(Ellsworth) – School is open this morning, though students in most Washington County towns will have a couple extra hours to get to classes. The latest winter storm dropped a lot of snow in some parts of Maine, but along the coast, it changed over to rain last evening before the precipitation ended. That prompted the opening delays Downeast to give plow trucks a chance to scrape down the slushy road surfaces and get sand down for traction. Police report no serious overnight accidents as there was very little traffic on the roads.
(Ellsworth) New to the Ellsworth Winter Carnival is an interactive game set up by Hancock County 4H members. Youth development professional Carla Scocchi says you can find them at Knowlton Park this Saturday from Noon ’til 2. Winter Carnival begins with the Cardboard Sled Race sign-ups at 9AM at the Woodlawn Museum, activities move to Knowlton Park at Noon, and the evening ends with fireworks from Ellsworth High School at 6 Saturday night.
(Columbia) The public is invited to pay homage to four Chaplains who died together 75-years ago this month during World War II. Wreaths Across America continues its mission to remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach younger generations the value of freedom. The Four Chaplains Remembrance Service is this Sunday at Noon, at the non-denominational Balsam Valley Chapel in Jonesboro.
(Howland) – E-mailed threats prompted schools in Howland and Camden to close down yesterday and conduct building searches. It was the same threat, and reports indicate similar threats prompted searches of schools in Florida. Both schools had planned to close early yesterday thanks to the latest winter storm.
(Jefferson ) A Jefferson man who admitted to punching a woman in the face multiple times last fall will spend 9- months in jail. 29-year-old Allen Fogg pleaded guilty this week to domestic violence assault and criminal mischief. Village Soup-dot Com reports Fogg punched holes in the walls of the victim’s Warren residence and was breaking her belongings last November. When the woman tried to stop him that’s when Fogg assaulted her.
(St. Albans) – A 26-year old St. Alban’s man will spend the next 27-years in prison for shooting his uncle to death after a day of heavy drinking in 2016. Jeremy Erving admitted to his father and girlfriend that he shot 53-year old Randy Erving to death in April 2016. He entered a guilty plea and a judge sentenced him yesterday. Erving says he doesn’t know why he shot his uncle. His confession came a day later after an OUI arrest.
(Ellsworth) – Ellsworth’s police chief wants to set up safe zones in the city. Chief Glenn Moshier will discuss his safe zone proposal with city councilors on Monday. The zones would include Knowlton Park, the Moore Community Center, Harbor Park and Demeyer Field. Crimes like drug dealing would face stiffer penalties if they took place in safe zones.
(Belfast) The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Maine Attorney General and the FBI are investigating who scammed county officials into emailing W-2 forms for about 100 employees. Village Soup dot-com reports those employees were notified about the data breach earlier this week. The W-2 forms included social security numbers and payroll information.
(Maine) Maine saw a rise in the number of flu cases and hospitalizations last week. The state had 876 new cases of influenza, which was an increase of more than 60-percent from the previous week. There were 120 new hospitalizations and 5 deaths.
(Augusta) The state of Maine is taking online applications for the upcoming moose hunting season. Tens of thousands of people typically apply for a spot in Maine’s moose hunt that happens every fall. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced on Tuesday that it’s now taking applications.
- Former Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has accepted the head coach job with the Detroit Lions.
- Boston Bruins 6 New York Rangers 1
- The Celtics take on the Wizards in Washington tonight.
- High School basketball got snowed out yesterday. Today’s the next to the last day of the regular season.