Community Comes Together for Baby Boy 

The community is coming together for a family from Winterport who’s newborn son is dealing with some serious medical problems.Phineas Tracy was born almost six weeks ago with heart, lung and kidney trouble.He’s been in the neonatal intensive care unit in Bangor, but was recently transferred to Portland where he underwent two surgeries on his heart.His parents, Ben and Jess, have been by his side since his birth, even though they were both supposed to return to work.They’ve also been caring for his two sisters.Friends and neighbors are quickly organizing a spaghetti dinner and silent auction to help the family.Benefit organizer, Tara Smith says: “Hopefully we’ll be able to get a good chunk of change for them. They’ve haven’t been able to go to work so I know that’s tough on any family, especially in these economic times so – and just so that they know everyone’s there to help them, if they need any additional help, too.” The dinner and auction is this Friday night from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Hampden Kiwanis Club.A donation will get you in the door. Auction items include everything from dinner gift certificates to tanning sessions. Two tickets to an upcoming U2 concert will also be raffled off.If you’d like information on how to help or just make a donation to the family, you can contact Tara Smith at 557-4787.