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Outgoing Sheriff Reflects on 36 Years

BANGOR - A longtime public servant says he's stepping down at year's end.  Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross will not run for a fourth term in November. Jared Pliner sat down with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHERIFF ROSS SAYS HE'S LOOKING FORWARD TO SPENDING TIME WITH HIS WIFE OF 30 YEARS -- AND CONTINUING HIS PASSION OF LANDSCAPING AND GARDENING.

 

 

Questioning the Alexander Report: Critics Speak

The "Alexander Report" -- estimating the cost of Medicaid expansion in Maine -- is under attack.  This week, a national health policy analyst indicated that the report's cost figures are potentially overstated ... by a lot. Jared Pliner reports.

Making Maine Sustainable: Two Bills under Review

AUGUSTA -- The state house was again bustling after Monday's federal holiday.  Lawmakers were back in committee rooms, holding public hearings.  Two measures received that treatment, Tuesday -- both billed as attempts to make Maine more sustainable.  Jared Pliner explains.

 

UMaine Remembers MLK

ORONO -- Monday marked the nation's 28th observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrating the birth of the civil rights hero. Though it wasn't until the year 2000 that all fifty states recognized the occasion. Jared Pliner reports on how the University of Maine remembered Dr. King.

Maine AG Details State's Drug Scourge

AUGUSTA -- Some startling new statistics out on drug abuse, and drug-related deaths, in Maine.  The attorney general's office has released data, showing a number of trends.

 

Machias Savings Backs Brewer Family in Cancer Fight

BREWER -- Mike Openshaw has terminal cancer.  For years, Mike, his wife and his three daughters have greeted scores of people to their home around Christmas.  Visitors admire their spectacular lights display, but more importantly, donate to the charitable hot cocoa stand.  It's a stand that's raised over $20,000 for cancer research.  Now -- Machias Savings Bank is stepping up. Jared Pliner reports.

Gov. LePage: Instances of EBT Fraud "Eye-Opening"

A single story dominated news out of Augusta, one day before lawmakers are set to open the next legislative session.  On Tuesday, Gov. Paul LePage's office released statistics purporting to show abuse within Maine's EBT benefit program.

 

Layoffs Coming to BIA

BANGOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT --  Municipal officials confirmed to FOX 22/ABC 7, Wednesday, that a number of part-time employees at Bangor International Airport, spanning multiple departments, have received word their positions are being eliminated.

Maine Troop Greeter Bill Knight Dies

BANGOR -- A warm, familiar face at Bangor International Airport -- who personally greeted thousands of men and women returning from military deployment overseas -- has died.

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