A mill in Patten is closing.Company officials say about 18 workers at a wood veneer facility, known as the Appalachian Katahdin Mill, will be impacted by the shutdown.Officials say the closure is due to overall market demand, the rising costs of transportation and managing costs of raw materials.Company officials did not give an exact date when the mill will close, but say it will be in the coming weeks.
The Pine Tree Camp in Rome has been a summer home for thousands of campers since it first opened in 1945.Back then, it started as a summer camp providing therapy for disabled kids.The camp has evolved through the years into what’s now an experience that lets children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities enjoy freedom through boating, more than a mile of accessible nature trails and Maines only fully handicap accessible tree house.In celebration of its 65th birthday, Pine Tree Society is hosting a reunion Sunday, August 8th.Campers and counselors from the past and present are invited.For more information, you can log onto pinetreesociety.org.
The Field’s Pond Audubon Center in Holden has been full of children this week.They’re learning all kinds of things about nature.Meghan Hayward has more.Some kids have spent this week at a nature camp at the Field’s Pond Audubon Center in Holden.”This is an opportunity for them to come into a safe environment, to come out and explore nature and meet some friends.”The campers have learned about soil, insects and plants.”We’re hoping the kids will start to develop an appreciation for the natural world.”The kids seem to be enjoying themselves.”We get to have lots of fun and get to meet more people.””Once you come here every day, you learn about 100 different things.”Camp Director Ruth Perry says it’s important to get the kids outside.”Children nowadays, for a variety of reasons, don’t get a chance to go out and play in nature as I did when I was a child.”Some of the campers got to place traps in the pond and see what they caught.”We caught some tadpoles, a baby salamander, and then we caught some water mites.”One camper thinks this week in nature will benefit her when she returns to school.”I like science a lot and if I come here I might know more about it when I go back to school.”The Audubon Center will be hosting another nature camp the week of August 16th, and they say there’s still room for kids.If interested, you can call 989-2591.
A woman from Indian Township was killed and three others injured in a car crash Thursday afternoon in Baileyville.Police Chief Shawn Donahue tells TV 5, 62-year-old Jane Tinker was driving a van on Route 1 just after 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon.Tinker struck a car driven by 16-year-old Tamara Thomson of Waite.Tinker and a passenger in her car, Alfred Socoby of Indian Township, as well as Thomson and her mother, 46-yearh-old Stacey Thomson, were all transported to Calais Regional Hospital.Tinker was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A man from Lincoln has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a local community center last month.Lincoln Police Chief Scott Minckler says 23-year old Brandon Tolman was arrested this morning for his role in the burglary of Ballard Hill Community Center.Minckler says Tolman was found in possession of a Nintendo Wii Gaming consoler, controllers and games that were taken from the Community Center.
Bountiful Garden SaladFresh corn-of the cob and cookedWhite beansCucumber-cubedTomatoes, cherries in Â½ or large cubedSweet onionAvocado cubedUnseasoned bread cubesPlace veggies & bread in a bowl-preferable glass—great colorToss with dressingDressing:Â½ cup EVOO2 Tb balsamic vinegarLemon & zestÂ¼ cup Parsley choppedSea Salt & pepperParmesan cheeseLayered Veggies:ZucchiniFresh mozzarellaeggplantFresh mozzarellaTomatoSea salt, pepperEVOOSlice all veggies in roundsBegin the layering each stack with Zucchini and continue as above sprinkling with salt, pepper and EVOO on each layerBake in oven 350 for 15-20 minutes-until cheese is melted.Enjoy
Two people are in the hospital after a car accident early Friday morning.Chief Deputy Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office tells TV 5 a truck rolled over on Route 2 at the Greenbush Milford town line at 2 o’clock Friday morning.Two people were ejected from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.The crash is under investigation.
Some residents of Bangor lost power overnight, but it wasn’t due to weather.Bangor Hydro crews spent the overnight hours investigating a problem with a substation that resulted in the loss of power to 1228 customers.The areas effected were parts of Mount Hope Avenue, and some of the cross streets in the Tree Street neighborhood.