Monday, May 28th
Bangor:Parade – 10:30 amMemorial Program at Cole Land Transportation Museum – 1pmBelfast:Parade – 10 amCamden:Parade – 9:30 amEddington:Wreath Laying Ceremony – 9 amHolden:Memorial Day Ceremony – 2:30 pmJackman:Parade – 10 amLincolnville Center:Parade – 1 pmMonroe:Parade – 11amOrono:Parade – 10 amPatten:Parade – 10 amRockland:Parade – 10:30 amSearsport:Parade – 9 amStockton Springs:Parade – 10:30 am
Wednesday, May 30th
East Millinocket:Parade – 5:30 pmLincoln:Ceremony – 4:30 pmParade – 5 pm
Authorities spent about seven hours battling a forest fire near Danforth yesterday.Crews got the call just before 3 in the afternoon.We’re told the blaze broke out on Greenland Mountain, which is east of Danforth.Two and a half acres burned, at last report.Fire fighters from Danforth as well as rangers from the Maine Forest Service were on the scene until 10 last night.
Two people were killed in a crash in Trenton Sunday night.Shortly after 7 p-m police received a report of a crash on Oak Point Road.Police said that a vehicle travelling south along the road crossed the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle.The southbound car then proceeded off the road, striking an embankment, rolled, and struck two large trees.Authorities said none of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the car during the crash.The driver, 23-year-old Joseph White of Trenton, and a passenger, 22-year-old James Crawford of Otis, were killed.Another passenger, Ali Gray of Trenton was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries.The driver and passenger of the other vehicle both sustained minor injuries in the collision.The accident remains under investigation.
A missing canoeist from Portland has been found dead.An official with the Maine Marine Patrol told TV5’s news partners at WMTW that they found the body of Santana Dubon just after 5:30 PM on Sunday.Officials say he was in a canoe with two others when the boat capsized in the Cathance River in Bowdoinham.
A skydiving accident in Pittsfield Sunday morning sent one man to the hospital by LifeFlight.Officials with the Pittsfield Fire Department said the man came down too fast and hard when he hit the ground at Pittsfield Airport.They received the call to respond around 10:00 a.m.Fire Chief Bernard Williams said the man suffered a few broken bones and was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
An ATV crash in Lee sent three to the hospital Saturday afternoon, including an 11-year old girl.It happened around 4:45 p.m.Officials with the Maine Warden Service say 68-year old Paul Boucher of Lewiston was driving an ATV carrying his 3-year old grandson and another young passenger when he swerved to miss an ATV coming from the opposite direction on Madagascal Pond Road.Wardens say Boucher tried to then steer back onto the road, but over-corrected himself, sending his ATV into a ditch on its side.
The Maine Department of Corrections says its Juvenile Division has won the highest grade from a national organization that looks at safety, security, programs and other areas in corrections systems.The Performance-based Standards organization, in its 2012 ratings, gives Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland a level 4, the highest PbS Level possible.
A new set of national rankings finds New England to be a relatively bike-friendly region, with five of the region’s six states scoring in the top half among states nationwide.The League of American Bicyclists ranked Massachusetts third, behind Washington state and Minnesota, based on factors like enforcement of bike safety laws, infrastructure, public education and encouragement for cycling.Maine ranked ninth, Vermont 18th, Connecticut was 20th and New Hampshire came in 22nd.
14,000 gravestones belonging to veterans throughout the state were adorned with a flag, Saturday.The annual Grave Flag Ceremony took place Saturday morning at veterans’ memorial cemeteries around the state.Governor LePage joined about three hundred volunteers and members of the American Legion in remembering those who served their country.The program started in 2007 and because of overwhelming support from Maine communities, it’s raised $25,000, to date, to help fund each event.