The mother of a 24-year-old man in Waldoboro who hanged himself at the Knox County Jail and is now severely disabled is suing the sheriff, jail officials and staff.Federal court documents say 24-year-old Matthew Lalli has permanent and severe brain injuries and his medical care will cost more than $9 million.
As the Bangor YMCA moves into the future, a piece of the past is discovered.While removing the cornerstone of the old Hammond Street Y building, workers uncovered a time capsule hidden nearly 40 years ago.The capsule contained pictures, old YMCA registration forms, and a list of the prices of everyday items back in 19-71.Also included was a list of predictions made by former Executive Secretary Roland Chandler.One of the predictions, that the YM and the YW would merge together in one place, which is what is happening right now.
The quality of life for dogs staying at the Waterville Humane Society is about to get a whole lot better.All thanks to the hard work of a Waterville High School student and the generosity of a Kentucky couple.All the different kinds of dogs at the humane society have one thing in common.
Folks taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bangor will notice a new addition.It’s called a Promise Garden.”They’ll be given a flower and they can write their story on the petals about a loved one, maybe they’re caring for, maybe someone they’ve lost in their lives.”There are four different flower colors, all representing a different aspect of Alzheimer’s.”At the beginning of the walk we’ll collect those, people will go off on the walk and we’ll make a garden of all these pinwheel flowers and so when folks come back they can go through the garden.”The Promise Garden is expected to make the walk more personal.”Everybody has a story about what they’re doing, living with Alzheimer’s or caring for somebody.
Signs in the produce section of Bells IGA in Orono aren’t advertising the latest sale, they’re warning customers.”We as a whole in the store try to keep up online making sure there isn’t anything so we can post it ahead of time for our customers to know what’s going on.
Yesterday, we told you that remains found in Southwest Harbor last month were positively identified as Pete Peterson, an autistic man who was missing from the area for about a year.Tonight, there will be a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Peterson.It will be held at the Pemetic School in Southwest Harbor at 7:00.For safety reasons, organizers encourage folks to bring battery tea lights and flashlights.In case of rain, an alternate location will be announced on the ‘Remembering Pete Peterson’ facebook page.
Vandals have hit several areas in Bangor.Bangor Police say they’ve received more than thirty phone calls about damage to vehicles and one business.Most of the damage to the cars has been side or back windows.They say the vandalism reports span from West Broadway, Forest Avenue, Capehart and many other streets.Police say damage estimates are currently in the several thousand dollar range.”It could be pellet bb type guns.
Residents in RSU 20 will not be voting on whether to reorganize the school district.A motion to set a date for the referendum did not pass at Tuesday night’s school board meeting.The plan right now calls for closing Frankfort Elementary School, moving all middle school students to Searsport and sending all high school students to Belfast.The school district has held several public forums on the issue.School board members expressed concerns about how to properly word the ballot question, among other issues.They’re now looking at the internet or mailings for public input.
The Maine Army National Guard is doing their part to try and stop domestic violence and sexual assault in Maine.They sponsored a training session focused on those topics in Waterville Wednesday night.Members of the military and law enforcement officers from across Central Maine were among those in the crowd.The session was being held at the Waterville Grand Hotel on Main Street.Organizers used recent examples to highlight the issues as well as an improv acting group from Boston.Governor LePage and First Lady Anne LePage were special guests for the event.