A Vermont couple walked away from a plane crash yesterday in the Bigelow Mountain Range. Officials say the man and woman in their mid-60’s were flying into the Greenville Seaplane Fly-in when he lost visibility because of weather and his float plane crashed into trees. The couple was walking away from the scene when they met first responders.

Police are asking for the public’s help locating an Embden man who hasn’t been seen since Thursday evening. State Police say there’s concern for Isaac Greenlaw’s well-being. Officials say the 41-year-old man, who stands 6 foot 1, may be driving a Silver Kia Sorrento with license plate MFL524.

Ellsworth and Bar Harbor are among the top five popular destinations for visitors using the Airbnb site this summer. The Ellsworth American reports the lodgings are expected to bring in two-point-five million dollars in Bar Harbor and just over 1 million in Ellsworth. Airbnb vacation spots are owned by private citizens who rent out their privately owned properties through the companies website.

A band of severe thunderstorms swept across parts of Maine yesterday, with wind gusts approaching 70 miles per hour. More than 24 thousand CMP customers were left without power Thursday afternoon after broken limbs and falling trees took down power lines and damaged property.

This year’s Harvest Fair and Machias Fiber Festival will include a unique competition, as contestants vie for the honor as top seagull caller. Participants can bring their own French fries to help lure the birds in, and the winner will get a trophy and bragging rights. The event is taking place a week from Saturday in Machias.

Brewer residents will celebrate Brewer days this weekend with everything from a children’s carnival to live music, a street dance, and even a fireworks show. The annual event is capped off each year with a Sunday car show, sponsored by the boy scouts.

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