A lighthouse that was once declared one of the state’s ten most endangered historic properties is opening to the public.The Little River Lighthouse, located on an island off the coast of Cutler, is under the care of the group Friends of Little River Lighthouse.There will be an open hours Saturday from 10:00 a.m.
Farmington Police say speed contributed to one deadly crash over the weekend.Around 11:30 Saturday night on Mosher Hill Rd., police responded to an accident scene to find two dead bodies and a mangled pick-up truck.The victim’s have been identified as Frankie Gragg, 24, and Kateleen Roberts, 21, both of Industry.Police believe Gragg was driving the pick-up on Ramsdell Rd.
Tuesday is moving day for Old Town city hall.City offices will be closed on Tuesday as workers relocate to temporary quarters to make room for the expansion of the Old Town city hall building.The city finance, city clerk and general assistance offices will move from the second to first floor for now.The city manager and city assessor will work out of the old town municpal airport.Bangor savings bank sold the Main St.
It might sound early, but some local radio personalities are already stocking up on school supplies.For the next five weeks, the folks at Blueberry Broadcasting will be broadcasting live from different Dunkin Donuts locations collecting school supplies for kids.Their “Tools for School” program last year helped more than 500 kids.
There’s a world of adventures, right in our own backyard.And right now, the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor is offering kids the chance to find it.Joy Hollowell shows us how.=======”Go, through the size machine.”Imagination is the only criteria needed at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor this summer.
If you were near Route 16 in LaGrange Sunday morning, State Police would like to talk to you.That’s where a Milo man crashed his motorcycle.71-year old Robert Curtis told authorities he was travelling south, when he swerved to avoid a car pulling out of the LaGrange Full Gospel Assembly Church.Curtis’ bike hit the dirt shoulder of the road and he lost control.The 2010 Harley Davidson slid on the pavement for about 100 yards.Curtis was found by a passer-by in the middle of the road.He was taken to Mayo Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.The car Curtis swerved to miss never stopped.Curtis told police he doesn’t remember much about the vehicle, except that it was possibly yellow in color.Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call State Police in Orono at 866-2121.
A motorcycle rider remains in critical condition, after he was hit head on by a man police say was driving drunk.State police tell TV 5 that Patrick Bellis was behind the wheel, when his car crossed the center line of Route One.It happened Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m.Bellis’ car crashed head-on into a motorcycle driven by 38-year old Andrew Leonard of New Gloucester.Leonard was thrown from the bike.
A man from Vassalboro died just after 9:30 Monday morning when the RV he was working on fell on him.The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department says 63-year old John McLaughlin died while working on the brake line of the 40-foot Winnebago in a driveway on Riverside Drive.
This year marks the 30th year that the Walter Hunt Memorial 5-K race has been run on the Fourth of July.It was warm at race time and the runners braved the heat going from Brewer to Bangor.The race helped to raise money for the Sub-5 track club.UMaine standout runner Riley Masters of Bangor won the race, three seconds shy of the record time, winning in 8 minutes 13 seconds.Elizabeth Brunton of Birch Harbor won the women’s race in 10 minutes, 10 seconds.
To kick off the holiday weekend, some folks decided to get transported back to the 18-hundreds.And they had a blast while doing so.The Friends of Fort Knox sponsored a Civil War cannon firing, featuring the 6th Maine Battery Civil War re-enactors.The cannon is a full-scale replica of a Parrot Cannon used extensively during the Civil War.It produces extremely loud blasts, but organizers, like Leon Seymour, say folks love the experience.
One Central Maine organization sent out the message, during this patriotic holiday that our senior citizens are Americans who deserve freedom from hunger.The folks from Spectrum Generations in Waterville are encouraging people to donate to Meals on Wheels.They’ve been providing the service for 40 years.A record number of seniors, shut-ins and disabled adults are now relying on the program for five nutritious meals each week.” For many people this will be the only company that they see all week,” said Dot Freeman, Director of Development for Spectrum Generations.
State Land Use Regulators will consider whether to allow a streamlined application for a wind farm on nearly 700 acres of timberland in Eastern Maine this week.First Wind LLC plans to file an application with the Land Use Regulation Commission this fall in Carroll Plantation and Kossuth Township in Washington County.The proposed 25-turbine wind farm would be about eight miles south of the existing Stetson Wind Farm.On Wednesday, the land use regulators will consider whether to add that acreage to the expedited permitting area.