Police are investigating a deadly truck crash in Hope last night that killed three people, including two teenagers.On Tuesday friends and family gathered at the crash site on the Barnestown road in Hope to grieve and remember their three friends.21-year-old-Daniel Dodge II, an avid hunter and fisherman, his 17-year-old girlfriend Katie Kelly, a senior at Rockland High School who recently completed a CNA nursing program, and 14-year-old Misti Leach, an 8th grader at Rockland District Middle School.
This Thursday is veterans day and businesses across the state are giving back to the men and women who serve our country.Diana Bosch spoke to local businesses to find out what kind of deals are out there.”We decided that it was what we needed to do, we needed to do something for our veterans who have done so much for us,” said Jeff Kontio, of Kontio’s Auto Repair Shop in Hermon.To celebrate Veterans Day, Kontio and his staff will be giving veterans free oil changes to say thanks to the men and women who’ve given so much to our country.”It’s not everybody who has a job of risking their life everyday such as they do so that we can stay the country that we are.”Kontio says veterans make up a big part of the community and he hopes the offer will bring people together.Every veteran that visits Kontio’s Auto Repair Shop will receive a free goodie bag with special offers inside while supplies last, but the offers don’t stop there, Tim Hortons restaurants will be giving away free donuts.”We enjoy the life we live because those folks do serve our country and we certainly are appreciative of that,” said Marc McNair, the general manager Elizabeth Giles, a regular customer, says she’s proud of the local businesses who are giving back.”That means that we appreciate what they’ve done for us, a lot never got home to have that done but I think it’s wonderful.”The Muddy Rudder in Brewer will be giving away free entrees to veterans and active duty military for the second year in a row.General Manager Tom Workman says it’s become one of the most popular days to work for his staff.”I’ve had to tell people that all the schedules are full on that day just because of the experience, and the stories, just the general good feelings that are in the restaurant,” he said.A good feeling that will be felt throughout the entire state of Maine.The SPCA of Hancock County is helping veterans who seek pets.The organization is waiving adoption fees for anyone who wishes to adopt from now until Thursday.You can contact the SPCA at 667-8088.Veterans can enjoy free meals at other locations.The town of Milo is hosting a Veterans Day Lunch from 11 am – 2 pm at the UU Church in Sangerville and at the Milo Town Hall, doors open at 11 am for that event as well.
A resort on the Midcoast is getting a bit of a makeover.The Samoset Resort in Rockport is about to begin the final step of a renovation project that’s been years in the making.” The original Samoset was built in 1889 and it burned down in 1972 and the structure that we’re in today was built in 1974,” said Connie Russell, general manager of the Samoset Resort.The resort has been under its current ownership since 1999.
A woman from Exeter pleaded guilty Monday to stealing drugs from the hospital where she worked.District Attorney Chris Almy says 44-year old Paula Thorne stole more than $8,000 worth of drugs from 2008 through 2009 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.The investigation into Thorne’s theft began when the pharmacy director noticed he was ordering more drugs than usual.Almy says a large quantity of narcotics was discovered at Thorne’s home during a search.
A Winthrop man died on railroad tracks early this morning, and it’s still unclear how the accident happened.Winthrop Police say 26-year old Christopher Bourisk was on the tracks just after 2:30 a.m.Bourisk was hit by a train at the Annabessacook Crossing on the Annabessacook Road.The operators of the train called police.The accident in under investigation.
Augusta Police say a man died this morning after being hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk on Bangor Street.Police say the 48-year old man from Augusta was crossing four lanes of traffic and the driver of the vehicle did not see him.The pedestrian was taken to Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, where he died.No charges are pending at this time.
A soldier with ties to Maine has been killed in Afghanistan.20 year old Specialist Andrew Hutchins was killed Tuesday will serving as a Military Policeman serving with the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky.Specialist Hutchins’ hometown on record is New Portland.
A Winslow woman accused of defrauding the state by claiming she was pregnant for 40 months made a court appearance this morning.34-year old Leah Wright pleaded not guilty to one count of theft by deception and eight counts of aggravated forgery.Wright was released on supervised bail conditions.The Attorney General’s Office says Wright allegedly forged state documents in order to obtain food stamps.
A water rescue in Bangor early Tuesday morning, after a woman apparently fell off a bridge.Bangor Police say the initial call came from the victim’s friend.She says the the woman was talking to her on a cell phone while sitting on the ledge of a bridge downtown.The friend says she suddenly heard a loud splash and lost contact with the caller.Bangor Police say they then received several calls from nearby residents, reporting a woman in the water yelling for help.It appears the victim somehow made it to a ledge underneath the bridge, and Bangor fire fighters were able to rescue her with a boat.We’re told that she was alright as of 7 Tuesday morning.
Officials at Maine General Medical Center says the State has given the green light for a 322-million dollar project to build a new Hospital in Augusta.The plan also calls for the Waterville Thayer Campus to be converted to an outpatient and emergency services facility.The new hospital is scheduled to open in late 2014.
An auction is under way to help sustain the local legacy of the late Andrew Wyeth.Museum-quality art works are being sold.The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland says the auction runs from today through November 29th.Adelson Galleries in New York City is hosting the auction on its website.You can check it out at adelson.com.For sale are works donated by artists, collectors and philanthropists who want to help sustain the Farnsworth Museum’s mission.Proceeds support the part of the Farnsworth devoted to the Maine-related work of Andrew Wyeth, his father NC and son Jamie.Andrew Wyeth died in January of last year he was 91.