Senator Olympia Snowe will be in Brewer Tuesday to preside at a senate hearing on the impact of a new whale protection rule that’s drawing fire from lobstermen.
The rule sets October 1st as the deadline for lobster crews to replace all the rope that connects their boats to their traps.
Ellsworth police has solved a pair of burglaries involving guns. Police say a 30-30 Winchester rifle and a revolver were taken from two different homes on Rt. 1A.
They both were recovered over the weekend.
A man from Ireland who pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges stemming from a 2006 bank holdup will spend close to the next ten years behind bars.Niall Clarke (26)pleaded guilty to robbing the Bank of America Branch at the Bangor Mall at gun point in October of 2006.
He was a successful Computer Science graduate with no criminal record, until he robbed a bank in Bangor.
The robbery took place two years ago.
Niall Clarke (27)of Ireland is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesdy.
The call came in around 3:30 Tuesday morning that the home at 288 Clark Hill Road in Holden.
Fire fighters from at least five towns reported to the fire. When crews arrived, the house was already fully engulfed in flames.
Lobstering is a $300,000,000 a year industry but some say new regulations could be devastating. Senator Olympia Snowe held a hearing in Brewer today to address the regulations that would require fishermen to change the kind of rope they are using. About 200 fishermen turned out to testify and hear comments about the proposed rule change that will make them change to sinking rope on October 1st. The measure is supposed to prevent endangered North Atlantic Right Whales from getting entangled in fishing gear.
Police say speed was a factor in a crash that killed three people near the New Hampshire-Maine border.
The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Saturday night on Route 2, near the Maine border.
The crash happened on the Marsh Road in Belfast, at around 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon.
Belfast police say 66-year-old William Seimann was riding the vehicle down the street when it rolled over and landed on top of him.
Authorities say a 21-year-old man who recently attempted suicide was shot and killed by police along a rural road in his hometown of Harmony after he pointed a shotgun in their direction.
The flu virus is hammering New England, raising
questions about the effectiveness of the flu shots taken by many
residents of the region.
Federal disease specialists report widespread flu activity in
Thurlow ":Coop": Cooper, a former
University of Maine football star who was drafted by the Cleveland
Browns, has died at the age of 74.
Cooper, who died Thursday at Maine Medical Center, played end
A former national Republican Party official
implicated in a 5-year-old phone jamming plot against New Hampshire
Democrats is asking a federal appeals court for the second time to
James Tobin of Bangor, Maine, has appealed U.S. District Judge
As snow continues to pile up across
Maine, officials are monitoring snow and water levels with an eye
toward spring flooding.
Experts say conditions now show that Maine is in the upper 25
percent of historical snowpack levels, and the snow has between
four and ten inches of water in it.
John Peckingham of the University of Maine’s Mitchell Center for
Environmental and Watershed Research says the weather watch will
get more interesting as we get into March.
Robert Higgins, emergency management director for Somerset
County, says the conditions bring back memories of the April First
floods of 1987.
That year, a two-foot deep snowpack was ripe with up to eight
inches of water when a southern wind brought eight more inches of
rain to Maine’s mountains. The result was massive flooding that
damaged more than 2,100 homes, 400 small business and 100 small
A 64-year-old man has perished in a fire
that swept through his home in the Piscataquis County town of
Investigators from the state Fire Marshal’s Office say the body
of Leroy Nightingale Jr. was found near his second-floor bedroom.
Nightingale lived alone in the home with his two dogs, both of
whom died in the Friday night blaze.
Investigators concluded that the fire started in the living
room, apparently from a reclining chair that was placed too close
to a wood stove.
It was Maine’s fifth fire death this year.
A lot of speedometers top out at 120 mph,
but Maine State Police say they clocked a pair of Massachusetts
college students doing 134 along Interstate 295 in the Gardiner
Using laser equipment, troopers spotted a 2008 Mercedes SUV and
a 2008 Volkswagen GTI just north of Cobbossee Stream. The vehicles
were pulled over and the drivers, both Babson College students,
were cited for criminal speed.
Police say the men then proceeded to the mountains for a weekend
of skiing at Sugarloaf.
At last report 22-thousand people were still in the dark as of early Thursday morning.
Most are in the Augusta area and in a few communities in southern Maine.
Emergency shelters were set up so people had a place to stay warm.
The theft was discovered during an internal audit, last month.
According to detectives, the money was stolen from a cash drawer over a lengthy period of time, starting last summer.
Police are looking into whether an employee might have taken the money.
The Aroostook County sheriff’s department last week appealed to the public for help in locating Lance Bossie.
He was last seen driving his pick-up on a Fort Kent street on January 26th.
Cocoa Pancakes Recipe Summary
Recipe courtesy Cathy Speronis
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Yield: 8 pancakes
1 cup All-purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 oz. feta cheese
2 oz. pesto
2 oz. kalamata olives, chopped
1 oz. sundried tomatoes
2 oz. caramelized onions
1 8": x 8": pizza shell
Spread pesto on pizza shell. Add feta, olives, onions and tomatoes. Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes.