A morning blaze in Bradford was an accidential chimney fire, that’s according to State Fire Investigator, Tim York.The Bradford Fire Department received a call from someone passing by the house on Main Street around 6 o’clock.When fire crews arrived at the house, the blaze had already gutted the top floor.
Today, a fire in Bradford gutted a family’s home.Bradford Fire Department received a call from someone passing by the house on main street around 6:00 a.m.When they arrived at the house, the blaze had already gutted the top floor.The Bradford Fire Chief, Scott DeMoranville, says wrong directions kept them from getting there sooner.”They gave us the wrong address and I think it’s important that as good as it is that passerbys call in fire calls and incidents like that, it’s just as important that they be sure that they’re giving us the proper address and location of where we’re going.”Two people were inside when the fire started, but were able to escape with no injuries.
Members of the Maine People’s Alliance says it will deliver more than 2,500 postcards to Governor Paul LePage.The postcards are in support of the recent health care overhaul that Congress approved last year.The goal is to oppose Maine joining a lawsuit challenging that law.Meanwhile, the conservative Maine Heritage Policy Center recently released a report explaining the legal arguments against the federal health care law, which the center considers unconstitutional.
A woman from Milbridge has been reported missing.Police say Mary Kelly’s last known contact with anyone was January 7th.Her car was found at her flower shop Monday.Kelly is described as a white female in her 50’s, about 5’4, weighing 135 pounds.She has brown hair and brown eyes.Anyone with information is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s office at 255-4422.
University of Maine students may see some new security measures put into place.Today, the board of trustees discussed upgrading their IT security systems after a breach on University computers, last spring.The new system would help prevent further breaches from occuring with regular security scans and more faculty on staff to monitor the systems.The system would cost more than 800 thousand dollars annually to run.
Authorities say a car reportedly connected to an attempted armed robbery in Ellsworth last month was involved in a crash in Franklin today.Police were pursuing a silver SAAB with the same license plate number as the one they were looking for when the vehicle went off the road.
Day two in the trial of Randall Hofland was marked by delays before the first witness was called.Monday started with a courtroom discussion about the location of papers and documentation that Hofland said he needed to use in his own defense.Testimony was delayed and the jury was released until 1:30p.m., while the papers were brought from Somerset County, where Hofland has been held.Steven Saucier, a former Searsport Sergeant and now Penobscot County Sheriffs Deputy, was the first witness called Tuesday.He was asked about the night of October 23rd 2008, when Hofland allegedly pulled a gun on an officer, then left the scene in his car, causing an eight day manhunt.He was arrested at Stockton Springs Elementary School on Halloween, after allegedly holding a classroom full of students hostage.”These two events were both violent,” says Geoffrey Rushlau, District Attorney for Waldo County.
Putting a musical production together typically takes weeks…if not months.Students at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook are doing it all…in five days.Joy Hollowell tells us about this musical adventure.=======”Let’s have this line stand up please”Auditions started a little after nine.”More, I’ll give you more, more work is what you’ll get.”Just an hour later, the cast was being assembled.”I think it might be the best one in the whole crowd.”Things are moving fast at Cave Hill School in Eastbrook.
This morning a group of Maine’s farmers delivered an open letter to Governor Paul LePage and the legislature asking for their help.The group, called “Food For Maine’s Future”, are calling on state officials to take specific actions to help Maine’s remaining farms.In the letter they ask governor LePage and state lawmakers to enact a one year moratorium on farm foreclosures.
Day 2 in the trial of Randall Hofland was marked by delays before the first witness was called.The day started with a courtroom discussion about the location of papers and documentation Hofland said he needed to use in his own defense.The testimony was delayed and the jury was released until 1:30 p.m.
An Augusta man has pleaded not guilty to killing another man in what police say was a fit of jealousy.30-year-old Peter Bathgate pleaded not guilty this morning in Kennebec County Superior court to intentional or knowing murder in the death of 47-year-old Paul Allen.Allen’s body was found last month along a road in Hallowell.A state police affidavit says Allen had been stabbed and a broken cane was found near his body.
Lincoln needs a new garage…that much just about everyone agrees on.But just how much it should cost has been up for debate.In October, the town rejected a $2.4 million dollar proposal, as well as a scaled down $1.5 million bid.The latest figure comes in a third of a million cheaper than that.Town leaders held a public hearing Monday night on the proposal.They approved the plan,which means residents will now vote March 1st on whether to approve up to $1.15 million to build a new public works garage.