FAB Fair ( 10:00AM to 3:00PM )

The 2011 FAB Fair Located at the Skowhegan Area High School on West Front Street/Route 2 West will be Saturday, February 26th, 2011 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.

MPVA TO BROADCAST MEETING ONLINE

MPVA makes use of technology to open meeting access to Mainers
“The second meeting of the Maine People’s Veto Alliance will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Old Goat Pub, Main St., Richmond,” MPVA acting Executive Director Ed Schlick said today.  In an effort to open access to Mainers across the state, MPVA will also broadcast the meeting live on the internet.

Not only will Maine citizens be able to tune-in from any internet-connected computer, but they will also be able to voice real-time comments and questions through MPVA’s Twitter account. “This may be the first, or among the first, statewide electronic meetings to be held in Maine,” said Schlick. 

If all the technical problems can be resolved, MPVA will broadcast the meeting over the internet starting at 1 p.m.

Teens Who Care

Teens Who Care

We are very proud of our young people in the State of Maine and we need your help to find teens who are doing good work in our communities. Too often we hear about all of the “bad things” teens are doing. We want to make sure that people know there are teens in our state who are doing “good work” and making a difference.

We are looking for Teens who are volunteering in their communities. We will be recognizing individual teens and teens who are working together as groups.  One individual or group will be highlighted each month on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. Each teen recognized will receive a $2,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Groups will be given a $2,000 grant to be awarded to the non-profit they are helping.

Please help us find the teens and their inspirational stories to share around the state. Just go to our website and click Teens Who Care for an on-line form. No deadline.

Doggie Fashion Show

Doggie Fashion Show

WHEN: Sunday March 13, 2011
  2:00 PM

WHERE: The Old Goat
  33 Main Street 
  Richmond, Maine  04357

WHO: Hosted by Scott McIntire
  Owner of the Old Goat

WHY: Benefit the Coastal Humane Society

$2.00 entry to view the show

Raffles and Prizes

Contact Scott McIntire to enter your dog    737-4628

Bill would extend Maine school year

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Lawmakers are going to consider a bill to lengthen Maine's mandatory minimum school year by five days.

A bill before the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on Wednesday would extend the school year from 180 days to 185 days a year. The bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Peter Edgecomb of Caribou, who's also a member of the education committee.

A separate bill also to be reviewed by the education committee would mandate that the school year not begin before September 1.

The rule would apply beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year and would apply to elementary schools, secondary schools, the University of Maine System and the Maine Community College System.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinton shooting leads to arrest

CLINTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police arrested a man in Clinton Monday afternoon after they say he fired a handgun several times during a fight with his sister.

Officials say Adam Trott didn't shoot his sister but did hit her with the gun.

Police were called to the home at 156 Railroad Street a little after 2:00pm. They say when they got there, they arrested 23-year-old Trott. Trott is being charged with aggravated domestic assault, criminal mischief, and reckless conduct with a firearm. They say other charges could also be filed.

Trott's sister is a minor. Officials say she was taken to a Waterville hospital to be treated for her injuries.

 

Multiple birth surprises sheep farmers

NEW SHARON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The owners of a sheep farm in New Sharon had their hands full this week with an unusual multiple birth.

Georgia Tolman and her father have raised sheep for years.

This week one gave birth to four lambs.  They say a multiple birth of more than three is highly unusual and for all four to survive and be healthy is even more rare.

The Tolmans work closely with their local 4-H club and are sure the newest additions will be spoiled.  However this fall the lambs will be sold to the market.