Public Forum to Consider Raising Bangor's Minimum Wage

BANGOR – A public forum to consider raising Bangor's minimum wage has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 9, in light of a municipal ordinance proposed by City Councilor Joseph M. Baldacci to set the city's minimum wage next year to $8.25 an hour.

Reminder: Maine Cancer Announces Call for Research Proposals: $700,000 Available for Maine-based Organizations, Letters of Intent Due Friday, March 27th

FALMOUTH -  Maine Cancer Foundation (MCF), a 501c3 dedicated to reducing Maine's cancer incidence and mortality rates has announced it's annual call for cancer research proposals. The Foundation will award up to $700,000 in grants and is seeking letters of interest focused on the areas: outcomes research or research infrastructure.

Truck tips in Albion

A scary accident today for a trucker in Albion.

He was delivering a building for New England Rent To Own LLC. when he was cut off by another driver.

He had to swerve and the load ended up crashing onto its side in the middle of Route 137.

Fortunately there weren't any injuries.

Bobby James says the crash was a testament to how strong the buildings are constructed.

The roadway had to be closed while the building was removed from the trailer and righted.

No word on if the woman who allegedly cut off the driver will face charges.

 

Plea deal for attempted murder suspect

One of the men accused of trying to kill a man in Dover Foxcroft has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

In exchange for pleading no contest today to charges of aggravated assault, the District Attorney agreed to drop the more serious charge of attempted murder for 22 year old Wilber Corson Junior.

Corson and his cousin Kyle are accused of attacking 48 year old Reginald Melvin after they say Melvin started smashing windows in their vehicles last April.

Melvin was beaten and as also shot in the stomach, but survived.

Wilbur Corson also pleaded no contest today to charges filed after a brawl outside the Dover courthouse earlier this month while jury selection was taking place for the shooting case.

Those charges include terrorizing and assault.

Corson will receive his sentence at 1:00 tomorrow.

The case against his cousin Kyle is still pending.

UMaine Hockey Banquet and Auction Set for May 8

ORONO - The Friends of Maine Hockey salute the 2014-2015 University of Maine men’s ice hockey team at the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 8 at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. The cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with the buffet dinner following. The banquet is open to the public. Join them to show your support and say good-bye to the seniors.

Woodlawn Over Coffee

ELLSWORTH - Over the years visitors have questioned if Woodlawn was for sale. It is not, nor will it ever be available to purchase.

Skier killed at Sunday River

State Police say the skier killed yesterday at Sunday River was 35 year old Benjamin Taylor of Bethel. Taylor was an employee of Sunday River, but was not working at the time of his death. A friend of Taylor's saw him ski off the trail called " Black Hole" and found him unresponsive after colliding with trees. The incident was reported at 10:54 am

Zentangle Classes

ELLSWORTH - Learn the basics of this fun and easy art form with Jenny Perruzzi. Zentangle is a drawing method for creating beautiful images using structured patterns. It is easy to learn, easy to do, and is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and skill levels.

Brewer Hometown Band Annual Spring Concert

BREWER - Come celebrate the arrival of spring with the Brewer Hometown Band as it presents the annual spring performance this Sunday, March 29 at 3 PM in the Brewer Auditorium Gymnasium. Many traditional numbers will be played and numerous other favorites are guaranteed to help everyone get rid of the winter blues! Admission is free, refreshments will be served and donations are always gratefully accepted.

Downtown Living Open House

BANGOR - From 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday nearby residents could check out new dwellings in Downtown Bangor.

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