Monday, July 31, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Raymond, Mutual Fire Departments Battling Building Fire

UPDATE 7:35pm: Fire is knocked down, overhauling, checking for extension. 
BREAKING NEWS: Raymond, Maine - Raymond and mutual aid fire departments are battling a working 2 1/2 story wood frame house fire at 1551 Roosevelt Trail in Raymond, Maine on Monday, July 31st, 2017.

Heavy fire showing.

Fire departments on scene are Casco, Raymond, Windham, Standish, New Gloucester.

More details to come.

BREAKING NEWS: Hope Fire, Northeast, Knox County Sheriffs Respond To RT 17 Single-Vehicle Rollover

BREAKING NEWS: Hope, Maine - Hope Fire Department, Northeast Ambulance, Knox County Sheriff's Office responding to Rt. 17 single-vehicle rollover in Hope, Maine on Monday, July 31st, 2017.

One injury reported by Hope fire unit on scene.

More details to come.

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle coming to Portland, Maine

BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, 'America's Tall Ship,' is scheduled to visit Portland, Maine Aug. 4-7.
The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock downtown at Portland Ocean Terminal and will be giving free tours. They are scheduled to arrive Friday, Aug. 4 around 10 a.m. and will be open for viewing on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
"We are thrilled with the chance to host the crew and cadets of 'America's Tall ship,'" said Capt. Michael Baroody, commander of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. "Portland has a strong maritime heritage, and I hope the entire community takes advantage of the opportunity to visit the ship and meet the cadets and crew."
The Eagle is the Coast Guard Academy's training ship based in New London, Connecticut. The ship travels the world with cadets in the summer months as a goodwill ambassador for the United States. Commanded by Capt. Matthew Meilstrup, the officers and permanent crew provide a strong foundation in seafaring by returning to the basics of wind power and navigation by the sun and stars.
Cadets sail on the Eagle for one to eight weeks, along with their instructors. Eagle recently toured Canada to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary. Their next port of call is New York City.

"Maine Schooner Heritage" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Maine Schooner Heritage" by Doug Mills
Maine schooner Heritage prepares to dock at North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine.

These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: St George Fire, EMS, Knox County Sheriffs Respond To River Rd. Car VS Pole

UPDATE 10:22pm: St George ambulance is clearing, no injuries.
BREAKING NEWS: St. George, Maine - St. George Fire, EMS and Knox County Sheriffs Office are responding to a car vs pole crash around 118 River Rd in St. George, Maine on Sunday, July 30th, 2017.

No word on any injuries.

Road is blocked as power lines are down.

More details to come, avoid area.

Maine 7 Day Forecast

"Summer In Maine" by Doug Mills
Shoot Maine Studios
Rockland, Maine
Sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Partly sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.
SundayPartly sunny, with a high near 79.

Maine Lobster Festival's 2017 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation Judges Banquet

Rockport, Maine - This is it the last chance for the 2017 Sea Princesses to impress the judges.  The girls arrive at the Samoset Resort in Rockport by four in the afternoon.  The banquet does not start till six, but there is so much to accomplish before the guests and judges start arriving.  Last minute quizzing for the judges question and answer session, individual photo sessions as well as group photos with photographer David Mills.  By the time the photos ate finished the families and guests have started arriving.

Sharon lombardo the Maine Sea Goddess director has some opening remarks and thank yous to all those who make this amazing evening possible followed by a delicious banquet provided by the Samoset Resort.

Once everyone is pleasantly full it is time to get down to the business of the evening, the question and answer session with the judges.  Each girl will have a three minute session to answer the varied questions from the judges.

After the banquet the judges will have only a short time to turn in their scores for each of the girls and on Wednesday the next Maine Sea Goddess will be crowned at the Maine Lobster Festival's Maine Sea Goddess Coronation.