The Forest Service is investigating a woods fire off the Orono Road in Glenburn.The call came in around 7 Saturday night.Fire fighters were able to get blaze under control within minutes.Glenburn Fire Captain Wayne Mitchell tells TV 5 a 30X30 patch was burned, mostly on the grassy area.
We’ve done several stories this year on people falling through the ice, but on Sunday, Maine Wardens were called to Bridgton for a very unique rescue.At around 11:30 am, a report came in that a large bull moose had gone through the ice and was unable to get out.Ironically, he was stuck in Moose Pond.Wardens used an airboat to break up the ice around the animal as a crowd gathered on shore.Wardens then threw a rope around the moose and led it to shore, where it was able to climb up onto dry land and run off.
The death of a woman from Limington in southern Maine has been ruled a homicide.30-year-old Kelly Winslow died of a gunshot wound to the head.Winslow’s husband called from their home in Limington to report her missing Thursday night.The next day her body was found more than eighty miles away on property off Route 26 near the Maine-New Hampshire border.
The warm temperatures have many brooks, streams and lakes clear of ice, which might have some folks tempted to go open water fishing.But as Meghan Hayward tells us, the Maine Warden Service has an important reminder for those folks.” Open water fishing on brooks, streams and rivers opens April first, as it always has.”Sergeant Alan Gillis with the Maine Warden Service is reminding folks that even though the weather conditions are perfect for open water fishing, the season has not officially started.
A wind ordinance was passed by residents in Thorndike Saturday.The newly-minted ordinance was voted on at their annual town meeting.Back in March of 2009 residents voted for a moratorium on the project to give them more time to update existing ordinances or to draft new ones to address the commercial wind power project.The newly passed ordinance requires a mile setback from the nearest residence, which mimics recently approved wind ordinances in the towns of Jackson and Dixmont.
If you enjoy reading fantasies, that can also offer some humor and mystery.There’s a new book you might want to check out.”Friend of the Undead: My Life Among the Undead” is by Bangor author Camara Bragdon.Bragdon began writing at the age of thirteen and says a high school english teacher encouraged her to pursue her love of writing.She says this book is an urban fantasy about a vampire.Bragdon wrote the book with young adults in mind, but says it really is a book for all ages.She hopes readers can get lost in their own world while reading the book, like she does when she writes.” The thing I enjoy the most about writing especially in fantasy is I get to create my own world.
Small business owners rallied in Bangor to add their voices to folks against the Federal health care bill.They say mandates included in the bill will burden Maine employers with tens of thousands of dollars in new costs and lead to more unemployment.They say if the legislation passes as is every Maine business with at least fifty employees would have to cover every worker with no waiting period and would impose extra employer contribution and coverage requirements.Business owners like Doug Newman owner of Newman Concrete Services say companies that can’t afford health insurance could be forced out of business.
There’s enough snow in some parts of Maine to still ski and snowmobile.The First Annual US Cross Country Snowmobile Championships will take place in Greenville Junction at Bullwinkle’s Raceway Saturday.Tt’s 5-dollars per person, free for those under eleven.The race is put on by the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club.There will be a parade lap at 8:45 tomorrow morning, then racing all day.For more information, contact Judy Hayes at 695-3580 or 280-0044.
Three teens have been arrested for throwing a block of ice off a turnpike overpass.Police say in January 20009 a man from Sabattus was seriously injured while driving under the bridge when a beach ball sized block of ice crashed through his windshield.