The ceremony was held right on the bridge, with the waters of the Aroostook river below representing the ocean, in which many perished during the attack. People arrived early, and the commander of the Post 15 Henry B Pratt Jr. American legion is thankful to those who braved the cold.
A proposed project at Loring could result in the creation of both jobs and educational opportunities. Kathy McCarty has more on the exciting possibilities.
Nola Farley, of Mapleton, says she was traveling on Route 1 south of Presque Isle recently, when she passed a woman clutching a teddy bear and a rolled up blanket. Farley notified police, who told her the woman was one of the local homeless known to officers. The sight tugged at her heart, leading Farley to spearhead the collection of hats, mittens and other items, to donate to those in need, through an effort she calls "Keeping the Community Warm".
The spirit of Christmas is alive and well here in Aroostook County...as one kind soul has given a most generous gift to a woman in Caribou. Carla Godin had more than 300 dollars worth of layaway items to pay for at the Presque Isle Walmart this week. The items were Christmas gifts for her daughter and her grandson. She recieved a call from a Walmart representative on Tuesday, letting her know that her purchase had been paid for. Godin says upon hearing this news, she was both stunned and thrilled. She told us she wishes she could hug the person who showed her such kindness.
The town of Easton has a BRIGHT IDEA! They're adding new LED streetlights throughout the community. Town Manager Jim Gardner says there are 34 streetlights in town that are being retrofitted for the LEDs, and there will be 22 new LED lights in other areas of town, including near roads often used by Amish horse and buggies. Gardner says the new lighting will provide increased safety, and significant savings.
On this edition of AM Chat, Yellow Breen from the Maine Development Foundation guests to talk politics and social issues for the state of Maine with a new Maine Governor set to take office.