The girlfriend of a Maine filmmaker says he is among those detained by the Israeli military after the ship he was on was stopped by commandos as it challenged Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.29-year-old Scott Hamann of South Portland was documenting the mission to Gaza aboard a ship that was part of a flotilla that commandos attacked Monday, leaving nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.Hamann’s girlfriend, Charlotte Stuart says she got a call from the State Department saying Hamann was being held at a detention center and will be deported.
An oil spill modeling expert from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is headed for Louisiana to help in the efforts there to clean up the oil that spilled from the sunken BP Deepwater rig.Ginger McMullin will be working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helping to track and contain the oil in the Gulf of Mexico.U.S.
Maine Audubon and Eastern Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring a series of nature walks for seniors in the area.The first is being held on Wednesday, June 2nd, at the Fields Pond Audubon Center: 216 Fields Pond Road, Holden.A light snack will be served at 9 am, with a 40-minute walk to start at 9:45am.For more information, call 1-800-432-7812.
There are more than 300 libraries in Maine.Only one of them has recently found pieces of its community’s history within its walls, and we’re not talking about the books.Old photos, documents and even diaries have been found at the Waterville Public Library.The treasures were found during a renovation of the building.
Central Maine Power Company is reminding everyone that it’s against the law to post a sign on a utility pole.CMP says workers often have to climb, or have other contact with, poles to repair lines.Tacks, nails and staples left in the wood can cause serious, even life-threatening, injuries to utility workers.Anything attached to a utility pole without permission can draw a fine of up to $100.
A hiker from Ohio who was rescued from Mount Katahdin has been moved to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.Michael Hays, 41, had been at Millinocket Regional Hospital, but is now at EMMC, where he is being listed in stable condition as of Wednesday morning.A helicopter spotted hays around 3:00 p.m.
A Brewer man charged with assaulting his infant daughter appeared in front of a Bangor judge today.23-year-old James Frank is charged with two-counts of aggravated assault after he was arrested Friday.He’s being held at the Penobscot County Jail since Friday.
The fire danger was high this past weekend, keeping many local fire departments busy.Tuesday’s rain has reduced the danger, for now.As Meghan Hayward tells us, there are important steps anyone involved in a controlled burn should follow to keep things from getting out of control.” Most of our fires are caused by people accidentally.
The War of 1812 tall ship “Lynx” is returning to Rockport, well it’s replica is anyway.This Lynx was made in Rockport in 2001.It’s expected to arrive in Rockport Harbor Wednesday at noon.The 122-foot long Lynx was inspired by a naval schooner from the War of 1812.Its crew wear period clothing and operate the ship in keeping with the Maritime traditions of early 19th Century America.
Bangor Police want you to beware of a credit card scam.Two local businesses got phone calls from a man claiming to be a Bangor Police Detective assisting the FBI.He asked for the names of the most recent customers to have charged items and wanted their credit card numbers.Bangor Police want you to know they’d never call requesting that type of information.If you’ve received a call like this, you are asked to call Bangor Police at 947-7384.
You can help send a kid to camp by buying coffee.Wednesday is Tim Horton’s annual Camp Day.Every cent from coffee sales in the US and Canada goes to Tim Horton’s Children’s Programs.The fundraiser helps send more than 14-thousand kids to camp.Money from your local store helps send local kids to camps.
The Bangor City Council is inviting residents to a public comment session over the city’s budget.It’s set for six Wednesday night at the Doughty School on Fifth Street.Proposed cuts to the library, public works and the police and fire departments will be discussed.
A group of third graders in Brewer have spent the last three months learning technology, by video conferencing with classrooms across the U.S.Tuesday they reached a milestone, their 50th and final state.Chelsey was there for the celebration.”Can you believe it’s number 50?”While third graders at the Washington Street School in Brewer waited for their final Skype to a school in Massachusetts they talked about their tour across the US, and some favorite facts they learned.Ethan, Third Grade Student- “It was actually Minnesota because they have this giant amusement park, the biggest mall in the USA.