Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mayor Gilbert on guns and trains off the track in Jay

It was one of those days where we had plenty of action on the west-Central Maine news front. Today's paper was lively and rich with a great Earth Day enterprise story by Sun Journal Staffer Bonnie Washuk. The report looks at how Maine stacks up to other states in the areas of air, water and land health.

Also Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert, off to Haiti today to help rebuild a school, announced he was banning with a group of U.S. Mayors in urging the Congress to close the so-called gun show "loophole" to prevent criminals from getting guns. We have a short Q&A with Gilbert and also a clip from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign on our website now.

In Jay, a Pan Am freight train went off the tracks at the aptly named Crash Road junction. There were no injuries but damage to the railroad and road crossing appeared extensive.The road and railroad are expected to be closed for two days according to officials.

Should be another news-packed Sun Journal on Friday.  Phew...

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