The Bangor Public Library is offering an out of this world experience for New Year’s Eve.The library is turning its Reading Room into a Planetarium, with a large inflatable star theater.The dome spans 16 feet.The library plans to show six Planetarium shows on December 31st, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Here’s a New Year’s resolution you might not have thought of- teaching someone how to read.Literacy Volunteers of Bangor is asking folks to consider becoming volunteers.They say the only skill you need to the desire to help someone.Tutor training starts on January 11th and goes every Wednesday morning until February 15th.For those who want to teach English as a second language, classes start on January 18th, and go every Monday and Wednesday night until February 8th.All of the training takes place at United Technologies Center in Bangor.The course costs $35 and scholarships are available.For more information, you can call Literacy Volunteers of Bangor at 947-8451 or log onto www.lvbangor.org
A number of folks in the Old Town area lost power christmas morning, after a car crashed into a utility pole.It happened before 9 a-m.Bangor Hydro says about 750 customers were without electricity for about four hours.Affected streets included Stillwater Avenue, Center Street, Brunswick Street, Fourth Street, and Jefferson Street.
A family in Parkman escaped their burning home early Monday morning.Fire fighters were called to Wellington Road around 1 a.m.We’re told the fire started in the chimney and then spread to the walls.Crews were able to quickly gain control: they cleared the scene a little more than a hour later.There has been no word yet on damages.
Fire broke out inside a Franklin home on Christmas morning.Crews from several towns were called to Route 182 around 10 o’clock Sunday morning.We’re told no one was home but three cats died in the fire.Fire fighters say two rooms were destroyed and there is smoke damage throughout the house.The state fire marshal’s office has been called in to investigate.
Maine State Police say a Christmas Day accident was the state’s deadliest this year, taking the lives of four people.Officials say the four, all men, died instantly in the two-vehicle crash.The accident occurred on Route 3 in Palmero around 1:30 Sunday.Troopers believe weather was a factor.
Maine prosecutors have rested their case against a 50-year-old man charged with burning down a coffee shop.Police say Raymond Bellavance Junior was angry that his former girlfriend was working at the topless coffee shop.A witness testified Friday, saying he was present when Bellavance poured and ignited gasoline behind the Grand View Coffee Shop in Vassalboro.The defense is expected to call witnesses starting Tuesday.
There have been some helpful elves at the Bangor Mall, assisting people with their gift wrapping needs.United Cerebral Palsy of Maine is a local disability resource network that helps children and adults in our community.They are also great gift wrappers.Quirk sponsored the event which means 100 percent of the proceeds goes back to UCP.They’ve been doing this for four years and say this has been a big year.” I think this is going to be a record breaker this year.
For many years, families have headed to Hermon Mountain for winter adventures.The mountain officially opened Friday, which they say is the latest in all their years.Lucky for them, they had a snowfall, but they are also making their own snow.Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, you may find an activity at the mountain to be fun.” We don’t have it open yet, but we will soon, tubing.
A student at Mount Blue High School in Farmington has been expelled and faces criminal charges for a bomb threat.Police say Andrew Coscia,18, faces a charge of terrorizing in connection with a threat made two weeks ago which resulted in more than 700 students being bussed to alternate sites.Coscia has a court date in February.Police and school officials are also investigating two other bomb threats at the school in November.
A woman from Hamlin is dead after a tractor trailer accident on Route 1A in Grand Isle.According to state police, it happened around 10:45 Friday morning.56-year-old Rachel Gauvin was driving northbound in her Ford sedan when she lost control on the snowy road.