Ferry Terminal Sale
(Bar Harbor) – The Town of Bar Harbor has not yet finalized its purchase of the ferry terminal that will likely house The Cat ferry. The Bangor Daily News reports the State of Maine wants to impose a condition on the sale that any future development at the terminal will conform to current land use laws. That would prevent the town from amending ordinances that involve the ferry terminal. A spokeswoman did not say why Governor Paul LePage wants to impose the condition. The town says it may wait until Janet Mills takes office to complete the sale.
(Ellsworth) – For several years ice that forms in the Union River in Ellsworth has caused more than $100-thousand dollars in damage to the pilings that anchor docks at the city harbor. The city has installed electric motors to its docks that will stir up water and prevent ice from forming. The Bangor Daily News reports the city spent $15-thousand dollars to install the motors this past month. In the past few years the city has replaced roughly half of the pilings that keep the docks in place.
(Mt. Desert) – A wireless Internet company will have to pull its equipment out of the elementary school in Mt. Desert. Redzone Wireless has housed equipment inside the school for years, but it’s not clear whether the company has paid for its space. The Mt. Desert Islander reports the superintendent of the school told the Rockland based Internet provider to remove its equipment by July 15th. The company’s lease apparently expired in 2012.
(Ellsworth) – Good weather is predicted for tomorrow’s holiday parade in Ellsworth. Police will direct traffic around the parade which winds down Main Street and up State Street beginning at 11-o’clock tomorrow morning. The annual parade draws a lot of spectators, especially when the weather cooperates.
(Old Town) – Early yesterday morning Old Town Police officer Joseph Decoteau turned on his blue lights to pull over a pickup truck with New Hampshire plates on Stillwater Avenue. Moments later Decoteau shot the driver and police agencies and investigators rushed to the scene. Just what took place in those few moments is under investigation by the Attorney General’s office, and it’ll likely be months before the report is finalized and released. Decoteau is on administrative leave, which is standard practice following a shooting. Dead is 37-year old Adrian Bunker of Merrimack New Hampshire.
Maine Cabin Masters
(West Gardiner) A TV show that follows native Mainers around the state as they renovate cabins has turned these once ordinary residents into national celebrities. Maine Cabin Masters begins airing its 3rd season this Monday evening at 10 on DIY Network. Cast members Ashley and Ryan Eldridge say show fans often recognize them out in public. We’ve posted our full interview with the Cabin Masters at Star 9 7 7 dot Com.
(Bangor) A former supervisor at Green Acres Kennel in Bangor is accused of making nearly 500 unauthorized charges on a company credit card. The Bangor Daily News reports the Penobscot County grand jury indicted 27-year-old Michelle Harmon of Bangor for theft. Harmon began working for the kennel in 2013 but did not allegedly start using the credit card for personal use until early 2017. If convicted Harmon faces prison time, a fine, and could be ordered to pay restitution.
Festival of Lights Parade
(Bangor) Bangor’s annual Festival of Lights Parade is tomorrow afternoon. Floats and parade participants will start on Exchange Street at 4:30 and proceed through downtown Bangor and end in front of Davenport Park on Main Street. Motorists should anticipate delays and street closures in the area. Summer Street will be closed to traffic at the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge, but traffic will be allowed to access the Joshua Chamberlain bridge to Brewer.
(Portland) One of Maine’s most beloved birds is continuing a steady rebuild of its population. Maine Audubon says the results of its 2018 loon count yielded the second-highest estimate of adult loons recorded since the count began in 1984. The estimate for loon chicks is also the fifth highest on record.
- Boston Bruins 2 NY Islanders 1 (Overtime)
- Dallas Cowboys 13 New Orleans Saints 10
- The Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight
- The Maine Principals Association has voted to allow an 8-player football league next season – it’s not clear how many schools intend to participate.