The first work session of the Land Use Regulation Commission Reform panel took place in Bangor Thursday.There will be a series of meetings before the study panel makes recommendations to the legislature about the future of LURC.The LURC Reform Committee was formed under legislative directive to determine whether the Land Use Regulation Commission should be reformed or dismantled.LURC currently regulates Maine’s 10-million acre unorganized territory.
Two people from Newburgh were among those injured, after a crash in Northern Maine involving a moose.State Police say 46-year-old Cyr Martin of Eagle Lake was traveling on Route 11 Wednesday , when a moose walked out in front of his vehicle.Martin, whose the Chief of the Ashland Police Department, struck the animal.
The first LURC reform commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday at Husson University in Bangor.The task force formed earlier this year after lawmakers debated whether to change or even abolish the LURC, which oversees more than 10,000,000 acres of unorganized territory.Thursday’s work session is open to the public, but does not include public comment.It goes from 9:30a.m.
Two Maine judges are among nearly two dozen of Governor Paul LePage’s nominees for state posts who are facing legislative committee reviews Thursday.They’re among the scores of other nominees for various state boards, commissions and judgeships who face committee endorsement reviews in advance of next Tuesday’s special legislative session, where they’ll face Senate confirmation votes.On Thursday, the Judiciary Committee takes up the nominations of District Judge John O’Neil Jr.
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Stars from the world of professional wrestling are in Maine this week, bringing a little good old-fashioned theatrics and pagentry to Bangor and Presque Isle.The wrestlers of BTW will beup north on Thursday, and will be at the Bangor Auditorium Friday, September 23rd at 8pm.Prior to the event, there will be a meet and greet with all the wrestling legends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Race for MyelomaSeptember 24, 2011Race day registration 9am: Race start 10amcall 356-0425 for information, find Race for Myeloma on facebooke-mail: [email protected] raffle tickets for a chance to win great homemade prizes, Maine Maple Syrup, Boston Bruins autographed hockey puck, and much more!Join in on a beautiful Autumn morning to raise funds to find a cure for this rare blood cancer!Thanks to Granville Rental, Bangor Singles Club,Â and Hope Lutheran Church among others.
Community leaders in Piscataquis County are trying to stay one step ahead of the bath salts epidemic.Penobscot County, Bangor in particular, has become known as the hub for users of the designer drug.Piscataquis County has had to deal with their fair share of bath salt episodes, but not quite in the numbers Penobscot County has seen.After Wednesday presentation at Foxcroft Academy, doctors and law enforcement hope potential users will think twice.
Tropical Storm Irene’s strong winds help blow the American Folk Festival into the red.Organizers say the folk fest came up $75,000 short this year.The storm forced organizers to cancel Sunday, turning it into a two-day event.Losing Sunday accounted for the festival’s biggest loss.Its insurance policy called for a $25,000 payoff for cancelations based on 3-quarters of an inch of rain, but Irene’s rainfall added up to just two-thirds of an inch.We’re told Friday and Saturday’s attendance numbers were strong.A benefit concert held the Monday after the festival with musicians stranded in Bangor by the storm raised more than $4,000.
Power will be out in some parts of downtown Bangor over night Thursday.It’s so Bangor Hydro can work on the underground electrical system.The power will be turned off around midnight and could be out until 6am Friday morning.It will affect some downtown businesses along Water and Broad Streets including the Key Bank Plaza and the Pickering Square Parking Garage.Street lights and traffic lights in that area will be out too.
A former Maine school bus driver is accused of molesting a disabled 6-year-old boy he drove to a camp for children with special needs.The arrest of 45-year-old John Wright of Milton, New Hampshire is linked to videos stored in his computer.Authorities say the sexual assaults took place in July.Kittery police think there might be a second victim from that town.They’re trying to enhance a video to indentify that child.