(Machiasport) – Deputies in Washington County are investigating a serious accident in Machiasport overnight. The Washington County Regional Communications Center reported that the crash closed down Route 192 between the Machiasport town garage and an area known as the slip. Details about the crash were not immediately available this morning, but the road has reopened.
(Bangor) – A man accused of killing a traveling nurse and dumping her body in Cherryfield in 2017 will go on trial soon, but he doesn’t want to wear a mask in the courtroom. Carine Reeves’ attorney argued before a Superior Court judge that because his client is black, a mask would be prejudicial to a jury, despite courthouse rules that require all people to wear face coverings. The judge is expected to release his ruling today.
(Hope) – Discourse in the Knox County town of Hope has led to calls for a school board member to resign, and a recall ordinance is going before voters in November. Village Soup dot-com reports the Board of Selectmen played recorded a phone call with school board member Brian Haffner that threatened town officials. Haffner was apparently upset with how town roads are maintained. The town’s road commissioner said Haffner used profanity and called on him to step down from the school board.
(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce will continue the 35 year tradition of celebrating the fall season in Downeast Maine. Executive director Gretchen Wilson says area businesses and shoppers are encouraged by the spirit of Autumn Gold. Most Autumn Gold events take place the week of September 21st thru 26th, but Wilson says businesses entering the decorating contest should notify the chamber by Monday the 14th.
(Blue Hill) – Most of a convenience store and gas station chain in Eastern Maine has a new owner. The Tradewinds markets in Ellsworth, Orland, Brewer, Bangor, Veazie, Old Town, Hampden and Eddington are now owned by Energy North of Massachusetts. Tradewinds owners Chuck and Belinda Lawrence will keep the stores in Blue Hill and Calais, which are larger supermarkets. The Lawrences have seen a steady expansion of the Tradewinds chain over the past 20-years.
(Bar Harbor) The Eagle Lake Carriage Road in Acadia National Park is slated for rehabilitated next year to improve and stabilize the road surface and associated features. The National Park Service has awarded the contract to Harold MacQuinn, Incorporated of Hancock. Closures, generally from one intersection to another, are expected next April through November 2021 weather and schedule permitting. Upon completion of this project, all 45 miles of historic carriage roads in the park will have undergone improvements to ensure the preservation of the resource and the experience for future generations.
Tariff Reversal Request
(New England) The governors of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are calling on President Donald Trump to reverse a 10% tariff on imports of aluminum from Canada, citing a negative impact on manufacturers and businesses in northern New England. The governors said the tariff will drastically raise costs and reduce competitiveness for aluminum-consuming industries in New England, disrupting manufacturing and technical production supply chains. Trump accuses Canada of flooding the U.S. market with its raw, unprocessed aluminum. About half of all trade for Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine companies is conducted with Canada.
- The Maine Principals’ Association will release its final decision on fall sports today. Football and Volleyball are likely to be postponed until spring while soccer, cross country, and field hockey will be played with restrictions.
- Toronto Raptors 125 Boston Celtics 122 (2 OT) – Series tied 3-3
- Bruins Coach Bruce Cassidy was named the NHL Coach of the Year
- The Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays tonight.