An investment firm based in California and North Carolina will tour the paper mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket on Wednesday.A tentative purchase agreement has been made between Meriturn Partners and the Katahdin Paper Company.The group is expected to meet with unions, regulators and other parties on Wednesday.Katahdin Paper laid off about two-hundred employees when it shut down the Millinocket mill in 2008.The East Millinocket mill currently employs about 450 workers.
Inside Lippincott Books in Downtown Bangor, you’ll find just about anything from a first edition dating back to the 1900’s to contemporary favorites.But the beloved book shop is closing its doors.Store owner Bill Lippincott says he’s closing the store because he’d like to sell books from home at his own pace.”Do some internet sales, do more book fairs.
A local camp got a much needed donation Tuesday.Camp Capella Executive Director, Dana Mosher, was presented with a check for $500 dollars from the Maine Action Coalition, an advocacy group for people with disabilities.The organization raised the money through bake sales and raffles.It cost more than $1200 dollars to send a child to camp for a week, so the donation was much appreciated.Camp Capella provides recreational and educational experience for folks with disabilities and it’s located in Lucerne.If you’d like more information on how to help the camp, you can log on to their website…www.campcapella.org.
Waterville City Council will decide tonight on what parts of the city are suitable for adult entertainment.City officials have drafted a new ordinance to ban adult entertainment businesses in certain parts of the city.The new ordinance would not allow such businesses in downtown Waterville or residential areas.Such establishments would be allowed in highly commercial or industrial areas.Councilors have already voted twice on the new ordinance but it takes three votes to make it official.City manager Michael Roy says he doesn’t expect anything different with tonight’s vote.
A Winslow native is now fighting for his life and his friends and family are determined to do whatever they can to help him.30-year-old Chad McCaslin was born and raised in Winslow and is a 1998 graduate of Winslow High School.McCaslin has recently been diagnosed with Stage-4 brain cancer.The U.S.
Customers of Day’s Jewelers are being encouraged to check their credit and debit card statements for any unauthorized charges.Days officials confirm the State Police Computer Crimes Unit is investigating a possible breach that involved hackers outside of the company.
Brewer High School opened its doors to 8th graders from six local schools to show off what the Witches have to offer.”They’re able to choose three classes that they’ll visit, listen to some music and just interact, try to get an idea of who are we here at Brewer High School,” said Rebecca Bubar, principal of Brewer High School.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office is trying to find a suspect involved in a series of burglaries and thefts during 2010 and 2011.The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the crimes that have taken place in Brooks, Jackson, Troy, Monroe and Knox.The burglaries have included multiple residences and buildings where metal and firearms have been taken.Authorities are looking for 24-year-old Billy Hall of Brooks.
The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a head-on collision in Albion that left a 93-year-old woman dead.Authorities say Elsie McDonald was the passenger in a car driven by her granddaughter, 47-year-old Eliza Henderson.The Sheriff’s Office says Henderson was driving north on Main Street Monday afternoon when a minivan traveling Southbound drifted into the opposite lane and hit her vehicle head on.McDonald died at the scene, her grand daughter was also injured.Sheriff Randall Liberty says chemical analysis shows the driver of the minivan, 28-year-old Heather Truman of Albion, was impaired.Blood test results are expected in the next three days.
The town of Milo prides itself on being a friendly town, but according to Town Manager Jeff Gahagan the past few years haven’t been easy.In 2008 a fire destroyed a large part of the downtown area and multiple businesses have been forced to close their doors because of the economy leaving the town with a double digit unemployment rate.”The town of Milo and Piscataquis County and the state of Maine needs jobs and they need businesses that are going to come in and pay taxes and help with the infrastructure and all those kinds of things that keep the state running,” Gahagan said.Gahagan says the town has renewed conversation with the group, Corrections Corporation of America to build a new prison that will bring jobs to the area.The group is attracted to a 154 acre industrial park on Route 11.”We have faith in C.C.A.