Winterport fire and surrounding towns battled a fire on the Kaler Road Saturday.The call came in just before 4 pm.Winterport Fire Chief Thomas Doe says he believes it started as a grease fire and escalated and got into the walls of the home.Frankfort, West Frankfort, Hampden and Newburgh were called in for mutual aid.The homeowner suffered burns on his arms and was transported to a local hospital.Doe says they faced some challenges.” Well there’s a lot of stuff in the house and these old houses were built in what’s called a balloon frame so the fire gets going in one place and goes up through the frame in right into the roof.”The fire is still under investigation.
With gas prices so high, lots of Mainers might not be roaming very far from home this summer.Here at TV-5 , we have some suggestions for getting away without breaking the bank, featuring what we call “state-cations” every Friday this month.Today, we go on a quest to find some of the best spots for Maine made ice cream.
A festival with the goal to organize peace across the world is taking place in orono Saturday.The 17th Annual Hope Festival is a free way for folks to celebrate earth and connections to each other.More than 60 organizations will be on hand.Organizers say there’s a little something for everyone at the event.”People can pick up buttons, bumper stickers, free information.
Governor LePage says the owner of two closed paper mills in the Millinocket area has agreed to put off dismantling them and selling the pieces, at least until the end of July.The governor says that gives the state more time to find a buyer for the mills.Earlier this month, owner Brookfield Management said it would dismantle the mills after a deal to sell them fell through.
A state official who resigned this week is catching heat from the NAACP and tribal leaders.Former Economic and Community Development Commissioner Philip Congdon is accused of making racist remarks and disparaging residents of Aroostook County.Congdon was quoted as saying affirmative action has contributed to a decline in higher education.He’s also accused of saying it’s time for northern Mainers to quote, “get off the reservation” if they want to succeed.The heads of the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Maine chapter of the NAACP say what he said was reprehensible and inherently untrue.
A man from Somerville is going to prison for 17 years for possession child pornography.60-year-old Matthew Clark was sentenced Friday in federal court in Portland.He was found guilty in January.Three years ago authorities discovered child pornography on Clark’s computer and video tapes at his home.Clark was previously convictioned sex crimes involving minors.He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.
There were protesters outside the Shrine Circus in Bangor Friday.Animal Rights Maine was behind it.They disagree with the use of animals for entertainment, especially ones that belong in the wild.” We just believe that animals deserve some respect and the way they use animals here is really abusive.
A festival with the goal to organize peace across the world is taking place in Orono on Saturday.The 17th annual Hope Festival is a free way for folks to celebrate Earth and connections to each other.More than 60 organizations will be on hand.Organizers say there’s a little something for everyone at the event.” People can pick up buttons, bumper stickers, free information.
Union nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center will not strike on Thursday, May 5th.After hours of negotiations, the nurses union and administrators at the hospital have agreed on a one-year tentative contract agreement.Nurses Union Rep Judy Brown tells TV5 they did get changes in all of their major goals, including insurance and charge nurse assignments.Greg Howatt, with EMMC says the tentative deal is a mutually agreeable contract.