Crews responding to a garage fire in Troy Saturday night say they heard multiple explosions before it burned to the ground.Troy fire officials say they responded to a home on the Bangor Road around 10:30 p.m.They say a garage separate from the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.They believe extreme heat caused spare tires inside the garage to expand and explode.It took crews about three hours to extinguish the flames.They say no one was injured.
Wireless Zone in Bangor was having a “cell-a-bration,” in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.They hosted a Patriot’s Day event and some New England Patriot cheerleaders were on hand for the festivities.They were giving away game tickets and much more, all to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.” At the Wireless Zone we really feel that it’s important to be a part of our community and to give back to those who keep us here.
Some teens in bangor teamed up with the Salvation Army to help out less fortunate people.It was in connection with this year’s Maine Nazarene Youth International Fall Retreat which is being held at the Bangor First Church of the Nazarene on Union Street.They went door to door collecting canned goods, personal hygiene products and infant supplies.They call it the great food scavenger hunt and give kids value points for certain items collected.” It’s one of those things where God has blessed us with so much.
A group of people were on the streets in downtown Bangor, raising awareness for the blind and visually impaired.It was the annual White Cane Walk.They do it to make sure the blind and visually impaired who live in Maine have access to roads and cross walks just as everybody else does.” It’s an incredibly important issue.
Wabanaki tribal members came together for one of their own Saturday.They took part in a nearly 100 mile tribal spirit run, all for Kani Malsom.He was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.The run is to give him spiritual strength.” This is about honoring and taking care of tribal members.
Folks wanting to learn how to protect themselves from scams and other forms of financial exploitation could attend a free conference in Bangor Saturday.Identity theft and mail and telemarketing scams were just a few of the topics discussed.Speakers provided helpful tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.” Regulation can only do so much.
Art covers the walls at a UMaine gallery, but it’s not quite what you think.This exhibit actually allowed for artist to present their work by drawing directly on the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery.The “Drawing On” exhibition held its opening Friday evening.It took the eight artists any where from a few hours, to a few weeks to finish their pieces.If you missed out on Friday’s opening, you can catch the art Monday thru Friday from 9-4, but hurry up, the exhibit is only on display until November 18th.
Starting next week, the Ferry Point port entry in Calais will temporarily shut down to make way for a new paving project.Thatâ€™s the border crossing accessed from downtown Calais.Construction is scheduled to begin at 7:00 Monday morning and will last until midnight October 21st.All motorists should use alternate routes during the construction.
The lawyer for a man convicted in a machete attack on a Pittston family says the life sentence meted out is too much.Daniel Fortune was convicted of attacking William Guerrette and his 10-year-old daughter, nearly killing them during a home invasion in May of 2008.Fortune’s attorney told the State Supreme Court the sentence is unconstitutional, but prosecutors say the harsh sentence is justified because of the terrible nature of the crime.The Supreme Court heard the arguments Friday in front of students at Lisbon High School.
Fire trucks and police cars crowded the Bangor Mall parking lot Friday afternoon for this year’s Penobscot County Triad event.As part of Public Service and Senior Appreciation Day, community service groups, law enforcement, and seniors were all working together to help keep Mainers safe.Outside, people could take a look at the Sheriff’s mobile crime scene unit.While inside the mall, vendors were on hand to talk with seniors about how to protect themselves against crimes such as identity theft.
If you’re looking to buy an RV and help fight cancer…head on over to Webb’s RV in Bangor.The business will be donating up to $500 dollars on every unit sold over the weekend to the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer.For owner Danny Webb, this fundraiser holds a special meaning.Webb is a prostate cancer survivor himself.On Sunday, a jam session will also be taking place on the Webb’s RV lot, with the band from Peak’s Hill Lodge performing.All donations from that event will also be going to prostate cancer.
A man from Augusta and Boothbay Harbor will spend nearly a year in prison for operating a loan scheme that targeted financially strapped businesses.The Attorney General’s office says 66-year-old Donald Shields was sentenced to 11 months behind bars for one count of theft.Prosecutors say Shields’ scheme was aimed at business owners that couldn’t get conventional financing and were looking for commercial loans.