A shelter designed to help people battling addictions is now an official part of Penobscot Community Health Care.The Hope House was started in 1973, and through the years became known as the only shelter in the area for people with active substance use.
A million dollar reconstruction project is set to begin Tuesday in Downtown Bangor.This project has been in the works for years according to city officials, and the goal is help traffic flow along Main, Cedar, Summer and Railroad streets.It will involve the reconstruction of Cedar street along with a portion of Summer and Main street.Crews were out Monday preparing the area for the changes.The majority of this work is being paid for by the State and Federal governments, only 10 percent of the cost is the responsibility of the city of Bangor.Traffic delays will occur during the construction, and engineers hope it’s complete by the first part of August.
Candidates and their staff are making their final push to get people to the polls Tomorrow to vote for them in the Gubernatorial Primary race.Many will be working all election day as well in hopes to advance to November’s General Election, but not all of them.One campaign staffer has a math test to worry about first.That’s because he’s a sixth grader.”I’ve been trying to Balance everything out not spending a lot of time campaigning too much and an equal amount of homework too,” said Bangor’s Nick Danby.Danby came to prominence in May when he introduced Pat McGowan at the State Democratic Convention in Lewiston.”Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome Nick Danby”His involvement in this years Gubernatorial race happened when his father took him to a debate, and it grew from there, and now this 12 year old, sixth grader has created a spark.”I think it was kind of like a thing of there’s no other campaigns that youth and the future kind of thing except for our campaign which incorporates the 2020 vision the more of the future kind of thing, I’ve tried to help with phone banking, bringing more energy to the campaign kind of thing””Some people might think it’s kind of silly, funny, goofish but I thought I made up for that with the speech and I got a lot of encouragement on that from people I didn’t even know, delegates at the convention, ‘ good job, it was a really amazing speech ‘ kind of thing”But don’t think he’ll just be working on a campaign, he’s only staying on the sidelines because of his age, he already has mapped out his political future.”I plan to, hope to, run for State Senate you know in 2020, around the 20/20 vision kind of thing and hope to become a Representative and work up to the Governor from 2030-to-2038 and then run for President in 2040 and hopefully to win then.”
A Hancock man is in critical condition, after his medical delivery truck crashed into an Irving station in Harrington Monday morning, igniting a fiery explosion.Four men are being credited with pulling 62-year old Gardiner Crabtree out of his burning vehicle.Joy Hollowell talked with one those heroes just a few hours after it happened.========Mark Schoppee says he didn’t hear the explosion but realized there was a problem when the fire tones started going off.Moments earlier, police say 62 year old Gardiner Crabtree has driven his medical delivery truck into another car that was getting gas at the Irving on Route One in Harrington.
Tuesday, June 8th is election day.And even after months of campaigning, no clear front runners have emerged in the primary races for the Democratic and Republican nomination for governor.Candidates on both sides are looking for every last vote in an election that is not expected to garner a major turnout.Polling within the last week shows that half of Republicans and 60% of Democrats are undecided.
With the school year coming to a close this month, Maine’s Labor Commissioner is issuing a reminder about the state’s labor laws.Laura Fortman says first jobs are great opportunities for young workers, but she adds that Maine has laws to prevent teenagers from working overly long hours or in dangerous conditions.Fortman says all 14 and 15-year-olds must have a work permit, and can’t work more than eight hours a day and 40 hours a week in the summer months when school is out.
Fifty combat veterans of the Maine Army National Guard participated in a Walking Stick Ceremony.Held at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor combat veterans who deployed to Irac and Afghanistan received maple walking sticks.The sticks have symbolic markings for members of the military and veterans.The Cole Museum started the tradition back in 1997.
The 23rd annual Children’s Miracle Network telethon kicked off right on TV-5.The CMN helps provide pediatric care for kids.Locally the CMN raises money to ensure kids in Eastern, Central and Northern Maine have quality healthcare close to home.The telethon was held at Center Court in the Bangor Mall..During the broadcast families shared their inspirational stories.100 percent of the donations made to the CMN stays local, so they’ll benefit kids right here in Maine.Over the year they raised more then 500 thousand dollars.