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Local News – February 4, 2019

Building Fire


(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 Fire


(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