SPORTS FANS CAN’T BE BLAMED FOR NOT PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTIONTO THE DEATH OF DAVE DUERSON.HE WAS A INTENSE AND DEDICATED FOOTBALL STAR PLAYING DEFENSEFOR THE CHICAGO BEARS IN THE ’80’S,HE DIDN’T JUMP UP AND DOWN AND DANCE FOR THE TV CAMERAS.DUERSON WAS A TOTAL DEDICATED FOOTBALL PLAYER.A WEEK AGO DUERSON ENDED HIS LIFE WITH A SELF INFLICTEDGUNSHOT TO HIS CHEST.THIS IS A SAD STORY THAT DOES HAVE A LESSON AND THAT’S WHY THESPORTS WORLD AND FOOTBALL IN PARTICULAR SHOULD PAY ATTENTION.HIS LIFE HAD FALLEN APART.
A State lawmaker says drivers should be fined if they don’t have their headlights on even in the day time.Representative Jane Knapp of Gorham introduced it at the request of a couple who said a deadly crash in Fairfield could have been avoided if headlights had been on.The new headlight law would only apply to drivers in vehicles made after 2010.And it would be enforced only when a vehicle is stopped for another violation.
Mixed news about the sale of existing homes here in Maine.They rose 11 percent in January when compared to a year ago.But the median sales price remained flat at 160-thousand dollars.And for the three month period from November through January home sales in Maine were actually down 12 percent compared to the same period a year earlier.
Dozens of folks gathered at the Sea Dog in Bangor for a Trek Across Maine Recruitment event.The beer and bike night was used as a way to get people to come out and registrar for the cycling event, which will take place in June.Trek Across Maine is put on by the American Lung Association to help raise funds to promote lung health and improve air quality for Mainers.The ride is a 3 day, 180 mile voyage that starts June 17th at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel and ends in Belfast at the Steamboat Landing Park, but don’t worry, there are overnight stops in between.While the organization is always looking for more riders, they say they also need volunteers.If you’re interested in either position, you can log on to www.biketreknewengland.org for more information.
When you think “homeless person”, a lot of stereotypes might come to mind.What you might not realize is the person sitting next to you at work or your next door neighbor could have been homeless at one point.There’s many reason people end up homeless.
A man from Knox charged in connection with the shooting death of his friend is due in court Friday in West Bath, via video conference.In a police affidavit 19 year old Luke Bryant says he pulled the trigger as a joke.Bryant was arrested in Belfast Wednesday and charged with manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyler Seaney of Glenburn.The Medical Examiner’s Office says Seaney died of a gunshot wound to the neck.According to the affidavit, Bryant told police he was trying to scare Seaney by pulling the trigger on an unloaded gun to make a frightening sound.The 12-gauge shotgun was loaded, and Seaney was struck and killed.Bryant is in jail on $250,000 bail.
The owner of a rooming house in Bar Harbor that caught fire last fall is accused of violating public fire safety rules.The state Fire Marshal’s Office says Tom Testa didn’t provide adequate safety precautions for his building or his tenants.He’s charged with four violations, ranging from no fire alarm system to no secondary means of escape from the first and third floors.The rooming house on Roberts Square is for employees of Testa’s Restaurant.Local police used a nearby ladder to rescue one man trapped on the third floor of the building after it caught fire last October.
There’s a spaghetti dinner and auction going on in Bangor Friday night.The faculty and staff of Husson University’s School of Pharmacy will be preparing and serving the dinner.The auction includes Red Sox box tickets and an opportunity to be a meteorologist for a day at TV5, as well as many other items.Proceeds help fund projects such as Operation Heart, as well as Relay for Life.The event starts at 6:30 Friday evening at the Bangor Elks Lodge.If you plan on attending contact Steve Carr at 356-5320.Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple or $25 for a family of four.