Friday, December 6, 2013
From staff and news services
A fisherman reels in a small fry while fishing along the banks of the Saco River in Buxton on Thursday. “No keepers yet,” he said before paddling away.
Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Staff Photographer
Former BIW president Goodrich dies at age 99
A former president of Bath Iron Works and under secretary of the Navy under President Reagan has died. James Franklin Goodrich was 99.
His wife, Helen Goodrich, said he died Monday at their condominium in Falmouth, 30 miles southwest of the shipyard in Bath.
Goodrich was president and CEO of Bath Iron Works from 1965 to 1975 before serving as chairman until his retirement in 1978.
Three years later, Reagan chose him as under secretary to rebuild a 600-ship Navy.
Before joining Bath Iron Works, Goodrich worked for Todd-Pacific Shipyards in Tacoma, Wash. He also was a co-founder of a commercial fishing company involved in the Alaska king crab industry after World War II.
Goodrich is survived by his wife of 72 years and three children.
Woman, 58, dies of injuries from lawn mower accident
A woman has died in a lawn mower accident in Turner.
Police say Nancy Steele, 58, was found pinned underneath the lawn tractor on Thursday morning.
Steele, the owner of the gift shop Ivy Cottage, was mowing a steep hill behind the business when she was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Wheel Horse lawn tractor rolled over near the top of the hill. Police said they believe the accident happened Wednesday night.
Body of man, 81, recovered from Flagstaff Lake in Eustis
Officials say an 81-year-old man has drowned in Flagstaff Lake in western Maine.
Maine Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald said Leo Pepin of Eustis was training his dogs on the lake shore around 3 p.m. Wednesday when he entered the water to retrieve a piece of dog training equipment.
MacDonald said Pepin went under the water and failed to surface.
His body was recovered in 10 to 15 feet of water by Eustis firefighters and a game warden.
Fox that attacked local man tested positive for rabies
A fox that attacked a 67-year-old Bath man earlier this week has tested positive for rabies.
The fox was killed after Monday's attack and taken to be tested by state officials. The state confirmed Wednesday that the fox had rabies.
Police Chief Mike Field told The Times Record that the man, who was bitten several times on the hand while working in his barn, is receiving medical treatment.
Field cautioned residents to call police if they see wild animals behaving unusually.
Dr. Sheila Pinette, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said a mild winter is likely contributing to a spike in confirmed cases of rabies in Maine this year.
Entire tern population abandons Metinic Island
The entire tern population on Maine's Metinic Island has abandoned the small island.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says an estimated 1,400 terns left the island during a storm in June after gulls infiltrated the island's small beach where the terns nest.
The island is located about seven miles east of Port Clyde and is one of the few places where terns nest in Maine.
Brian Benedict, deputy refuge manager for the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, told the Bangor Daily News the refuge has never lost an entire bird population from a refuge island before.
He said it's likely the birds will nest on nearby islands, but it's unclear if they'll return to Metinic next year.
Topsham woman sentenced for embezzling vets benefits
A Topsham woman accused of embezzling her brother-in-law's veterans benefits was sentenced in federal court Thursday to six months in prison.
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