Special Olympics Maine State Swim Meet

MAINE - On Thursday April 16th, don’t miss the Special Olympics Maine annual state swim meet. Close to four hundred Special Olympics Maine athletes, representing 45 local Maine teams from across the state, will compete at the Tarbell pool at Bates College in Lewiston from 9:15Am until 4PM. Awards will be presented throughout the entire day. 

City Manager Submits Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Budget to the City Council, Announces Public Budget Workshops

BANGOR - Bangor City Manager Catherine Conlow will submit a proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) to the City Council prior to tonight’s City Council Meeting at 7:30 PM. The proposed budget is the City Manager’s recommendation to the City Council; by charter, the City Council has until June 30th to adopt a final budget. The City’s Manager’s proposed budget will be available on the City’s website at www.bangormaine.gov/budget following the meeting.


Sewer and Road Work in Bangor

BANGOR - Over the next 6 weeks, nighttime sewer work will take place in various locations near Bangor International Airport.  Work is planned to take place between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM.  Work locations include:

Attorney General Says Officers Acted In Self Defense

AUGUSTA - The Attorney General's Office says a Mexico police officer and a Maine State Police trooper shot a South Paris man in self-defense last August.

52-year-old Steven Piirainen died after exchanging gunfire with State Trooper Paul Casey and Mexico Reserve Officer Dean Benson.

Piirainen stole a pickup truck from a Norway bar and led police on a chase that ended at a convenience store in Mexico.

Caribou Police Chief Named as Maine Elks Nominee for National Award

CARIBOU - The Maine Elks Association, in conjunction with the City of Caribou, is pleased to announce that Chief Michael W. Gahagan has been selected as the Maine Elks Association’s nominee for the prestigious, Elks national Enrique “Kiki” Camarena Award. This award has been established by the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks to recognize and  honor law enforcement officers who have made a significant contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention  and who personify Agent Camarena’s belief that, “one person can make a difference.”

Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop

UNITY - Do you have a great idea for a business? The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), host of the Common Ground Country Fair, is offering a Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine Replacing Natural Gas Equipment in Waterville, Fairfield and Madison

Affected customers will be contacted before work begins


AUGUSTA – Summit Natural Gas of Maine today announced plans to inspect and potentially replace equipment called “electro fusion tees” in Waterville, Fairfield, and Madison. The company will be reaching out to all affected customers in advance to let them know when work is scheduled to take place, beginning this week in Waterville.

Benefit Supper For Searsport Food Cupboard

SEARSPORT - Members of the Searsport Food Cupboard committee announce the 13th annual Fish Chowder and Pie Benefit Supper to be held at the First Congregational Church in Searsport on April 24th at 5 PM. The price is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 years and UNDER.

Change Your Self-Talk, Change Your Life

BREWER - Success begins with a positive mindset. That’s why business and life coach Kristen Hornbrook, owner of Defeat Your Goliath Coaching, says about the power of rewiring the brain for success and its empowering affect.

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