One of the sweetest spots in Bangor is celebrating its 65th anniversary, and saying “see you later” to one of its original owners.Frank’s Bakery started out on Hancock Street in Bangor in 1945 and in 1947 it moved to its current location on State Street.Frank Soucy Jr has been with the shop since the beginning, baking up sweet treats for Mainers, but now, he’s calling it a career.All of the goodies at Frank’s Bakery are made from scratch, and that’s just how the business began.”What you put in is what you get out of it,” advised Frank Soucy Jr.Frank started the sweet shop with his dad and brother back in 1945 when he was just 19 years old.
Authorities say a crash in Newport this morning has left one man dead and a woman hospitalized.The accident happened around 8:00 Wednesday morning at the corner of Ridge Road and Route 2.Newport police say a pick-up driven by 72-year-old Merle Dancer of Garland was struck by a dump truck.
A former student at the Farmington State Teacher’s College in Maine now has a postcard that was sent to her in the fall of 1946.The postcard, a thank you note, was sent to Ruth Webber at Purington Hall by “Gert and Charlie.” It was mailed from Winthrop.On Monday 83-year-old Ruth Webber McGary, received the card.
The two candidates who want to represent you in Congress from Maine’s Second District went head-to-head at a forum in Bangor Tuesday.Diana Bosch was at the forum, sponsored by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, as Mike Michaud and Jason Levesque battled it out to win votes.
The Spending Revolt Coalition rolled into town today with a message – stop reckless government spending.The group partnered with the Maine Chapter of Americans for Prosperity for a town hall meeting at Paul Bunyan Park in Bangor.The Spending Revolt National bus tour has traveled to twenty five states in the country to educate voters about federal spending.Trevor Bragdon the Director of Americans for Prosperity says it’s important that voters are informed about this issue.”Right now the government spends 12,000 dollars each and every second and in the time it takes the average american to take a shower, those ten minutes the federal government spends 67 million dollars, we wanna highlight that and engage our citizens so that they know when they go to the polls this November that they need to vote for people who are gonna restrain government spending,” he said.The coalition says the national debt is over 13 trillion dollars.The bus also made stops in Augusta and Portland.
Folks had the chance to tour a green building construction training program at the United Technolgy Center in Bangor Tuesday.As Meghan Hayward tells us, the project will help put a lot of Mainers in new homes.The Pathways Project is a green construction skills training program involving many partners.Participants learn hands-on skills to build energy efficient homes.Beverly and Dana Sands will be the recipients of the first home.” We’re quite happy.
WZON Sports Radio is changing its format.Sports Talk WZON AM 6-20 will become a news-talk-sports format.Zone will continue to cover games for local high schools, Husson University and professional teams.The change will allow greater exposure for their FM station, 103.1 The Pulse and let them focus on more local games.General Manager of the Zone Corporation, Bobby Russell says they see this as a positive move.” So we’re taking the best of that and the best of what worked on WZON am, which is Dale and Clem and the ball games.
A community drive called Winter Wear would like your help getting winter wear to folks in Hancock and Washington Counties.Winter Wear is a collaboration of several non-profit groups.Last year more than 650 coats were given away through the program.Besides coats, they’re looking for hats, mittens and snowpants.To help out call Susan Farley at 664-2424, extension 4450.Below is a list of all the drop off sites.Washington County Collection Locations: Centre Street Church -MachiasWashington County Courthouse- MachiasUniversity of Maine Machias -MachiasWashington Hancock Community Agency Office-MilbridgeThe Maine Sea Coast Mission-CherryfieldEBS-Cherryfield and MachiasCalais Police Department- CalaisCalais City Building -CalaisCalais Elementary School -CalaisCalais High School-CalaisWashington County Community College -CalaisCalais Shop and Save- CalaisCalais Regional Hospital-CalaisBayside Market- MilbridgeFour Corners Shop and Save -ColumbiaUnion Trust Bank-MilbridgeNapa Auto Parts- Milbridge Washington County Distribution Locations :Centre Street Church-MachiasWashington Hancock Community Agency Office-MilbridgeThe Maine Sea Coast Mission-CherryfieldWhiting Community Food Pantry-WhitingCalais Elementary School- Calais Nov.
The state has agreed to buy more than 200-miles of track in northern Maine from the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway.It’s a 20-million dollar deal.The funding includes bond money approved by Maine voters, state reserve accounts, balances from canceled projects, and a major shipper on the line is chipping in too.On top of that, the state just received 10-and-a-half million dollars in federal funding for track improvements.Last winter the railway said it would abandon the tracks because of millions of dollars in losses.