A North Anson business owner is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can help find the thieves who broke into his business.Fifty-thousand dollars worth of tools and lumber were taken from the North Anson Log Yard.Manager David Ames says equipment was damaged too.He says the lumber was the biggest loss.
Students at the Piscataquis Community Elementary School have jumped into the fight against heart disease.The school hosted its fifth annual “Jump Rope for Heart Day” on Thursday.It’s devoted to getting kids moving through physical activity.”One of the second grade teachers said she had asked her class what today was all about and the child answered it’s to get active and get my heart pounding, I love that,” said school nurse Sharon Foster.The students are also raising money for the American Heart Association.Last year, the school raised 5-thousand dollars, earning it recognition as one of Maine’s top ten contributors to the heart health cause.
State Police say one of two men shot Thursday at a home invasion in Hermon has died.The second man was treated and released from the hospital and was charged by the Penobscot Sheriffâ€™s Office.State Police detectives were being updated on the case late this afternoon by deputies, who have investigated it since it was reported about 9 a.m.
Members of Bangor’s business community welcomed a newcomer to town Thursday.Fusion stopped by the Penobscot Theatre to introduce themselves to new Artistic Director, Bari Newport.The group wanted to connect with one of Bangor’s oldest downtown entities.”Penobscot Theatre is a very essential and big part of the Bangor region, so it’s great to connect young people to something that is so big in our region and get them involved,” said Fusion member, Matt McLaughlin.Newport gave the group a tour of the theatre, which she believes is an impressive part of the city’s history.”That Bangor has had a professional theater in its midst for nearly forty years, this is our thirty-eighth season, is really extraordinary,” said Newport.The meeting was part of Fusion’s Noontime Networks, a luncheon they hold every month to meet and network with people in the community.
Police worked quickly to nab two suspects in a Lewiston bank robbery, and authorities are now looking into whether the pair is involved in other heists.A branch of the Auburn Savings bank was robbed by somebody who showed a gun at about 3:30 p.m.
Bangor-based Husson University wants to boost its profile in southern Maine by opening a campus in Portland.Husson officials confirmed Wednesday they are seeking approval from the city for a new campus on a seven-acre parcel on outer Congress Street.Husson currently operates a satellite campus in South Portland and another in Presque Isle.
While several fishing derbies, ski events and winter festivals have been cancelled or postponed because of the unseasonable weather, there’s at least one that’s still taking place.Brewer Winterfest kicks off Friday, February 17th and runs through Saturday, February 18th.It’s also the start to the Brewer Bicentennial Celebration this year.
The owner of a North Anson business has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of thieves who broke in and stole $50,000 worth of tools and lumber.Clinton Bradbury, owner of the North Anson Log Yard, said Wednesday if the people who broke into his business Monday night are not caught, they will just do it again.The thieves not only made off with lumber and tools, but also vandalized the business.Bradbury tells the Sun Journal he is counting on someone who saw something suspicious to call police.