Monthly Archives: October 2013

Despite a Possible Deal, Mainers Feel the Impacts from the Government Shutdown

Charles Piper owns a small business in Searsport. His company, Sundog Solar, installs solar panels and installation is usually funded for by federal grants or rebates. Piper said at least one customer was waiting to hear from the Department of Agriculture for the money. “He turned his paperwork in the week before the shutdown and […]

Arrive Alive Tour Stops in Machias

Nearly 13,000 people are killed each year in alcohol-related accidents. That’s according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. “You are six times more likely to get in a crash texting and driving than you are drinking and driving. And we all know how dangerous drinking and driving is,” said Tyler Herbstrieth, a […]

Young Woman Battles Immune Disease, Shares Story in Documentary

Shelby Tozier looks like your typical 21-year-old, but for most of her life she’s been battling an immune disorder. “Ultimately if I get sick, the antibodies that attack the bacteria in me will end up attacking my brain,” said Tozier. At age 6, she was diagnosed with PANDAS, a Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder. Symptoms seem […]

Bucksport Community Mourns the Death of High School Freshman

A 15-year-old is dead and a community is in mourning. “It’s gut wrenching. I really just, words can’t describe what it is,” said Ryan Grindle, a senior at Bucksport High School. Taylor Darveau was killed Thursday night after a car accident on Bucksmills Road. Her 16-year-old classmate was driving when they went off the road […]

101st Air Refueling Wing Operates at 100% Despite Minimal Staff

  Just before going into recess on Thursday, the House approved legislation aimed at partially lifting the government shutdown by paying National Guard and Reserve members. However, it’s expected the Senate will continue to reject efforts to fund only selected parts of the government. Meanwhile, the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor looks empty. The […]

POW’s Remains Come Home After 62 Years

Cpl Robert Tait fulfilled a life long dream when he entered the military at the age of 17. “He was so excited. He came home on one leave and he thought he was big chief war who, ya know,” said Iona Strout, Tait’s sister. On February 15th, 1951, after a year in a Korean War […]