A 16-year-old boy from Canaan remains in criticial condition after crashing his ATV in Newport.The Maine Warden Service says he was riding with a relative along Murray Road around 2 p.m Sunday.Authorities say he was going too fast to make a turn and instead went off into the woods.
What better way to kick off the Fourth of July than with pancakes?It’s exactly what happened in Brewer Monday morning.It was the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Brewer Auditorium.Hundreds of people show up each year to get pancakes, sausage, juice and much more.For some, it’s become a tradition.” Nice place to come.
Bar Harbor in the summer time is filled with tourists enjoying the Maine coast for their vacation.Locals and tourists alike stand shoulder to shoulder along the parade route to honor America.They come from all around the country to line the parade route in Bar Harbor to celebrate Independence Day.”It’s a family tradition for us we’ve been coming here for many, many years,” said Eileen and Russ Smith of New York City, ” And this is her third year,” Eileen said referring to their daughter, ” She’s three years old and this is her third year and we come to the Parade every year.”Some, like the Smiths, travel for miles to be part of it.
Thousands of folks in central Maine also celebrated the July 4th holiday by lining the streets of Winslow Monday morning.It marked the 21st annual Winslow Family 4th of July celebration.Folks started lining the parade route as early as 8:30 Monday morning to see the parade that got started a little before 10:00.The Winslow parade featured mini race cars, fire engines, antique cars, and of course a tribute to the men and women in uniform.Monday’s parade is just a part of a 4-day family celebration in Winslow.
If you’re planning to celebrate the Fourth by taking in fireworks, you should really think about leaving your pets at home.While humans may be dazzled by the lights and the explosive noise, fireworks can be frightening, even painful to dogs, who have a much better sense of hearing than humans do.July 5th is traditionally one of the busier times at shelters across america because many dogs will run away to escape the noise of fireworks.Pet experts say the best thing to do during fireworks is to leave your dog at home, well secured, with the tv or radio on to drown out the explosions.Make sure you’re pup has i-d tags, so if he does bolt, you’ll be able to get him back quickly.
Thickening fog in Camden’s outer harbor caused the postponement of the fireworks Monday night.Organizers from the Chamber of Commerce say the fireworks show will now be held Tuesday evening at 9:15.The town of Thomaston also had to push show to Tuesday.Fog wiped out the fireworks in Eastport and Machias as well.
A man from Dover-Foxcroft accused of shooting his brother to death is scheduled to be arraigned in court tomorrow.22-year old Steven Mayo is charged with murder.He’s accused of shooting 20-year old Ryan mayo in the head back in May.The two brothers lived next door to each other on French Road.Court documents say the night of the shooting, Steven called his father and said Ryan wouldn’t stop doing donuts in his driveway on his ATV.Steven told his father he later went to Ryan’s house to disable his brother’s ATV and Ryan fired at him with a shotgun.The documents say Steven then got a rifle and shot at Ryan as he was heading back in his house.
One way to celebrate the Fourth of July is to say thank you to our troops, and a major retailer is getting customers to do just that.Old Navys nationwide are opening their stores to donations for troops stationed overseas.Employees say customers can either buy items in the store, like flip-flops or socks.Or bring in their own supplies to be wrapped up for a care package.There will also be cards on hand, so kids can write a thank you note to a soldier.Old Navy has been holding this event in conjunction with Operation Care and Comfort since 2009.
There is a rare opportunity available for local residents out celebrating the holiday tomorrow.After the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, local historians say a number of incorrect copies began appearing.Years later, John Quincy Adams ordered that accurate replicas be made.
A sixteen year old boy is in the hospital Sunday night after crashing his ATV.The Maine Warden Service says he was riding with a relative along Murray Road in Newport around two Sunday afternoon.They say he was going too fast to make a turn, and instead went off course into the woods.The ATV landed on its side, and authorities say the boy wasn’t wearing a helmet.A spokesman for the Warden Service says he’s in a drug induced coma at the hospital.Officials are working to reconstruct the accident to find out exactly what happened.
Crews in Clinton responded to another vehicle fire on I-95.It was reported at around 8:45 Saturday evening on I-95 northbound between milemarker 141 and 142.State police say the car rolled over and landed on its side in the woodline.The driver, Lauri Roscoe from Pittsfield and the passenger were able to get out of the car with the help of a passerby, that’s when the car caught fire.An eyewitness told us the minivan was fully engulfed in flames.The driver and passenger were taken to Seabacook Transport hospital and are being treated for serious non-life threatening injuries.
Bucksport police are investigating a car fire that sent two people to the hospital Saturday evening.Authorities say a younger male was traveling at a high rate of speed on east bucksport road when the car hit a shoulder.The car then spun around, went into a ditch where the car hit a rock and ended up back in the roadway.The vehicle then caught fire and burst into flames.Bucksport resident Robert Howard says the flames were as high as trees.