Hampden Sets Hearing On Academy Redevelopment

HAMPDEN - Hampden residents and officials are set to weigh in on a proposal that could turn the former Hampden Academy property into offices, shops, housing, or retirement communities.  Longtime residents and hotel operators Danny and Carla Lafayette want to buy the 22-acre property and redevelop it.  A public hearing begins at 7 p.m. Monday in the town council chambers.

Arson Suspect Won't Stand Trial

LEWISTON - A Lewiston arson suspect has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.  Bryan Wood is one of two men accused of starting a fire in May that destroyed two vacant buildings.  The 23-year-old will be released to the state mental health system for a period of involuntary commitment.

Boat Repair Diver Dead

ROCKLAND - A diver hired to work on the bottom of a yacht from the Cayman Islands has been found dead in Rockland Harbor. 

Lobster Festival Wraps Up Today

ROCKLAND - The Maine Lobster Festival wraps up today in Rockland, with the expectation that over 100-thousand people will have sampled Maine's signature export before everything ends. 

Search For Missing Hiker Resumes

CARRABASSETT VALLEY - The Maine Warden Service says an "intensified search strategy" is being employed to try to find a missing hiker from Tennessee. 

Fair Vendors: A Look Behind the Scenes

BANGOR - The 165th Bangor State Fair wraps up tomorrow. It's been eight days of thrilling rides, delicious food, intriguing exhibits, and so much more. Today, our Erin Thomas spent some time getting to know the people behind the scenes.

Store Holds Library Fundraiser

BANGOR - Shoppers at an area book store had the chance to support the Bangor Public Library today while browsing the aisles.

BIGFOOT Monster Truck Comes to Brewer

BREWER - A big truck was at a local tire store today to show off the businesses' customer appreciation.

BIGFOOT, the original monster truck, was parked at Sullivan Tire. Weighing in at about 10,000 pounds, the truck is the 12th of 14, Bigfoot trucks built.

The truck first debuted in 1993 and since then has been shown more than 200 times a year at Firestone and Summit Racing Equipment dealers and events across the U.S.

The truck will also be on display tomorrow at Sullivan Tire on Wilson Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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