A national bookstore chain has agreed to buy the leases of 14 Borders bookstores, including two in Maine.Borders is currently in the process of closing all its stores.Bloomberg Business News says, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court in New York, Alabama based Books-A-Million will buy the leases for a little more than $900,000.
The Department of Marine Resources has lifted evening and weekend closed-hauling periods for lobstermen in anticipation of hurricane Irene.Theyâ€™ll now be allowed to haul and move their traps anytime until the storm passes.The department is also warning all those with boats along the coast to secure their vessels now.
Misty Meadows Farm in Clinton opened its gates for a two day event devoted to farming.It was the 27th year for Maine Farm Days.Folks had the chance to experience farm life including milking cows and riding horses.Farmers could share tricks of the trade at an expo showcasing the newest equipment in farming.Whether you’re a farmer or not, Belinda Stoughton, the owner of Misty Meadows Farm says Maine Farm Days is all about learning about the state’s roots.To learn more about Maine Farm Days, visit getrealgetmaine.com.
A 7-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after he was hit by a pickup truck in Lincoln.Authorities tell us Casey Kent was riding his bicycle down Katahdin Avenue around 8:00 Wednesday night when he approached the intersection of West Broadway: he collided with a pickup truck.He is being treated for a leg injury and a possible head injury.
A Winslow man who police say caused a 6 hour standoff has surrendered and is in custody.Police tell us 40-year-old William Dolley locked himself inside his home on the North Pond Road in Winslow with several firearms for most of the day.Winslow Police Chief Jeffrey Fenlason says they received a call from Dolley’s wife around 9:00 Thursday morning.She told authorities she had been arguing with him since Wednesday morning.Dolley’s wife also told police he had been drinking heavily and ordered her to take their two children and get out of the house.When police arrived, they say they couldn’t make contact with Dolley.
The Maine Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Irene and giving mainers helpful safety tips.They say it’s important for families to think about what they would need to get through the storm, especially if there are power outages.MEMA is in daily contact with the National Weather Service and response partners.They say the biggest thing is to make sure everyone is informed.” If they are asked by local authorities to evacuate, to take that seriously.
The Secretary of State says it appears no personal information was compromised after a security breach of the state’s voter registration database.Charlie Summers says the problem generated from a remote computer at the town clerk’s office in Millinocket.It was infected with malicious software while it was being used to access the Central Voter Registration system.Summers says officials are working with the State Police Computer Crimes Unit to investigate the affected computer equipment and determine how the system was breached.
Travelers flying out of Bangor International Airport now have the option of soaking up the South Florida sun.Thursday morning, Allegiant Air announced it will soon offer non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale.The starting price is $84.99.Allegiant says the Florida market has done very well for its service and is excited for this new destination.Allegiant offers non-stop flights in Florida to Tampa and Sanford.”It’s one of our top markets, it’s one of the reasons why we’re back here obiously you guys are filling up our planes into the Sanford, the St.