Firefighters are now mopping up at the scene of a fire in Stockton Springs Monday morning.A passer-by saw smoke pouring from a home on the Harris Road, off of Route One, and called it in around 9:30 Monday morning.Stockton Springs Assistant Fire Chief Vern Thompson says when firefighters arrived, the roof had collapsed and the home was fully engulfed in flames.Nobody was home at the time.The Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate.
The snow was perfect for sled rides Sunday.It was put on by the Maine Forest and Logging Museum.Photojournalist Kenn Thompkins was there.”We have sled rides that kind of give the people a chance to come and ride a horse drawn sled and get a feel of what it was like.””It gives people a chance to see our history feel our history a little bit.
Fire fighters battled flames and bitter cold temperatures as they worked a house fire in Skowhegan Sunday night.Crews from at least five departments were called to a three story house on Mechanic Street around 6:30 Sunday night.We’re told the fire started on the second floor and made its way to the attic.No one was hurt in the blaze.Fire fighters cleared the scene just before 10 pm.There has been no word yet on a cause.
On Saturday, two people were taken to the hospital with burn injuries, after a house fire in Sidney.The fire broke out early Saturday morning on the West River Road.Fire fighters say it began in the basement of the single story home.The fire marshal’s office has been called in to determine a cause.No word yet on the condition of the two people taken to the hospital, but we’re told their injuries are not life threatening.
Maine officials are advising outdoors enthusiasts to check for thin ice after a truck carrying a Norridgewock man and his son went through the ice into a pond in central Maine.The Maine Warden Service says a truck operated by Linwood Ledger crashed through the ice on North Pond in Smithfield on Friday afternoon.
An indoor sports facility in bangor is letting kids be active during the winter months.As Meghan Hayward tells us, parents couldn’t be happier with what the facility is giving their children.It’s Winter in Maine, but these kids are playing an outdoor sport, inside.It’s called the Fields-4-Kids Indoor Sports Facility.”We have leagues.
Folks came out in Brewer and Bangor Saturday to help Cumulus Broadcasting get a ” ton” of pasta.It was their annual Ton of Pasta Drive at three local Hannaford stores.Each year they camp out in front of the stores and get folks to pick up an extra box of pasta to donate to folks in need.Last year they raised over three tons.And they say even one box of pasta can make a difference.” A box of pasta will feed a family of four and when you loot at gas prices.
It’s going to be cold this week-end, and a bowl full of chili could warm you up.If you’d like to try some of the best around, you might want to head to Trenton where they’re holding a chili cook-off Saturday.Local restaurants and individuals are making batches of their best to be tasted by celebrity judges, including TV 5’s Todd Simcox.It’s being held at the Faith Community Fellowship on the Bar Harbor Road , right across from Stanley Subaru, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.Admission is $4.
A Bangor man charged in connection with a stabbing was in court Friday.Bangor police arrested 47-year-old Clinton Grubbs Wednesday.Police had been called to Oak Street near Maliseet Gardens around nine that morning to find a 57-year-old man who said he’d been stabbed at his boarding home on Essex Street.Police say they found a knife at the scene.Bail for grubbs was set at 5-thousand dollars.He’s due back in court in March.
A wood stove played a role in a fire that destroyed a home in Glenburn.Crews from six fire departments responded to the Hudson Road around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.They say when they arrived, the house was already filled with flames.Firefighters say the homeowner was out getting the mail when the fire started.The Fire Marshal’s office says the homeowner left the door of the wood stove open and the flames shot out to combustibles.We’re told the house was not insured.
The Coast Guard is getting rid of something that makes it more important for every mariner to have a GPS navigation system.In a month the Coast Guard is terminating the Loran-C signal.Mariners rely on Loran-C stations including ones in Caribou and in Nantucket, Massachusetts for navigation, but on february 8th those stations are going away.
A man from Lubec has pled guilty to federal drug charges.Court records state that 39-year-old James Mills was arrested after he tried to smuggle more than one hundred oxycontin pills into the US.Mills could be sentenced to twenty years in prison and fined a million dollars.