A road rage incident in Lamoine led to shots being fired. The Hancock County Sheriff's Office says Dimitry Dubrovsky of Bar Harbor faces charges after getting into an altercation with another driver, and allegedly shooting the vehicle's tire. No one was hurt in the incident.

The Ellsworth City Council has shut down John Linnehan’s private firing range, that he set up on his property to practice his shooting. City ordinance forbids the shooting of firearms within 300 yards of any house, the same distance in the municipalities fireworks restrictions. Find more information on this story at WDEA dot AM.  

Acadia National Park is once again requiring masks in certain areas of the park. Staff and visitors, vaccinated or not, must wear face coverings in all indoor spaces, as well as some crowded outdoor locations.  

Anyone who has lost or destroyed their vaccination card is advised to contact their provider about getting a paper record of immunization. Dr. James Jarvis says anyone who got their vaccination through Northern Light Health can find a copy of it on their ‘My Portal’ online system and can take a picture of it. He says anyone who still has their vaccination card should protect it and keep it safe because they may need it in the future 

The Deer Isle-Sedgwick bridge will be closed to traffic for two days this week, so crews can work to repave it. No traffic, other than emergency vehicles, will be allowed to cross the bridge from 9:00 Wednesday and Thursday nights to 1:00 Thursday and Friday mornings. The bridge will be closed again in the coming weeks, but the date has not been set.  

Maine Veterans who can’t afford dental care can now get it for free in a series of dental clinics across the state. Funding for the clinics is being provided to the Maine Veterans Dental Network, but Northeast Delta Dental. Find a list of clinic locations on the State of Maine website.

A golf tournament in Orrington this weekend will honor a Presque Isle firefighter and raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Adam MacDonald MDA Open will be held at the Pine Hill Golf Course and has a goal of raising $15,000 for the charity. Find more information about signing up on the Adam MacDonald Memorial MDA Open Facebook page.  

The General Stores Of Downeast Maine

These are the long-time general stores that are spread throughout downeast Maine. The stores that your grandparents picked up milk, beer, and that night's dinner at. For years they had been filled with things like fly paper, clothes, beef jerky, and that morning's newspaper. Now, you stop by for that slice of breakfast pizza, a tasty fried chicken sandwich for lunch, gas,and a handful of lottery tickets.


They're an important part of Maine's heritage, and their numbers are starting to dwindle. But we still frequent them to pick up the day's necessities and to keep up on town gossip.


They may not be owned by the original owners, and they may not look the same as they did years and years ago. But that same hometown feeling is there, the minute you set foot on their wooden floors. More than likely the same wooden floors that your grandparents set foot on.

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