A section of State Street in Brewer was closed earlier this morning when a car hit a utility pole.Brewer Fire Captain Brent Melvin says the road closure was to ensure safety of drivers in case the line came down.The driver of the vehicle that hit the pole was not injured.At last report, State Street was opened back up to just one lane.Authorities say both lanes re-open once crews are done.The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A man had to be rescued from the bottom of lover’s leap on the Kenduskeag in Bangor Tuesday night.Officials from the Bangor Fire Department say the call came in around 6:30.They say a man was traveling down the steep embankment and lost his footing: falling to the bottom of the cliffs.He was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center with head injuries, his condition is not known at this time.
Rockland is getting ready for it’s premiere annual event, the Maine Lobster Festival.This year is year sixty-three.It begins tomorrow, and runs for five days with events centered around Maine’s famous delicacy, the lobster.Tomorrow’s admission to the grounds is free, and the festival is offering four day passes and general admission to daily events on its website.To learn more about prices and events you can visit the website www.mainelobsterfestival.com.
Two lobstermen in Machiasport face charges after a scuffle.Washington County Deputy Sheriff Brandon Parker says they were called just before six Sunday night to the BBS Lobster Company pier where 43-year-old John Wood and 21-year-old Jesse Moody were allegedly fighting.Parker says there have been problems between the two men for about year.He says Moody hit wood with a piece of oak.
A new health clinic inside a store in Waterville is living up to the idea of one-stop shopping.Now customers who visit Wal-mart can grab their groceries, pick up things for the house and meet with a nurse practitioner – all in one trip.The in-store clinic is operated by an extension of Inland Hospital.
It is still unclear how a father and son died at a hunting camp in Sangerville on Sunday.Autopsies performed today on 49-year old Andrew Giroux and his 25-year old son, Dustin, proved inconclusive.A representative from the State Medical Examiner’s Office says the results are pending further studies.State Police say the men from Saco appear to have died within hours of each other.
The town of Winslow is asking the Kennebec County Superior Court’s permission to tear down the old abandoned church on Abbot road in Winslow.In the complaint filed with the court last week the town says the church is an unsafe structure that’s also a fire hazard.
Lots of Fairpoint Customers lost phone and internet service Tuesday after a construction mistake in downtown Bangor.Among them, Eastern Maine Medical Center…..Meghan Hayward reports.Construction workers were taking borings on French Street in Bangor when they hit cables belonging to Fairpoint Communications.”They hit some fiber cable in the ground and obviously knocked out service around this area.”Public Relations Manager, Jeff Nevins says they now know they hit 3 different fiber optic cables.Which he says carry a significant amount of traffic.”It’s impacted both internet and phone service.”That impact was felt throughout Bangor.”It runs from out State Street that we know of right now out towards Veazie and then across Hogan Road towards the Bangor Mall.”The phone lines at Eastern Maine Medical Center were affected.”We discovered that we were not receiving any incoming phone calls through our land lines to the hospital.”Vice President of Communications, Jill McDonald says once they made the discovery they immediately put their emergency preparedness plan into action.”We began to convert contact with the outside.
Maine officials are warning that forests are dry and many areas of the state are currently at moderate to high fire danger.The State Forest Service was out battling a wildfire in a remote area of Northern Maine on Monday.Forest Rangers and the Danforth Fire Department worked to gain control of the five-acre fire near the New Brunswick border.Officials urge campers and those working with machinery in the woods to use extreme caution to prevent any brush fires.
The sun may be about to put on a colorful light show.Two minor solar storms that flared on Sunday are shooting plasma directly at Earth.Scientists say residents of Northern regions, from Maine to Michigan and anywhere farther north around the globe, may see unusual northern lights.Usually only regions closer to the arctic circle can see it.The Federal Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado said the plasma will likely arrive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday.