We’ll never forget where we were on September 11, 2001 but for many school children some of them weren’t even born creating a challenge for teachers.Students at the Fairmount School in Bangor gathered in front of the school’s flagpole Friday morning and held a moment of silence in remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks.Teachers Mary Evans and Joe Bennett were both working at the school on 9-11.This week, teachers spoke to the students about what happened on that tragic day, and say they give students the facts but don’t go into the horrific details.While the students are still young, the teachers at the school say they are aware of what has happened and their biggest question is why.”We have a lot of kids in this school that have relatives in the service.
Thurssday night, Congressman Mike Michaud issued the following statement in response to the Presidentâ€™s address before a joint session of Congress:Â â€œThe best ideas for helping our economy are not Republican ideas or Democratic ideas.
Governor Paul LePage says work force challenges are the topic as he meets with nearly two dozen business leaders.The governor plans to meet with the business executives at the Blaine House on Friday to get a better understanding of the work force challenges they face in creating more job opportunities for Mainers.Top executives from a variety of Maine businesses will meet with the governor, commissioners and education leaders to discuss labordevelopment.
Once again, the Bangor Waterfront is the site of some events this weekend…which means road closures.The Bangor Car Show kicks off at 8am on Saturday and Front Street will be closed starting at 6am, along with Railroad Street.Dropkick Murphys perform on the waterfront later Saturday.
A lobster boat business is honoring the victims of the September 11th attacks while raising money for local fire departments.John Nicolai, the captain of the LuLu Lobster Boat has been donating the proceeds of his LuLu Lobster Boat tours on September 11th since the attacks happened ten years ago.He’s raised more than $12,000 for the Bar Harbor and Goulsboro fire departments.This weekend, he will add another tour to his schedule offering four trips on Sunday.The proceeds will help first responders get the tools they need when tragedy strikes.
Fairpoint Communications is laying-off 400 employees, about 10% of its workforce.Fairpoint officials say 130 of the job cuts are in Maine, 190 in New Hampshire and 55 in Vermont.25 jobs are being cut in 15 other states.The cuts include about 100 management positions and 300 Union-represented positions.Fairpoint Maine President Mike Reed says the company is cutting jobs to match its work force to its work load.
In an ever changing world, a new type of bully has emerged….the cyber-bully.Members of the community gathered at The Acadia Hospital for a seminar on the subject.Cyber-bullying is described as bullying through electronic means, whether it be through texting on a cell phone or posting vicious rumors on Facebook, and it looks like this problem is only growing in popularity.10 years ago, studies suggested between 15-20% of the people on social media sites were cyber-bullied.That number has now risen to 25-30%.If you’d like more information on cyber-bullying, you can visit The Acadia Hospital’s website at acadiahospital.org
Waterville police are in investigating the possible theft of about 2,000 gallons of aircraft fuel from the Robert Lafleur Municipal Airport in Waterville.Airport manager Greg Brown reported in june that the fuel was missing from an airport tank.Police Chief Joseph Massey says there was a possibility the missing fuel was the result of a bookkeeping error but after a thorough review of the books he says he’s confident it was theft.Massey says investigators are in the process of talking to current and former airport employees.
The construction company in charge of building the new Bangor Arena is giving the public a chance to watch the progress.Officials with Cianbro have installed a webcam on top of Hollywood Slots, directly across from the Main Street construction project.It’s capturing time-lapsed video as well as still shots of the work.