Husson University’s on-campus radio hosted a blood drive on campus Tuesday.WHSN staff along with members of the Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity volunteered to help out.Radio station Co-manager Christian Mower says they have been holding annual blood drives in the Fall and Spring for many years.He says they are always happy to help out the red cross.” It’s very important because a lot of people don’t know where they can give blood so when you have an event like this on campus kids are just walking around in between classes or have a lot of spare time.
A coordinated effort to burn the overgrowth near the railroad tracks in parts of Bangor, Orono, and Veazie is almost finished.Today the Maine Forest Service along with Bangor, Orono, and Veazie fire departments burned along the tracks at the corner of State Street and Hogan Road in Bangor.Officials say this particular area has been a major fire hazard in the past.
A 34 year old woman from China, Maine has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Albion.Deputies with the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office say that Melina Paradis was traveling along Route 202 around 7:00 last night with two other motorcyclists.Witnesses reported seeing her bike swerve into the path of a box truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
As UMaine student Jack Bruce nears the end of his sophomore year, he’s doing so with the praise of his professors.But it’s not because of how he did in class, it’s for something he did on his own outside of the classroom.”Turn this on” With the flip of a switch, Jack Bruce’s robot springs to life.
All seaplanes that use Maine waters are now required to carry a “lake and river protection” sticker.The program is part of an effort to bring attention to the threats invasive plants pose to lakes and ponds in our state.The sticker reads: “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers – Preserve Maine’s Waters.” The sticker costs $20.
Two complaints filed against public school social worker Don Mendell have been dismissed.Mendell has been a school social worker and student counselor at Nokomis regional high school for 23 years.The complaints claimed that Mendell violated the social workers’ professional code of ethics by appearing in the fall of 2009, urging Mainers to support the “vote yes on one” campaign, which defeated Maine’s gay marriage law.The board of social worker licensure in Gardiner ruled to dismiss the claims.
A former University of Maine assistant professor has sued the school in federal court.Laurie Osher worked in the department of plant, soils, and environmental sciences.She was hired in 1999 for a research and teaching position.Eight years later, she was denied tenure by the university.Osher claims that was in “retaliation for her complaints of discrimination against her” based on her disability and sexual orientation.The university says it denied her tenure because Doctor Osher failed to meet the department’s requirements.
For the immediate future, Husson University will not be pursuing a law school.Husson president Robert Clark says they’re grateful to the state supreme court for its careful review of the school’s petition, but have decided not to continue to push for accreditation at this time.Husson will continue to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice, and undergraduate degrees in paralegal studies.
A Rockland woman was arrested Sunday after police say they caught her with more than 60 ecstasy pills.19-year-old Sadie Knight was approached by Rockland police officers after they were told she had drugs on her and was out making deliveries.Police seized pills, more than $300 dollars cash and an unloaded gun they say was hidden in her car.Police say the street value of the drugs is around $1600.
It’s been five months since the Lincoln News building burned down, destroying everything in that newspaper and print shop.Monday morning, employees showed up for work in their brand-new building, and they say it won’t be too long before they’re printing there again.For folks who love the Lincoln News, it’s a welcome sound.