Unique Career Fair in Bucksport Features Alumni

BUCKSPORT - Many have attended a career fair as they attempt to find a path to follow.  Administrators at Bucksport High School decided who better to tell students currently attending...than former students.

Local Bank Lends A Helping Hand

HOLDEN- While we have seen a turn around in the economy, there are still plenty who struggle to put food on the table.  So there's a local business that recognizes that struggle and is doing it's part to help.

Help the 2nd Annual Hancock County Food Drive

Ellsworth - If you would like to help checks can be made out to the United Way of Eastern Maine with" Hancock Food Drive" written on the memo line. They should be sent to 24 Springer Drive Suite 201 Bangor, Maine 04401.

Maine Author Visits Bangor Schools

BANGOR - The 14th Street School in Bangor got a special visitor today. Chris Van Dusen, a children's book author and illustrator from Camden, Maine visited the students today.

Mud Season Menacing for Mainers

EXETER - As the weather changes, unpaved roads in the Pine Tree State can be a real pain. And with budgets tight across the board, maintaining them can be even tougher.

Sunday alcohol sales

A St. Patrick’s Day bill that would make a small change to existing alcohol sale laws passed in the House by a vote of 105-32 Thursday.The bill, sponsored by Rep. Barry Hobbins, D-Saco, would allow the sale of alcohol to start at 6 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day when the holiday falls on a Sunday. Alcohol sales may now begin at 9 a.m. on Sundays, while the time is 6 a.m. for other days of the week. A similar exception is made for New Year’s Day. Hobbins’ bill has a provision that allows it to go into effect in time for St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday.“I’m delighted that Democrats and Republicans were able to find common ground on this measure. A good number of Mainers want to be able to mark the day with a traditional Irish breakfast of corned beef, eggs and a Guinness toast on Sunday, just as they would on any other day of the week,” said Hobbins said. “Many small businesses also expressed the need to address the discrepancies in serving start times.”Hobbins approached the governor Wednesday to explain how the bill would help small businesses. The governor said he would sign the bill.“He give me his word that he wouldn’t veto the bill,” Hobbins said. “And I take him at his word, as always.” The measure received unanimous approval in committee and on initial votes in the House and Senate. It is supported by the Maine Restaurant Association and was introduced on behalf of a constituent who is a member of the Emerald Society, an organization for police officers and firefighters of Irish heritage.  During the public hearing on the bill, restaurant and pub owners testified in support of allowing traditional celebratory activities to begin earlier on the biggest day of business for their establishments. The bill has support from establishments around the state.“While this is a simple measure, it would make a big difference to these businesses and to their employees,” said Rep. Louis Luchini, D-Ellsworth, the House chair of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. “We heard no opposition.”


Bangor Police Report Stabbing on 2nd Street

Bangor - From the Bangor Police Department: On March 14 at about 04:30 am, Bangor Police were called to Second Street Park to the report of a man that was stabbed and robbed.

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