Surry – Dredging
(Surry) – It’s nearly impossible to launch a boat at Surry’s boat ramp unless the tide is high. Selectmen in the Hancock County town are starting to discuss a dredging project to remove the silt that creates a mud flat at the ramp when the tide is lower. The Bangor Daily News reports they’ve formed a committee that may lead to asking the Army Corps of Engineers to study a dredging project. Wesmac Custom Boats which is the town’s largest employer is encouraging an all-tides launching site.
Belfast Salmon Farm
(Belfast) – There is one last chance for the public to comment on a proposed salmon farm for Belfast, and it’s tonight. After the public hearing, the city’s Planning Board will begin to deliberate on the five permit applications from Nordic Aquafarms for a large salmon processing operation. The Board has held numerous public meetings and hearings on the project which has drawn opposition from local environmental activists. The half billion dollar project would be located near the Little River and the Northport Town Line. The project still needs state and federal approval.
(Milo) – Police in Milo say they’re not speculating on what led to a 24-year old man’s death, but acknowledge the investigation is now in the hands of the State Police Major Crimes Unit. Divers recovered Cevonte Johnson’s body from the Sebec River yesterday. He was last seen on January 5th near a café and police had conducted a massive search since he was reported missing.
(Trenton) The Hancock County SPCA is training a few volunteer to get up to speed on how to help. New volunteer coordinator Monica Johnson says one of the training programs requires online and in-class instruction. Several volunteer orientation training sessions will be held at the shelter in Trenton, the first begins tomorrow (on 1/16). Visit: SPCA Hancock County dot Org for details.
Homeless Murder Sentence
(Bangor) A homeless man convicted of setting a delivery truck on fire and killing two transients sleeping inside will spend the rest of his life in prison. A judge on Tuesday imposed the maximum penalty on 27-year-old John De Saint Croix. He argued with one of the victims before he set the fire, and surveillance video showed him at the scene in Bangor. He was convicted last year of arson and murder for the deaths of 43-year-old Michael Bridges and 36-year-old Desiree York. Deputies escorted York’s father from the courtroom after he shouted names at De St. Croix and stepped toward him.
Fatal Fire Update
(Ft. Fairfield) Using an excavator, fire investigators located the body of a missing woman in the basement of her home that was destroyed by fire early Monday. 90-year-old Dawn Findlen was unaccounted for after the blaze swept through her 3-story home in Fort Fairfield. A neighbor spotted flames around 4 AM and called for help. The home was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
- The Red Sox have fired manager Alex Cora after his involvement in a sign stealing scandal.
- Columbus Blue Jackets 3 Boston Bruins 0
- The Celtics host the Detroit Pistons tonight
- Boston Red Sox infielder and former Sea Dog Michael Chavis will be the featured guest at tonight’s Portland Sea Dogs’ Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction, which benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.
High School Basketball –Boys
Brewer 79 Gardiner 60
Hampden 66 Lawrence 36
Belfast 71 Waterville 47
Mt. View 73 Oceanside 60
Hermon 53 Ellsworth 47 (OT)
Old Town 54 MDI 42
Jonesport Beals beat Sumner
Penobscot Valley 66 Searsport 25
Oceanside 52 Mt. View 41
Hampden 51 Lawrence 41