Down East Dispatches

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches, April 2016Fryeburg

Chappy, a weimaraner, and the man who tried to rescue him were pulled to safety by firefighters after the two fell through the ice on Lovewell Pond.


The Star Theatre’s backstage crew used their cellphones’ flashlight function to illuminate the cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe so the show could go on during a power outage.


Twenty thousand pounds of “stuff” were removed from a Lisbon home, according to an episode of A&E’s Hoarders, set to air this month.


Resident Cathy Thompson’s sculpture Crying Wolf took fifth place in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Thompson’s Team Maine included her daughter, Amanda Bolduc of Skowhegan.


George Van Deventer, 80, resumed classes at University of Maine at Augusta for the first time in 30 years. The retired dairy farmer and truck driver is working toward his longtime goal of graduating from college.


Noting that she was rejected the first time she applied to NASA, astronaut Jessica Meir encouraged Caribou High School students to persevere in the pursuit of their goals. The class of 1995 valedictorian, Meir spoke with students during a visit home.


A 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded 6 miles north of the city in Passamaquoddy Bay.

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