Public Voice their Opinion on New Superintendent

ORONO - Dozens of parents, staff, and faculty members gathered tonight at Orono High School to share what qualifications they thought should be top priority for the School Board as they hire a new superintendent.

9th Annual Pies on Parade

ROCKLAND- The community of Rockland is celebrating this weekend with the 9th annual pies on parade tour.
 
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, people can sample more than 50 different pies ranging from the traditional apple pie to the more savory meat options. 
 
Along with the good food, attendees will be given tours of some of the quaint hotels in Rockland.  Proceeds from the event goes towards helping those in need.
 
Rockland has been dubbed pie town USA by the food network after a visit from Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay.

Camden's Winterfest Putting Together the Final Touches

CAMDEN - Some of the final touches are being put into place for this years Winterfest celebration in Camden.
 
Around 4-thousand pounds of ice was delivered to the festival site, right behind the Camden Library, and placed on wooden palettes. 
 
Artist will start to carve them on Saturday and turn them into works of art for everyone to see. 
 
Along with the ice carvings, there will be food, ice skating, and a number of activities.  Winterfest takes place this Saturday (1/26) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Camden in Contest to be Coolest Town in America

CAMDEN- The town of Camden becoming so popular that budget travel has entered it into it's coolest small towns of 2013 contest.
 
In order to be eligible for the title, the town must have a population smaller than 10,000 people.
 
City organizers say with all the great things to do in their little community, they are not surprised to have made the top 10 finalist.

Augusta pharmacy robbery arrest

Augusta police have announced an arrest in the latest pharmacy robbery.

19 year old Andrew Post of Auburn is accuse dof holding up a CVS pharmacy on Tuesday and making off with prescription drugs.

Police say tips generated from media reports led them to post at a location in Augusta where he was arrested today.

He's now in the custody of the FBI and will face federal charges.   

Man pleads guilty to stealing veterans benefits

A man from Cutler faces up to ten years in prison for taking veteran disability benefits that he wasnt supposed to receive.

38 year old Richard Ramsdell junior pleaded guilty this week to charges that he received more than 200 thousand dollars.

Authorities say he claimed to be unemployed and unable to work because of physical and mental health problems.

They say they discovered he had been working as a fisherman and doing other jobs while still receiving the benefits.

Ramsdell could also be ordered to repay the money when he's sentenced.

Lawmakers consider changing the name of a Maine mountain

A state lawmaker has submitted a bill aimed at honoring an indian chief.   

Big squa mountain near Greenville was renamed Big Moose mountain as part of an effort to rename places that native americans felt were offensive.

Representative Peter Johnson wants to take it a step further by changing the name of Big Moose mountain to Red eagle mountain.

The Maine house was expected to consider the issue today.

 

 

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