Bob Davis

Bob Davis has provided policy, strategic, and financial leadership to United Way of Mid Coast Maine since 2000, particularly their Annual Campaign. He is also deeply committed to Success by 6, a United Way initiative to help all children get the best possible start in life.

Bob is on the Boards of Bath Area Family YMCA, Mid Coast Health Services, SAD 75 Foundation, and People Plus. He is a founding member of the Topsham Rotary Club.

"Bob is a visionary," says nominator Barbara Reinersten. "He brings his financial expertise to every project, making beneficial connections between all his many projects and volunteer organizations, ensuring that his great ideas are implemented successfully."

Wiscasset church gets its steeple back

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in Wiscasset can look up at a familiar skyline again --- the congregational church has its steeple back.

The landmark church is located next to the historic county courthouse. It's actually the third church on that spot. The previous one burned down. This church and its steeple were built in 1909.

A century of rain took its toll on the spire of the steeple.

About year ago, the painting crew found the spire was all rotted. That began a major fundraising effort, which so far has collected $250,000.

That was enough to pay for steeplejack George Burgess and his crew to demolish the old spire and have an exact copy made out of fiberglass. It was gently lowered into place Monday, and church members were thrilled to see it.

Korin Nickerson

Korin Nickerson is an active member in PALS (Peers Assisting and Leading Students) and is the student leader for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a two-year president of the Mt. Ararat High School Interact Club, Rotary International's Youth Service Program.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and a library volunteer.

A look at news coming up for the week of Monday, October 17

(NEWS CENTER) - A look at news coming up for the week of Monday, October 17

MONDAY - Through the course of the week there will be a chance for people to get free dental care in Machias. Dental care providers from NYU's College of Dentistry, the Washington County Children's Program and Caring Hands of Maine have put the clinic together. This is the 3rd free clinic to serve the area. 1,000+ children and adults have been served by the other two. The clinic will be held at the Lee Pellon Event Center.

Wiscasset residents prove they want the Raceway to stay

WISCASSET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In a last ditch effort to save what was once known as the "Center of Speed" in Maine, volunteers in the Wiscasset community organized races at the Wiscasset Raceway today.

This event allows the town noise ordinance to be effective for at least another year; something that needs to be in place to attract potential buyers.  An estimated 2,000 spectators sat in the bleachers to watch up to 180 race cars circle the track. But these drivers may not get paid. Admission fees will go to sponsors first, then whatever is left over will be divided among the drivers.

"Hopefully someone sitting here in the grandstands that sees that this place can work," Dale Chadborne of Woolwich, said. "The pits are full, every pad has got a car sitting on it. People are walking around that we haven't seen in years."

Bowdoin College erects Earth-friendly roof

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) -- Bowdoin College says it has a cool new rooftop for its heating plant.

The college says planting materials for the Brunswick campus' first living, or "green," roof arrived Tuesday. They were hoisted to the top of the building that houses the college's high-efficiency, low-emissions boiler than can burn natural gas and No. 2 heating oil.

The roof, which is covered with a variety of flowering plants, reduces the urban "heat island" effect, extends the life of the roof and absorbs rain water. And as a side benefit, it doesn't make for a bad view from the upper floors of the nearby Buck Center.

Bowdoin has a mission statement to be mindful of its impact on the environment of coastal Maine.

Go-kart death still under investigation

NEWCASTLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The death of an Anah Shriner who was driving a go-kart yesterday in Damariscotta's Pumpkinfest Parade is still under investigation.

Officials from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office believe the ramp that 59-year-old Marvin Tarbox Jr. was driving over broke and caused Tarbox to lose control of the go-kart on Main Street in Newcastle.

Tarbox was part of a performance that involved driving go-karts on a ramp that was arched over an SUV. Will Monsell witnessed the event and said he saw the go-kart flip over. Two go-karts that were following him then plowed into Tarbox.  Monsell believes the steepness of the ramp prevented the drivers from being able to stop.