When students return to Eastern Maine Community College on Monday, they’ll have a free way to get around.The school’s president announced on Wednesday a collaboration between the college and the Bat Community Connector Bus.This year, anyone with a school ID will have unlimited free access to the bus system, including faculty and staff.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of a tractor trailer-motorcycle accident on Route Two in Norridgewock Wednesday afternoon.Police say 43-year-old David Beach of Norridgewock was traveling west on Route 2 on his motorcycle and struck the side of an international trailer unit.Police say Beach was trying to pass the truck on the left, which was getting ready to turn into a parking lot.Beach was ejected from the bike.
Secretary of State Charlie Summers say a computer in a town office in Maine has been infected with malware, compromising the Central Voter Registration application.A spokesperson for Summers says she cannot confirm in which town the breach occurred.Summers says he’s in the process of assessing what, if any, information has been compromised.Summers says the computer has been shut down and the username and password of the clerk from the town in question has been disabled.The Secretary of State’s office says they will keep the public informed as they gather more information.
Family and riends are coming together to help a mother of three from Stockton Springs, recently diagnosed with a rare brain disorder.29-year-old Jess Connor is heading to New York next month for treatment since no doctors in Maine specialize in the disorder.
Governor LePage’s administration is calling on all state agencies to look closer at every dollar they spend.Wednesday, they unveiled their new budgeting process called “Zero Based Budgeting.”Maine’s Finance Commissioner, Sawin Millett, met with the media to go over the budgeting tool that the LePage administration hopes will help state agencies get the most out of it’s limited resources.
New England is seeing a revival in farmers growing grain.Maine and Vermont were once the bread basket of the northern U.S., but they lost that distinction in the 1800s, when the Erie Canal and intercontinental railroad made it easier to bring grain east from the Midwest.But small farmers on the nation’s coasts are growing wheat again as more people clamor for locally grown food.