All kinds of activities are planned for Maine Wind Energy Week including tours of the Stetson wind farm, and the DeLorme map store.The week culminates with the Maine wind blade challenge at the University of Maine this Friday.More than 200 high school students from throughout Maine will vie for best wind blade design.For a complete list of Maine Wind Week activities, check out the website www.mainewindindustry.com
Improvements are planned for a road in Brownville that’s been a source of frustration for some folks in town.The Knights Landing Road leads to Schoodic Lake.The Brownville Town Manager says potholes and drainage issues along it are an ongoing problem.Boundary disputes and other issues over the past couple of years slowed down progress.But the town recently took ownership of the road, and that means work will be getting underway to improve it.
The state has announced the latest regulations on medical marijuana dispensaries.Maine has been broken up into eight districts, with one dispensary in each district.Last week, a city committee in Bangor recommended a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in their city.On Monday night, the full council held a workshop to discuss the issue.They brought up many concerns at that meeting, concerns like security and zoning.They also discussed possible costs to the city that could go along with having a dispenary in Bangor.And, they discussed a moratorium on the dispenaries in Bangor, some councilors say a 180 day moratorium would be best, while others are in favor of one 90 days in length.No decisions were made at Monday night’s meeting.
The dates of a meeting in Washington County that will focus on local emergency planning has been changed.The local emergency planning committee will meet Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 at the Calais Fire Station.This meeting will be open to the public.The committee is in charge of implementing some federal emergency plans.They’ll discuss training, project planning, and grant application ideas.For more information, contact Mike Hinerman at 255-3931.
A police affidavit says a 45-year-old Turner man confessed to fatally shooting his wife, because he thought she was having an affair.Brian Nichols made his first court appearance in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Monday.He is charged with murdering 38-year-old Jane Tetreault early Saturday morning.Court documents say one of Nichols’ teenage sons told detectives that his father had recently been stalking his mother because he thought she was cheating on him.A judge has ordered Nichols to undergo a mental examination.
The foster brother of a man on trial for attempted murder, took the stand in Skowhegan Monday, but said very little.19-year-old Leo Hylton testified as a defense witness for 22-year-old Daniel Fortune.The two are accused of breaking in to a Pittston home and wounding a father and daughter with a machete two years ago.When asked repeatedly about the attack, Hylton simply said, he could not recall what happened.Fortune’s attorney claims Hylton is responsible for the attack that left William Guerrette and his daughter permanently injured.Hylton has already pleaded guilty for his role, and has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Paul Sullivan will be in Concert on Thursday, May 13th, 6-9pm, at Minsky Recital Hall on the University of Maine campus.This concert is to benefit the UMaine Upward Bound Program.Prior to the concert, meet Paul Sullivan at a reception and silent art auction from 6-7 p.m.
Next week, new Maine unemployment numbers will come out.When it comes to joblessness, Somerset county has been one of the hardest hit areas in the state.A job fair was held today at the Skowhegan Career Center where a handful of employers were available to chat with job seekers.Maine’s current unemployment rate is 8.2% percent.However, the state labor commissioner says there are three thousand jobs listed on Maine’s career center job bank.
If you’ve been to downtown Bangor lately, you may have noticed some new shops on Main Street.At least four new businesses have opened since December.As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s all about location.==========(Russ Gillen, Owner, Computer Solutions)”We’d been driving through town and looking for a location that was visible, saw this spot and decided to give it a try.”In December, Russ Gillen opened Computer Solutions in the former G.M.
After a difficult growing season last year, many gardeners were a little anxious with the warm spring and started their crops early this year.But growers need to be aware of the same problem that caused so many issues at this time last year, says Jim Dill of the UMaine Cooperative Extension.
How many of you have just worked through lunch and eaten at your desk?How often do you really clean your desk?Most of us spend more hours in a day in that one location that anywhere else, so we wanted to find out how dirty and disgusting our work spaces are.Wayne Harvey joins us now with the test results.Some of the information was surprising to us, but to Dr.