A man from Bradley was sentenced to eight months behind bars Wednesday for sexually abusing a child in 2009.44-year old Timothy Damien pleaded guilty in a Bangor courtroom Tuesday to two counts of unlawful sexual contact.The incidents took place between January and April of 2009.Prior to sentencing, Damien, who is deaf, used an interpreter to address the court.
The GE Plant has been in Bangor for over forty years now.Wednesday morning, the plant manager talked about the future of the company, and it’s presence in the community.The talk took place at Wednesday’s Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast.The GE Bangor Plant Manager answered questions and explained why the city is the perfect fit for the company.Jim Apostolodes says “The people really make the difference and I think that based on our reputation and how we deliver our products in a quality way, that really is what makes Bangor a good place for us to stay competitive globally for our products.”Doug Farnum, an Air National Guard Operations Group Commander, and David Bergquist, a Dow AFB historian also spoke at the event.
A passenger who caused a US Airways flight from France to North Carolina to make an emergency landing in Bangor Tuesday, will not face any charges.Authorities say 41 year old French citizen Lucie Ze Eko Marigot handed a flight attendant a note and saying she had a surgically implanted device.According to US Attorney Thomas Delahanty, the note said she was a “victim of a group of doctors” and that “she had an object in her body that was out of control.”When the flight attendant asked her if the object could hurt her or anyone else, she said she did not know.After the plane was diverted to Bangor,she was examined by a doctor and no scars were found to indicate she recently had surgery.Wednesday, she appeared in Federal court in Bangor.With the help of an interpreter, she tearfully apologized to the court and the country, saying she didn’t know writing the note would cause such a problem.Ze Eko Marigot will be turned over to Customs and sent back to France…
Stroke prevention was the purpose of an event at a hospital in Waterville.The folks in the rehab unit at Maine General Medical Center hosted Stroke Awareness Day.Vendors were on-hand to provide information about stroke and steps you can take to avoid it.Signs of stroke include changes in speech, pain on your left side, and changes in your vision or balance.Organizers of Wednesday’s event say knowing the warning signs is key to avoiding long term damage.
A local dental office set out to find a couple of youngsters with extra cute smiles.Penobscot Community Health Care hosted a contest on Facebook to find those smiles and as a way to encourage parents to get their kids to practice good dental hygeine at an early age.Photos with the most “likes” won.The response was overwhelming, so two winners were picked.And the cutest smile award goes to…7-month-old Zoe Roy of Bangor and 11-month old Jensyn Gilman of Orrington.The two toothy tots will flash those beautiful smiles in PCHC’s next television commercial.The dental office says 12-months is the age parents should start taking their children to the dentist office to set up a lifetiem of cavity prevention.
We’re learning more about Monday’s robbery at a Bangor Rite-Aid.Police say the robber handed a pharmacist a note demanding drugs and claimed he had a bomb.It happened at the Rite-Aid at the intersection of Union and Fourteenth streets.Police say a man was at the drive thru window and handed the worker a note demanding drugs and saying he had a bomb.We’re told the robber took off with an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs.He was last seen wearing a black ski mask, a blue/gray sweatshirt backwards with the hood up over the face.
An accident tore down support wires in Glenburn Wednesday morning.It happened at around 8 at the intersection of Phillips Road and Ohio Street.Maine State Police say the driver of a Time Warner Cable utility truck missed a stop sign approaching Phillips Road.The truck hit a dump truck that was turning off of Phillips Road.Police say this should remind drivers to pay attention on the road.”Check to see what signage is available, whether it’s a yield sign or a stop sign.
Pittston’s animal control officer says two raccoons in town this spring have tested positive for rabies.Officer Ross Boardman said the first incident occurred on March 2 and the second on May 14.He tells the Kennebec Journal, that no humans were exposed in either case.In the first incident, a raccoon went into a barn.
In an effort to avoid a repeat of last winter when the lack of natural snow kept skiers off the slopes, Sugarloaf ski area has announced plans to install 300 new energy-efficient snow-making machines.Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin says a $300,000 grant from Efficiency Maine will help the $1 million project.He tells the Morning Sentinel, that with improved snowmaking, Sugarloaf will be able to prevent low snowfall totals from harming not only its own business but dozens of others that rely on the tourists who visit the Carrabasset Valley resort each year.He said Sugarloaf normally has 40 to 60 trails open by Christmas.
A realty group says home sales in Maine have gone up for the ninth straight month.The Maine Association of Realtors says home sales rose by nearly 9 percent in April while the median sales price increased more than 4 percent, to $167,950.The group says home sales nationally rose about 10 percent in April, while the median sales price also increased by about 10 percent.For the three-month period from February through April, Cumberland County had the highest median sales price in Maine, at $215,500.
This Memorial Day Monday, May 28th, Sunbury Village will host a day “Honoring Our Heroes.”The festivities kick off at 11am with an honor guard, and continue until 4pm with various activities including speakers, a bounce house for the kids from The Maine Jump, and live music.Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children.For more information, call 262-9600.