KeepME Home Plans to Help Seniors Stay Home

BANGOR - The state's aging population is growing at a rapid rate, meaning more and more Mainers are left with the decision of surviving on their own or moving into a home. Now there's a new plan to make things a little easier.

Parents Day Out

BANGOR - If you need to get some last minute shopping or cleaning done this weekend, the Maine Discovery Museum wants to help you out.

George Stevens Academy donates toys

The Toys for Tots group received a bump in donations today from some generous folks at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill.

Members of the girls basketball team wanted to do something to help the less fortunate.

During a recent game people were asked to bring a toy instead of paying the price of admission.

The team ended up gathering three giant bags of toys along with hundreds of dollars to purchase more toys.

Today the toys were donated to the Toys for Tots organization and will be making Christmas brighter for a whole lot of kids.

Two area ski mountains to open for the season

With a little fresh snow on the ground, a couple of local ski mountains are hoping to open for the season this weekend.

Big Squaw Mountain in Greenville will open at 9 a.m. Saturday with 26-inches of natural snow on the ground at last count.

The snow guns are ready to go, but haven't been needed yet, according to Amy Lane who is the president of the non-profit that runs the mountain.

the non-profit offers affordable lift tickets and has a scholarship program for those who could use a little help with the cost.

Closer to Bangor, Hermon Mountain plans to open on Sunday after dealing with a couple of delays because of the rain.

Hermon also is looking for ski instructors for the season and will hold try outs on Sunday.

Power restored to most in Penobscot, Piscatiquis and Aroostook

 

A few people are still in the dark tonight following last night's snowfall.

About 25-hundred people in northern Penobscot, Piscataquis and Aroostook counties were without power starting just before midnight Wednesday.

Emera crews worked throughout the day, and this evening they have reduced that number to 77.

Most of the outages were caused by heavy snow falling on already damaged trees.

Victim of deadly accident identified

Authorities have identified a woman who was killed during a tragic accident in Glenburn.

State police say it was 66 year old Barbara Crossman who was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Pushaw Road.

Police say it appears Crossman was crossing the road to get her mail as she was approached by an suv driven by 57 year old Stephen Niles of Bradford.

It was dark and raining at the time and Niles says he didn't see Crossman in the roadway.

He thought he struck a deer or other animal.

An accident reconstruction expert was called to the scene to help determine how the accident happened.

All the information gathered will be given to the District Attorney's office which is standard procedure in the wake of a fatal crash.

 

 

Troops Return Home in Time for the Holidays

BANGOR - Being home for the holidays is something a lot of people take for granted, but not the hundreds of servicemen and women who passed through Bangor International Airport on Wednesday.

Watch: Verso Paper Mill: The Last Shift

Bucksport - A difficult day for the town of Bucksport.
The sale of the paper mill pending, and it's future unknown...
Wednesday Verso employees punching out for what could very well be the final time.

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