L.L. Bean chairman to receive The Bowdoin Prize

L.L. Bean Chairman Leon A. Gorman is to be awarded The Bowdoin Prize, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Bowdoin community.

Gorman is a member of the Class of 1956 at Bowdoin College and trustee emeritus of the college. He’ll receive the award at a special ceremony Friday in Brunswick.

The award is handed out only once every five years.

School officials said Gorman was chosen to receive the prize for his achievements as a business leader, conservationist and philanthropist.


Small chemical spill reported at Maine plant

Officials say a small chemical spill has been cleaned up at a plastic sheet manufacturing plant.

Fire Lt. Eric Neubert said officials were called about 8:30 a.m. Sunday to the Cyro Industries plant on Main Street.

Neubert said an employee was accidentally sprayed with a chemical known as methyl methacrylate monomer when it spilled from a tanker truck that was being unloaded. In all, about 20 gallons of the chemical spilled.

the time an emergency response teams arrived, the worker was taking a shower to clean off. Neubert said the employee, whose name is not being released, was taken to Goodall Hospital as a precaution.

Officials say Cyro employees cleaned up the spill.


Woman hospitalized after ATV crash in Maine

Maine wardens are investigating an all-terrain vehicle accident in which an ATV fell on top of a woman after she drove the machine off an embankment and fell 25 feet into a small stream.

According to the Maine Warden Service, the accident happened Saturday night when Jane Grant, a Blanchard Township woman in her mid-50s, was riding with a friend along an ATV trail in Blanchard Township in Piscataquis County.

Grant’s friend, Mike Healey of Marion, Mass., rode to get help, but he was later unable to find the crash site.

A search party located Grant shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say Grant, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with serious injuries to her head and body.


N.H. earthquake sends tremors across region

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has sent tremors across much of New Hampshire and parts of Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 11:28 p.m. Saturday, but there were no reports of injuries or damages.

The quake, which is considered minor, was centered in Boscawen, N.H., about 10 miles north of Concord.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, residents reported feeling the temblor across the southern half of New Hampshire, as well as southern Maine, northern Massachusetts and southeastern Vermont.