After over 36 years, one Bangor official is saying good-bye to his job and hello to retirement.Former City Engineer James Ring officially retired from his position on February 16th, but Thursday evening, a special dinner and reception was held in his honor at Spectacular Event in Bangor.And after 36 years of service,you’d think Ring would want to enjoy some rest and relaxation, but he says that’s not the case.Ring says he plans on staying engaged with his profession and in touch with the city.While many family and friends showed up Thursday,some Bangor City Councilors were there to honor Mr.Ring as well.
New leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services has uncovered costly errors, what they claim are tens of millions of dollars worth of mistakes.It includes large overpayments to hospitals and the new head of DHHS says the Baldacci administration is to blame.New DHHS commissioner, Mary Mayhew, briefed lawmakers on what she calls financial management deficiencies her team has uncovered that could force the LePage administration to formulate a new supplemental budget.
Town leaders from Millinocket and East Millinocket met with Meriturn Partners again Thursday, the company that wants to buy the Katahdin Paper Mills.The agreement between all parties includes several conditions.Meriturn is looking for 48 million dollars in tax breaks from both communities.The head of the select board in East Millinocket says that would mean significant cuts to the town budget.Thursday, Meriturn presented the towns with a variation of the original request.Neither side is discussing the terms.Both communities will now meet separately to talk about the new proposal.”I think they’re making an effort.
A Tremont man will spend 60 days in prison for his role in a home invasion last January.20-year-old Zachary Rand pleaded guilty to assault and criminal mischief.Police say Rand and Dakota Harkins had a knife and were trying to break into a house on Woodland Drive.When police arrived, they found the homeowner with minor injuries.
Corned Beef, Cabbage and Red PotatoesCourse: main mealsServings: Â 4Preparation Time: Â 25Â minCooking Time: Â 55Â minLevel of Difficulty: Â EasyÂ INGREDIENTS 16 oz lean beef round Â Â 1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste Â Â 1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste Â Â 1 Tbsp yellow mustard seed Â Â 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Â Â 1/2 tsp ground ginger Â Â 1/2 tsp ground allspice Â Â 1/2 tsp black pepper Â Â 1/2 tsp coriander seed(s) Â Â 1/2 tsp ground cloves Â Â 2 leaf/leaves bay leaf Â Â Â 8 small uncooked red potatoes, halved Â Â Â 16 baby carrot(s) Â Â Â 1 head(s) (medium) green cabbage, coarsely shredded Â Â Instructions:Coat beef all over with salt and pepper and place in a large stockpot: pour enough water into pot to cover beef.
The state’s former top drug prosecutor has been sentenced to 16 years in prison on child pornography charges.48-year old James Cameron of Hallowell received his sentence in federal court in Bangor Thursday.Prosecutors had been seeking at least 21 years in prison.Cameron’s attorney recommended no more than five years behind bars.Cameron was found guilty last year on 13 counts of sending and receiving child pornography.
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.