The University of Maine in Orono has a new president. Susan Hunter was named as the new leader during a press conference this morning. She becomes the 20th president and the first woman to ever hold the job. Officials say Dr. Hunter has a lot of experience within the UMaine system. She has served as vice chancellor of academic affairs and has also served on the teaching staff. She'll replace Paul Ferguson who left to become president of Ball State University in Indiana. Ferguson will begin her new job on July 7.
Hermon - Monday, June 16th at approximately 5:40 pm the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle head on collision on Route 2 at the Hermon Carmel town line. Deputies discovered that Karen Worcester 60 years old, of Carmel was deceased on scene. Worcester was traveling toward Carmel in a 2012 Ford Fusion. The other vehicle involved, a 2003 Jeep Liberty, was operated by Rebecca Chasse 52 years old of Carmel. Mrs. Chasse became distracted while having an argument with her daughter Rachelle Welch 29 of Carmel who was a passenger inside the vehicle. Rebecca who was traveling toward Hermon crossed the center line and struck Karen Worcester’s vehicle. The accident remains under investigation.