Governor-Elect Paul LePage will attend his last Waterville city council meeting as mayor tonight at the city council meeting scheduled for 7:00.LePage is expected to resign at the meeting one day before being sworn in as the 74th Governor of Maine.City Council Chairman Dana Sennett is expected to take over as the acting Mayor of Waterville.Sennett has served on the Waterville City Council for the past 14-years.Some of his new duties as the acting mayor include signing documents, presiding over meetings, and greeting any dignitaries that visit Waterville.Sennett says LePage is leaving Waterville in better fiscal shape than when he took over as mayor back in 2003.
The chairlift that derailed at Sugarloaf last week remains shut down, but the resort’s goal is to get it back in service this season.The lift was damaged when a cable left its track Tuesday, causing five lift chairs to plunge up to thirty feet to the ground.Eight skiers were taken to hospitals..they’ve all since been released.Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin says there’s no specific timetable for restoring service on the damaged lift, which is one of four that reach the mountain’s higher spots.
The Wyeth family is best known for their popular illustrations and paintings.This week local residents will have a chance to hear the stories behind three generations of the family’s art.Victoria Wyeth, who is the great-granddaughter of illustrator NC Wyeth, will hold a presentation on the lives and artwork of her family.
A Bangor assisted living center is hosting an event to help folks beat the winter blues.Staffers at the Sylvia Ross Home say days short on daylight and lots of snow gets some people down.They’re providing tips on how to stay upbeat and how to look out for signs of seasonal depression.There will be a beat the blues event at the ross home from two to three Tuesday afternoon, January 11th.
Fire officials believe smoking materials in a trash can led to a deadly weekend fire in Waterville.It happened in an apartment building on Silver Place Road.Firefighters arrived around two Saturday morning and found the body of 55-year-old Janet York in her bed.The fire marshal’s office says the fire started in a trash can in York’s living room.Five other people in the building got out safely.
The owner of a topless dance club in downtown Bangor has avoided being kicked out of her location.A judge ruled Monday not to evict Diane Cormier from the building that houses Diva’s Gentleman’s Club on Harlow Street.It’s the second time Cormier’s fought off a forced move.Her landlord, Thomas Brann, wanted to evict Cormier for not keeping up with her rent, among other issues.But Cormier’s lawyer says the judge determined Cormier did make her payments and at the time the eviction case was started, had actually overpaid Brann.He also said Brann’s rental contract was ambigious and his financial records for the property were scarce.Brann’s first attempt to kick out Cormier was tossed out on a technicality.He told TV5 he plans to continue his eviction effort.
Construction has begun on a new biomass facility at Colby College in Waterville.Fplks working on the project say it will replace the more than 1-million gallons of oil the school uses every year.During the coldest months of the year they’ve been known to get 2-truckloads of oil delivered here at Colby College per day.
Police have indentified the woman killed in a crash near the Winthrop-Readfield town line Monday afternoon.93-year-old Beatrice Ridley of Readfield died at the scene.Police say she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, 82-year-old Carroll Ridley.
A Vassalboro man faces several charges including drunk driving after a high speed chase in Scarborough that ended in a crash.State Police say 41-year old Anthony Teabout’s car was missing a license plate so they tried to pull him over.Police say Teabout sped off at about a hundred miles per hour, then lost control of his car and hit a minivan carrying three children.
A traditional winter event is canceled for the second year in a row.The Bangor Camping and RV show was scheduled to be this month at the Civic Center.However, a lack of vendors forced organizer, Bass Park, to cancel it.The show used to attract as many as five vendors per show since it began in 1986.This year it only attracted three vendors this year, and one recently dropped out.”When we lost one dealer out of the three we had signed up that was almost forty percent of the floor space that we had rented.