There was a bittersweet get-together in Bangor for a group of World War II veterans.Thirteen men who served in the 5th Armored Division held a reunion at the Cole Land Transportation Museum.It was the group’s 66th, and final, reunion.While it may be their last official reunion, the men tell us they won’t lose touch.
Downtown Belfast is getting a facelift.The city has landed a half-million dollar revitalization grant.The money will pay for street work, signs, parking, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.City officals tell us Belfast is the only community in Maine to get a grant from the Community Development Block Grant Downtown Revitalization Program.
A police stand off in Mechanic Falls ended early Monday morning.Police say a 911 hang-up call led them to a home on Pleasant Street around 10:30 Sunday night.Relatives and friends told police Devin Stevens, 21, had a gun.Police contacted him by phone and say he threatened several people including himself, then hung up and appeared on the porch.Police say he had a handgun, but they were able to subdue him with a stun gun.He’s charged with criminal threatening.
Police say a Winslow man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Fairfield this afternoon.Fairfield Police say 29-year-old Scott Grenier died when he lost control of his car on Route 201, near the I-95 exit.Police said Grenier’s car crossed the center line, went off the road, and slammed into a tree.The accident happened around 2:00.
The former chief of the Orono Fire Department has filed a complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission.Norman “Buddy” Webb claims he was fired because of his age as well as a disability.Webb’s attorney tells TV 5 his client was going on 30 years at the fire department when he was let go last Friday.Webb claims Orono’s town manager, Sophie Wilson, terminated his contract because he was scheduled for upcoming surgery on both knees and she wanted to save the town the added cost of health insurance.TV 5 spoke with Wilson by phone.
A man accused of beating his father to death in Cambridge last year pleaded guilty in court this morning.The State Attorney General’s Office says 33-year old Angelo Licata entered the plea in Somerset County Superior Court in Skowhegan.Authorities say Angelo Licata bludgeoned 63-year old Alfred Licata to death in his Cambridge home last July.
Many of us wear jewelry as a sign of love…whether it’s a wedding ring or diamond earrings.Years ago, women displayed their devotion to lost loves ones with some rather unique adornments.Joy Hollowell shows us a new exhibit at the Bangor Museum and History Center showcasing Mourning Jewelry.
Some on hand called it “A Celebration of Innovation” as the University of Maine showed off its new Technology Research Center in Old Town.A building which was once part of Old Town Fuel and Fiber is now home to the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute.And the goal is to grow it into a commercial entity.Before the tour of the facility US Representaive Mike Michaud told the crowd, “You’re going to be extremely impressed with what you see behind this wall and where it’s going to lead us as a state and as a country.”Local, state and national leaders in politics, industry and education were on hand to learn more about the Research Center and what it can mean not only the area, but beyond as a place where ideas become reality.”That’s what you’ll see in this facility not just local or regional commercialization,” said UMaine President Paul Ferguson.
A local restaurant took a shot at making history Sunday.It was a big baking experiment at the Sullivan House.One of the most popular menu items there is strawberry shortcake.Sunday, the owners and chefs decided to make their traditionally small treat a little larger than normal.Susan Clifford, Sullivan House Restaurant: “The customers said, Oh my gosh, this is so delicious!
Authorities believe a fire in Stetson Saturday night accidentally started in the kitchen area.Crews from 8 departments were called to Lapoint Road around 9:45.Stetson’s fire chief Kim Tracy tells TV 5 flames were coming out of both the first and second floors when he arrived less than 10 minutes later.The Estabrooke family was able to make it out safely but they did loose several pets in the fire.Chief Tracy says the second floor of the home was destroyed in the fire, and there is significant water and smoke damage to the first.The Red Cross has been called in to help the Estabrooke family.Some fire fighters suffered heat exhaustion.Crews cleared the scene around 1:15 Sunday morning.