Police say the president of an Ellsworth construction company was one of two people arrested by Maine drug agents during a prescription pill exchange in town.Authorities say 43-year-old Patrick Jordan and 47-year-old Julie Edwards were arrested Thursday on a charge of unlawful trafficking in oxycodone.The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says agents set up surveillance in a motel parking after and saw Jordan and Edwards meet in there just before 3 p.m.
Maine’s governor is taking his crusade against domestic violence to a job corps center in Bangor.Governor Paul LePage plans to meet with Penobscot Job Corps students Friday after touring their welding and woodworking shops.The governor will discuss his personal experiences with domestic violence and take questions from students.
Maine wardens will be cracking down on impaired boaters this weekend as part of a national campaign called “Operation Dry Water.”In Maine, it is illegal to operate a boat with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.The Warden Service will increase boating patrols around the state from Friday to Sunday.
A truck hauling wood chips caught fire following a crash in Kossuth early Friday morning, closing part of Route 6.Authorities say a car ran off the road and knocked down a utility line.A big rig carrying wood chips then ran into those live wires, causing the chips to catch fire.Minor injuries have been reported.
An Edgecomb man is dead following an accident on Rt.1 in Newcastle Thursday afternoon..That makes 68 deaths on Maine roads this year.The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says Malcolm Giles, 72, was driving a dump truck and towing a trailer, when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole.Giles was declared dead at the scene.The crash caused diesel fuel to spill, so the maine D.E.P.
The folks who run Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport are feeling extra playful.Starting Saturday, visitors can enjoy game days.There will be croquet, badminton, and boccee on the lawn, and cribbage, checkers and chess indoors.The events run from noon to four and are included in the admission price.Game days take place three Saturdays this summer: June 23rd, July 14th and August 25th.For more information, you can log onto summerfolkmaine.com or call the museum at 548-2529.
The deadline to register with the state is closing in on Maine fuel dealers who offer pre-paid contracts.A new consumer protection law requires dealers to register with the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation by the end of June.It’s in response to recent cases where dealers took money from consumers but failed to supply fuel.
The Maine Turnpike Authority is cutting twenty positions in an effort to save money.The authority’s executive director says the cuts will save more than a million dollars a year.More than half the positions are supervisor jobs and their duties will be consolidated.Some customer service, maintenance, clerk and plow driver positions are also being eliminated at the end of this year.
The public puts its trust in medical response teams, assuming that they can handle any kind of emergency, even a zombie apocolpyse.After a drill on Thursday in Bangor, organized by the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center, local and state agencies now have a better idea of what to do in that kind of situation.
A flight that was diverted to Bangor International Airport Wednesday night safely departed for its destination Thursday.A Scandinavian Airline plane was headed from Newark, New Jersey to Copenhagen, Denmark when it made the emergency landing in Bangor because of smoke in the cockpit.None of the nearly 250 passengers on board were injured, but three crew members had to be taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
Environmental advocates have been trying for two years to convince the state to ban the chemical Bisphenol-A or BPA from all kids products in Maine.Thursday, more than a dozen mothers from all over the state turned in a petition to the Department of Environmental Protection asking for its blessing to expand Maine’s ban on BPA.Maine’s current law only bans the use of BPA in reuseable containers like sippy cups and baby bottles.
A Bangor truck stop is saying “Thank you” to the local community.Dysart’s Service Center held its second annual open house today.Besides serving burgers and fixing trucks, the family-owned company hosted a customer apprecation day.For the employees, the open house is a good time to hang out with co-workers and show each other from apprecation.
Police and drug enforcement agents say they raided a meth lab at a home in Monmouth.Authorities arrested three people, 33-year-old James Renaud, and 28-year-old Robert Dumont, both of Monmouth, and 42-year-old Brandon Proctor of Oxford.Agents say they became aware of criminal activity at the residence on Cressey Road Wednesday.Authorities seized evidence from the home, a vehicle, and a wooded area nearby.
A new auto trail is giving visitors a different way to explore our coast.The new Downeast Fisheries Trail is now open.It’s made up of forty-five sites stretching from the Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border.Along the way are museums and historical societies to teach visitors about the Downeast fishing community.Those behind the trail hope visitors will come back to spend more time and money exploring the coast.”The fishing industry is still very active within our coastal communities and are still a big part.