Businesses Persevere to Harvest Festival Despite Snow Storm

BANGOR - This weekend marks the fourth annual Maine Harvest Festival in Bangor, an opportunity for farms and producers across the state to showcase their products. For some vendors it's been a struggle to get to this point, specifically due to the fall snow storm that hit the area last week.

Improv ME Festival this Weekend

BREWER - Acting groups from across the state and New England are getting together this weekend for a Improv ME Festival.

Manna Turkey Sign-Up Starts Monday

BANGOR - It's that time of year again, the holidays are right around the corner, and many community members are in need of food for their families.

Bangor Metro Magazine Being Sold

BANGOR - A popular northern, central and midcoast Maine magazine is changing hands, but the current owners have high hopes for it's continued success.

Man Who Died in Readfield Crash Identified

The man who died in an accident in Readfield on Wednesday night has been identified.  Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon says Alex Cruz, 26, of Connecticut was positively identified through finger print records.  Cruz was in a vehicle being driven by Thorr Ellis, 20.  Ellis lost control of his car trying to avoid a deer, the car spun out of control, hit a boulder and landed on it's roof.  The family was contacted and is now aware.  Factors that lead to this deadly accident are still under investigation.

Republicans select leaders

The legislative republicans have selected their leadership for the coming session.

Now in control of the Senate following election day, they selected Senator Mike Thibodueau of Winterport to become the next Senate president and Senator Garrett Mason of Lisbon will be the majority leader.

Thibodueau's nomination must now be confirmed by the full Senate.

Meanwhile, Representative Ken Fredette of Newport was picked to be the house minority leader.

Democrats still have control of the house and will select their legislative leaders on Wednesday.

Brewer heroin bust

A motel in Brewer was the location of a substantial heroin bust Friday. Two people are facing aggravated trafficking charges after being arrested at the Vacationland Inn. Brewer Police say it began around 11:30 when they learned 33 year old Darren Seidell was staying at the inn. He had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear and domestic violence. Police say he tried to flee when confronted, but was quickly arrested. When authorities searched the room where they were staying they found 53 grams of heroin along with more than $8 thousand dollars in cash. Both Seidell and April Umbal are now charged with aggravated trafficking. The more serious charge was filed because of the amount of drugs and cash seized and because the couple was allegedly selling heroin close to Brewer High School.

Greendrinks Event on Eco-Homes

BANGOR - The local group that meets every second Tuesday to focus on a green initiative will hold an upcoming event in a Bangor neighborhood next week.

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