Over 20 Great Danes, a horse, and a cat were taken from a Hampden home Tuesday, with animal control officials stating that the animals were put in a situation where they were susceptible to the cold. Officials say the owner has been trying to get approved as a breeder but hadn’t been able to make required changes to the Coldbrook Road farm. The dogs have been taken to local shelters, where they will be cared for.

A Somesville man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a nurse who was treating injuries he sustained in a fight outside an Ellsworth bar. Brian Jones was in the emergency room at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital when he allegedly grabbed the nurse by the throat. Police say the nurse sustained minor injuries.

No jail time for a second Bangor man who pleaded guilty to assault for an attack on a homeless man on the Bangor Waterfront last summer. Benjamin Gilliland was ordered to pay a 300 dollar fine. Another man, Liam Geaghan, had also pleaded guilty and was given a sentence of time served.

By summer, six homeless families in the Ellsworth area will have a new home. The Families First Community Center is converting the old red Victorian at 41 North Street in Ellsworth into housing.

The public is invited to step back in time on Saturday and learn how ice harvesting was done in the 19th century. This is a hands-on event at the Curran Village in Orrington that will include horse drawn bobsled rides, blacksmithing, and more. Find more information on the Ice Harvest on Fields Pond Facebook page.

A fun evening of music, food, an all-you-can-eat candy buffet and auction items this Saturday  at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Find more information on the Facebook page for the 2020 Wishing Under the Stars Gala.

Old Orchard Beach bartender Dennis Coffey has won a third straight game on Jeopardy. Last night’s victory took his total winnings to over 51 thousand dollars.

Oprah Winfrey posted a video on Instagram this week to commemorate what she said was her first visit to Maine. She visited Dolphin Marina and Restaurant in Harpswell with her book club to sample her first lobster roll, stating that Popeye’s chicken might have some competition. Actually, Oprah has been to Maine before, filming a segment of her show from Machias in 2004.

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