The folks at Bangor Federal Credit Union held their annual Ending Hunger in Maine celebration Thursday.The credit union handed out almost 12-thousand dollars to the community.The bank branches have fundraised for the campaign throughout the past year.And were able to give money to 7 organizations.The Good Shepherd Food Bank was the biggest recipient, receiving over 5-thousand dollars.”It’s something that we all put our hearts into to end hunger in Maine.
Russ Van Arlsdale was in our studio Thursday, April 22nd to talk us through Maine’s newly enacted Silver Alert program, aimed at helping to locate seniors with dementia who wander away.For more information, check out these websites Russ recommends:www.medicalert.org/safereturnwww.nationalsilveralert.org
Orrington residents will vote on Friday on whether to overturn their selectmen’s decision regarding the clean-up at the former Holtrachem site.The site contains mercury and other toxins.Last month, selectmen voted to support a clean-up and management plan proposed by the company that’s now responsible for the property.The state favors a more extensive plan.Town manager Paul White says some people in town feel they weren’t properly represented by the selectmen’s decision, which is why it’s now going to a public referendum.White tells us it’s hard to gauge where most residents stand on the long-running issue.
Lawyers for a woman from Standish accused of attacking her husband and then shooting herself to make it look like a home invasion, say she lacked the strength to cause his injuries.48-year-old Linda Dolloff is 5’5″ and weighs 120 pounds, while the victim, 53-year-old Jeffrey Dolloff, is 6’2″ and weighs more than 200 pounds.Prosecutors say Linda Dolloff was angry about her impending divorce when she attacked him with a baseball bat early on easter 2009.
A group of students from rockland high school are spending part of their April vacation helping to provide transportation to residents of a local homeless shelter.Here at the Youthlink outreach program in rockland students are learning all about repairing bicycles as well as giving back to their community.