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Man killed in motorcycle crash in Canaan

CANAAN, Maine (WABI) - A Canaan man was killed Saturday night when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle, according to the Morning Sentinel. It happened on the Tuttle Road around 6:30 p.m. Somerset County Sheriff’s deputies tell the newspaper that 34-year old Nicholas Davis crashed head-on into a vehicle. He...
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Another Central Maine Resident Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Sadly, we are on course to have a record year for motorcycle crash deaths in the State of Maine. As of Friday, we had at least 22 motorcycle crash fatalities in 2022. Unfortunately, it appears that number has increased again... According to the KJ, a 34 year old man from...
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Central Maine’s Powers

Thirteen years ago I moved with my partner, Vaughan, and our son, River, from an unaffordable, 900-square-foot apartment in Bozeman, Montana, my home state, to Pittsfield, a Central Maine town about halfway between Waterville and Bangor along Interstate 95. We loaded our belongings into the bed of a Dodge diesel pick-up that ran on scavenged fryer oil and drove across the country to a house that’d been vacant for more than a year, save the mice nesting in the toaster. Inherited from Vaughan’s grandparents, the three-bedroom, two-story Colonial was fully furnished in rural Maine style, down to the worn linens, six rolls of Scotch tape, empty collectible bottles of Jim Beam and Wild Turkey, and dozens of canning jars in the cellar still filled with unidentifiable food. Since we arrived, I’ve given birth to two more sons in the room at the front of the house 20 feet from the spur by which roughly 7,000 cars and trucks pass daily between I-95 and “downtown.” Their placentas are buried beneath a young black walnut tree that will someday shade the road.

My Maine This Week: Barbara Heap

NRCM member Barbara Heap of Readfield, Maine, has been out enjoying all that Maine’s environment has to offer this summer. Enjoy two photos that she took on trips earlier this summer. The first is the view from her kayak of Wilson Pond in Greenville. The second is a gorgeous rainbow over the Bigelow Preserve. Wow!

Newport brings back Riverwalk Festival

NEWPORT — Newport is celebrating another year of the Riverwalk Festival. Despite scorching temperatures, Saturday families made it out to Newport’s Riverwalk Festival which featured pony rides, face painting, food, and corn hole. The festival kicked off with a parade at 10 am and Debra Ricker a member...

Vt. hospital says worker improperly accessed patient records

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - Northwestern Medical Center officials say a hospital worker inappropriately accessed patient medical records. Following an internal investigation, leaders at the St. Albans hospital say an employee accessed the protected personal information of patients without authorization. It included names, birthdates, Social Security numbers and medical histories. The hospital says it did not include financial information.

Haverhill’s First Woman Developer, ‘Peg’ Franzone Mathieson Dies at 91

Madelyn F. “Peg” Franzone Mathieson, 91, of Bradford, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, at Lawrence General Hospital. She was born in Newburyport on June 20, 1931, daughter of the late Arthur and Christine (Boyd) Dunn. She was educated in the Haverhill school system and graduated from Haverhill High School. She owned and operated Franzone Realty for numerous years.

Dover-Foxcroft celebrating centennial of union

FIRST ALERT DAY Tomorrow as feels like temperatures reach the upper 90s. Heat and humidity are being pumped into the region ahead of a cold front tomorrow, making it feel like the upper 90s for highs. Hot and Humid weather continue this weekend. Updated: 15 hours ago. High pressure dominates...

Route 15 reopens after log truck crash

Maine (WABI) - Route 15 near the Monson/Abbott town line was shut down earlier Friday because of a crash. As you can see from this picture that was sent to us from Pete Holman, it appears a log truck rolled onto it side. There’s no word on injuries or a...

Foxcroft Academy reveals Jim Robinson Fieldhouse

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - Foxcroft Academy held a grand opening for Jim Robinson Fieldhouse. The Pony community got a chance to see the newest addition to the academy’s sports footprint. “I am just in awe. I’m blown away. I can’t believe that somebody would do this because for 42...

Newport Riverwalk Fest returns with special cause

NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - Newport held its fifth annual Riverwalk Festival Saturday. Activities included a parade, pony rides, water slide, talent show, bounce houses and so much more. Several clubs set up booths to draw in new members, too, including the GFWC Newport Woman’s Club, which is celebrating its 100th...

FIRST ALERT: Heat indices could reach the upper 90s today.

Colling off tonight as a cold front moves through the region!. Heat and humidity peaked today ahead of a cold front that will be moving through tonight. This gives us the potential to see some showers and thunderstorms this evening. FIRST ALERT DAY Tomorrow as feels like temperatures reach the...