The Warden Service is investigating the death of a Sidney man who was found in Great Pond, not far from his out-of-control motorboat. 64-year-old George Bonney was by himself when he went into the water, causing his motorboat to travel in circles with no one at the wheel. Officials say Bonney was not wearing a life jacket

A traffic advisory on the 511 Maine dot org travel site warning of slippery roads due to caterpillars seemed like it might have been a joke. But the reality on the Mines Road in Blue Hill is that an infestation of thousands of caterpillars is causing major headaches, with hazardous road conditions and household infestations. Drivers, and especially motorcyclists, are advised to use extreme caution when traveling in the area.

State court documents will be available to the public, for a fee, when they go online as part of a fifteen million dollar electronic system. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley made the announcement yesterday that remote access to court documents will be made available in order to allow for an open, transparent, and accountable court system. The revised access rules will be available on the court’s website in the fall and public comment on them will be sought at that time.

A car and bike show in Brewer this Saturday will benefit a program that provides free outdoor experiences to members of the military, veterans, and first responders. The 4th annual car and bike show will be held from 11 to 2 on Saturday at the Brewer Eagles Club, with food, raffles, and prizes for the best vehicle. Find more information on the Pine Grove Programs website.

Two good Samaritans from Orrington have replaced a pair of stolen tractors belonging to four year old twins who had already lost everything they owned in a house fire. Jim Boucher and Larry Eckert read the story of the Purdy twins on Facebook and jumped into action, buying two new tractors, one pink and one green, and presenting them to the twins this week.

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