37 Pushups and Counting

37 Pushups and Counting

 

How many pushups can you do in 90 seconds? Cheryl Palmieri can do at least 37. That’s a huge accomplishment, because until a few years ago she had never done one. In her entire life. Read more.

 

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What a yes or a no vote means on RSU 19 loan request

NEWPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Election night will be an important night for Regional School Unit 19 including Newport and seven surrounding towns. Voters will decide if the district should take out a $3.6 million loan.

RSU 19 superintendent Greg Potter said if the district does not get the loan it will have to make a series of cuts totaling around $800,000 which would include winter and spring J.V. athletics and around 20 jobs would be cut, and those cuts would go into place starting November 7th.

However, if the district does get the loan, it would not have to make further cuts and operate as it currently is.

"It will allow the district to start planning that next year's budget in a way that is going to be very responsible, and I'm optimistic to lower some of the costs that could even mitigate the impact of the loan," Potter said.

Second triple homicide suspect will return to Maine

BROCKTON, Massachusetts (NEWS CENTER)-- The second suspect in Bangor's triple homicide will return to Maine. Wednesday morning Nicholas Sexton waived extradition in a Brockton courtroom.

Maine's Attorney General's office confirms that Bangor Police detectives will be transferring Sexton back to the Queen City.

The 31-year old is being charged with the murder of three Bangor residents. The three victims were found in a burned out car on August 13th. The victims are identified as 26-year-old Daniel Thomas Borders of Hermon; 24-year-old Nicolle Ashley Lugdon of Eddington and 28-year-old Lucas Alan Tuscano of Bradford. 

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The difference between a flood watch, and a flash flood watch

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- As rain continues to come down from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy, several counties in Maine are under a flood watch or flash flood watch.

Piscataquis County Sheriff's Office said as of 10 p.m., Elliotsville Road in Willimantic, Greenbridge Road, and Bates Road in Abbot, will probably be closed until Wednesday morning because of flooding.

NEWS CENTER Meteorologist Steve McKay said there is a difference between a flood watch and a flash flood watch. Steve said flood watches are issued when there is a prolonged period of rain and the ground is saturated with water vapor or is frozen and the rain has no place except into rivers or streams.

A flash flood means there is a lot of rain in a short amount of time that causes flooding. During a flash flood Steve said it is important to stay away from roads that are flooded.

Local Red Cross lends a hand to Sandy relief

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Bangor and surrounding areas lucked out as far as damage from Hurricane Sandy. The major problem facing residents is power outages that Bangor Hydro estimate to fix by tomorrow. The local Red Cross did prep for the worst case scenario, but the low damage will allow volunteers to be dispatched.

Executive Director Todd Nadeau of the Pine Tree chapter said, "It's certainly a relief to the Maine Red Cross, but no means are we in a position to stand down. That just means we don't have to deploy our volunteers nor do we have to rely on the assets National Headquarters to deploy to Maine. We do however have to deploy to the areas effected."

Travel woes continue for many in wake of Sandy

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- For the second straight day this week, the superstorm 'Sandy' made her mark on people looking to travel to and from the Bangor area.

'Greyhound Bus Lines' did not run any of their routes to the Queen City on Tuesday. Typically customers can get on one of three buses to Boston from Bangor daily. On Tuesday those routes were cancelled due to problems that Greyhound is having in New York.

On another travel front, nearly all flights to and from Bangor were cancelled at Bangor International Airport. The hurricane left major airports on the east coast like Laguardia and Philadelphia International reeling and airlines cancelling thousands of flights.

Officials at B.I.A. say at this point, it is hard to say when air traffic in the northeast will fully bounce back.