Kathy McCarty met with Bob Watson of the Maine Department of Transportation to see what's in store for area drivers and where they'll need to add extra time to travel plans.
Catherine Boone, Financial Services Representive with the Presque Isle branch, says the bank is sponsoring an open house at Catholic Charities' Threads of Hope Store on State Street in Presque Isle on Friday and Saturday. The Spring Fling event is designed to raise awareness of the nonprofit's efforts to feed those in need right here at home. The bank has pledged to make a donation, on behalf of its customers, to aid Catholic Charities' goal of Feeding the County.
Maine has already become the first state to ban Styrofoam food containers. And soon plastic bags could follow. A recent legislative hearing in Augusta took place to take up the matter. Advocates for the bill say it would promote a clean and green environment where recycleable bags would be the option of choice for businesses and restaurants. Critics say plastic or recycleables won't have an impact on saving the environment. More than 20 cities and towns in Maine already have ordinances to limit single use bags. Donald Samiya (SAM-EE-YA), the store manager of Graves Shop and Save in Presque Isle says his business will comply with whatever the state legislature decides.