Texting and driving is dangerous…a point that was really driven home at Brewer High School Wednesday.A presentation at the school focused on risk factors that ride along with distracted driving.Texting and driving is not only dangerous, it’s also now illegal in Maine.Students signed a pledge, promising they won’t text and drive.
A group of young students at the Glenburn School were recognized Wednesday for their work in the community.Some messages just don’t sink in the first time around.”It can burn through the atmosphere and cause hazardous things,” said sixth grader, Lydia Caron.If you didn’t catch that, you’ll have nineteen other chances soon to be found all around Glenburn.”We were having a difficult time getting the word out,” said Michael O’Connor, a town council member.
A man from Hope is accusing his former company of firing him after telling Navy investigators the company was illegally selling technology to China.Eric Levitt, 47, filed a lawsuit last month in Knox County Superior Court against Sonardyne International and Sonardyne Incorporated.
(AP) – Police say the burglary suspect who escaped from a New Hampshire jail and was on the lam for five days had vowed revenge against his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in Maine.David Glenn Hobson was captured Tuesday evening near a grocerystore in Rochester, N.H., near the Maine border.U.S.
The Bangor City Council is holding a special meeting Wednesday (12/07/11) to discuss the future of the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.An agreement between the city and the organizers was postponed in November so the Council could review the information further.The meeting will be held in Council Chambers start at 5:30pm.Public comments will be taken during the meeting.
Two weeks ago, Stephen King issued a challenge.If his three radio stations could raise $70,000 for their “Help Keep ME Warm” fund, he’d match it.The Pulse morning show host Pat LaMarche lived in the cold for a week, to help in the effort.
No criminal charges will be filed against a Maine truck driver in connection with a crash that killed a 12-year-old Connecticut girl.Franklin County prosecutor James Andrews reportedly said his office reviewed the police investigation of the August 17th crash in Farmington and determined there was not enough evidence to bring a vehicular manslaughter charge against Charles Willey.Andrews says the probe concluded that Willey was driving his tractor-trailer about 11 miles per hour over the speed limit when he lost control of the rig and struck a YMCA minivan.
Maine’s highest court has declined to find GMAC Mortgage in contempt for signing off on a home foreclosure without first verifying documents – a practice often referred to as “robo-signing.”In a 5-1 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Judicial Court upheld a decision by a lower court last year.
Bangor City Councilors were given an overview of the city’s permitting system Tuesday night.City Solicitor Norman Heitmann addressed councilor’s concerns over the wording of it.He also reviewed the purpose of having such a system, as well as the process of granting or denying a permit.Heitmann recommended city staff take a closer look at the current policy and revise it for a city council vote.”We want to make it so people’s rights to use the city park are not infringed on, that they’re free to use the park, keeping in mind that we need to protect the integrity of the physical structure of the parks as well as protect other users of the park,” Said Heitmann Tuesday night.Bangor city staff hope to have a revised edition of the permitting policy ready in about a month.
No charges will be filed in connection with a July crash in Jackman that killed 5-year-old Liam Mahaney.Mahaney was asleep on the couch when a logging truck driven by Christian Cloutier, 57, of QuÃ©bec, tipped over and demolished the first floor of the house, killing Mahane.Cloutier told investigators that he fell asleep at the wheel.Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle said that an investigation showed that there was no basis for criminal charges.