A new program is aiming to help folks having a hard time paying their mortgage avoid losing their homes.The Kennebec Valley Community Action Program is taking applicant screening worksheets for the Federal Emergency Homeowner Loan Program.The program provides mortgage payment assistance for homeowners in crisis for the next two years.Those who meet the requirements will be entered into a lottery.More than 300 Maine households will get assistance.Maine is one of thirty-two states taking part.”It’s a drop in the bucket but for those that get help it means the world to them.
For a city with a population of more than 35,000 news travels fast.” I think in all, Bangor’s a very low-key, quiet and safe place to live,” said Christopher Brunelle, a Bangor resident.” It’s ok to be concerned, but not overly so that you’re looking behind you every step you take,” added Mary Stockley, a Bangor resident.Poliec say William Hall, 29, was in an outside area of Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Hospital smoking when he decided to flee Tuesday night.” At which point he kinda took advantage of that opportunity and hopped the fence,” said Sgt.
A man from Plymouth accused of robbing a house and threatening to shock the owner, possibly with a taser, was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County Grand Jury.31-year-old Jeff Roberts is charged with robbery, burglary and stealing drugs, among other charges.
A Machiasport man is facing drug charges after police say he had Oxycontin, Methadone and Marijuana in his posession.Jon Wright, 42, was arrested Monday.Police say in addition to the drugs, he had a scale and nearly $5,000 in cash.He’s scheduled to be in court in August.
Folks were taking advantage of Tuesday’s warm weather in Bangor.Residents of the Phillips-Strickland House, along with their families and friends were treated to a lawn party Tuesday afternoon.And what’s a party without a little bit of music?Steel Appeal, which is a steel drum band, played some tunes for the residents as they snacked on smores.
Maine Wardens are searching Deering Lake in Weston for a 33-year-old man.We’re told the Linneus man was on a boat with a female friend at 9:30 Tuesday night when the boat took on water.The man did not know how to swim.Wardens say the woman, who survived, says she held the man afloat as long as she could before letting go of his body.
An infestation by a noxious caterpillar in the Brunswick area appears to have been killed off by a fungal disease brought on by May’s rainy weather.The Maine Forest Service says a naturally occurring fungus that affects only browntail moth caterpillars appears to have wiped out the infestation in the Brunswick, Bath, Topsham and Bowdoinham.Winter web surveys had showed that the caterpillar population, which can harm human beings, was going to be extremely high this year.
Governor Paul LePage’s campaign promise to allow charter schools in Maine is close to being fulfilled.Without debate, the House of Representatives on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill authorizing charter schools, which try to improve the performance of students who don’t do well in traditional schools.