A fire in Bangor Saturday night nearly destroyed a family’s a home.Fire officials were called to Rogers Street in Bangor around eight o’clock.They say a malfunctioning light sparked a blaze in the home’s laundry room.It spread to the kitchen, but officials say their quick response was what saved the house.Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze in fifteen minutes.The family wasn’t home at the time, and no one was injured.
A search team is using a K-9 unit to help find a Westfield man.Sixty-nine year old Lloyd Jandreau was reported missing from the Southern Acres Care Facility, Saturday morning.The Maine Warden Service believes he wandered off from the home.Lloyd was last seen wearing jeans and a dark blue shirt.He’s described as five feet, eleven inches tall, about 170-pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes.The Warden service says he suffers from dementia and other medical issues, and actually has a history of wandering away from the retirement facility.They’re asking anyone with information to call the Houlton police dispatch at 1-800-924-2261.
An annual event kicked off in Orrington, Saturday.The Curran Homestead hosted its twentieth summer festival.All weekend the farm is offering a series of events for kids and adults, randing from scavenger hunts to a baked bean dinner.It’s considered a living history museum, and organizers have set up an antique tractor exhibit, along with a chance to see how farming was done in the nineteenth century.They hope people will walk away with a picture of the past.”A snapshot in time.
A day of shopping can sometimes burn a hole in your wallet.But Saturday, shoppers enjoying a sale in Hampden were told to leave their money at home.A yard sale hosted by the Church of the Open Door in Hampden offered all its items for free.Rather than a host a charity fundraiser this year, they decided to just give donations away.Members of the congregation and community contributed whatever they could.Before opening the sale to the public, the church gave folks from local shelters and halfway houses a chance to shop first.”You can see that it’s pretty barren and this was all full.
Old Town police are looking for a man who’s been missing since Monday.Police say 24-year old Jeremy Dimmock left his Center Street home around noon.He told his family he was going for a walk, but they say he never returned.Dimmock was last seen wearing jeans and a white shirt.He’s described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.His family says he has a Celtic tattoo on his right arm.Police are working with DEEMI, a local search and rescue organization.Last night, a K9 unit was called in to help, and police say they will be used again tonight.If you have any information about Dimmock, you can contact Old Town police at 827-6358.
The search continues for two swimmers who went missing in Lower Richardson Lake in Andover, Friday afternoon.Dive teams from the Maine Warden Service have been looking for twenty-six year old, Hoang Vo and thirty year old, Phil Le since Friday.Divers resume their search early Saturday morning.Edie Smith from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said the men are from Boston, and have been camping on the lake with a group of friends.Smith says Vo and Le had been drinking on a boat before they went into the water.She described the lake’s conditions as choppy on Friday.A ground crew is searching the shoreline and a plane will fly overthe area.
Good food was served up in Eddington Friday night to help kick-off the town’s Bicentennial festivities.Friday’s chicken supper had folks packing into Comins Hall,but the dinner event was just the beginning of a weekend full of fun.Saturday morning there will be parade along Route 9 starting at 10 AM followed by a fair at the Town Office grounds, and a community dance later on that night.For more information on upcoming event at Comins Hall, you can visit their website at www.comminshall.org
Melissa Etheridge will be on the stage at Bangor’s Waterfront Saturday night, which means streets will be closed to handle all that foot traffic.Railroad Street will close at 7am Saturday morning, as will Front Street from the Sea Dog to Railroad Street.Handicap parking will be provided along Front Street.General parking is available in the Pickering Square Parking Garage, at Bass Park and other parking lots in the area.
America’s marine of the year is from Bangor.Captain David CotÃ© of Bangor was so-honored Thursday night.The title comes from the Gannett Government Media Corporation, which honors one person from each of the five military branches.All five were nominated by their peers for embodying the finest qualities of honor, community service, professional performance and dedication representative of the servicemen and women of America.It’s the eleventh year for the awards.
A camp on Webb Pond in Waltham burned to the ground last night.Residents on the east side of the water called 911 around 5 pm, reporting some sort of explosion and a camp engulfed in flames.Fire fighters from at least four towns headed to the camp, off Route 179.We’re told the camp had already collapsed by the time crews arrived.No one was home at the time.No word yet on a cause or if it’s connected to the explosion.
State police are investigating a burglary in Clifton.It took place sometime during the June 1st and June 26th, but was not reported until last week.A seasonal home on Middle Springy Pond Road was broken into.a television, blu ray player, video game console, and games were among the items taken.State police are asking area residents who may have seen people or vehicles in the area in June to give them a call.
The Penobscot Marine Museum is celebrating a big birthday this weekend, they’d like to see you there.The museum is kicking off Penobscot Bay Day with the grand opening of the museum’s newest exhibit “Seabag: The Visual Storage Center.”It will give the public an intimate look at the museum’s collection of rare artifacts.It also serves as a reflection of Maine’s connection to the sea.”We love to get out on the boats and explore and people are still making their livelihood out on the water, lobstering, fishing,” said curator Cipperly Good.For more information, visit the museum’s website here.