Bangor Police have confirmed that a bank robbery took place around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at a Downtown Bangor bank.Police showed up to the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union just moments after they were called, but a lone suspect was able to get away on foot.Officers brought in a dog to try and track down the suspect, but the animal lost the scent trail.Officials have released two surveillance photos of the suspect.He is described as a white male in his mid to late 20’s.He is said to have a little bit of blonde stubble growing on his face.At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a white sweat shirt with billabong written on it, black sunglasses, black gloves, and blue jeans.
The ninth annual give kids a smile program will help low income kids in the area see a dentist.Kids from five to fifteen will be able to see a pair of dentists and dental health students at the dental health clinic at the University of Maine Augusta’s Bangor campus.Friday February 4th from one until four in the afternoon kids will get to have their teeth checked out.If they have any problems they will have the necessary treatments done by doctors Mark Eggleton and Rebekah Blanchette at their office on Hammond Street in Bangor between 8 am and 1 pm on the fifth of February.If you are interested you should call ahead to set up a screening time, that number is 262-7870.
On a day when everyone is trying to escape the cold and wet weather the same goes for a moose on the loose in Waterville.One of our viewers, Larry Paduan, of Waterville called our Central Maine Bureau to report the curious moose poking around the area of Western Avenue and Mayflower Hill Drive in Waterville.Photojournalist Mike Cole went on a wild moose chase and was able to capture the young cow moose as she made her way into a residential area.Some folks on the scene alerted the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Folks from all over Maine and New England flocked to the Augusta Civic Center Tuesday for a job fair sponsored by Central Maine Power.The huge turnout isn’t surprising when you consider there’s more than 2000 jobs up for grabs.Central Maine Power is investing $1.4 billion to ramp up and improve their bulk power grid.
Four local women from the Women of Waldo Organization have teamed up to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.Through the Avon Foundation the four ladies, calling themselves the Coastal Bon-Bon Bra-gade will walk for two days and 39 miles through the streets of Boston.The walk is in May, so until then the women will be fundraising to raise at least $7,200.The Bon-Bon Bra-gade has a full slate of activities planned including an indoor yard sale, a cut-a-thon and a 5K road race.If you’d like to support the Bon-Bon Bra-gade visit their Facebook page, facebook.com/coastalbonbonbragade or email [email protected]
Maine is known as Vacationland a new expo is coming to town to highlight vacations and adventure options in the state.Organizers of the Maine Travel and Adventure Expo hope to have at least 50 vendors from around Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes, to show off regional attractions that may appeal to local vacationers.Booths are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.The event will be held April 1st through the 3rd at the Bangor Civic Center.For more information visit www.firstlightshows.com.
A complaint has been filed against Bangor’s largest hospital.The Maine State Nurses Association filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Eastern Maine Medical Center saying management representatives at the hospital have been attempting to intimidate nurses who participate in activities to advocate for their patients.Greg Howat, Vice President of Human Resources at EMMC, says management expects and encourages nurses to advocate for their patients.
The University of Maine has four finalists in the search for a new president of the Orono campus.The Chancellor of the UMaine system identified the candidates as Donald Farish of New Jersey, who’s been President of Rowan University since 1998.Paul Ferguson of Illinois currently works as Provost and Vice Chancellor at Southern Illinois University.Daniel Julius of Alaska is Vice-President of Academic Affairs at University of Alaska.And a local candidate, James Page of Old Town, served as CEO, President, and Senior Vice-President of James Sewall Company in Old Town.The successful candidate will assume the president’s position in June when current president, Robert Kennedy, steps down.
Cianbro has landed a new project that will put more folks to work at its Brewer facility.Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue announced Tuesday morning that the company has been selected to manufacture 13 process modules for a major petrochemical company in North America and a global company.Vigue says as part of the contract he cannot release the name of the company or how many jobs it is creating at the Brewer facility.
A push to have the public vote on a plan to consolidate emergency dispatch services in Bangor will take a little more work on the part of the petition seekers.Bangor Police Dispatcher Jim Morrill is behind an effort to overturn a city council decision to combine the city’s dispatch with Penobscot County Regional Dispatch.He had to turn in about 2200 signatures to the city earlier this month.City Clerk Patti Dubois say Morrill was about 140 signatures shy of reaching his goal.Morrill can file a notice of intent to collect the additional signatures within the next 10 days.Dubois says if at least 2236 are valid, the city council will have to schedule a vote on the consolidation plan.Councilors approved combining services, saying the city’s basically been double-billed for emergency dispatch by paying both Bangor Police and Penobscot County.