(Ellsworth) – Fire badly damaged a model home at an Ellsworth modular home dealer last night. Firefighters from Lamoine, Trenton and Hancock responded to back up Ellsworth at Broughman Builders on Route 1 shortly before 7–thirty last evening. The first arriving fire fighters reported flames shooting out of one end of the building. Interior firefighters found a floor on the first story had burned out and the flames spread to the second story. No one is injured, and the cause is under investigation. The firefighting effort closed down Route 1 for more than an hour.
Bar Harbor School Flood
(Bar Harbor) – A broken pipe feeding a sprinkler system has flooded the Connors Emerson School in Bar Harbor. Parents got word yesterday there would be no school today at the K-through-8 school complex because of the damage and the time it’ll take to clean things up. The pipe burst sometime during the weekend. Administrators report several classrooms and the gym received flood damage.
(Mattawamkeag) – Six people are homeless after fire tore through their house in Mattawamkeag yesterday. Firefighters responded to the Hathaway Road shortly before 10-o’clock in the morning, finding the home nearly fully involved in flames. WABI-TV reports no one was home at the time, but a couple of pets perished in the flames, and one firefighter suffered minor injuries. There’s no word on the cause. The Red Cross is helping the displaced residents.
AP News Summary
BANGOR, Maine (AP) – Records show that Maine Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Bangor Daily News reports that after announcing her decision to vote in favor of Kavanaugh’s nomination during a speech on the Senate floor in early October, Collins raised $1.8 million in the final quarter of 2018.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) – New England Patriots fans are showing their support on the slopes before they head indoors to watch the big game. More than 100 fans wearing Patriots jerseys shared a pregame moment by creating a sea of blue as they skied together at Maine’s Sugarloaf.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The court master who oversees whether Maine is providing mental health services in line with a decades-old consent decree is preparing legislation to end it. Maine Public reports court master Dan Wathen says the proposed legislation would meet all the requirements for services under the 1990 decree and allow it to end. Wathen says that the proposal will include a probationary period to ensure Maine’s health agency can make the needed requirements.
STONINGTON, Maine (AP) – A project to assess the flooding vulnerability of one of Maine’s most important lobstering ports is among a slate of improvements that will receive state funding. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it has awarded nearly $270,000 in its latest round of coastal community grants. The grants are designed to help coastal areas reduce flooding, restore fishery habitat and protect working waterfronts.
- New England Patriots 13 L-A Rams 3 (Lowest scoring Super Bowl ever, Julian Edelman MVP)
- Boston Celtics 134 Oklahoma City Thunder 129
- Boston Bruins 1 Washington Capitals 0 (Tukka Rask recorded his 253rd career win, the most in Bruins History)
- U-Maine Men’s Basketball Beat New Hampshire 62 to 53
High School Basketball
Ellsworth 59 George Stevens 52
Sumner 72 Bangor Christian 44
Bucksport 77 Stearns 50
Jonesport Beals 66 DI/Stonington 53
Central 57 Searsport 24
Hermon 49 Presque Isle 30
Caribou 64 John Bapst 42
DI/Stonington 65 Jonesport Beals 35
Caribou 40 John Bapst 32
Hermon 37 Presque Isle 31
George Stevens 67 Lee 17
Stearns 60 Bucksport 24