A fire captain from the town of Raymond has died in a motorcycle crash in Massachusetts. 48-year-old David Mains’ bike struck the back of a sedan when the car slowed due to traffic congestion. His wife, Jen Maines, suffered serious injuries but is expected to recover.

Maine’s utility companies are warning of a door to door sales pitch for an alternative provider that’s falsely claiming to be connected to Emera Maine and Central Maine Power. Ellsworth police say, while the company these people are subcontracted to is legitimate, their sales tactics are not and that residents should do their research before signing up.

A public meeting in Eddington tonight will reveal the final plan for the construction that will connect I-395 in Brewer with Route 9 in Eddington. The plan has been in the works since 1998 and now it looks like construction could start as early as next year. The meeting gets underway at 6 o’clock at the Eddington school.

One of the most interesting looking buildings in Ellsworth has a new owner and a new purpose after the car dealership it used to house went out of business years ago. The Route 1A building with the turret and large round window will now house 1A relics, which will sell antiques, collectibles, artwork, and crafts. A grand opening celebration is planned for Saturday from noon to 3.

A fundraiser at the Out Back Tavern in Skowhegan Friday night will help honor fallen Somerset County Sheriff’s Corporal Eugene Cole. Tom Cole has been given the opportunity to record some of his brother’s songs in Nashville on a CD that will be sold to raise money for Gene’s family. Find more information on the Facebook event page for the Tom Cole and friends evening of music.

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