The Maine Renewable Energy Association premiered a film at the Penobscot Theatre Sunday.Its called Wind Energy in Maine: Clean, Renewable and Homegrown.The film offers a close up and personal account of how wind power projects have fit into the landscape in a number of communities providing environmental and local benefits.Many Maine citizens are featured in the film.
A Senior US Official says George Mitchell, President Obama’s special envoy to the middle east is stepping down.Mitchell is a former US Senator, and has served the Obama Administration since 2009.He has been working toward keeping the Arab-Israeli peace talks on track.Senator Susan Collins says she believes Mitchell has made great leaps in his efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and wants to wish him well on his retirement.”He has been a true patriot who has always answered the call to serve and I think we all should thank him and wish him well on his retirement”No word when Mitchell’s resignation takes effect.
Most everyone has been to a baby shower, but what about a kitten shower?To kick off the litter season the Bangor Humane Society hosted a kitten shower.The organization is expected to take in hundreds of stray cats this year.They were asking folks to bring toys, canned cat food and kitty litter to help out.Folks who take part in the foster program can take the supplies home with them too.”Foster care is pretty much for any animal we have in the building that has a medical need or is under age and we can’t keep them in the building due to them being exposed to illnesses, upper respiratory, things like that.
The celebration for the grand re-opening for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor continued Saturday.They hosted a family fun day at their new location in the Penobscot Plaza.They wanted to have the opportunity to show the community who they are and what they want to do to help the area.The restore was formerly located in Holden.
An Ellsworth woman has been arrested for aggravated assault and attempted murder.A little after 4 pm Friday the Bangor Police Department received a call regarding a fire on outer Broadway.Twenty-five-year-old Emily Cole has been taken into custody.As a result of the call, an elderly female was transported to the hospital with severe burns on her upper body.
The Maine Disabled Veterans Convention continued Saturday.Veterans from all over the state gathered at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Bangor this weekend.Saturday’s program included a speech by Congressman Mike Michaud.The crowd was able to ask him questions after his speech about veterans affairs.One of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen from World War Two also spoke at the convention, which wraps up Sunday.
(Associated Press)A former Maine police officer is facing 10 felony charges that he had sexual contact with a Franklin County girl under twelve.Thirty-nine-year-old Steve Goozey of Coplin Plantation was indicted Thursday on the charges that stem from the alleged contact with the girl that occurred between June of 2006 and May of last year.Goozey worked for the Carrabassett Valley Police Department for about three months in 2010.
(Associated Press)Law enforcement officials say a Massachusetts man wanted for a fatal shooting at a MBTA train station has been apprehended in Maine.US Marshal, Noel March says 19-year-old Nhu Anh Nguyen of Boston was arrested without incident Thursday night in Portland.He’s charged as a fugitive from justice and is being held at the Cumberland County Jail pending extradition to Massachusetts.
You’ve heard of baby showers, but how about kitten showers?To kick off the litter season, the Bangor Humane Society will be hosting its annual kitten shower at its headquarters on Mount Hope Ave.The organization is expected to take in hundreds of stray cats this year.Guests are encouraged to bring toys, canned cat food and kitty litter to help out.The kitten shower begins at noon Saturday.
If you’re looking to stay close to home this summer, all this month Lauren Morrison is offering suggestions for “State-cations.”This week she takes us to Aldermere Farm in Rockport.Aldermere Farm straddles the line between Rockport and Camden on a road known for it’s scenic views.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating some sort of fire on Broadway Friday afternoon.Little information is known at this time.The Bangor Police Department is investigating the matter, along with the Fire Marshal’s Office.An elderly woman was taken to a local hospital with severe burns on her upper body, she currently remains hospitalized.We’ll stay on the story and bring you more information as it becomes available.
A Winslow man who admitted to burglarizing more than two dozen homes while on probation for eleven other home break-ins will spend the next eight years behind bars.Paul Biester, 22, was sentenced in a Kennebec County courtroom Friday morning.Biester was also given five years probation and ordered to pay restitution of more than $45,000.He admitted to kicking down the doors of 27 homes in six different counties and stealing items to support his drug habit.