Three people remain hospitalized after the LEAP building in Farmington exploded last week. Maintenance supervisor Larry Lord remains in critical condition in Boston, while two firefighters are in fair to serious condition. The Downtown Farmington Facebook page has information about how to donate to those affected by the blast. .

Winslow High School students were introduced this week to a special app that would  them to anonymously report safety concerns. They learned about the warning signs of potentially dangerous situations and how the ‘Say Something’ app can allow them to share information about bullying or students threatening to harm themselves or others.

The removal of the Grand Lake Stream Dam in Ellsworth is underway. The Downeast Salmon Federation raised enough money to fund the project that will allow fish free access from the Union River to the Branch Lake Stream. The work is expected to be finished later this week.

Maine's first female astronaut will travel into space today, on her first trip to the International Space Station. Jessica Meir, of Caribou, is the third astronaut from Maine and will launch with a Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from the United Arab Emirates. She'll return in 2020.

Autumn Gold Days in Ellsworth will kick off tomorrow. The weekend that highlights local businesses will include crafts, a car show, free boat and train rides, along with food and drink tastings. Find a complete schedule at Ellsworth Chamber dot org.

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