A Labor Day weekend tradition is will kick off in Blue Hill, Thursday afternoon.The Blue Hill Fair opens its gates at 4:00 p.m.Guests can check out anything from rides to country music.The fair wraps up Monday night.For hours and prices, visit Your text to link…
Police are asking folks in Waldo County to be extra careful in protecting their possessions, as a result of a string of burglaries in the area.Searsport, Belfast and Lincolnville Police have all received reports of items missing from homes.Searsport Police Chief, Richard LeHaye says in some cases the homes were left unlocked.They encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact Waldo County dispatch at 338-2040.
Officials have released the names of an elderly couple who are thought to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator at their summer home that had lost electricity during Tropical Storm Irene.The bodies of 85-year-old Lewis Somers III and 84-year-old Elizabeth Somers of Pennsylvania were found inside their Raymond home Tuesday afternoon.Officials say when firefighters entered the home, a generator was running in the basement and carbon monoxide levels were high.
It’s a time honored tradition from Germany that makes going back to school just a little sweeter.Wednesday, kids in Bangor got to make their own schultuete, or “school cone” at the Maine Discovery Museum.Students who are about to enter the first grade decorate their school cone and have it filled with goodies, which are to be looked at after class.But it wasn’t just an arts and crafts lesson Wednesday, kids also got a lesson in different cultures and customs.
The Bangor Lions Club heard from a special guest, Wednesday.Major General Bill Libby joined the club for lunch at Geaghan’s restaurant.As the day’s guest speaker, he paid tribute to Maine’s National Guard, commending the organization on its growth and significance nationwide.”We’ve gone from being a strategic reserve unit, an organization that was not well trained, not well equipped, to being an operational reserve, which means the army doesn’t go anywhere today without taking the guard with it,” said Libby.General Libby says engineers from the Maine National Guard were dispatched to Vermont to help assess the damage caused by Irene.
The days of detective work, like that of Crockett and Tubbs, seems as outdated as their show.Now, you can probably only catch the old Miami Vice on dvd, and police can practically catch a suspect with the click of a mouse.”It’s worked out better than our wildest dreams.
Folks in much of New England had to get used to life without internet for a few hours Wednesday.Extreme flooding in Vermont from tropical storm Irene damaged Time Warner Cableâ€™s main telecommunications line at around 2:30 p.m.More than 300,000 customers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont lost their high speed internet and digital phone service, as well as some television channels.Shortly after 6:00 p.m., engineers repaired the damage and restored service to all customers affected by the issue.