To Cole Land Transportation Museum will be rolling things back to 1986 Friday.The museum will be screening an 18-minute video showing the dedication of the Veterans Remembrance Bridge in Bangor.It was a snowy day when more than eighty units marched through bangor to pay tribute to those who have served our nation.The video will be shown at three Friday afternoon at the museum.
The Maine Troop Greeters are regulars at the Bangor International Airport.They’ve been welcoming and saying goodbye to military troops for years, and now the airport wants to say thank you.They broke ground on a new pavilion Thursday for the greeters and troops.It will be a place just outside of the airport for them to call their own.Airport Director, Rebecca Hupp, says it’s the least they can do for an organization that has touched so many lives.”It really means a lot to the service members who are coming through Bangor to know that when they arrive in Bangor that they are going to be greeted and that they’re appreciated for what they do.”Hupp expects the pavilion to be built by spring.
The Single Stream Recycling Program and Pay As You Throw trash program was thrown out by the City of Bangor’s Infrastructure Committee.The topic was evaluated for months and the committee voted Tuesday night to recommend the City Council not amend the current solid waste ordinance.Earlier this year Councilors voted to move toward the two programs but the the committee cited concerns about not meeting commitments made to provide waste to the PERC plant.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, November 12th, for two teenagers killed in a car crash in Carmel.Police say 16-year old James McPhearson of Levant and 14-year-old Richard Picken of Carmel were traveling along Irish Road Monday night, when their car hit a utility pole near the Fuller road intersection and split in two.The Hermon High School students were soon to become step brothers.A joint funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
The owner of an Augusta mobile-home park has been ordered to pay former tenants $4,500 for his failure to repair burst pipes, which forced residents to carry water to their homes and empty toilets by hand for months.The payment was ordered by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which ruled Tuesday on an appeal filed by former tenants who sued landlord John Mulholland.The court determined that a couple in their 70s who lived in the park were entitle to the money for the nine months of inconveniences.The park’s pipes froze in December 2008 and the toilet failed in March 2009.The park no longer exists.Mulholland’s lawyer tells the Kennebec Journal his client will comply with the court order.(The Associated Press)
Heartless thieves have added to the misery of residents of a Lewiston apartment building made temporarily uninhabitable by a fire.Police say someone broke into the three-unit Pine Street home and stole 21 items from two of the empty apartments, including electronics, toys and power tools.
Gay marriage supporters in Maine have surpassed their goal for petitions to be used if they decide to press forward with another referendum next year.Betsy Smith of EqualityMaine says 396 volunteers collected more than 36,000 signatures on Election Day, bringing the total number to 100,000.
Maine Republican Chair Charles Webster is defending campaign ads that mention a gay rights group’s funding of Democratic candidates and the campaign for same-day voter registration.Webster said Tuesday the ads are factual, and meant to highlight the difference between his party’s constituency and that of the Democrats.The ads, which appeared in weekly newspapers and as inserts, said the EqualityMaine group, which supports gay rights and same-sex-marriage, donated $5,000 and helped in the petition drive in support of the voter registration referendum.State Democratic Chair Ben Grant and Betsy Smith of EqualityMaine both called the ads “homophobic,” and the political activist group Maine’s Majority called them “shameless and disgusting.” Andrew Ian Dodge, a tea partier and GOP Senate hopeful, called for Webster to resign.
The chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe has given the state two checks totaling $1.9 million for two highway projects.Chief Joseph Socobasin presented checks this week to Governor Paul LePage and Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt.Indian Township has two projects it is participating in with the transportation department.
Route 2A in the northern town of Haynesville was closed for four hours yesterday following a crash involving a tractor trailer hauling a full load of scrap metal.According to police, the truck was travelling southbound when the driver lost control on a sharp corner.
A couple known for helping others in the community was honored Wednesday night.Reverend Bob and Elaine Carlson were presented with the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Katahdin Area Boy Scouts…The Carlson’s were given this award based on their dedication to others and for living their lives by the Scout Oath and Law.Past recipients of this award include the Maine Troop Greeters and Senator Susan Collins…