A Guilford man was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center Friday afternoon after being impaled through the chest by a rafter.27-year-old Josh Parker was traveling along Route 150 in Guilford when he fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of his pick-up,crashing into a garage.Parker was impaled by a rafter from the garage.According to rescue crews, Parker was alive and conscious when they arrived.He was transported to Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, where he was then airlifted to EMMC.Parker’s condition is unknown at this time.There was extensive damage to the garage and the vehicles inside.Parker’s truck is also severely damaged.
Maine Forest Rangers had to make a rescue on the Appalachian Trail Friday afternoon.A helicopter had to land on a small ledge atop Chairback Mountain to fly out a hiker who had broken an ankle…Sixty-three-year-old John Abbot of Ohio had cell phone reception and was able to call his wife, who alerted Maine authorities.The Maine Forest Rangers were helped out by game wardens and members of the Applachian Trail Club, who had to hike about a half mile into the woods to bring the hiker back to the helicopter.He was flown to Bangor International and then taken by ambulance to Eastern Maine Medical Center.No word on his condition.
A memorial horse ride and walk is being held this Labor Day in memory of Katrina Windred.Windred’s body was found alongside a road last year.She was a noted horse trainer and loved to ride.The money raised will benefit her son who has a medical disorder.You can be a part of the event this Monday beginning at 10am at Camden Hills State Park.It costs $3.00 to get in.There’s a suggested donation of $17.00 to participate.
Chicago native Nicole King has been baking cupcakes for family and friends since she was 15.But it wasn’t until she moved to Bangor four months ago that she decided to take her hobby a step forward and turn it into a business.”I love cherries, I always have and Green Acres is one of my favorite shows,” King says.That’s how Cherry Acres was born.When the owner of Giacomo’s restaurant Downtown needed a baker, a friend suggested King to whip up her delicious treats.”I know someone mentioned they were excited because they’ve seen these cupcakes on tv, you know in Boston and New York and didn’t think they could even get them here so people are excited that there’s something new and adventurous.”Add the power of social media and you’ve got king’s recipe for success.With the click of a mouse, Cherry Acres has developed over a hundred friends on Facebook and followers in the Twitterverse.”I’ve only been here for four months.
The Flash in the Pans Steel Band is celebrating Labor Day with a special benefit concert.It kicks off at Ellsworth Harbor Park Monday at 7:30 pm.It’s free but the group is asking for donations for the “Everybody Eats, a Free Community Meal” program.The program provides free meals to the public every Monday from 3 to 6 pm at Saint Dunstan’s Church in Ellsworth.
A fleet of twenty-eight windjammers and sail boats will be making a splash in Camden Harbor this weekend.The fleet arrived in Camden Friday afternoon to begin off the three day festival celebrating sailing and tourism.Guests can enjoy food, fireworks on the harbor and a boat parade.Tours will also be available.For a complete list of events, log onto camdenwindjammers.com.
The man who police say eluded them after an armed robbery at a Millinocket pharmacy earlier this week appeared in a bangor courtroom Friday.28-year-old Timothy Ashlock of Bangor was arrested early Tuesday morning.Police say Ashlock was an accomplice in an armed robbery at the Rite Aid on Central Street Monday night.According to court records, Ashlock was a passenger in the getaway car.
The Maine Forest Service is working with the Warden Service on a Medivac rescue on the Appalachian Trail.We’re told a hiker has a broken ankle and was able to call for help.They say the hiker is in the vicinity of Columbus Mountain, west of Katahdin Ironworks.The forest service helitack has sent a crew.
A proposal to allow slot machines at a harness racing track in Biddeford will be the top referendum question on the ballot this November.The order of the questions was determined by a random drawing held by Secretary of State Charles Summers Friday morning in Augusta.The top question asks whether to allow slot machines at a harness racing track in Biddeford or another community within 25 miles of Scarborough Downs, subject to local approval, and at a harness racing track in Washington County.
Pirates invaded TV-5 Friday, next weekend, they will be doing the same in Eastport.It’s the sixth annual Pirate Festival, which has become the largest pirate themed event in northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes.The festival offers a whole weekend of pirate mayhem and folks attending are encouraged to dress the part.Most of the events are free.”Well, Eastport is definitely a pirate community.
The Secretary of State says the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit has identified a virus that infected a computer in the Millinocket town office last month.Apparently, the virus took the form of a key logger, and the only data compromised would have been any information the town clerk typed into the Central Voter Registration application after the virus hit the computer.Secretary of State Charles Summers says no personal information was compromised.
The cause of Thursday’s fatal accident in Eddington has been released by the Penobscot County Sherrif’s Office.A father and his three sons ages 5, 10 and 13 were traveling from Halifax, Nova Scotia on their way to Boston when 44 year old Hugh Fraser fell asleep and their van crossed the center line of Route 9 into the path of another van.The driver 63 year old Ruth Runnebu was killed in the accident so was her passenger 30 year old Judi Sampson.
A Maine man is out of jail after serving a 10-day sentence for putting an injured deer in the trunk of his car and keeping it there for more than eight hours before taking it to a butcher shop when it was still alive.The butcher called police who told him to euthanize the animal.The butcher then called the Maine Warden Service.In April 52-year-old David Charrier of Detroit reportedly drove past a crash scene in which a deer had been hit by another vehicle and it lay in the road.Somerset County District Attorney Evert Fowle says Charrier took the deer and kept it for several hours.Charrier pleaded guilty last month to cruelty to animals and other charges.(The Associated Press)
The Maine Turnpike is predicting a 6 percent drop in north- and southbound traffic at its gateway plaza during the Labor Day holiday weekend.Still, more than 228,000 vehicles are expected to pass through the York Toll Plaza from Friday through Monday.The turnpike cites figures from the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Southern Maine, which projects that overall traffic will total 228,700 vehicles fromFriday through Monday.