Maine Forest Rangers and firefighters are still on scene at a wildfire in Medway.Officials say the fire has burned 32 acres of grass, brush and timber in a remote area off I-95.It’s just one of many reported across the state this weekend.They say because of gusty winds and low relative humidity the fire spread quickly Saturday.They spent much of Sunday mopping up hot spots.Investigators believe the fire started by some sort of human element.
A local church opened its doors for the community Saturday.The Hammond Street Congregational Church held a marketplace for local vendors and crafters, along with some from out of state.Folks could find a little bit of everything,pottery, jewelry and wickless candles.Church members say they like to expand beyond their doors.” Hammond Street Congregational Church is really an inner city church.
A controlled blueberry burn got out of control in Jonesboro Saturday afternoon.The call came in from Hatch Knoll Road just before noon.Officials say the fire spread to woods adjacent to the blueberry field that was suppose to be a crop for later this summer, burning seven acres.They say the landowner had all the proper equipment and permits necessary and will not be charged.
An Orono man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle while getting onto the interstate in Bangor.State police say at 1:09 Saturday morning, 58-year-old Delis Lane was taking the on ramp from Route 395 to I-95 northbound.Police say he drove right off the ramp, which forms a loop shape, and his motorcycle landed on the median of the highway.
The man accused of stabbing three people to death in Amity in 2010 was found guilty Friday.Thayne Ormsby, 21, was convicted of three counts of murder and one count of arson by a jury at Houlton Superior Court.It took the jury about three hours to convict Ormsby of the brutal murders of Jason Dehahn, 30, Jeffrey Ryan, 55, and Jesse Ryan, 10.As the verdict was read Ormsby emoted nothing, but outside of court the Ryan family expressed nothing but sadness.”Our family is gone, you know, and they can’t be replaced.
Students took a break from their regular school work in Hampden for a day of creative projects.Reeds Brook Middle School hosted innovation day.It was a chance for the students to work with high schoolers and professionals on original concepts.Students from Wagner Middle School also took part.The students watched a Skype presentation at the New Hampden Academy.In the past, days like innovation day have covered other topics like agriculture.
Thereâ€™s a cleanup effort taking place at Baxter State Park.The park is looking for volunteers to take part in this year’s roadside litter patrol.Itâ€™s on Saturday, May 5th from 9-noon.Volunteers will meet at park headquarters in Millinocket.If you’d like to help out, e-mail Laurie Rich [email protected] deadline to sign up is May 2nd.
Baxter State Park is looking for people who love the outdoors to take part in a volunteer trail trip.The park will provide all tools, safety equipment, training and accommodations for free.Trail volunteers need to bring their own clothing, outdoor gear and food.If you are interested, contact Paul Sannicandro by May 18th at 723-9616.Visit baxterstateparkauthority.com for more information.
The Lewiston man who said he was sexually abused by former Syracuse basketball coach Bernie Fine now says it was all a lie.In an email, Zach Tomaselli admitted to fabricating the story.Tomaselli said, “I am a very good liar and sociopath, and I made this into a federal investigation.”Tomaselli was sentenced this week to three years and three months in prison on four charges, including gross sexual assault.The 23-year-old was arrested last April after a 2009 incident in which prosecutors said he had sexual contact with a teenage boy.