A Bangor city councilor wants Ted Nugent booted from the city’s waterfront concert seriesEarlier this month, Nugent said he would be “dead or in jail” this time next year if President Obama was re-elected.Following that comment, Bangor city councilor Charlie Longo sent a letter to concert promoter Alex Gray asking that ted nugent be removed from the line-up.At Monday night’s city council meeting, residents weighed in.Stephen Breau-Bangor Resident: “I cannot defend exactly the words he said but for the council to try to say that we don’t want him here is not the place of the council.”Patrick Downey-Believes council should issue statement on Nugent comment:”I think the chamber ought to, at the very least, issue some kind of statement saying here in Bangor we don’t approve of that kind of incivility.”Concert promoter Alex Gray says, if the full council wants him to pursue the matter, he will, however, Gray cautions it could have a negative ripple effect on music shows in Bangor.Nugent is currently set to perform on the waterfront stage, July 8th.
Authorities are trying to figure out who set a house on fire in the town of Knox.It broke out Friday night just after 10 on Belfast Road.The Fire Marshal’s Office says the blaze started on the corner of a barn, then spread to the home.The owner was out of state at the time.No word yet on damages to either structure.
If you’d like to learn more about the pet Bobbie Fowler introduced us to Tuesday morning, check out the Old Town Animal Orphanage’s NEW website at www.animal-orphanage.com give them a call at 827-8777, or stop by their location at 71 Airport Road, in Old Town.
A Master Maine Guide and state prison guard has been convicted of animal cruelty for tethering a bobcat and allowing his dogs to kill it.Randall Carl of Knox was convicted Monday in Waldo County Superior Court after an hour of jury deliberations.Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Carl tethered the bobcat to a pole with a rope wrapped around its neck.
Wednesday night the Bangor Parks and Rec Center on Main Street will go to the dogs.Or, at least to the organizers of the Bangor Dog Park.A Silent Pawction and Spaghetti dinner is planned for 6 until 8 in the evening as a fund raiser for the proposed park.Tickets are $5 and can be bought in advance or at the door.You can get them by emailing [email protected]
Road work on Bond Street in Augusta this week will detour drivers for the next few days.The street’s eastbound lane will closed through thursday.Drivers using Bond, State and Boothby streets are asked to find alternative routes.The work will spread into Water Street on Wednesday.Crews are expected to be working from 7 a.m.
Two groups are joining forces in an effort to prevent gay marriage from becoming legal in Maine.The Christian Civic League of Maine it teaming up with the National Organization for Marriage with a goal of organizing groups of different faiths, as well as folks with no traditional faith, to defeat gay marriage in November’s state wide vote.On the other side, pro-same sex marriage activists from sixteen organizations have banded together to form the Maine Freedom To Marry Coalition.
The sister of a man found dead in Old Orchard Beach over the weekend says police told her that her brother was stabbed to death.An autopsy on the body of Roger White, 49, was performed by the state medical examiner’s office in Augusta.
Two people have been cited for drug possession after, police say, they were caught with drugs in the parking lot of a pharmacy.Michael Nickerson, 23, Nicole Dupont, 22, of Holden were busted outside the Rite Aid on Union Street around 5 p.m.
Police are investigating a robbery at a Winslow pharmacy that could be related to a similar robbery in Waterville last month.Police say a man entered the Rite Aid on China Road in Winslow just after noon on Sunday, handed the pharmacist a note and said he had a gun.Police say the pharmacist gave the thief some oxycodone and methadone, but the suspect demanded more, which was given to him.No weapon was shown and no one was hurt.
Some Old Town High School students took a trip to Disney World this past weekend, but it wasn’t all fun and games.The Old Town High School Jazz Ensemble performed at Festival Disney in Orlando.And Monday, the group received a winner’s welcome back home.The kids received top honors at the festival, bring back both the Best in Class and Division Winner awards.The community can catch the jazz ensemble perform on May 23rd.The music begins at 6:30PM at Old Town High School.
There’s always a danger for nurses on the front lines of the emergency room.On Saturday, it became a reality when a patient attacked a female nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center.Bangor Police say the patient was being released when she became violent and punched the nurse.Two other nurses and a security guard intervened.Authorities say the nurse suffered minor scratches and bruises.
Brianna Bryant from Rape Response Services talks about Sexual Assault Awareness Month and related activities including the Awareness Walk.2nd Annual Awareness Walk”Do It…With Consent”Date: April 27, 2012Time: 4:00pm 6:00pmStarts at: Penquis, 262 Harlow St., BangorEnds at: Pickering Square, BangorRAPE RESPONSE SERVICESCrisis & Support Line: 1-800-310-0000TTY: 1-888-458-5599www.rrsonline.org
As a small state bordered by a large opportunity, Maine’s spot on the map has put it at the center of international trade, as well as the focus of the conversation at the University of Maine in Orono.”Geography has given us a fair shake in this instance,” said John Butera, the senior economic advisor for the LePage administration.
A fire tore through a home in Bucksport Monday afternoon.It happened around 2:30 on River Road.The homeowner had just arrived when he saw smoke.Several departments responded and fire crews were able to put it out within an hour.Authorities say about $25,000 worth of damage was done to the home.”There’s a lot of electrical that’s burned and melted through that’s going to have to be fixed.