(China) – A bank robber remains on the run after holding up a branch of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust in the Central Maine Town of China yesterday. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 troopers, forest rangers and game wardens responded to the Route 3 scene at about 2:30 in the afternoon. Video surveillance pictures showed a slender white man wearing a bandana fleeing from the bank on foot, presumably toward a getaway car. Police say no one is injured, and they’re not disclosing how much money the robber took.
Northeast Harbor Reconstruction
(Mt. Desert) – Voters in Mt. Desert will decide whether to halt construction on Main Street in Northeast Harbor. At the annual town meeting a couple months ago, voters approved the nearly $4-million dollar project to reconstruct intersections, bury utility lines and widen sidewalks. Petitioners delivered enough signatures to town Selectmen to force the issue to go before a special town meeting in the near future. The Mt. Desert Islander reports that if the vote to stop construction passes, the project could be on hold indefinitely.
BMV Office closed
(Augusta) – It was too hot to work yesterday for the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles employees in Augusta. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap reported the building’s cooling system malfunctioned and he ordered the office closed for health and safety reasons. The message on the BMV phone lines advised people to try to find services on-line. None of the branch offices were closed.
(Hancock) Live music – outside – by the ocean. Frenchman Bay Conservancy presents live music this summer. Spokesman Austin Schuver says everyone is invited, weather permitting. You can find out which band is playing by visiting the Music Mondays page at: Frenchman Bay dot Org.
(Maine) Just a few weeks ago, Mainers complained about the cold. Temperatures hit the 90’s throughout much of Maine this week. Maine Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Susan Faloon says for anyone with health conditions, the elderly or young children who need relief from the heat, there are resources. With thunderstorms in the forecast today Faloon urges Mainers to be prepared in the event of a power outage.
The Grand’s Birthday
(Ellsworth) The Grand Theater in Ellsworth marks its 80th birthday with “Grand Week” featuring activities each day for a whole week. Tomorrow is the free kick off celebration at Harbor Park with live music, face painting and food. Executive director Nick Turner says you have to buy tickets for Sunday’s event, but Monday is free. Activities continue through next Saturday the 14th. Find the complete list on their website: Grand Online dot Org.
(Hartland) Eight people jumped off a burning boat on the 4th of July on Morrill Pond in Hartland. Game wardens responded around 3 in the afternoon. Boat owner 43-year-old Christopher Gibson of Georgia was accompanied by 5 passengers on the boat, all under age 16. Gibson was also towing his son and a friend on a tube behind the boat when the fire began. Game wardens say the fire appears to have started in the engine compartment.
- The Red Sox play the Kansas City Royals tonight in KC. Chris Sale starts for Boston.
- Boston remains a game ahead of the Yankees who’ve played 4-fewer games.
- The Celtics sign a contract with first round draft pick Robert Williams
- Portland Sea Dogs 10 Hartford Yard Goats 2