(Bangor) – Bangor police and investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office are investigating a man’s death. Firefighters responded Friday to reports of an alarm at an Essex Street building and discovered the man inside. Doctors at Eastern Maine Medical Center pronounced him dead. Police have not yet released the man’s name but tell Star 97.7 that the Medical Examiner’s Office planned to work this weekend to determine how he died. There’s no word yet on how the fire started.
(Bangor) – It’s been a very long weekend for hundreds of Mainers who spent it without electricity. Emera Maine reported 500-customers remained without power early this morning, the bulk of the outages on Mt. Desert Island. Central Maine Power said the outages affected more than 800-customers, many of them in the mid-coast Maine area. The storm knocked power out to tens of thousands Friday with wind gusts exceeding 70-miles an hour at times.
(Holden) – Electricians spent a good chunk of their weekend trying to fix traffic lights in Holden after a car crash on Saturday afternoon. One person went to the hospital with minor injuries, but power lines fell on top of the vehicles involved in the crash that took down a utility pole that held the wires on which the traffic lights are mounted. The traffic lights remained out for most of Sunday.
Couple – Suicide
(Brooksville) – People in the Blue Hill/Brooksville are gathered to remember a Brooksville couple who had a big impact on the local arts scene. The Weekly Packet reports that Carl and Susan Chase took their own lives a week ago yesterday, leaving behind a detailed letter explaining that they feared becoming a burden on the community in their older age. Carl Chase was the founder of Flash in the Pans Steel Drum Band, and his wife Susan was an arts educator at George Stevens Academy and other local schools. He was 77, she was 75.
New Police Chief
(Gouldsboro) The new police chief in Gouldsboro has a familiar face in town. Selectmen appointed full-time patrol officer John Shively to the post. The Ellsworth American reports Selectmen praised Shively at a recent special meeting for his efforts running the department since the departure of former chief Tyler Dunbar in June.
Future Training Vessel
(Castine) Maine Maritime Academy is closer to getting millions of dollars to acquire a new training vessel. The U.S. Senate has advanced a funding bill authored by Senator Susan Collins that includes $300-million-dollars for the ship. Collins says a new ship would be “capable of meeting the demands of the rigorous instruction students receive.” The funding for the ship is part of a transportation, housing and urban development funding bill that Collins created.
(Augusta) An Augusta couple and 2 New Yorkers were arrested on Halloween after police received a report of people being held against their will. Officers made contact with 4 occupants at an apartment on Water Street. 41-year-old Jennifer Nisby was arrested and charged with Aggravated Drug Trafficking. 33-year-old Jess Legendre was arrested on an outstanding warrant for negotiating a worthless instrument. The pair from New York are charged with Criminal Threatening.
Gun at Airport
(Portland) The Transportation Security Administration has stopped 2 guns from going aboard planes last week at Portland International Jetport. TSA officers last Thursday found a 9mm handgun loaded with 12 bullets – including one in the chamber – in a Florida man’s knapsack when it went through an X-ray machine. That incident happened a day after an X-ray machine detected a Maine woman’s loaded 9mm handgun tucked inside her purse.
New Hamilton Marine Location
(Kittery) A popular Maine marine supply store well known to boaters throughout the Northeast will open a sixth location. Hamilton Marine will occupy the former site of Jackson’s Hardware and Marine store in Kittery. Hamilton Chief Operating Officer Andrew Blanchard says they hope to continue to provide a high level of service to their loyal customers in that area who’ve been asking for a Hamilton Marine store.
- Baltimore Ravens 37 New England Patriots 20 (1st loss for New England)
- Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR race in Texas
- The Bruins are home tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins
High School Sports
Woodland wins the State Class “C” Volleyball championships in 4-sets over Calais
State Cross Country: :MDI Girls finish 2nd in class “B”, Orono wins Class “C”, Thea Crowley of George Stevens finishes 2nd overall, MDI Boys finish 2nd in Class “B”, George Stevens finishes 2nd in Class “C”