Thursday, May 31, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Working 5 Red Maple Drive Friendship Structure Fire (Knocked Down)

6:42pm Update: Fire is knocked down, overhaul.
6:22pm Update: Waldoboro fire department en-route.
BREAKING NEWS: Friendship, Maine - Firefighters are working a 1st-alarm structure fire at 5 Red Maple Drive on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 in Friendship, Maine.

Everyone is out.

Engine 4 from Friendship reports flames, smoke from eves.

Cushing Fire Department en-route.

"The Window Seat" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Window Seat" by Doug Mills
The window seat in old Stonington with a view of the harbor.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Portland Firefighters Respond to Two Multiple Alarm Fires Within Hours Tuesday

PORTLAND, Maine -- On Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Portland Firefighters responded to 41 Alder Street for a reported building fire. The crews were able to extinguish the fire in the occupied two-family apartment. Portland Fire Investigators determined the cause to be Accidental due to improperly discarded smoking materials disposed of in a recycling bin that was against the structure.
Later that same day at 5:01 PM, while some fire companies were still at the Alder Street incident, multiple calls were received by the 911-Dispatch center reporting heavy fire from the rear porches of 274 Valley Street.  A 2nd Alarm was struck on arrival due to the amount of heavy fire observed at the rear of the building. Crews made an aggressive interior attack, but based on the heavy fire and high heat encountered inside the building, a 3rd alarm was struck by the Incident Commander. Mutual aid communities responded into the city to cover empty firehouses and assist crews on scene with manpower. Portland Fire Investigators were unable to determine an exact cause of this fire, but 911 callers reported seeing fire on the exterior rear porches prior to Fire Department arrival. Investigators have completed the investigation and classified the Valley Street fire as Undetermined; the origin of this fire was also just outside the building on a second floor balcony.
There were no reported civilian injuries at either fire. Two Portland Firefighters were evaluated at a local hospital as a result of the Valley Street fire and released shortly thereafter. The Red Cross is assisting residents displaced by both fires yesterday with a temporary place to stay.
“This is the third building fire within 10 days that has started outside of a structure, eventually spreading inside the building,” said Captain John Brennan of the Portland Fire Department. “While smoke detectors do a great job of preventing major fires inside residential structures, there’s less of a warning system on the exterior of structures. With the arrival of nicer weather, and people spending more time outside, we’d like to remind people to be extra cautious when using smoking materials outside.”
SAFETY TIPS
Smoking materials (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
    • If you smoke, smoke outside and away from the building.
    • Use deep, non-combustible, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table.
    • Before you throw out butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that.
    • Check under furniture cushions and in other places people smoke for cigarette butts that may have fallen out of sight.
    • Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used.
    • If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires.
    • To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you have to be alert. You won't be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs.
    • Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children's sight and reach.
Visit the following link for helpful tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

OCEANSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS SELECTED FOR THE SPECIALIZED FOUNDATION SCHOOL BIKE PROGRAM GRANT

The Riding for Focus Bike Program will begin Fall 2018

Oceanside Middle School., May 29, 2018 – The Specialized Foundation announced that Oceanside Middle School is one of the select nationwide schools to receive a grant to begin the Riding for Focus cycling program for the 2018-2019 school year. The Riding for Focus curriculum integrates cycling into physical education classes as a way to help students achieve academic, health, and social success.

“In addition to 36 new schools across the nation, we are delighted to have Oceanside Middle School join The Specialized Foundation family,” said Ted Theocheung CEO, The Specialized Foundation. “With this year's additional schools, our foundation will reach over 20,000 students, across 77 schools, in 30 states. We look forward to working closely with Oceanside Middle School to improve their students’ lives through cycling.”

As a recipient of this year’s grant, Oceanside Middle School will gain access to the Riding for Focus program curriculum, a fleet of bikes, a starter maintenance kit, and helmets to activate the program. Additionally, a select program champion will attend an in-person training hosted by The Specialized Foundation to ensure success as the program is integrated into classrooms this Fall.

Students and staff are ecstatic about the opportunity for Riding For Focus. OMS Students will now have the opportunity to get students out riding and being more physically active which will increase students’ academic success. There has been ongoing research showing increased exercise can achieve similar effects of using stimulant medication for a diagnosis of ADHD. Anecdotally, it appears the more people stay active and aware, the better attention span they will have for the day. OMS Students and staff are excited to implement and collaborate with the community.

Additionally, Oceanside Middle School will be partnering with local bike shop, Sidecountry Sports, to help work together to help build and maintain the school bike fleet. Oceanside Middle School is proud to have the support of Sidecountry Sports and their willingness to support our school - - not only for this new grant opportunity, but to be a part of our June 11th activities day. Oceanside students will ride bikes provided by Sidecounty Sports to ride to the Georges River Land Trust trail head on Booker Street in Thomaston. This will begin the new mountain biking trails that students will ride and maintain with the support of the community.

Riding for Focus is designed to introduce middle school students to cycling’s positive effects on academic performance, health, and social success. The curriculum was developed based on studies conducted by a third-party research organization that investigated the impact of cycling on middle school students. Students that follow the curriculum have seen improvements in their standardized test scores, and the increased physical activity helps to establish life-long habits for exercise, fitness, and wellness. The program has been found to be an inclusive experience for all students, across all ethnographic, demographic, and geographic factors, and is flexible enough to deploy in all types of schools with class sizes from ten to fifty.

To learn more, please sign-up for The Specialized Foundation Blog, and follow The Specialized Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the conversation. #RidingForFocus

About The Specialized Foundation:
The Specialized Foundation was established in 2015 with the intention of introducing students to cycling's positive effects on academic performance, health, and wellbeing, with a focus on students with learning differences like ADHD.
• About The Specialized Foundation: http://bit.ly/_TSF1
• About the Riding for Focus program: http://bit.ly/RidingForFocus1
• Riding for Focus example school: http://bit.ly/R4F_EMS

The Program Champion, Nick Citriglia, OMS school social worker, would like to take this opportunity to thank Logan Radley for his effort on creating the video that was submitted in Phase 2. I would also like to thank Sidecountry Sports, Georges River Land Trust and RSU 13 administration for the encouragement to apply for the Riding for Focus grant. Lastly, I want to thank the Specialized Foundation for the opportunity to administer this cycling program at OMS.

"Anchored at Stonington" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Anchored at Stonington" by Doug Mills
Schooners anchored at Stonington Maine.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Portland Fire Department Called To Another 2nd Alarm Building Fire, 276 Valley St

9:25pm Update: According to Portland Fire, Our crews are still on scene of the 3rd Alarm Fire on Valley St (2nd multiple alarm fire of the shift for Platoon 2 crews). Thank you to our mutual aid communities for your assistance on scene and covering our firehouses.
6:23pm Update: All visible fire in the attic appears to be knocked down.
5:56pm Update: All visible fire in the basement appears to be knocked down.
BREAKING NEWS: Portland, Maine - Portland Fire Department have been called to another 2nd-alarm apartment building, this time at 276 Valley, smoke was seen pouring from the building, on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Portland, Maine.

This is the second fire today for Portland firefighters.

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Responds To 1032 Wotton Mill Rd. Warren Structure Fire

5:05pm Update: Fire is knocked down, overhaul.
BREAKING NEWS: Warren, Maine - Warren Fire Department responds to 1032 Wotton Mill Rd. 1st alarm structure fire, smoke showing from eves and roof on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Warren, Maine.

Wotton Mill Rd is closed.

Everyone is out of the house.

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Responded To 2-Alarm 41 Alder Street Portland Building Fire

BREAKING NEWS: Portland, Maine - Firefighters responded to 2nd-alarm, 41 Alder Street building fire on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 in Portland, Maine.

Fire (rear of building) is out, clean up underway.

Everyone made it out safe.


"Off Stonington Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Off Stonington Maine" by Doug Mills
A lone lobster baot in the early morning fog off Stonington Maine.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Maine 7 Day Forecast

Memorial Day
Cloudy, with a high near 56. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 79. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 48. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 70. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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"Raising The Flag" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Raising The Flag" By Doug Mills
Raising the flag on tall ship Victory Chimes.

Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

"Sailing Into Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Sailing Into Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
America's oldest schooner Lewis R. French sailing in to Rockland harbor.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Katherine McNamara Attends Premiere Of STX Films' 'Adrift'

Los Angeles, California - Nineteen year old actress Katherine McNamara simply gorgeous wearing a black/white dress and black heels attends the premiere of STX Films' 'Adrift' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 back on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Katherine McNamara Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party


Los Angeles, California - Twenty two year old actress Katherine McNamara looking simply wonderful wearing a floral top, pants and black heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Larsen Thompson Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old dancer, model Larsen Thompson looking simply gorgeous wearing a white/beige dress and black heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Paris Berelc Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Nineteen year old actress Paris Berelc looking simply fantastic wearing a black top, pants and heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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"At Rockland Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project


"At Rockland Maine" by Doug Mills
Maine's iconic schooners Victory Chimes and Stephen Taber at Rockland Maine.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Amanda Steele Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old model, internet personality Amanda Steele looking simply gorgeous wearing a black/yellow dress with black tights and heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jenna Ortega Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress Jenna Ortega looking simply stunning wearing a black/pink and pink top, pants with black heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Cassie Scerbo Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty eight year old actress Cassie Scerbo wearing a black top, pants and heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.



Jade Pettyjohn Attends Premiere Of STX Films' 'Adrift'

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Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress Jade Pettyjohn simply beautiful wearing a black jumpsuit, pink jacket and chrome heels attends the premiere of STX Films' 'Adrift' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 back on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Jade Pettyjohn Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress Jade Pettyjohn looking wonderful wearing a black top, blue denim jeans, two-tone jacket and chrome heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Mason Guccione, Kian Lawley, Marcus Scribner, Tom Sandoval, Timothy Granaderos, Ser'Darius Blain, Gavin Casalegno, More Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Actors Mason Guccione, Kian Lawley, Marcus Scribner, Tom Sandoval, Timothy Granaderos, Ser'Darius Blain, Gavin Casalegno and attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Kristen Doute Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Thirty five year old actress Kristen Doute wearing a red jumpsuit and black heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.



Chloe Lukasiak Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old Chloe Lukasiak looking lovely wearing a black dress and heels attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Katie Welch Attends NYLON Annual Young Hollywood Party

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Los Angeles, California - Thirty year old Katie Welch attends NYLON hosted annual Young Hollywood Party at Avenue back on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.


"Rockland Breakwater Light" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rockland Breakwater Light" by Doug Mills
Schooners Stephen Taber and Victory Chimes at the Rockland Breakwater Light.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Rocky Coast Of Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rocky Coast Of Maine" by  Doug Mills
The Isaac H Evans was built in 1886 and still sails the rocky coast of Maine.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
Schooners Nathaniel Bowditch, Stephen Taber and Victory Chimes at the Rockland Breakwater Light in Rockland harbor.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"In The Fog Off Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog Off Rockland" by Doug Mills
Schooners Nathaniel Bowditch, American Eagle and Victory Chimes in the fog off Rockland, Maine.


Photos provided by 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.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Monday, May 21, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Firefighters Battling 27 Depot Street Thorndike Structure Fire

6:54pm Update: Red Cross requested for 5 residents.
6:40pm: Woods fire contained, putting out hot spots. Unity engine to stand by on scene.
6:35pm Update: According to photos from the scene, just a burned out shell remains.
6:26pm Update: Command has requested Montville, Unity brush trucks for structure fire that spread to the woods.
6:14pm Update: Command request fire marshal's office be notified. 
BREAKING NEWS: Thorndike, Maine - Firefighters from area departments are battling a structure fire at 27 Depot Street on Monday, May 21st, 2018 in Thorndike, Maine.

Unknown if anyone is injured, everyone is out.

City Invites Public to Join Staff in Placing Flags at Evergreen Cemetery in Advance of Memorial Day

PORTLAND, Maine -- The City's Parks, Recreation and Facilities Division would like to invite the public to join city staff in volunteering on Wednesday, May 23rd from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Evergreen Cemetery to help place flags on veterans graves in preparation for Memorial Day

Each year, Joe Dumais, the Cemetery Superintendent, and his cemetery staff place more than 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans in Evergreen cemetery, and many more on other cemeteries throughout Portland. However, with over 100,000 grave sites, there are sometimes discrepancies between our lists of veterans and actual graves on the ground. This is where volunteers come in! We will divide the volunteers up into small groups or individuals, and you will get a map of a small section of the cemetery to comb for veterans graves that are not on our official lists. Flags will then be placed on those graves and our lists updated. It is so important to families that these flags are placed and we would greatly appreciate help in ensuring that we properly honor these veterans who served our country. 

Staff will gather at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 23rd at the cemetery office. Maps will be provided. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. The rain date is Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 pmIf you plan to help, please RSVP to Elaine Spring at elaines@portlandmaine.gov