The man accused of playing a role in the murder of an Old Town woman along the Bangor waterfront last August plead guilty Friday, but to a lesser charge.28-year-old Justin Ptaszynski was originally charged with murder and hindering apprehension in the death of 19 year old Holly Boutilier.
Folks gathered Thursday evening at the Muddy Rudder restaurant in Brewer, to hear an inspirational speech from the only blind man ever to travel the entire Appalachian Trail.Bill Irwin lost his sight when he 28.He said he battled many personal demons throughout his life.Irwin was 50 when he completed the more than 2,100 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce is endorsing the four bond issues totaling $108,000,000 on Maine’s June 8 ballot.They include $26,500.000 for offshore wind research and energy efficiency, $47,800,000 for transportation, $23,750,000 for community economic development and $10,250,000 for clean water projects.The Bangor Chamber reaffirmed its support of the pending state tax reform law and endorsed a “no” vote on an initiative to repeal it.
The City of Bangor is holding public hearings on Friday to get feedback on a plan to raise rates for the BAT bus.The hearings will be held at 2pm and again at 5 in council chambers at Bangor City Hall.The city is considering raising fares from a dollar to a dollar and twenty-five cents, with half-price tickets going up from 50 to 60 cents.The cost of a five-ride strip of tickets would increase by a dollar, and a monthly pass would go up by five dollars.The city also thinking about cutting service on Bangor routes on six public holidays, and cutting Saturday service on the mall hopper route.
On Saturday, May 22nd, Husson University will play host to an event to bennefit the Phillips-Strickland House.Dancing for the Stars is a cast of local faces competing to take the top honor in a single-day dance-off.Judges will be scoring the participants on dance skills, technique, originality, costumes, and more.
A four-year-old boy is this year’s Children’s Miracle Network “Champion” for the state of Maine.A “Champion” is a child with a remarkable medical story.The Champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children who are treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year.Clayton Wilson was born 6 weeks early.His lungs were under-developed.But luckily, he only had to spend a few days in NICU at Eastern Maine Medical Center before going home.And now he’s a 4-year-old full of energy.” We couldn’t be more thrilled to be ambassadors for this amazing program.
Two teenagers are facing charges in connection with vandalism done to school property at Bucksport High School.Police have charged 18-year-old Matthew Bamford of Bucksport and 18-year-old Benjamin Harvey of Hampden with criminal mischief and aggravated criminal mischief.Bucksport Police Chief Sean Gagnon says a wall of a dug out had been kicked in and some bases had been stolen.Gagnon says there was also some damage to the track team’s equipment.He says the arrest of the two suspects was a community effort.” A lot of disturbed students in which we talked to at the high school that take a lot of pride in what they do and their softball field and track equipment.
The man accused of running down and killing a 20-year-old University of Maine student in a hit and run accident back in January appeared in a Bangor courtroom this morning.22-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick pled not guilty to four charges, including manslaughter, aggravated criminal OUI, and leaving the scene of an accident.Police say Cheney was driving drunk in Orono when he struck and killed 20-year-old Jordon Bakley of Camden.District Attorney Christopher Almy says all the evidence in this case points to Cheney as the culprit.