Video Piracy (Bangor) – A former video store owner who shipped pirated movies worldwide faces prison time and a big fine after he was found guilty of copyright infringements in a federal courtroom.  WVII-TV reports Douglas Gordon claimed that copyrights did not protect the movies he copied and sold.  His attorney said they plan to […]

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Local News – October 30, 2019

Video Piracy

(Bangor) – A former video store owner who shipped pirated movies worldwide faces prison time and a big fine after he was found guilty of copyright infringements in a federal courtroom.  WVII-TV reports Douglas Gordon claimed that copyrights did not protect the movies he copied and sold.  His attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict.  Gordon owned Edge Video and once played a role in the revitalization of Downtown Bangor.

 

Sex Assault Sentence

(Northport) A Northport man will serve 4-months in jail for taking advantage of an intellectually disabled woman. Village Soup-dot Com reports police arrested 64-year-old Paul Jasienowski last December for gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching. The 19-year-old victim was visiting Jasienowski’s home when the incident happened. The young woman told her mother about the assault and her mother then called police. Jasienowski will serve 4 months in jail.

 

Bill Green Retiring

(Portland) The host of a couple of popular TV features that focus on Maine will soon step away from the camera to retire. Bill Green’s broadcasting career began 47 years ago as a camera man, then he became a sportscaster before moving on to host “Bill Green’s Maine” as well as the weekly “Green Outdoors” segments on WCSH-TV.  Green announced Monday that he’ll retire next month. His final broadcast will be during the “207” show on November 22nd.

 

Benefit Dinner

(Winter Harbor) A benefit dinner is planned for a Sorrento family who recently suffered a tragic and unexpected death of a family member. 53-year-old Marc Calcia died earlier this month in a wood cutting accident. He leaves behind a wife and two young children. Friends and family have organized a fundraiser at the Winter Harbor town office on November 15th at 5 PM.

 

Halloween Changes

 

(Ellsworth) – Expected steady rain has changed a lot of Halloween plans for tomorrow.  In Ellsworth, the huge Trunk or Treat event will move inside to the gym at the YMCA.  The event will run from 5-to-7, but the costume parade planned for Main Street in Ellsworth is washed out.  Gouldsboro’s Halloween Hayride is also canceled due to rain.

 

Smoke Stack

 

(Bucksport) – Though the paper mill in Bucksport closed 5-years ago, one of the huge smokestacks that rose high above the complex remained as a symbol of what was once a mill town.  That came down yesterday – tipping over after demolition crews set off explosives at the base of the 350-foot cement stack and landing in a cloud of dust – a symbolic end of an era.  The former Verso site is still under demolition and will likely become home for a salmon farm and a Maine Maritime Academy training center.

 

Cancer Conference

(Bar Harbor) The 13th Annual Downeast Living with Cancer Conference will feature 3 guest speakers who will focus on the conference’s theme “The Many Faces of Survivorship.” The goal of this year’s conference is to empower survivors, their caregivers, and supporters with information, and to provide tools for overcoming fear and other negative emotions. The free conference is open to anyone and will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center in Bar Harbor from 9:00 ‘til 3:30 on November 7th. For details contact the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center.

 

Hunters Breakfast

(Ellsworth) Ellsworth boy scout troop 86 will hold a hunters’ breakfast to raise money for their trip to Washington DC next April. The scouts will be serving up bacon, sausage, pancakes, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, and beverages this Saturday morning from 4 ‘til 10. The cost is by donation. The hunters’ breakfast is at the VFW on Main Street in Ellsworth.

 

Traffic Signal Testing

(Wiscasset) The Maine Department of Transportation will test new traffic signals at two intersections in downtown Wiscasset today (on 10/30). The testing runs from 9 this morning until Noon at the intersections of Water Street and Route 1, and where Water Street intersects with Middle Street. People passing through these intersections should proceed with caution. Message boards will alert motorists about this test, and law enforcement officials will be on site during the testing period.

Railroad Crossing Upgrades

(Washington Cty) The Maine Department of Transportation is upgrading two Mattawamkeag Railroad Crossings in Washington County. One is on Route 1 in Eaton just south of Danforth. The other is on Route 6 in Lambert Lake. The work areas extend about 200 feet on either side of each railroad crossing. One-way detours have been set up around the work zones. The project began Monday and is expected to wrap up by this Friday.

 

Sports

 

  • World Series: Washington Nationals 7  Houston Astros 2 (Series tied 3-3, game 7 tonight)
  • Boston Bruins 5  San Jose Sharks 1 (David Pasternak scored his league leading 12th goal)
  • The Patriots have released kicker Mike Nugent and signed veteran Nick Folk.

High School Soccer Quarterfinals-Boys

Class “C” George Stevens 2  Washington Academy 1

Girls

Class “B” Hermon 6  Ellsworth 1

Class “C” Houlton 8  Calais 1

Volleyball Semi-Finals today

Class “B” Cape Elizabeth @ Washington Academy

Class “C” Calais @ George Stevens

Narraguagus @ Woodland