Two siblings from Waterville have taken a risk and opened a sandwich shop they say is the first of it’s kind in Central Maine and possibly the entire state.23-year-old Jon Thoopsamoot and his sister Minty opened their new restaurant Mum-Mum’s a little more than a month ago.
A Bangor man accused of threatening police with a knife was in court Friday.Forty-six-year-old Baljinder Singh did not enter a plea.Police say singh refused to leave the Summer Street Clinic Tuesday afternoon.When police arrived, they say Singh was yelling about something, while holding an 8-inch knife, which he wouldn’t drop, so one of the officers used pepper spray to disarm him.He’s charged with criminal threatening and is being held on one thousand dollars bail.
A man who helped police track down Albert Harnois is also in trouble with the law.Thirty-one-year-old Sean Lenane of Greenbush is charged with receiving stolen property.Police say Lenane followed Harnois out of the store and demanded some of the stolen money before he gave police a description.Lenane is free on $500 cash bail.
A Greenbush man accused of robbing a bank in Milford was in court Friday.Twenty-seven-year-old Albert Harnois did not enter a plea.Police say the People’s United Bank inside the Mobil on the Run in Milford was robbed just before 11:30 am Thursday.The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says there were several people inside the store at the time.It only took police about 30 minutes to catch up with Harnois.He’s charged with robbery and theft.His bail was set at $25,000 and he’s due back in court next month.
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Two skiers are safe after they got lost and spent a cold night on Sugarloaf Mountain.Wardens say 16-year-old Bradley Snow and 20-year-old Sven Bergeron went beyond the ski resort’s boundary Wednesday afternoon.Their parents reported them missing later that night, when they didn’t return home.A Maine Warden Service pilot found the pair nine minutes after he arrived on the scene Thursday morning around 8 a.m.
A legislative committee has endorsed Waldo dairyman Walter Whitcomb to become the commissioner of Maine’s Agriculture Department.Whitcomb’s nomination raised no red flags during a confirmation review by the committee on agriculture, conservation and forestry on Thursday.
Folks were ringing in the New Year on Thursday, the Chinese New Year that is.The Oriental Jade restaurant in Bangor celebrated the New Year with traditional Chinese music, a lion dance, complete with drums, and even had some activities lined up for the kids.If you missed out on all the Thursday night’s fun, don’t worry, the restaurant is celebrating every night from 5-7 until February 6th.Last year was the year of the tiger.2011 is the year of the rabbit.
The Annual Snowmobile Egg Ride to benefit the Pine Tree Camp is this Saturday.JR Mitchell and the rest of the staff from Q 106.5 have been taking donations from listeners to help out the camp for kids and adults with special needs.For every fifty dollars donated, riders will get another egg stuffed in their suit.TV5’s own Todd Simcox and Wayne Harvey will be among the “celebrity” riders going from the Hungry Hollow 76ers Snowmobile Club in Levant to the Community Center in Newport.Also this year, one of the founding fathers of the event, former Q 106.5 morning show host and current state legislator Bob Duschene, will be taking part.Donations are still being taken until nine-o’clock Friday Night.You can call 991-9500 or visit the website wqcb-fm.com.Danforth’s Downhome store in Hermon is also be taking donations.The egg ride is just a part of a full weekend of events to benefit the Pine Tree Camp.
UMaine accounting students are putting their numbers knowledge to work.The students will be offering free income tax return assistance.They’ll be at the Orono Public Library every Friday until April 15th from 12:30-3 in the afternoon.The students will be supervised by professor Steve Colburn, who will review all tax returns before they are filed.You have to contact professor Colburn to make an appointment.You can reach him either by e-mail at Colburn at Maine.edu or by phone at 581-1982.This service is open to everyone in the community with basic tax help needs and incomes of under 58-thousand dollars.
Folks in Old Town rolled up their sleeves and donated blood in memory of a well known neighbor.Charlene Brasslet was known by many through her work with the Daughters of Isabella, an organization she was a part of for 20 years.Brasslet also served lunch to students at old town’s leonard middle school.She passed away in October of a rare form of cancer.To carry on Charlene’s humanitarian legacy, her daughter Diane Muir decided to host a blood drive at a time when blood is needed most.
The Ohio Valley Refinery and Roadshow made its way to Bangor this week.The roadshow is set up at Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway in Downtown Bangor.The collectors with the group have set aside 300-thousand dollars to buy rare and unusual antiques and collectibles.Some of the items of particular interests to the collectors are coins, guitars and gold.”It’s something that’s collectible those are the type of items that we’re looking for if it’s in great condition those bring a premium, coins 1964 or older primarily.
Brewer is welcoming a new business with open arms.SnapSpace Solutions has purchased the former ZF Lemforder building.They’ll be making retrofitted modular steel units there.Those products are used in construction on such things as hotel and dormitory rooms throughout the nation.SnapSpace solutions focuses on earth-friendly living spaces and structures that are constructed using recycled steel.The move to the new place was facilitated by company president and Bangor resident Chad Walton.He says he hopes to fill the economic gap left when ZF Lemforder closed its doors.”Unfortunately when the Lemforder plant shut down all the jobs went away.
One of the four men who could become the next University of Maine president is taking a tour of the place.Donald Farish is currently president of Rowan University in New Jersey.He’s visiting the Orono campus Thursday and Friday to meet with students, staff and University of Maine System Chancellor Richard Pattenaude.Umaine President Robert Kennedy is stepping down in June.
The town of Hermon recently decided to seek proposals for ambulance services from private companies.That has some citizens concerned their volunteer rescue unit is going away.Even if a private company is chosen, the volunteer unit will be sticking around.The volunteer rescue unit has been serving the town of Hermon for more than 40 years.They are a separate entity from the town and the unit has never had a contract.But Town Manager Clinton Deschene says now is the time.”We want it in writing.