Fire destroyed a home on Old Route 1 in Waldoboro Monday afternoon.A passer-by reported seeing flames around 1:45 p.m.Crews say when they arrived, flames were showing on the roof.A family of three lived in the home.A cat and dog were taken to a veterinarian’s office after being rescued, but no people were home, according to authorities.The state fire marshal’s office will investigate a cause.
The body of a missing swimmer was found in East Grand Lake in Danforth yesterday.Wardens say 39-year-old Harry Dullys of New York City was staying with his wife at a camp on Moon Island when he tried to swim with his dog out to another island about 200 yards away.
The new school year means a new school for Hampden Academy students.The new Hampden Academy was dedicated in a special ceremony Monday.The 175,000 square foot building cost around 47 million dollars.The school will use “green” energy.A geothermal system and solar panels will help to heat and cool the school.But students say they’re most excited about a different kind of technology.10th grader Mike Townsend says “Compared to the old school, this is a ton better, plus we get IPADS, so it should be really fun.”School starts on Wednesday for freshmen.The rest of the students start Thursday.
The governor’s energy office has a new website to help Mainers learn more about energy costs.The site has a home heating calculator that estimates your average annual heating costs.It also has information about energy policies, incentives and more.The energy office director says now is a good time to start planning for the upcoming winter.You can find all of this information on www.maine.gov/energy.
It’s been two weeks and the investigation into a triple homicide involving a burning car in Bangor continues.Services for the three people killed were held this weekend.24-year-old Nicolle Lugdon’s funeral was yesterday in Bangor.The funeral for 26-year-old Daniel Borders was Saturday in Hermon.28-year-old Lucas Tuscano’s funeral was Saturday in Charleston.At this point, no cause of death has been released.No suspect has been named, but police tell us the investigation has led them out of state.If you have any information, you’re urged to call Bangor Police 947-7382, to remain anonymous press six.
A man accused of backing his car over his girlfriend over the weekend in enfield was in court today.52-year old Clarence Ketch appeared in a Bangor courtroom by video.He’s facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault, operating under the influence and leaving the scene.Prosecutors say Ketch’s girlfriend suffered bruised ribs and broken fingers when he pulled out of a driveway, hitting her with the driver’s side door.Ketch is being held on 750 dollars bail at the penobscot county jail.
The top federal fisheries official in the northeast is coming to Maine.John Bullard has launched a series of listening sessions to hear what issues are facing the fishing industry as well as how it should be structured.Bullard will be in Portland on Tuesday and ellsworth on Thursday.
As Tropical Storm Issac bears down on the Louisiana coast line, folks in Maine are heading south.The Red Cross says fifteen people from Maine were in the Tampa area as of Saturday.Several more Red Cross workers from Bangor will be heading out soon…to help with sheltering and feeding hurricane victims.The Red Cross plans to send even more volunteers.
Private funeral services are set for Friday for a true american hero.Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday at age 82.In July of 1969, Armstrong and astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off in Apollo 11 with a lunar destination.Dick Cattelle, Board of Directors Vice-President at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, was working on the Apollo mission control crew back then.Cattelle said Armstrong was the right guy to be on such an important mission and to take those first historical steps.”I think you can sort of look at the way he dealt with it after the fact and maybe compare it to some of the other astronauts.
It’s back to school shopping time, and the folks at Brewer Federal Credit Union are trying to make the cost more manageable for local families.For the last four years, staff at the credit union have collected donations of binders, notebooks and crayons to distribute to six local schools.