The board of directors of the Finance Authority of Maine approved a $750,000 loan to Lobster Web, LLC to aid with the refurbishment of the former Stinson Cannery in Prospect Harbor.The company acquired the former cannery facility from Bumble Bee Foods, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Hancock County invites you to listen to the sounds of the Mini-Pops.Students of the Pierre Monteux School will will perform a variety of pieces, including a brass rendition of the musical “West Side Story.”The concert is scheduled for Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Maine State Police say it’s sheer luck no one was seriously injured or killed by three teenagers who threw rocks at vehicles on the interstate in Clinton.One driver was injured by broken glass that got into his eyes.Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance says there were five separate rock throwing incidents over the past few weeks, with rocks breaking windshields and side windows.The boys involved are 15, 16 and 17 years old.
Investigations to figure out just why a truck collided with an Amtrak train in Southern Maine could take months to complete.Two probes are under way, one led by the Federal Railroad Administration and one led by the North Berwick Police Dept.The F.R.A., meanwhile, says its investigations typically take six to nine months to complete.The trucker, 35-year-old Peter Barnum of Farmington, New Hampshire was killed in the fiery collision.Investigators say his tractor-trailer left more than 200 feet of skid marks before hitting the train.
It’s day three in the trial of 23-year-old Garrett Cheney of South Berwick.He’s accused of killing a University of Maine student with his pick up truck while driving drunk, then taking off.Twenty-year-old Jordyn Bakley of Camden was killed in Orono in January of last year.In court Thursday, the jury heard from two members of the state police evidence response team who found pieces of plastic at the scene of the crime.They believe those pieces belong to the vehicle that struck Bakley.The jury also heard from the staff of two auto shops who say those pieces could have come from the same kind of truck belonging to Cheney.
After seventeen years on Belfast’s waterfront, an organization will have to find a new home.The Belfast Maskers will be moving out of their building by next summer.The theater group’s home is in need of some major repairs, and the building’s owner, the city of Belfast, doesn’t think it’s a safe place to hold public functions.The Maskers only use it as a storage space now, and say it has too many problems to fix.”It really doesn’t have a foundation.
A spokesman for Governor LePage is calling some of the comments made by former Commissioner of Marine Resources Norm Olsen absurd.Olsen resigned yesterday after meeting with governor sighting in his letter of resignation as one of his reasons that LePage didn’t want to work in the best interest of Portland.LePage spokesman Adam Fisher tells TV-5 that notion is absurd.
Local seniors were honored in Cherryfield Thursday for their contributions to the community, proving that age is nothing but a number.The fifth annual George Hale Silver Frame Awards were given out at Cherryfield Elementary School.Eight seniors including a life long entreprenuer and the first female selectman for the town of Hancock, received the prestigious honor.The George Hale Silver Frame Award is presented by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging.”There are all kinds of people in every town, every community, particularly the small towns who see the need, go and react to the need,” he said.Anne Smallidge from Blue Hill, Wade and Helena Dow from Brooklin, Dave Tomm from Rockland, Richard Fickett of Cherryfield, Marge Ahlin from Machias, Gary Page from Old Town and Lucille Clark from Ellsworth all received awards.