A missing Bucksport woman has been found safe, after being gone for over a week. Aza Jerome disappeared during a fire at her home, and wasn’t seen again until two hunters encountered her Monday in Orland. State fire investigators say they want to talk to her before they can determine a cause for the fire.

The Maine DOT has added some new lights to its plow trucks in an effort to make them more visible to other drivers. Green flashing lights will now be used on storm days, as well as the usual amber ones. For now, the green lights will only be put on state plow trucks, but the hope is to eventually outfit municipal trucks as well.

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents about the dangers of participating in ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchanges, which pop up this time of year on social media. While it promises that, if you buy a single gift for someone, many others will send you gifts...the truth is that it’s a pyramid scheme, which is illegal. In addition, it forces you to give your address or email address to strangers, who could use it to steal your identity.

Ruth Foster’s Children’s Shop in Ellsworth is closing its doors, but the 90-year-old owner says she’s not retiring, just moving on to something else. Foster told the Ellsworth American that she will officially close on December 29th, at which point she’ll start volunteering with Ellsworth Adult Education. The store has been in business for 35 years.

The Bangor Farmer’s Market has a new winter home, and it’s moving there after this Sunday’s last outdoor market. In past years, the merchants have sold their wares out of the Sea Dog, but this year the indoor marketplace will be located at 50 Cleveland Street, near the Challenger Learning Center. The market operates bi-weekly throughout the winter.

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