October 16, 2019
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Maine news you need to know for Wednesday

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
A gull appears to fly over a morning moon in Portland on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

Good morning. Temperatures will be in the mid-30s, with snowshowers in central and northern Maine throughout the afternoon. 

Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today. 

The man accused of beating a Bangor musician to death allegedly captured the assault on Facebook

Gabor Degre | BDN
Gabor Degre | BDN
Donald Galleck is escorted into the courtroom before his arraignment at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Jan. 22, 2019.

–Donald Galleck pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges in the November death of Jason Moody in Bangor. According to the police affidavit detailing the case, he unintentionally switched a Facebook Messenger call to video mode as he allegedly beat Moody to death.

Two men agree that the fight over coastal Maine development is getting louder. But they don’t agree on much else.

–David Gelinas and Ron Huber have been on opposite sides of most conflicts over proposed projects near Penobscot Bay for most of the past 20 years. As companies all over the world monitor the latest conflict — over a proposed salmon farm in Belfast — each offers his perspectives on what message Maine sends beyond its borders as neighbors dispute the pros and cons of development.

A new Ellsworth sports bar will open the day after the Super Bowl

Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN
Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN
The former home of Fuddruckers in Ellsworth will become a sports bar called Sidelines with 11 large-screen TVs.

–Sidelines will open in the space formerly occupied by Fuddrucker’s. It’ll be owned and run by two Eddington School employees.

A group that wants to open a sober home for women in Camden now has a place to do it

–The Midcoast Recovery Coalition completed its purchase of a former assisted living facility on Washington Street. The group homes to open a home for as many as six women — and their children — who need a substance-free place to live as they work cope with addiction.

Greenland harvest numbers could be good news for North Atlantic salmon fishery

Tim Sheehan | NOAA
Tim Sheehan | NOAA
Atlantic Salmon Federation research vice-president Jonathan Carr holds a wild Atlantic salmon at Greenland during a Fall 2018 research effort to catch and tag adults and follow their return journey to North America. Salmon from more than 2,000 rivers around the North Atlantic congregate off the west coast of Greenland, including endangered U.S.A. salmon.

–A 2018 agreement between the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the union representing Greenland’s commercial fishermen resulted in the lowest take of Atlantic salmon in 13 years. The result is likely to be a larger salmon population in North American rivers where the fish spawn.

The men arrested at an Ellsworth hospital were on their way to see their ailing grandmother

–Their grandmother was sick at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, according to family members and a lawyer who was advising the three brothers’. According to police, they had pulled their car over to the side of the road and ran to the hospital, ignoring an officer’s instructions. Family members said police arrested them in their grandmother’s hospital room.

Do this: Enjoy 7 perfect pairings at Bangor-area restaurants

Gabor Degre | BDN
Gabor Degre | BDN
The Wicked Brew Coffee Bar in Bangor.

–Here are seven things to eat and seven things to drink that pair perfectly together, at seven Bangor-area restaurants, cafes and breweries — for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

In other news…

Maine

Eastern Maine businesses and nonprofits have free tickets, meals and more for furloughed workers

Police chief suffers several broken bones as whiteout causes multi-car crash in County

Liberty homesteader shares ‘all the dirt on living the good life’

Business

Central Maine Healthcare to add walk-in clinic in Bridgton

Maine home sales set records in 2018, but shutdown stifled year-end deals

Rising seas swallowed $70 million in Maine home values, study says

Politics

Mills reverses LePage push for Medicaid work requirements

The number of Mainers approved for expanded Medicaid coverage tripled in a week

A running list of the shutdown’s effects in Maine

Opinion

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Department serves diverse interests. That’s not all bad.

Skowhegan has opportunity again to cleanse itself of insensitive mascot

How did we get to a place where the FBI wondered if an American president was a Russian asset?

Sports

Gabby Price steps down as Husson University football coach

8 man high school football is good for Maine

Curt Schilling thanks Trump for saying ex-pitcher ‘deserves’ Hall of Fame nod



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