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Turkey hunter wounded on opening day

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Warden Service says a 44-year-old Sanford turkey hunter was shot and wounded in the opening hours of the spring season.

Officials say 44-year-old Mark Lemieux suffered injuries to his legs, chest, head and face Monday morning after being hit by a shot fired by his uncle, 69-year-old Gerard Lemieux of Gorham.

The two were hunting Monday morning in the Hollis area.

Officials say Mark Lemieux was treated and released from Goodall Hospital in Sanford.

The incident being investigated by the Maine Warden Service.

Monday marks the first day of spring wild turkey hunting season. In certain parts of the state the season runs through June 4.

String of fires in Acton

NEWS CENTER -- Police and the State Fire Marshal are investigating a string of fires that took place overnight in York County, in the town of Acton. There were at least six fires all in the same neighborhood.

The State Fire Marshal says the first fire happened last night at a shed on H Road. That was followed by a fire on a boat on Chipmunk Lane and another in a car on Anderson Cove Road. There were also two fires at unoccupied seasonal homes -- one on Cliftondale Lane and another on Kilite Drive.

The State Fire Marshal is looking into whether or not the fires were intentionally set and if they are all connected.

No fire fighters were injured battling the flames but one man was taken to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2nd Annual Stiletto Challenge on May 19th at Dimillo's on the Water

The 2nd Annual Stiletto Challenge on May 19th at Dimillo's on the Water

On Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 PM Dimillo's on the Water/ Dimillo's Floating Marina in Portland will host the 2nd Annual Stiletto Challenge. This is a women's and men's [YES! Men's!] race whose proceeds benefit three charities; Lift Up Foundation, Susan G. Komen, and Flight PGLA. This event will feature three, 100-yard dashes [men, women and team relay (4 people)]. All races require a 3" stiletto heel, NO wedges, but buckles and straps are OK!

Beyond the obvious “bragging rights”, each winner will receive a fantastic prize package.

Teen Creator’s of April’s Heart Win Young Filmmaker’s Award at Connecticut Film Festival

The Sanford Maine cast and crew of April's Heart walked away with the "Young Filmmaker Award - feature" at the Litchfield Hills Film Festival in Connecticut! Project AWARE spent a year on this project with these amazing kids.

In 2010, young people shared their stories, gifts, passion and creativity to help make their own professional, high quality, dramatic movie. Over 125 Sanford High Schools Students were directly involved in this project! The film premiered on October 23, 2010. Two weeks ago, 11 teens spent four days attending the festival. Their high point of course being the screening of their film and presentation of the “Young Filmmaker’s Award – Feature”. The Sanford youth are seeing their vision of telling real teen stories from a teen perspective to thousands of people become a reality!

The movie April’s Heart tears the mask off youth so we can see inside.

Fire destroys summer home in Acton

ACTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Firefighters spent much of Thursday afternoon at the scene of a fire that destroyed one summer home and badly damaged another.

The fire started just before 5:00pm on Seventh Street in the town of Acton.

Firefighters say it appears the fire was started by a power line that may have been downed because of high winds.

A motorboat sitting on the lawn was also damaged. Firefighters say there was no one was home when the fire started, and that the owners appear to live out of state.

Goodall Hospital Board of Trustees Appoints New President/CEO

Goodall Hospital Board of Trustees Appoints New President/CEO

The Goodall Hospital Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of internal hospital executive Patricia “Patsy” Aprile as the new President and CEO, effective June 1, 2011.

Board chairman Mark Mickeriz, President of Sanford Institution for Savings, made the announcement to hospital management on Monday, noting Patsy’s demonstrated leadership at Goodall during the past six years.

“Patsy has been instrumental in Goodall Hospital’s growth and development.  There is virtually no service here that hasn’t benefited from her oversight and influence.  She balances collaboration with a steady determination that results in consistent improvement,” Mickeriz said.

Aprile joined the Goodall staff as vice president of operations in May, 2005, having previously served as an executive director at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.  She was recruited to Goodall for her broad range of management experiences as well as her focus on quality improvemen

Advanced Social Media Marketing - 6/28/2011

Advanced Social Media Marketing - 6/28/2011

What to Expect:

This 1/2 day presentation is for businesses, non-profits and individuals who are active in social media (you blog, or tweet, or have a Facebook business page) but are looking to take things to the next level.