A member of the Unity Select Board died Tuesday while driving her car.According to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Margret Wilcox was driving on Route 202 when she had a medical episode and died behind the wheel.Her car rolled into The Field of Dreams park and came to a stop in front of a wooded area.Wilcox was 80 years old.
Homeowners who weatherize their homes can still sign up for a $1,000 summer bonus.Officials at Efficiency Maine have extended the offer, which originally had to be completed by August 31st.The bonus means homeowners may qualify for up to $5,500 in combined cash incentives and federal tax credits.Customers may sign up online at efficiencymaine.com by August 31st.
A thirty two year old man died after a motorcycle accident Tuesday night.Shawn Burrill failed to negotiate a curve on Route 6 in Topsfield, left the road and was thrown from the bike.He was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.The accident is still under investigation by the Maine State Police, but they say speed does appear to be a factor.
From the bucket brigade, to stage services, to the info booths — volunteers can be seen all around the American Folk Festival.With the festival just around the corner organizers are starting to prepare those volunteers for their duties.In all the festival has close to 800 volunteers right now.
Police have recovered more than thirty handguns reported stolen from a store in Winthrop.Police say on Saturday somebody broke in to Audette’s Hardware Store by climbing through the roof.Police say the suspect took thirty-four guns and ammunition from the store.Winthrop Police have identified the suspect as 49 year old John Woodley of Winthrop.Woodley was summonsed and remains free.In an unrelated case, police have charged Woodley with one count of burglary and theft.We’re told Woodley is being cooperative with police and he could prove to be helpful in solving a number of other recent burglaries in the area.
A judge in Piscataquis County has denied a motion to suppress evidence against a man from Guilford accused of looking at child pornography on the internet.49-year-old Larry Daggett of Guilford had filed the motion, saying his Miranda Rights were violated when State Police visited his home back in April.Police say Daggett admitted to downloading the pornography to his computer.Daggett’s wife ran a child care facility in the Sangerville area.Officials say there’s no evidence any of the children at the daycare were victimized.
Maine State Prison inmate Michael Chasse continues to call witnesses in his trial in Rockland.He’s accused of kidnapping and assault at the prison and is representing himself.Prosecutors say Chasse held a prison worker and an inmate hostage for seven hours in the office of the prison library in june of 2008.Chasse has pleaded not guilty.Tuesday, Chasse called a law librarian from the prison to the stand.He testified that he and the prison worker who was held hostage worked closely with each other, but she has bigger responsibilities.The law librarian said both he and the other worker are very accommodating to inmates and try to get them all the material they ask for.He said only a handful of inmates were dissatisfied with their accommodations, one being Chasse.He also said Chasse is able to store his materials in a room at the prison and has more storage space than anyone else.District Attorney Geoff Rushlau tells us Chasse will testify Wednesday.Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday.
The American Red Cross wants new england residents to donate blood!The organization hosted a blood drive at the YMCA in Ellsworth Tuesday.In just two hours, 60 people donated to help give the gift of life.The organization says they are at a critical level and are accepting all blood types, especially O Negative because that can be given to any blood type.Nicholas Applebee donated blood for the first time when he was 17 years old, these days he makes an effort to donate blood three times a year, in honor of his nephew.”Growing up I had a nephew who had cancer and he had a lot of surgeries and you go through a lot of blood so I wanted to help him get back in,” he said.Robyn Lassard donated blood for the second time on Tuesday.
Folks are coming together in Deer Isle to help a family of six who lost their home to a fire.The 9-1-1 call came in around 4 Monday afternoon from Church Lane, just off route 15.Some kids in the house said a power surge had sparked a fire inside a bedroom.A Hancock County dispatcher told the kids to immediately leave the home, which they did.Fire fighters spent more than eight hours battling the fire, but they couldn’t save the house.