Ellsworth – Fatality   (Ellsworth) – A 51-year old Ellsworth man is dead following a weekend crash on the Winkumpaugh Road.  Mark Webber flew out of his vehicle early Saturday morning when the car left the road and hit an embankment.  Police say he did not wear a seat belt.  Webber’s vehicle was the only […]

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Local News – May 11, 2020

Ellsworth – Fatality

 

(Ellsworth) – A 51-year old Ellsworth man is dead following a weekend crash on the Winkumpaugh Road.  Mark Webber flew out of his vehicle early Saturday morning when the car left the road and hit an embankment.  Police say he did not wear a seat belt.  Webber’s vehicle was the only one involved in the crash which remained under investigation.

 

Bucksport Shooting

 

(Bucksport) – Police continue to sort out what led to a shooting in Bucksport late last week that left one man wounded and another under arrest.  The Ellsworth American reports it likely had to do with a social media post.  Charged with elevated aggravated assault is 29-year old Craig Woodard.  The victim was discovered in a car in Orrington, headed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.  He was treated and released.

 

Lincolnville Fire

 

(Lincolnville) – The State Fire Marshal’s Office will likely investigate the cause of a fire that badly damaged a mobile home in Lincolnville yesterday.  No one who lived at the residence at the corner of Greenacre and Pit Roads was home when the fire broke out yesterday morning.  A neighbor smelled smoke and called 9-1-1.  Village Soup dot-com reports the fire destroyed one side of the trailer and caused smoke damage to the rest of the building.

 

Masks

 

(Ellsworth)  When Abigail Miller started Masks for Hancock County, she never dreamed the group would end up making and donating thousands of masks for use during the pandemic.  Miller tells Star 97.7, the group’s eight  sew-ers began with their own fabric, but went through that quickly with such high demand. Miller says people have donated not only materials, but time and talents out of their own needs as well.  Laurie Jordan, who owns Out on a Limb, a small business that sells all natural jams and jellies, gives countless hours to the mask making group, in spite of the pandemic’s effect on her own livelihood.

 

Rural Reopening Plan

 

(Augusta) – Today’s the day that some businesses in rural Maine can start to reopen, with restrictions in place. In addition to Governor Janet Mills’ Rural Reopening Plan for 12 of Maine’s counties, she’s also eased some restrictions statewide.  Mills says fitness centers and other businesses can find the guidance checklist online at: Maine dot Gov Backslash D E C D.

 

Hummingbirds

(Local) Hummingbirds have returned to parts of Downeast Maine late last week. Birdsacre president Grayson Richmond explains the male hummingbirds arrive first and he says they’re very territorial. Richmond recommends building up your flower garden and taking down your hummingbird feeder as summer progresses because flowers provide more nutrients than sugar water.

 

Sports

 

  • Fewer than 1-percent of personnel associated with major league baseball have tested positive for Coronavirus after league-wide testing last month.
  • College football may start up in the fall but it will look different.  A University of Virginia official told CBS that the first priority is to reopen college campuses.  Team practices will likely start late.
  • Mary Pratt who played women’s professional baseball in a league that served as the basis for the movie a League of Their Own has died.  She was 101 years old.