyday lives.Speakers in the Netherlands and Washington, DC appeared via Skype for the event as well.”A lot of those careers kids don’t have access to.
The Maine State Senate has approved a bill that would fund an East-West highway study.Senate president, Kevin Raye, says the road would create jobs and opportunities across the state.The study will cost about $300,000 dollars to complete.That money would come from the Maine DOT out of funds that have not been used for other studies.The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for further consideration.
A fire in Stockton Springs Tuesday morning destroyed an auto garage.It happened just before 9:00 at Mark’s Garage on Route 1.Several employees were inside when it started, but were able to escape without any injuries.Firefighters say it spread so quickly, it was too dangerous for them to go inside.