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25 New Sculptures Come to Skowhegan

25 New Sculptures Come to Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN- The Skowhegan Indian has some new friends moving in- two women, a few animals, a basketball player, and a mermaid to be exact.

“We were gifted 25 sculptures from Bernard Langlais’ estate in Cushing, Maine via the Kohler Foundation, and Skowhegan has received the sculptures- many outdoors, some indoors- and we’ve created a downtown network of Langlais sculptures to compliment the Skowhegan Indian sculpture that’s been here for decades,” said Dugan Murphy, the executive director of Maine Street Skowhegan.

These sculptures are now a part of the Langlais Trail- one of many locations throughout the state where his art is …read more

Source: FOX 22/ABC 7

    

Free to be #curvy

I should be bothered to see a body-positivity related story start and end before I’ve been able to put pen to paper. In the case of Instagram’s #curvy fiasco, I’m glad. As you may know, a hashtag (#word) is an identifier used on a social media site. Once a text … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Men Convicted of Bangor Triple Murder Sentenced

Men Convicted of Bangor Triple Murder Sentenced

BANGOR – It’s been a long road. Over a year after being convicted, and nearly three since the events, Nicholas Sexton and Randall Daluz learn their sentences.

It was in August 2012 when Nicolle Lugdon, Daniel Borders and Lucas Tuscano were shot to death. Their bodies were found burning in a rental car.

Nicholas Sexton was found guilty in May 2014 of murdering Lugdon and arson. Tuesday he received a sentence of 90 years in jail.

“I think the judge could have found a number of ways to go lower. He’s attempting to send a message but what I think …read more

Source: FOX 22/ABC 7

    

New England Senators Want A National Lobster Day This Year

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of U.S. senators from New England say the lobster’s role in the region’s heritage and economy are important enough to justify a national day of celebration.

The senators are introducing a resolution to designate Sept. 25, 2015, as National Lobster Day. Maine’s Angus King and Susan Collins say the crustacean deserves the honor because thousands of families rely on the multimillion dollar American lobster industry to make a living.

Collins and King say the lobster day will also note the American lobster’s “growing popularity as a global delicacy.”

King is an independent and Collins a Republican. The …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Two hurt in Searsport motorcycle crash

SEARSPORT, Maine — A Massachusetts couple were injured Tuesday morning after the motorcycle they were riding sustained a blown rear tire, causing them to crash on U.S. Route 1. The accident happened at 9:55 a.m., said Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye, just after Wayne and Mary Connolly of Lowell, Massachusetts, … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News

    

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Bangor Man Tasered by Police Back Before Judge

McCue, Phillip 7-28-15

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the father of a man who was tasered by Bangor Police went back before a federal judge Tuesday.

Phillip McCue, 28, of Bangor died in September of 2012, five days after police subdued him with a taser.

Police said McCue was on bath salts at the time.

The federal suit claims police used excessive force and failed to give McCue proper medical treatment.

The attorney general’s office determined police were justified when they used the stun gun.

At Tuesday’s hearing, a lawyer for the city, the police department and the officers argued they should have immunity in such cases.

He’s …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Group Launches Campaign To Strengthen Clean Election Law

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to revitalize Maine’s weakened Clean Election law is hoping to convince voters to say “yes” to their proposal to give publicly financed candidates access to more campaign cash.

The Mainers for Accountable Elections Coalition officially launched its “Yes on Question 1? campaign Tuesday.

The coalition is backing a measure that will be on the November ballot that aims to level the playing field between publicly and privately financed candidates, increase penalties for groups that break campaign finance laws and require groups to disclose some of their donors on political ads.

Andrew Bossie, executive director of …read more

Source: WABI-TV5 Bangor

    

Rolls-Royce propellers for Zumwalt delivered to BIW

BATH, Maine — Two five-bladed propellers manufactured by Rolls-Royce and weighing nearly 60,000 pounds each were delivered recently to Bath Iron Works, marking the completion of the power and propulsion system for the USS Zumwalt, the Navy’s first DDG 1000 “stealth” destroyer. The twin fixed-pitch propellers measure more than 18 … …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News