The Maine House today voted against two measures that were intendd to make the roadways more safe.
They shot down a bill that would require the mandatory use of helmets by motorcycle riders. They also voted against a bill that would've banned the use of handheld cell phones while driving.
Meanwhile, the house gave final approval to a bill that would raise the mininum wage to nine dollars an hour.
University of Maine President Paul Ferguson has announced that the University will buy out the last year of Coach Tim Whitehead's contract, ending his appointment as head coach after 11 seasons. This announcement follows several weeks of intense discussions with constituents of the University of Maine Men's Ice Hockey Program that included current and former players, coaches, fans, donors, faculty, university administrators and Coach Whitehead. This action is effective April 9, 2013.
Bangor - Two brothers were arrested by Bangor Police yesterday, after being accused of attacking some relatives at a Smith Street home.
Orono - Construction crews are going to work on 15-million dollars in renovations at the University of Maine Field House.