Those who catch lobster for a living are seeing the affects of low prices for their product at a time of year when prices usually are peaking.Fisherman Jon Carter of Trenton says it’s been a rough season so far.Carter says he’s basically working for nothing, with his costs outweighing his profit.He expects this season to get worse instead of better.”It’s expensive to go lobstering, everything costs a lot, it’s expensive to live and at these prices.
After a delay the trial of Lincoln’s Ryan Hurd continues today.Hurd has been charged with manslaughter and aggravated drunken driving.The 23 year old was allegedly driving a car that went off the road in October of 2007 went off the road on Route 27 in New Vineyard.The car struck a telephone pole and burst into flames.Two other people were in the car, 34 year old Terry Richardson Junior of Dover-Foxcroft was killed, and 30 year old Chad Bernier of Medway was seriously injured.The defense claims Hurd was passed out drunk at the time and Richardson was behind the wheel.
There will be some traffic tie-ups beginning Tuesday in portions of Bangor.A convoy of trucks is again going to be transporting windmill sections to Chester.State police and Bangor police will be escorting the convoys of 4 or 5 oversized loads Tuesday through Friday, between the hours of noon and 4 pm.The routes affected are Odlin road from Dysart’s, to Hammond Street, State Street, Hogan Road, then on to I-95.
Folks crossing the Deer-Isle Sedgwick bridge can expect delays.Construction crews making improvements on the bridge say the bridge will be closed to one lane, with flaggers alternating two lanes of traffic.The travel lane will be ten feet wide.Motorists should allow for a little extra time when planning to cross that bridge.
Authorities are still looking for a missing man Downeast.They’ve been searching for 47-year old Robert Anderson of Sedgwick since yesterday.Anderson was last seen sunday Afternoon around 3 pm.He was headed to Flye Island to do some cleaning at a camp located on the island.He was supposed to take his wife Shelley and children back out to the camp for a picnic Monday.Anderson planned to meet his wife around 11 am, but never came to get her and the children.His wife notified the coast guard he was missing.His 34 foot lobster boat, the “Jilly Poo and Alley Too,” was found at anchor in Blue Hill Bay near Flye Island.No one was on board, the motor was running and a skiff was still on the back of the boat.The Maine Warden Service, Coast Guard and Maine Marine control are all helping with the search effort.Four divers were out near Flye Island Monday.
One year ago, folks in the town of Holden celebrated the completion of a Veterans Memorial.On Memorial Day 2009, they gathered at that spot again to remember and pay tribute to those who served our country.They held a wreath laying ceremony.The memorial was built because of the efforts of a lot of people from the community, businesses, and a group of students from local schools.Veteran, Tom Copeland says, “It has been a draw for the town.
The parade down Main Street in Hampden started at Nine AM.The parade itself isn’t very long as the participants make their way from the Post Home to the Locust Grove Cemetary.But people were finding the best spots along the parade route more than a half hour before it began.” My sister is in the parade so we had to drop her off”” a lady that my mom was talking to she’s in the parade, she told us that these were some of the best seats over here.”” Yes it is the best spot because you can see the people coming down”” celebrating people who have served for our country, pretty much, you know, giving everyone a break to celebrate the warri, soldiers who have meant so much to this country.”” I just love seeing the veterans seeing everyone and smiling because they really helped us and served our country and I think that’s really a lot.”” It’s special to me that he’s in this little town of hampden and he feels like it’s the big one so it’s special seeing him.”” It means a lot because you know my son’s excited and then they go to the cemetary and they you know just remember the veterans and he’s only nine but he gets it so it’s nice to see that.”
The town of Bucksport is honoring its veterans this Memorial Day weekend.They held a special flag-raising ceremony at the future site of the town’s Veterans Memorial.Flagpoles were just installed on site, and Sunday, members of the American Legion gathered to fly the flags for the first time.Organizer Richard Bowden says they couldn’t have picked a better time to salute the veterans from Bucksport, and around the state and nation.Folks can now purchase pavers with a veteran’s name listed on them…they’ll eventually be placed at the site.Bowden says his group needs about another 25 to 30 thousand dollars to build the actual memorial.He’s hopeful that it will be completed by next Memorial Day.
Prosecutors are looking into a complaint that a waitress from Vassalboro’s topless coffee shop was outside the business without a shirt on Saturday.A State Trooper was called to the shop after someone called in the complaint.No one was charged, but Troopers say they’ve turned the matter over to the district attorney for review.They say it’s unclear whether nudity outside the cafe is prohibited.The town had considered banning nudity altogether after the shop opened in February, but officials now are proposing to specificallyregulate where, when and how such businesses may operate.
A man from Trenton is hospitalized after a fall from a tree stand near Pittston Farm.It happened Saturday night at about six thirty.Game wardens say 56-year-old Harrison Sawyer canoed across the Penobscot River and hiked in to his tree stand.He was working on it when he apparently fell 15 to 20 feet.Sawyer’s wife reported him missing, and Sawyer was discovered at about seven thirty p.m.He was taken by helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he’s listed in critical condition.