Senator Susan Collins will receive a prestigious award Monday.Collins will be honored as “New Englander of the Year” from the New England Council, the country’s oldest regional business organization.The award is presented each year to honor residents of the New England states for their commitment and contributions in their fields of work, as well as their leadership and impact on the region’s quality of life and economy.Collins says she is honored to receive the award.
The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate a mishap that damaged a plane while landing on a grass air strip in the town of Sumner.It happened at 10 o’clock Sunday morning.FAA Spokesman Jim Peters said the Cessna 180 suffered minor damage to its landing gear, but that the pilot and passenger escaped injury in the accident.Peters did not release the names of those on board but he did say they were husband and wife.
A Bangor man was arrested this weekend after police say he ran from officers and his car backed in to a police cruiser.According to police, 28-year-old Jarod Brown, had his license revoked for being a habitual offender, making it a felony to drive a car.Officer Steve Pelletier spotted Brown driving Friday night and began to follow him.
Firefighters spent a good portion of Saturday night on the scene of a house fire in Somerville.According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the blaze was on Frye Road and was called in just before 8 o’clock Saturday night.We’re told an elderly woman who lived alone in the home is unaccounted for.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.Hundreds of people walked to honor those affected by it at the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk at Husson University.The event raised more than $24,000.Diana Bosch has more.”We lost someone very special to us and we’ll keep going but not without remembering her.”Heidi Shawley woke up early this wet, Saturday morning to honor her dear friend and co-worker Judy, who unexpectedly past away a week ago of a heart attack.She and her coworkers walked to raise money for the American Heart Association’s heart walk at husson university.she was just the most amazing woman that you would ever want to know, she was selfless she took care of everyone, her patients loved her.Hundreds braved the cold weather and walked along a four mile route.Tabatha Caso walked with “The Beat Goes on for Dom.” The team was named in honor of her son Dominic, who was born with a heart disease.
A group of girls went on an adventure in Holden Saturday to learn more about the world around them.The group Hardy Girls, Healthy Women hosted an event at the Fields Pond Audobon Center where they embarked on a nature walk to learn about biology.The program originated in Waterville and gives young girls the chance to learn about non-traditional careers.Later this year, they will learn about paramedics, entomology and forensics.
A sure sign summer has come to an end as Gifford’s Ice Cream is closing its doors for the season on Sunday.The wet weather didn’t stop customers from scooping up the sweet treat at the Gifford’s on Broadway in Bangor on Saturday.It’s one of five shops that will close this weekend.If you’re an ice cream lover, don’t worry, there’s a cherry on top of these creamy treats — Gifford’s is giving back to customers with a special buy one get one free deal.
It’s homecoming weekend at the University of Maine and folks stopped by to help “Fill the Bus!”Several on-campus groups asked for healthy, nutritional and high-protein foods to be donated.A school bus was parked in front of Memorial Gymnasium on Friday and Saturday to collect the goods.
(AP) The owner of a methadone clinic in Rockland that was shut down by the federal government due to health and safety concerns is fighting to reopen.Authorities say Angel Fuller-Mcmahan, owner of Turning Tide Methadone Clinic, planned to fraudulently order a methadone shipment for a client in exchange for cocaine.
An army veteran who pounded the pavement from coast to coast to honor our nation’s fallen troops finished his grueling run Friday in the wind and rain in Rockland.Mike Ehredt, 49, of Hope, Idaho, began his trip last spring at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.He placed a U.S.
A group that promotes healthy young women wants Halloween to be more scary than racy.The non-profit organization hardy girls healthy women is hosting its second annual Freaky 5K run and walk in Waterville.They’re encouraging kids to wear original, creative costumes that are more suitable for children than the racy outfits some kids have favored in recent years.Last year, about a hundred people took part, raising $6,000.
If you were on the Husson University campus in Bangor Friday afternoon, you may have seen your fair share of police officers.But it was all part of a seminar being conducted by the Orono Police Department.This is the departments first year of this scenario based training program, and students interested in a career in law enforcement have found it to be a good indication of what they can expect.This was the third and final life like demonstration, and officers feel all three have been a success.The classes have been such a hit, the department is looking into offering classes next semester.
With winter right around the corner, it’s just about time for the fun outdoor activities that come with it.The Penobscot Valley Ski Club’s annual ski and snowboard equipment sale will take place at the Bangor Armory tomorrow, Saturday October 16th and will last from 9 am until 4 p.m..And if you’re looking for a deal on your snow gear, this is definitely an event you want to check out.Gabe Gauvin,Co -Chair of the ski sale says “A lot of its, a lot of the vendors use this as their kickoff sale for the gear and a lot of the prices are low and all the consignment is normally pretty reasonable.”This is the largest fundraising event the ski club holds each year, and depends on the sales to support their programs all winter long.
A former Maine drug prosecutor is challenging his child pornography conviction.James Cameron, 48, of Hallowell was found guilty of more than a dozen charges by a judge after he waived a jury trial.Cameron now wants to be cleared of the charges, or at least be given a new trial.Cameron claims he was denied the right to confront witnesses and therefore was denied due process.Federal prosecutors say the verdict should stand and the request for a new trial should be denied.Cameron is in federal custody and will be sentenced later this year.