A Maine Army National Guard unit will not be deployed to Kuwait after all.
The Skowhegan based 136th Engineering Company was planning to deploy next spring, but it has now been canceled.
That's because the company is part of the transition to an infantry unit which will be happening around that time.
That transition was also at the center of controversy that led to this weeks firing of the head of the Maine Army National Guard after the Governor said Adjutant General James Campbell wasn't being forthright about the plans.
The Governor is now vowing to keep the engineering battalion in maine.
He'll meet with Brigadier General Gerard Bolduc next week to discuss whether they can make that happen.
A lot of people simply cant start their day without a hot cup of coffee.
It looks like some folks in Ellsworth will have to find another place for their favorite brew now that a local coffee distributor is closing.
Coffee Express has been serving coffee and other items for 20 years.
The owners have decided to retire and are closing the ellsworth location next week.
The ellsworth location will close on Tuesday, March 31.
The owners do plan to keep the Bangor Coffee Express open at its location along State Street.