Farmington's fire chief, who was injured in a massive explosion, last month, has returned home. A procession of public response vehicles escorted Chief Terry Bell home from Maine Medical Center, with community members lining the streets to show their support for the chief who lost his brother Michael Bell in the incident.

The Coast Guard is hoping to hear from anyone with information about a distress call received over the weekend from a man who claimed he and three children were in the water after their boat capsized. Officials found no evidence of a boat or people, and are now wondering if it was a hoax.

Hannaford has issued a recall on its white American deli cheese, including freshly sliced cheese purchased in the last month. The recall states that the cheese may contain metal fragments, although no illnesses have been reported, to date. Customers should return the cheese to the store for a full refund.

The Eastern Area Agency on Aging has moved into some new offices, in the Twin City Plaza in Brewer. The phone numbers all remain the same, but the new space offers more room to accommodate their needs as they serve residents of four counties. Find more information about their programs on their website.

A costume ball is planned for Saturday, October 19th, to help raise money for the Brick Church in Bangor. Folks are invited to have dinner, and dance the night away at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, in order to help the church operate as a warming shelter 24 hours a day during the winter. Find more information on the Costume Ball for the Brick Church Facebook page.