US Customs and Border Protection has jobs to fill and will hold a recruitment event Thursday in Skowhegan.Officials will be on hand to talk to applicants about job openings available in Jackman and Coburn Gore.The session is from 4pm to 7pm Thursday at the career center in Skowhegan.For more information and to apply online visit www.usajobs.gov.
Police in Camden had to use a catchpole to capture a subject on the run Tuesday.It was a large lizard that had been on the loose.Police Chief Randy Gagne says a town employee first saw it a couple weeks ago.Tuesday a homeowner on Washington Street alerted police to the lizard’s location.That person sent photos to UMaine, a biologist identified it as a South American Tegu lizard.Police used Facebook to find its owner.It’s believed the creature escaped from a crate in the owner’s back yard.Chief Gagne says the owner was happy to see the lizard was safe but no longer had the means to take care of it.So wardens took it to a wildlife care center in Vassalboro.
Canada’s transportation agency says the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Company has lost its operating license.It follows last month’s train explosion in Quebec that killed 47 people.Canadian authorities say they’re not convinced the company has adequate liability insurance for ongoing operations.MMA’s parked train, with 72 tankers full of oil, was unattended when it rolled into the center of Lac Megantic and derailed.Several tankers exploded, 40 buildings were destroyed.
Insurance coverage for the railroad company involved in the deadly train derailment in Quebec last month falls far short of the estimated clean up costs.The Portland Press Herald reports liability insurance for Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway covers up to $25-million dollars.Right now cleaning up the damage is expected to cost about $200-million dollars.The company’s also expected to face claims from relatives of the 47 people killed when the train carrying crude oil exploded in Lac-Megantic.The owners of 30 buildings that were destroyed will probably seek payment, too.
There will be a special town meeting Friday night in Surry with a lot of money on the line.Residents will vote on whether or not to accept a $300,000 dollar community development block grant.It’s for Wesmac custom boats to make improvements to its facilities.Wesmac is known for its innovative fishing boat designs.The meeting will be held at the Surry town office beginning at 7 pm.
A Biddeford man who was hit by a pickup truck while bicycling with his family has died.52-year-old Jamerico Elliott died Wednesday at a Portland hospital, three days after a truck struck his bike on a sidewalk.Elliott’s 1-year-old son was in a bicycle seat, he was critically injured.The boy’s mother was also struck on her bike, she was not seriously hurt.56-year-old David Labonte of Kennebunkport was driving the pickup.He has not been charged but police say alcohol may have been a factor.Labonte has been convicted of drunk driving 4 times.
A developer wants to build a $125 million dollar hotel, restaurant and recreational project across from the Oxford Casino.Casalinova Development Group has its sights set on a 550-acre property along Route 26.The Sun Journal reports that the project would include a hotel, restaurant, day-care, water park and an ice cream stand.The project is not affiliated with the casino.