Top Baby Names for 2014

SAN FRANCISCO - BabyCenter has once again released their list of top baby names in 2014.

T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation members meet with legislators


Members of the T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation attended an informative first meeting at the State House on Monday to meet with Senator Kimberley Rosen, the primary sponsor of Taylor's Law.

The T.A.Y.L.O.R Foundation was founded by Corey and Christina Darveau of Bucksport and is named for the daughter they lost in a tragic accident in 2013.

The foundation's commitment is to reduce teen fatalities that result from driver inexperience.

T.A.Y.L.O.R.'s law would be fashioned after Kyleigh's law in New Jersey and would require a sticker be placed on an automobile driven by an intermediate driver.


Bucksport robbery suspect arrested

A 44-year-old Bucksport man was arrested in Orland last night and charged with robbing the Bucksport Rite Aid on Sunday.

Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, the Maine State Police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bucksport Police Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency converged in Orland last night and arrested Phillip Russell.

Russell is currently being held at the Hancock County Jail.

More information is expected to be released this afternoon.



Giving the Gift of College this Holiday Season

BANGOR - 'Tis the season of giving and gifts and what better gift than helping families invest in college. Margie Kelly and Mila Tappan give us some expert advice for talking with families about the gift of a college donation this holiday season.

Students Fill Shelves of Honor System Food Pantry

ORONO - An on-campus food nook is helping ensure students don't go hungry. The Maine Business School Corps opened an honor system food pantry after a report revealed college students are among some of the most food insecure in America.

Darling's Employee Heading to Germany

BANGOR - Statistics show not many women are considering technical careers but one Bangor employee isn't just doing the job, she's excelling.

Verso injunction

Unions representing Bucksport paper makers have filed an injunction against the Verso paper company.
They're trying to force Verso to give the workers severance pay soon after the mill closes this month and not wait 3 months as it plans. The state says Maine law requires the company to pay the money within the first pay cycle after they're laid off. Verso claims that's not the case and they have a contract that indicates they can pay them this spring. The injunction filed today seeks to place attachments on the company's real estate in Bucksport or on any proceeds that come from the mills sale.


Wet getaway

A Wiscasset man is facing charges following an unusual confrontation with police. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says a deputy tried to catch up with a man yesterday on Westport Island after hearing that he was acting strangely and was possibly in need of medical attention.
That man was later identified as 32 year old Daniel Colby who they say was also jumping into traffic and trying to enter passing cars. Police eventually found him near the Back River where Colby tried elude arrest by swimming away. After refusing to come back to shore a boat was launched with police and rescuers on board. They tried to talk him into coming aboard, but he declined and also refused putting on a life jacket.Police say Colby gave up when he was pepper sprayed and towed back to shore. He's now charged with eluding arrest and police also discovered that he had three active warrants for his arrest.  Those warrants for unpaid fines, cultivation of marijuana and refusing to submit to arrest. 

Vienna home destroyed


Fire marshal's are looking for the cause of a blaze that destroyed a home in Vienna.

A man and a woman were inside the home on the Mountain Road last night when the flames erupted.

They managed to get out safely and no one was hurt.

Fire crews from several departments  managed to keep the flames from spreading to another nearby home.

Fire chief Brian Church tells us it's owned by john lehr and he believes the owner is staying with his son for the time being.

The chief also plans to contact the Red Cross to see if the organization can offer assistance.

Win a cabin

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own cabin in the woods of maine?

You might be able to do it for just $100 dollars.

The Grand Lake Stream Guides Association is running a special raffle to raise money.

For 100 bucks, you'll have a chance at winning this cabin and an acre of land.

It's equipped with a well, septic system and has power.

It's all ready to create some great memories in the woods of Washington County.

The drawing for the camp will be held on December 31st at 6:00.

To learn more visit

You can also call Mike at 796-2553.


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