You might want to put some non-perishable food in or near your mail box this Saturday.The United Way of Eastern Maine and the National Association of Letter Carriers is holding their annual Stamp Out Hunger drive.This Saturday, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations left in or around mailboxes as they deliver the day’s mail.You’re encouraged to put bags of food in place early Saturday to make sure it doesn’t miss getting picked up.
The state house was filled with protestors Wednesday, upset with the Governor’s latest budget proposal.They say his proposed cuts would wipe out healthcare coverage for nearly 30,000 Mainers.Hundreds of people packed the State House to voice their concerns over Governor LePage’s proposed DHHS budget change package that would eliminate MaineCare coverage for 28,000 Mainers.Adults who have no children and who are not disabled with an income of $10,800 or more per year would no longer be eligible for MaineCare.
The Marion Cook School’s Odyssey of the Mind team is headed to Maryland to compete in the World Finals.We visited the school in Lagrange in March when the team was getting ready to compete in the State Finals.It was their first time and they placed second in their division.The six member team built a structure and created a play to stamp out bullying.The World Finals will take place at the end of the month, but the team needs 10-thousand dollars by May 20th to get to the competition.The team will be competing against schools from all over the world including China.
Off of Route 16 in Lagrange, you’ll find the Full Gospel Assembly Church, a small congregation with a big heart that’s a home away from home for so many.”I say that they’re the best people in the state of Maine I’m very fortunate to have the folks that I have here, very good people.”Pastor Edward Costain has been leading the church for the past sixteen years giving sermons and serving meals in the food cupboard.
Future leaders of Maine met in Orono today.Young professionals from across the state were there to discuss ways to attract more businesses to Maine.It was part of the first ever Maine Young Professional Exchange, a meeting that invites young business owners to focus on topics concerning the state’s future.Former Governor, Angus King, joined in via Skype.He gave his top ten reasons to live in Maine, citing the lack of traffic jams as one of them.Scott Violette of Momentum Aroostook, a co-sponsor, hopes the group can find ways to encourage people to stay in Maine and get more involved in their communities.”Hopefully, that will drive them to maybe stay here, open businesses, you know, draw more people to the state and then help us, you know, develop a better economy and more economic development and economic opportunities.”Organizers hope to hold the meetings on a more regular basis in the future.
A man was arrested after police say he forged a prescription at a local Hannaford.Bangor Police say, last Friday Jason DeWitt was seen stealing a pen from the Union Street Hannaford and entering the bathroom with a piece of paper in hand.The paper turned out to be a prescription for Percocet pills.He exited the bathroom and went to the pharmacy.Police say it was clear the prescription was altered to increase the amount of pills prescribed to him.DeWitt was arrested for acquiring drugs by deception, forgery and theft.He is currently out on bail.
(AP) – The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says three man have been arrested in connection with the death of a Maine woman whose child was found in an idling car in Conway.Anthony Papile, 28, of Ossipee has been charged with second degree murder in the death of Krista Dittmeyer, 20, whose body was found in a Conway pond on April 27.The Portland, Maine, woman was last seen on April 22.
A school board meeting in Belfast ended with good news for students at a local school.The board voted to keep the Frankfort Elementary School open.Last month, the board voted to close the school, but parents questioned the validity of the result.At the time, the board was short two members, and parents felt it wasn’t a fair decision.
A counselor who has helped kids all across the country is coming to Maine.The Adams School in Castine will host a lecture that focuses on bullying, behavorial and emotional issues.Kim John Payne has spoken to students at more than a hundred schools, and tomorrow he will be at the Delano Auditorium at the Maine Maritime Academy.The event will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Students from Husson University will be entering the workforce this weekend.But before they do, they will hear from an alumni who calls the State House his office.Governor LePage will address more than five-hundred students as Husson’s commencement speaker, this year.The Governor graduated from the school in 1971.The ceremony will be held at the Winkin Sports Complex on the Husson Bangor Campus.It begins at 10:30 a.m.