Fire crews are still on the scene of a business fire in Corinna.The call to Dexter Road came in around 7 Tuesday morning.The business is Southern Auto Sales.A crew on scene tells us that the roof of the service center has collapsed.A number of vehicles are also damaged or destroyed.We’ll have more information coming up on TV 5 News at Noon.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, October 1st at Bangor Raceway, which is located at Bass Park in downtown Bangor.To learn more, or to sign up for the walk, click, or log on to www.alz.org/walk or give them a call at 800-272-3900.
A search by the Maine Warden Service began Tuesday after an empty, floating boat was reported on Big Wood Pond in Jackman.The name of the missing boater is being with-held at this time, pending notification of family members.The search was called off for the night and will continue Wednesday morning with the Maine Warden Service Dive Team.
(AP) – The developer of a western Maine casino has chosen a Las Vegas casino company to be its casino operator.Black Bear Development announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Silverton Casino to support the development and operations of Black Bear’s Oxford Resort Casino.
Governor Lepage has made more than 90 nominations to various boards and commissions.Confirmation hearings begin Tuesday.Two new members to the Land Use Regulation Commission will be debated, and so will two new members of the Board of Pesticides Control.There were also hearings today on appointees to the Maine Milk Commission and the Maine Harness Racing Commission.
A new club was dedicated in Bangor Tuesday afternoon.Dozens of veterans and their family members gathered at Sunbury vVllage for the inauguration of “The American Veterans Club.”The club will meet once a month and is designed to bring veterans together for social activities.Major General Bill Libby spoke at the event, along with Bangor Mayor Susan Hawes, who presented a City Proclamation dedicating the new club.For more information on the American Veterans Club, visit sunburyvillage.net
The Maine Real Estate and Development Association hosted a forum Tuesday on possible changes to Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission.LURC was formed 40 years ago as the planning and zoning authority for unorganized territory in our state.A 13-member commission is being formed to recommend changes to LURC.Conservation Commissioner Bill Beardsley will chair that panel.
Waterville Fire Chief David Lafountain says he’s concerned about an apparent change in procedure at the State Fire Marshal’s investigative procedure.Chief Lafountain says when he asked the Fire Marshal to come and investigate last nights apartment fire he was initially told the response protocol had changed.Lafountain was told due to a budget shortage of $800,000 the Fire Marshal would only be investigating fires in the case of a fatality, serious injury, or if the fire was set.Lafountain said the local investigators had to make the case that this fire was suspicious in order to have the Fire Marshall’s office look into it.
Around 40 firefighters from Waterville and Winslow battled a fire Monday night at a Water Street apartment building.An elderly woman is alive thanks to the quick thinking of another woman who just happened to be passing by.Therese Wilbur was walking past the building Monday night when she says she spotted a boy, around 10-years- old, with a book of matches.