Brewer Motel Fire   (Brewer) – Fire tore through a motel in Brewer early Sunday morning, leaving about 25-people without homes.  The Bangor Daily News reports the Brewer fire department responded to The Village Green Motel just off Wilson Street shortly after 1-thirty in the morning.   All the tenants made it out safely, but flames […]

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Local News – September 7, 2020

Brewer Motel Fire

 

(Brewer) – Fire tore through a motel in Brewer early Sunday morning, leaving about 25-people without homes.  The Bangor Daily News reports the Brewer fire department responded to The Village Green Motel just off Wilson Street shortly after 1-thirty in the morning.   All the tenants made it out safely, but flames damaged the entire single story motel.  The State Fire Marshal’s office is looking for the cause.

 

Fatal Crash

 

(Palmyra) – Police say speed and alcohol are factors in a fatal crash in Palmyra.  State police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that 25-year old Adam Webber was driving his pickup truck with 6 others crammed inside when they crashed on Warren Hill Road early Saturday morning.  Webber died in the crash, the passengers were taken for treatment to a medical center in Pittsfield.

 

Portland Protest Canceled

 

(Portland) – Organizers of a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland Maine canceled the event hours before it was slated to start because of violent threats. Police warned counter protesters to stand down and the organizers posted they would postpone the rally, but did not set a new date.  Several social media postings threatened violence at the planned protest in Downtown Portland.

 

Coronavirus – The Latest

 

(Augusta) – Maine currently has 499-active Coronavirus cases.  Figures released by the Maine CDC during the weekend show just 6 people are hospitalized with Coronavirus complications in the state, two in critical care.  So far the virus has been a factor in 134 deaths in Maine since March.   Of the 50 overall cases reported in Hancock County, 8 are active.  Washington County has 2 active cases out of the 15 total reported, and Waldo County also has 2 active cases out of 71 reported.

 

Landing Pad

(Bar Harbor) – The Life Flight helicopter is a frequent visitor to Bar Harbor to transport critically ill patients to hospitals in Bangor and Portland, but there is no permanent landing zone.  In the summer the town’s athletics fields are often use, and the parking lot at the ferry terminal is a winter spot.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports a permanent paved pad is planned next to the skate park at the athletic field for the helicopter landing zone.  The Life Flight Foundation will be asked to assist in the pad’s construction.

 

Lighthouse – Labor Day

 

Labor Day is a chance to honor American workers from all walks of life, even if those jobs entail heroes whose service dates back more than 100 years.  That’s the goal of Tim Harrison, Editor and Publisher of Lighthouse Digest Magazine, who works to honor keepers and their families with special ceremonies and grave markers. Harrison said after a ceremony in Louisiana and another in Washington State, the movement caught on and is now worldwide. Local communities and historical societies can hold ceremonies and place markers – you can find step by step details at Lighthouse Digest dot com.  Just look for the Grave Marker program.

 

Sports

  • Boston Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors in game 5 of their playoff starting at 6:30 tonight.  The series is tied 2-2.
  • Toronto Blue Jays 10  Boston Red Sox 8  (Sox lose 6 of their last 8)
  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock has died.  He played mainly for the St. Louis Cardinals and was one of the top base stealers in history.  He was 81.