Horse and rider work together in one Olympic event

NEWBURGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Training for the Olympics is something that athletes dedicate much of their lives to. So imagine what it must be like if you not only have to prepare yourself, but also have to prepare a horse for that level of competition.

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RSU 19 trying to tackle massive school budget shortfall

NEWPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Officials in Newport, Etna and several other towns in central Maine are now facing some major budget challenges going into this school year.

RSU 19 is facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 million dollars. Incoming superintendent Greg Potter says it is due to budgetary projections that were too optimistic.

Last fiscal year the RSU approved a budget of $22 million dollars. The budget projected a surplus of $830,000 which did not materialize. RSU 19 has now frozen spending and is looking for ways to cover the shortfall.

"Ya know fuel oil bid came in pretty reasonably...we had some buses that planned to be purchased outright...we might do a lease purchase option there," remarked Potter, who replaced former superintendent William Braun a few months ago, "there are some things I think we can do...but it's not going to be nearly enough to make up the entirety of the problem that's been created here."

4-year-old boy suffers internal injuries from ATV accident

SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A 4-year-old boy from Searsport is in the hospital after an ATV accident last night.

Authorities say the boy was riding a 4-wheeler near his grandfather's home in Shin Pond when he apparently tried to go up a hill and the machine rolled backward and landed on top of him.

Nobody actually saw it happen, but his father found him unconscious, his helmet lying on the ground nearby.  He was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital with possible internal injuries.  There, he was stabilized, and then flown by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. 

The names of those involved have not been released.  The Wardens Service is investigating.

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Maine family finalist in contest for $20,000 home renovation

Maine family finalist in contest for $20,000 home renovation

Local Foster Mom Tara Roy has been selected as 1 of 6 finalists competing for the public’s votes in an online contest sponsored by HouseLogic.  The Boost your Roost contest offers a $20,000 grand prize for home renovations to be completed and filmed in late August.  Tara’s entry won over the judges by featuring the need to renovate a dusty old attic space into a family focused gathering room to be enjoyed by the whole family.  “Our family had a recent rapid expansion due to foster care and foster adoptions and now we need a rapid expansion of some kid friendly living space to keep up!” said Tara.  “My 5 kids are so excited about their potential new play space”.  The Roy/MacDonald’s Bangor home features a large unfinished walk-up attic that has perfect potential for a major transformation.   Tara describes “The ceiling peaks at nearly 15 feet so we are picturing some dramatic cathedral ceiling and an overall room size of 700 square feet.  We dr

Woman sprays chemical on two men at Bangor Fair

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Police say a Maine woman sprayed Mace in the face of two men over the weekend at the Bangor Fair.

Police say the incident involving 30-year-old Renee Paine of Bangor was unprovoked, with her spraying a man with whom she'd had an altercation with earlier in the year, then spraying the man's father. Two other people were inadvertently sprayed Saturday night and were decontaminated by Bangor rescue crews.

Police issued a summons to Paine for criminal use of disabling chemicals. A telephone number for Paine was disconnected and she could not be reached immediately for comment.