The Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce will play host to a special basketball game next month.On Monday, March 7th the Harlem Rockets will take over the Camden Hills Regional High School gym.The Rockets are a team of comedy basketball players.Their opponents will be community members.Tickets are available at the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce or by calling 236-4404.If you get your tickets early it’s $10 for adults and $8 for kids under age 18.Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $10 for kids.The show is Monday, March 7th at 6 p.m..
An investigator with the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says a piece of meat that was believed to be tainted tested negative for poisoning.In January, we visited Sheila Grant at her home in Parkman.Grant’s dog died in December after ingesting antifreeze.That incident and the sickening of a dog and cat in guilford had pet owners on edge.A pet owner at Riverside Terrace in Guilford found the piece of raw meat and called police.The investigator says the results were reported Saturday and the meat appears to be dog food.Meanwhile, the death of the Parkman dog is still under investigation.
The owner of a paper mill in East Millinocket, reportedly says it is going to close in 60 days if a pending deal to sell it and an already closed mill in Millinocket is not finalized.A spokesman for the parent company of Katahdin Paper the company is planning to issue the required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, which provides 60-day notice of a closure.The East Millinocket mill employs about 450 people.
2010 was a very good year for lobstering in Maine, in terms of how much was caught.Figures just released show a record 93.4 million pounds of lobster was caught.The catch was valued at around 309 million dollars.The Department of Marine Resources says it breaks the previous record of 82 million pounds set just the year before.The value of last year’s catch was the third-highest on record.The highest was in 2005 when Lobstermen caught 318 million dollars worth.
A federal judge has upheld Maine’s campaign finance disclosure law.It follows a lawsuit by an organization against gay marriage.The National Organization for Marriage sued after the state ethics commission found that it was required to disclose the identities of its donors.
Fans heading to the basketball tournament in Augusta should plan on a few extra minutes of travel time.A lane will be closed on I-95 Northbound at the Civic Center exit in Augusta starting Wednesday.Crews will replace bridge decking and resurface it, so traffic will be just one lane.The project and the delays are expected to last until the first week in May.
It’s one of the greatest mysteries of life- what happens after we die?Many believe our souls rise to heaven.But there are some who believe our bodies travel elsewhere.Tammy Creswell never really thought much about reincarnation.Until a few years back, when Tammy’s three-year old daughter, Rachel decided to tell her mother about her “other” family.=====”We were out splitting firewood,” said Tammy Creswell.
Every year around this time, Bangor’s population increases by the thousands.The Maine High School Basketball tournament not only brings visitors to the city, it also brings in dollars.Many area businesses are cashing in on the weeklong event, including those in downtown Bangor.The stands at the Bangor Auditorium aren’t just full of fans, they’re also full of customers that will most likely need a place to sleep, eat and shop.”We come down and get a motel, kind of kick back, relax,” says Elizabeth Butler who is visiting from Fort Fairfield.
A Madison man is in jail after police say he led them on a 6-mile chase Monday morning.According to Corporal Joe Mitchell of the Madison Police Department, 46-year-old Steven Couture refused to pull over just before 7 o’clock Monday morning.Mitchell says Couture was speeding and operating with a suspended license.
Coast Guard officials say it will likely take until Tuesday morning to get a fishing boat reported disabled near Rockland back to its home port in Massachusetts.Coast Guard officials received a call Saturday night from the 80-foot fishing vessel, Meridian.Crews reported that the boat’s generator had broken down.The boat is based out of New Bedford, Massachusetts.A Coast Guard boat reached the Meridian at 7:30 Sunday night and is towing it to port in Massachusetts right now.
A soldier who had just joined the Maine Army National Guard has died during basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.Governor Paul LePage’s office says 20-year-old Private Jordan Chase passed away Sunday from complications connected to a medical emergency.Chase was born in Lewiston and was a graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School.
For many high school basketball players in Maine it takes a lot of hard work just to be on a team that reaches the Tournament.Balancing school work with practices and games is part of the equation.One player at Jonesport Beals High School has another obstacle to face”If I’m low I can’t my defense is bad, I’m not moving if I’m high I’m like shooting airballs five feet over the rim,” said the sophomore.