Monthly Archives: July 2013

Specialist Visits Amputees at a Bangor Clinic

The Hanger Clinic in Bangor welcomes dozens of people each day. On Thursday, patients had a visit with a specialist known for a Hollywood film. Almost 9 years ago, Jason Hawe became an amputee after a motorcycle accident. “There isn’t too much that holds me back when I put my mind to doing something,” said […]

Maine Paramedic Students Take their Skills to South America

Students from local community colleges have returned home from a visit to South America, but the trip was far from relaxing. Paramedic Program Director at EMCC, Dan Batsie, said “They got to see loads of stuff they would never see here. Poison snakes bites, Dengue Fever and things like that.” Five paramedic students From EMCC […]

Town Inches Closer to Finalizing Steeple Construction

Janice Shute has lived in Stockton Springs since for 60 years. On Wednesday, she saw a piece of her past come back to life. “This is one one of the happiest days of my life,” said Shute. In 2008, the Steeple on top of the Stockton Springs Community church was taken down for safety reasons. […]

Century Old Hardware Store to Close its Doors

Park’s Hardware has been open to the Orono community for more than 120 years. Mr. Fred C. Parks started the business in 1892, but on August 31st, the shop will close for the final time. “It’s definitely sad to see this, the heart of mill street, to be gone,” said Ross Ludders, a regular Park’s […]

Mother Aims to Prevent Another Tragedy on the Sebec River

Dacano Arno spent his life volunteering. On June 3rd, he saved his friend’s life when a nighttime swim turned deadly on the Sebec River. An hour later, 17-year-old Dacano’s body was found near the base of the dam. Now, his mom Jody, and twin brother, Darango, are keeping Dacano’s memory alive. They are using fundraising […]

Lt. Col. Thanks Police Officer with a Symbol of Freedom

If you take a drive around almost any town in Maine, you’ll probably come across an American Flag. You’re also likely to find a veteran. The Joliat’s know all about both. Melody and Phil Joliat are troop greeters and their son, Herbie, is an Army Lt. Col. Herbie has been on six deployments and during […]

Skowhegan Community Raising Money to Restore a Town Landmark

A Place to Watch. That’s Showhegan’s town motto. Since 1969, they’ve had quite the watch guard, But at 44 years old, this sculpture needs a fix me up. Executive Director for Main Street Skowhegan, Dugan Murphy, said “We’re on track to restore the Indian in the summer of 201.’ The community is coming together to […]