Bar Harbor Barber
(Bar Harbor) – The only barber shop in Bar Harbor may reopen soon. The Mt. Desert Islander reports that Raymond Gray shut down his shop in July, and another barber who took over the operation closed down last month because he could not find affordable housing. Ellsworth barber Peter Warren contacted Gray and hopes to reopen the barber shop late this week or early next week. The only other barber shop on MDI is located in Southwest Harbor.
(LaGrange) – One person is dead following a car crash in LaGrange overnight. WVII-TV reports the crash took place in foggy weather at the intersection of Route 16 and Country Lane. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department says it appears the victim flew out of the vehicle which landed on top of him. They’ve not yet released any names.
Mariaville to Vote
(Mariaville) Voters in Otis have approved spending $375-thousand dollars for a new fire station. Now it’s up to Mariaville voters to decide next Tuesday whether they’ll pony up their portion of the money to build a new fire station that will serve both communities. Fire chief Scott Baron says he hopes Mariaville will vote in favor of it. The proposed location for the new fire station is on land jointly owned by both towns on the Olive Carr Road.
(Outer Banks, NC) North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a mandatory evacuation from barrier islands as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the east coast. East Carolina Radio’s General Sales Manager Lori Clark tells Star 97-7 that folks who chose to stay in the Outer Banks are hunkering down. Clark says grocery stores and pharmacies remained open until 7 last night, but there are no gas-cans or generators to be found.
(Gouldsboro) Gouldsboro police are warning residents of tricky phone scam. Police say a citizen reported getting a call from a person claiming to represent Dish Network. The caller knew the complainant’s name, date of birth, last 4 digits of their social security number, and the date of their last automated payment on the account. The caller then asked for the person’s bank routing number or for the complainant to mail a check to a New York address. The victim hung up and called Dish Network customer service and verified it was a scam!
(Statewide) Absentee ballot request applications are now available – they allow any registered Maine voter to receive a ballot without visiting their polling location on election day. Absentee ballots can be requested until Thursday, November 1st by contacting your town or city clerk.
Emerald Ash Borer
(Lebanon) Entomologists in Maine are confirming the presence of a destructive, invasive forest pest in the southern part of the state. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the emerald ash borer was found in western York County. The department calls the discovery an “alarming new development.” The borer was discovered in far northern Maine in the spring.
Field Trip Policy
(Lewiston) Officials in a Maine school district may change their field trip policy following the drowning of a student. Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster announced the proposed changes Monday, which some School Committee members say are too extreme. The changes include banning swimming or boating unless an outside group can provide safety, stopping trips to water parks and increasing the number of chaperones for students.
Bird Heading South
(Lisbon) A Maine emu named Ralphie, also known as “The Bird,” is heading to a new home in Georgia. Janet Tuttle at Rockin’ T Equine Sanctuary and Rescue in Lisbon says they have raised $3,000 through a T-shirt fundraiser to send Ralphie to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia. Ralphie gained national fame with a high profile escape from the Lisbon sanctuary in June. The 19-year-old, 5-foot-4-inch bird was captured the following day.
- Boston Red Sox 1 Toronto Blue Jays 0 (100th win for the Sox, David Price threw 7-scoreless innings).
- Eduardo Rodriguez will start against the Blue Jays tonight.
- Thursday night football: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
MDI 4 George Stevens 1
Washington Academy 5 Ellsworth 0
Dexter 8 Bucksport 2
Old Town 3 Orono 1
Woodland 5 Narraguagus 0
Lawrence 2 Belfast 1
Hermon 7 John Bapst 1
Shead 5 Woodland 0
Jonesport Beals 3 George Stevens 1
Woodland 3 Narraguagus 0