(Associated Press)A 2-year-old girl from Winn is recovering after falling into a shallow well in northern maine and being revived by ambulance crew members.Mattawamkeag Fire Chief, Bobby Powers says crews received a report Saturday afternoon of a drowning at a home on route 168.Powers says the child fell into a shallow well on the family property and was unresponsive when her father retrieved her.The girl’s identity was not released.
Earlier this week, we told you about a six-year-old girl battling cancer.The last year hasn’t been easy, but Saturday a local community came together to make her road to recovery a little more fun.Considering what she’s been through, a half marathon would be a walk in the park for Megan Joyce.
Downtown Bucksport was transformed into a beautiful garden Saturday.It was the third annual Bucksport Abloom, hosted by the town’s garden club.Folks could find different kinds of artwork, along with a variety of plants and flowers.Local chef and author, Diane Bianco was on hand talking about her new book, “How to Party at Your Own Party.” Sonia Chianchette was also giving container gardening presentations.” We want some culture in Bucksport.
It’s living history weekend at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley.Folks can see what would have been happening at a lumbering settlement in Maine woods back many years ago.Folks can also enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, blacksmiths are on hand and they can taste beanhole beans.Their newest milling area is also open, with a shingle mill and rotary sawmill.” I think it’s important to know our history of the state of Maine and how we proceeded to become what we are today.”” I think it’s neat to show the girls how things use to be done with the sawmill and show them how hard people use to work and how hard they use to work for just a loaf of bread or to make tools with the blacksmith.”They will continue the events Sunday from 10 to 4.
(Associated Press)The Maine Department of Corrections say a man who had served about forty-five years of a life sentence for murder has died.Sixty-five-year-old Robert Ingerson was an inmate at the state prison in Warren.Officials say Ingerson died around 11:30 Friday night at Pen Bay Medical Center.The State Police and medical examiner were notified and both are reviewing the death.No further information is available.
It was a sight you might typically take in at a luau, not on a Friday night in the streets of Maine.”It’s a mix of Tahitian and traditional and ancient style Hawaiian hula”Mary Beth Hewitt and her dance troupe were performing as part of Belfast’s Weekly Art Walk.”I think that’s very important that Maine is a place where you can celebrate a diversity and different peoples art.”So how did this authentic hula make it from the Pacific to the Pine Tree State?”Well my teacher who’s here tonight, she learned it from a woman who is from Hawaii and she actually the kumu, or the teacher, of the entire group and she lived in Hawaii when she was a kid and then moved to New Hampshire and met my teacher and taught her.”And performers within the group seem quite happy these Hawaiian dance moves have made there way to Maine.”I think it just gets people to see what else is out there and see the kind of world that Hawaii used to be and to get to know theres more than just coconut bras and grass skirts to it.”While these ladies moves seemed to mesmerize the audience, both teacher and student say once you get the hang of it, it’s no big deal.”Well the key is just to bend your knees and keep your hips swaying” says dancer Sarah Grindle.”You can do it.
A newly enacted law in Maine designed to streamline regulations is already having an impact.It lets the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection manage environmental rule making considered to be routine.State lawmakers must still sign off on major B.E.P.
A bill that bans methadone users from driving commercial vehicles was signed into law by the governor Friday.Methadone is commonly used to treat drug addicts.Two years ago a UPS delivery driver from Naples was killed after his van was hit by a public works truck driven by a man who had taken methadone.Representative Anne Graham sponsored the bill after meeting the widow of the man killed in that crash.
It’s three years in prison, at least, for a Madison man accused of murder.Thirty-three-year-old Shaun Corson pleaded guilty Friday to a probation violation.He was convicted of arson in 2002 and was supposed to refrain from further criminal activity.But he’s been charged with auto theft in Florida and that’s what the three years in prison is for.Corson is also wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Jacksonville last month.Police say the 31-year-old victim was found face down and covered by a blanket behind an apartment complex.Florida is yet to file for extradition on the murder charge.