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New use for State Police barracks

New use for State Police barracks

ORONO-An old State Police barracks in Orono will soon see new life.

The planning board has given it’s approval to convert it into a used car lot.

The Van Syckle company bought the property at 240 Main Street.

They originally intended to use it as a vehicle prep center.

The plans now call for a 10 vehicle used car lot.

The State Police moved to a facility in Bangor in January of 2014.

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Source: FOX 22/ABC 7


SMCC Foundation receives sizeable donations to boost student success

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Southern Maine Community College Foundation has received two sizeable donations toward scholarships in support of student success. The donations total more than $42,000 and will benefit students in SMCC’s Early Childhood Education and Precision Machining programs. The scholarships are: The Mary Louise Williams Haskell Scholarship. … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News


Man is Hospitalized after Tractor Trailer Crash in Hogdon

A man is in the hospital after his tractor trailer pulling a loaded chip trailer crashed into a group of trees in Hogdon.

Police say 28-year-old Richard Brackett of Patten was driving south on US Route 1 when he took a curve too fast.

The truck went into the right shoulder of the road, flipped and broke a utility pole in half and crashed into trees.

Brackett was transported to a hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The highway was blocked off for several hours as crews cleaned up the scene.

Police are investigating.

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Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor


One man killed in home invasion

One man killed in home invasion

RANGELEY-A horrifying scene this morning in Rangeley.

One person is dead and two others are hospitalized after an apparent home invasion turned extremely violent.

It happened at a home on Main Street around 2:00 this morning.

Police aren’t releasing much information at this point, but there are reports that two men kicked down the front door.

What happened next is unclear.

It appears one of the assailants was killed and the other was injured.

The homeowner was also injured.

One of them had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

At this point, police haven’t released the names of those involved or details on how they …read more

Source: FOX 22/ABC 7


Dover-Foxcroft library lists August activities

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Thompson Free Library has scheduled these events for August: * Children’s program: Fairy Gardens, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 After the program, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., anyone under 18 can get a free bag lunch and those over 18 can buy one for $3.50. *The final Summer Lunch Program will take place … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News


Paving to begin on Route 1 in Falmouth

FALMOUTH, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin surface paving on Route 1 in Falmouth beginning on Monday, Aug. 1. The paving operations will begin at Martin’s Point Bridge to just north of the intersection of Route 1 and Route 88. Paving will take place 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News