On the 2010 ballot will be two names for Maine’s second congressional district: current Democratic Representative Mike Michaud and incumbent Republican Jason Levesque.TV5 sat down with both candidates, to discuss issues important to Mainers right now.We asked both Levesque and Michaud the same exact question.Here’s their response to this topic:”Should we continue to increase troop levels in Afghanistan or is it time to pull the troops out?”Jason Levesque/(R) Candidate for Congress: “We must accomplish a mission.
An assistant football coach at Maine Maritime Academy was killed in a car accident this weekend just hours after the Mariners had beaten their rival Massachusetts Maritime Academy.According the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department 24-year-old Richard Dykas the second was driving a pickup just after 12am Sunday morning on Route 166 when it went off the road and landed on its roof.Dykas was pronounced dead at the scene.Another member of the coaching staff 22-year-old Steven Nackley was also in the vehicle and he was treated at a the hospital for minor injuries.The accident is still under investigation.
Folks had the chance to meet Ontario’s famous handyman Sunday at Borders in Bangor.Red Green’s show is the longest running Canadian television series in the United States, airing on nearly 100 PBS affiliate stations nationwide.Green has now written a guidebook, called “How to do Everything.”He was at Borders meeting fans and signing books.Supervisor, Ann Redman says they have had a huge response.Redman says folks have been calling about Saturday’s event for weeks.She estimates about 200 people were on hand.” You know he’s like the epitome of what Maine people are too.
A candlelight vigil was held in Cascade Park in Bangor Sunday evening.Some members of the nurses union at Eastern Maine Medical Center gathered in support of their patients and profession.Organizers of the candlelight vigil say they are upset that hospital administration has not agreed to talk to them about patient staffing guidelines.”We are in contract negotiations.
Ghosts, leprechauns and princesses were out Saturday night.The Bangor Family Readiness Group hosted a Halloween party for kids whose parents belong to the 1136th Transportation Company.They have been deployed to Afghanistan since March.The kids enjoyed a showing of the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Movie, played games and even decorated cupcakes.Organizers say it’s important for the kids to celebrate the holiday without focusing on their parent not being around.” Our belief is to keep things going and keep it at the norm because if the parents were here they’d be doing the same thing.
Maine Drug Agents say three people have been charged in a scheme to mail prescription drugs from Florida to Maine and resell them.The MDEA says 50-year-old Robert Merriam and 32-year-old Jason Parsons, both of Presque Isle and 23-year-old Joseph Bolda of South Daytona, Florida have been charged with aggravated trafficking in oxycodone.The DEA began investigating reports several months ago of Merriam receiving pain killer shipments by mail from Florida and reselling them.Earlier this month, agents intercepted a package with 750 oxycodone tablets headed to Presque Isle, along with a package with $4,600 in cash that had allegedly been mailed to Bolda.IN all, police say more than 20 shipments of drugs were mailed.
The Maine Warden Service says an Amity man died overnight when he hit some trees off Estabrook Road while riding his ATV.The Maine Warden Service was contacted around 2 am to look for 47-year-old Mark Howell.They searched through the night and located Howell around 8 Saturday morning.They say he was not wearing a helmet and was dead at the scene.The incident is under investigation.
Folks were breaking a sweat at the Bangor Y Saturday.It was the kick-off to their biggest mover competition, which is modeled after the popular television show the Biggest Loser.Participants work with a trainer two times a week for ten weeks and then on their own for two weeks.At the end, everyone comes back for their weigh in to determine who has lost the most weight.Organizers say this competition has the largest number of participants.They say it was the first time they had to turn folks away.Two of TV-5’s meteorologists are taking part.
Reduce your use of lawn chemicals.That’s the message the Bangor Area Storm Water group was trying to get across Saturday.Students from Bangor High School stenciled the message on pavement near storm drains to remind residents that storm water flows unfiltered into streams.They also left door hangers at area houses to educate residents about the project and storm water pollution in general.” It’s really important that people understand that every little bit counts.
Folks had the opportunity to get a free health screenings at the Bangor Mall Saturday.Health professionals from various local health organizations are lining up the inside of the mall on Stillwater Avenue for a health expo sponsored by Health Connections.Booths are set up featuring a variety of services including spinal analysis, skin care, and medical training.Dr.
The Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor celebrated a milestone Saturday.Th school installed a wind turbine on its campus, and as Diana Bosch found out, it was made possible by the school’s students.For the past three years, students at the Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor have been working on bringing a wind turbine to their campus.