Legislation seeking $300,000 in money from the state of Maine for an east-west highway feasibility study is moving forward, with a change that makes the developer pay back the cost of the study if the highway is built.The House and Senate have already approved a bill calling for a feasibility costing $300,000 in state highway funds.
A Northport man who rescued a neighbor from her burning home has been named one of this year’s Carnegie heroes.Jason Thurston was named the Carnegie Medal recipient on Wednesday for rescuing his 71-year-old neighbor in December 2010.The award is given by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission to people who have risked their lives while saving or trying to save others.
A Burnham man is behind bars, accused of holding his wife and three children hostage Monday morning.Shawn Sigston, 40, is charged with domestic assault, domestic criminal threatening, domestic terrorizing and kidnapping.Authorities were called to North Horseback Road around 5 a.m.
The mother of two Rumford toddlers who fell about 16 feet out of second-floor window of their home says neither child suffered any serious injuries.Angela Malchisky tells the Sun Journal that other than a few scratches from the icy snow bank they landed on, 3-year-old Madison and 2-year-old Aiden were doing fine Tuesday evening.She says both children are autistic.Malchisky said she put the children down for a nap at about 3:30 p.m.
A 37-year-old Brownville woman has gone on trial for allegedly giving marijuana and alcohol to her daughter’s 13- and 14-year-old friends.Tanya Donnelly is being tried on charges including aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors, and endangering the welfare of a child.The Bangor Daily News reports that the girls testified in Piscataquis County Superior Court on Tuesday that they were attending a birthday party last March when Donnelly talked them into walking to her house, where three of the girls smoked marijuana.
Maine state officials say an internationally recognized bicycle touring organization is planning a big tour in Maine next year.The Department of Economic and Community Development says VDelo QuDebec DEvDenements is headed to Maine in August 2013 to host a grand tour of about 2,000 participants traveling more than 600 miles by bicycle over a seven-day period.Every year the group selects a new destination and this will be the first in Maine.
French music will be playing and French food will be on the menu as Maine’s Franco-American community is recognized during the state’s 11th annual Franco-American Day.Festivities at the state capitol Wednesday include French music being performed in the halls of the State House, a Franco-American breakfast menu in the cafeteria, and historical and cultural displays from Franco-American organizations.Presentations are scheduled by Franco-American veterans from Lewiston and dignitaries from France, Canada and province of Quebec.
Maine Democrats are criticizing Governor Paul LePage for taking a weeklong trip to Jamaica while the legislative session is in its final weeks.Democrats say the governor leaves Wednesday for vacation – his second trip to Jamaica during a legislative session.
Police have released the findings of their investigation into the September accident in Mars Hill that left 51-year-old Nathan York of Medway dead.According to police, a pick-up truck driven by 51-year-old William Barton of Mars Hill collided head on with a station wagon driven by 21-year-old Jerome York of Medway.Jerome York and Barton were transported to a local hospital where both men were treated and released.Nathan York was declared dead on the scene.After the investigation, police arrested Barton for operating under the influence and possession of methamphetamine.
A part of Route 1 was shut down for a little while Tuesday night after two cars collided in Littleton.Police say Sheri Pryor of Monticello was pulling out of a driveway when her car was struck by another car being driven by Taylor Hartley of Caribou.A passenger in Hartley’s car went to the hospital…no word on that person’s condition.Both cars were totaled in the accident.
Ticks were the topic of discussion at the Community School in Brewer Tuesday night.With the warmer weather, the tiny bugs become active and can cause a lot of problems…including lyme disease.Doctors at the tick talk went over symptoms of lyme disease, as well as how to properly remove a tick if you find one on your body.Dr.