Senator Collins visits girl scout troops

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Several girl scouts in the Bangor area got a special visitor Saturday morning.

Four troops from Bangor, Levant and Hermon were visited by Senator Susan Collins who talked with the girls about the importance of being a part of the organization. According to the Senator, 70 percent of the women serving in the Senate today are former Girl Scouts, including herself. The Caribou native talked about her own troop experiences that instilled several qualities she credits for taking her career all the way to Capital Hill.

"It teaches to act with integrity. To be honest, to have courage, to stand tall in what you believe in and those are the lessons that I carry with me each and every day," said Senator Collins.

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Weight Loss Surgery: Becky's Journey Week One

Weight Loss Surgery: Becky's Journey Week One

 

I think Becky would like to begin with an apology to the nurses who took care of her the one night she spent in the hospital after her gastric bypass surgery. Suffice it to say, she will not go down in history as a so-called compliant patient. She confesses that, “Tuesday night I guess I was an absolute pill to the nurses.”

The following night she was home in her own bed, feeling pretty wiped out but in no pain. In fact, physically, she has been feeling great. “I feel really, really fortunate that I’ve had no complications,” she reports. “I’ve had no pain. I’ve taken no pain medications. I’ve been up and around doing things since I got home, and I’ve been driving since last Friday.” Read more.

Maine skates to 2-2 tie with Providence

ORONO - Joey Diamond (Long Beach, N.Y.) scored a pair of third period goals as the University of Maine men's ice hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie with Providence on Friday night at Alfond Arena. Martin Ouellette (St.-Hippolyte, Quebec) made 31 saves in another impressive performance in goal for the Black Bears.  His counterpart for Providence, South Portland resident Jon Gillies, made 28 saves.
 
Providence took a 1-0 lead at 11:07 of the first period when Nick Saracino stole the puck from a Maine forward at center ice. He skated into his offensive zone, before passing to Mark Jankowski, who beat Ouellette. For Jankowski, it was his fifth goal of the season.
 
The Friars extended their lead to 2-0 at 6:55 of the third period. Kyle Murphy won the face-off to Derek Army. Army's shot found the back of the net, giving Providence the 2-0 cushion. For Army, it was his 11th goal of the season.
 

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Dairy farmers: All farms may lose because of plant closing

KNOX, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine's dairy farmers fear the closing of one of the state's major milk processors could mean a financial hit for every farmer. Maine's 306 remaining dairy farms each receive a small bonus payment each month from the Maine Milk Pool.

That pool is funded by a 13-cents-per-gallon fee paid by Maine milk processors. But people in the milk business say the recent closing of the Garelick Farms dairy processing plant in Bangor could take as much as 600-thousand dollars away from the pool this year. They say those Garelick farmers are likely to end up sending their milk out of state now, instead of to a Maine-based processor. Our-of-state processors don't pay any fee into the pool.

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

I’m wearing red today, to mark the tenth anniversary of National Wear Red Day. Established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, each year on the first Friday in February, women and men wear red to draw attention to heart disease in women. Read more.

Severe winds put thousands in the dark

PENOBSCOT COUNTY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was a busy work day Thursday for fireman, city workers and utility line crews, as hurricane force winds swept through several areas of Penobscot County.

Winds during the morning hours reached gusts of up to 65mph in towns like Old Town where part of General Rental Center's roof was blown away. In most cases power lines were taken down by downed trees. Bangor City Worker, David Rice responded to almost 20 incidents where that happened before noon.

"Fairly good sized limbs. Four or five of them were whole trees that came down," said Rice.

The trees that took power lines down with them effected power for thousands. Bangor Hydro Electric Company reported up to 18,000 without power at some points during the day. Bangor Hydro Spokeswoman, Susan Faloon, was up at 3am Thursday morning to respond to all the calls her offices were receiving.