Sunday, December 31, 2017

Maine 7 Day Forecast

Tonight\Mostly clear, with a low around -10. Wind chill values as low as -24. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

New Year's Day
Sunny and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -24. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -7. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 8. Wind chill values as low as -21. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 1. West wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 25.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

Thursday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 27. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night
Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 12.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -10.

Saturday
Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 5.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 18.



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MPBN Brings “Victoria” to The Grand

Ellsworth, Maine - Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) continues its association with The Grand by hosting a free screening of the first hour of the Season 2 Series Premiere of the hit PBS historic drama “Victoria” projected on The Coastal Eye Care screen in high definition on Saturday, January 13th at 7 pm. Seats must be reserved by going to the Evenbrite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/victoria-season-2-premiere-at-the-grand-tickets-39881933938.

Join the fun at The Grand on January 13th, with for the first hour of the “Victoria Second Season Premiere” through the theater's state-of-the-art digital projection system. Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all- romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom on “Victoria, Season 2,” created and scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin. And now, fans can see the beginning of the next chapter of this hit series at the Grand as a special free presentation from MPBN. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm. Just go to the link above and reserve your seats for this rare opportunity to preview an episode before it airs!

For more information on these or other Grand events- including on Tuesday, January 16th at 6 pm “Their Finest,” a funny, sweet look at the work of British propaganda film unit during World War Two starring Gemma Arterton, Jeremy Irons and Bill Nighy- please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339

ArtLab for All Ages - January 6, 2-4pm

Rockland, Maine - The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to explore shadows created with a variety of materials inspired by CMCA's current exhibition Materiality: The Matter of Matter during ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, January 6, from 2 to 4pm.
Construct and play with plastics, velcro, wire, beads, papers, and mixed-media materials to assemble objects that will cast intricate and bold shadows. Led by ArtLab instructor Alexis Iammarino, you'll explore light and shadow with lamps and phone flashlights, finding ways to manipulate shadows as a dynamic stand-alone medium. Bring your friends, family, or come by yourself to CMCA at 21 Winter Street, Rockland. ArtLab welcomes children, teens, adults, and families, and is free of charge and open to all.

ArtLab for All Ages occurs on the first Saturday of every month. ArtLab is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Reny Foundation, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, and individual donors.

The Grand's Monthly Film Program- Film "The Opera House" on Saturday January 13th

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand presents a special screening of the terrific recent documentary about the home of the New York Metropolitan Opera- “The Opera House,” on Saturday, January 13th at 1 pm, as the next film in its Monthly TruMovie series– a series of the best of the recent documentaries and fiction films based on real events. See the film screened as the director made it to be seen- on the big Coastal Eye Care screen through The Grand's state-of-the-art digital cinema projection system. Tickets for this General Admission presentation are $15. Anything else... wouldn't be Grand!

This new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the ’50s and ’60s. Amongst the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s “Anthony and Cleopatra”; Rudolf Bing, the Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized.

For more information on this or other Grand events- including the free MPBN preview screening of the first hour of the first episode of the new season of “Victoria” on Saturday, January 13th at 7 pm- please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGrand1938/

Image Caption: The Grand screens “The Opera House.” The New York Metropolitan Opera.

"Arctic Schooner Bowdoin" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Arctic Schooner Bowdoin" by Doug Mills
Arctic schooner Bowdoin with Heritage on a foggy day at North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine.



Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

"Off Owls Head Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Off Owls Head Maine" by Doug Mills
Isaac H Evans, built 1886 and Nathaniel Bowditch, built 1922, meet off owls Head Maine.



Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Friday, December 29, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Fire Departments On Scene Of Brunswick 2nd-Alarm Structure Fire

UPDATE 12:47pm: Command is requesting a tower to the scene code 1.
UPDATE 12:23pm: Command requesting another engine company from central to the scene.
UPDATE 11:51am: Brunswick Fire Command is requesting an engine to the scene from Bath Fire Department.
UPDATE 11:38am: Command is requesting a ladder from Topsham Fire Department to the scene.

Central Maine Power en-route.

BREAKING NEWS: Brunswick, Maine - Multiple fire departments are on scene of a working 2nd-alarm structure fire on Friday, December 29th, 2017 at  5 Maquoit Rd in Brunswick, Maine.

Heavy flames showing.

"At Rockland Maine" The Maine Windjammer Project


"At Rockland Maine" by Doug Mills
Lewis R French and Victory Chimes at Rockland, Maine.



Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Sailing Toward Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Sailing Toward Rockland" by Doug Mills
Maine tall ships Lewis R French J&E Riggin and Olad sailing toward Rockland, Maine.

Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Severe Cold Alert: Wind Chill Warnings, Advisories Issued For Tonight Til Thursday Morning

Gray = Warning
Light Blueish = Advisories
Severe Cold Alert: Maine - National Weather Service out of Gray, Caribou have issued Wind Chill Warning and Advisories for the state starting tonight til Thursday morning.

National Weather Service Gray Statements:
...Very cold wind chills expected tonight across New Hampshire
and Western Maine...

Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-
Interior Waldo-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-
Knox-Coastal Waldo-Southern Grafton-Southern Carroll-Sullivan-
Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-Eastern Hillsborough-
Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray,
North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus,
Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney,
Windsor, Vassalboro, Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson,
Knox, Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity,
Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland,
Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick,
Arrowsic, Bath, Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin,
Whitefield, Dresden, Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta,
Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head,
Rockland, Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast,
Northport, Searsmont, Lincolnville, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth,
Holderness, Plymouth, Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield,
Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont,
Cornish, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport,
Charlestown, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon,
Hooksett, Laconia, Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester,
Dover, Rollinsford, Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene,
Marlow, Sullivan, Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua,
Salem, Atkinson, Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead,
Exeter, Greenland, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls,
North Hampton, Seabrook, Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon,
Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon, and Weare

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO
9 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
  skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15 below zero to 25
  below zero.

* WHERE...Portions of, central, northern and southern New
  Hampshire and, south central and southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to 9 AM EST Thursday.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Northern Coos-
Southern Coos-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer, Milan, York Pond,
and Lancaster

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM
EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. The dangerously
  cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes
  to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from 30 below zero
  to 40 below zero.

* WHERE...In New Hampshire, Northern Coos and Southern Coos
  Counties. In Maine, Northern Oxford, Northern Franklin and
  Central Somerset Counties.

* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, from 7 PM this evening to 9
  AM EST Thursday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 7 PM EST
  this evening.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost
bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if
precautions are not taken.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

National Weather Service Caribou Statements:
Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-Interior Hancock-
Central Washington-Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Southern Piscataquis-Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Lincoln, Howland, Springfield, Bangor,
Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook,
Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry,
Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport,
Machias, Cherryfield, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Guilford, Danforth,
Vanceboro, and Topsfield

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 11 AM EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
  skin. Expect wind chills to range from 15 below zero to 30
  below zero.

* WHERE...Central Penobscot, Southern Penobscot, Interior
  Hancock, Central Washington, Coastal Hancock, Coastal
  Washington, Southern Piscataquis and Northern Washington
  County.

* WHEN...10 PM this evening to 11 AM Thursday.

Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Piscataquis-
Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-Central Piscataquis-
Including the cities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska,
Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren,
Mars Hill, Baxter St Park, Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam,
Mount Katahdin, Millinocket, East Millinocket, Patten, Medway,
Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman, Smyrna Mills, Greenville, Monson,
and Blanchard

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST
THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills
  will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed
  skin. Expect wind chills to range from 20 below zero to 35
  below zero.

* WHERE...Northwest Aroostook, Northeast Aroostook, Northern
  Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, Southeast Aroostook and
  Central Piscataquis County.

* WHEN...Now to 11 AM Thursday.

Northern Somerset-
Including the cities of Baker Lake and Billy-Jack Depot

...WIND CHILL ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
...WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 AM
EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Very cold wind
  chills expected. The dangerously cold wind chills will cause
  frostbite in as little as 10 minutes to exposed skin. Expect
  wind chills to range from 30 below zero to 40 below zero.
  Expect wind chills to range from 25 below zero to 35 below
  zero.

* WHERE...Northern Somerset County.

* WHEN...For the Wind Chill Warning, 7 PM this evening to 11 AM
  Thursday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, now to 7 PM this
  evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Keep pets inside and make sure vulnerable
  pipes are protected. Keep pets inside and make sure vulnerable
  pipes are protected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold air and
the wind will create dangerously low wind chill values. Frost
bite can occur quickly and even hypothermia or death if
precautions are not taken.

A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will
combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can
occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and
gloves.

"Red Sails On The Horizon" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Red Sails On The Horizon" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammer Angelique"s red sails on the horizon off Camden Maine.



Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

"Lewis R French" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Lewis R French" by Doug Mills
America's oldest schooner, Lewis R French built 1871 sailing off Rockport Maine.


Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Monday, December 25, 2017

Rockland Police Request Stay Off Roads As Blizzard Intensifies.


"Well Rockland, looks like we are in the middle of a Blizzard for Christmas day. I just took a ride around the city and the roads are getting bad. Public Works is trying to keep up with it but when mother nature decides to blow it all around it is difficult to keep up. So, if you have no serious reason to go out, please stay home. Pour yourself some hot chocolate, put on the Christmas music and lets wait it out. Merry Christmas to all and to all.........STAY HOME!"  Rockland PD


BREAKING NEWS: Blizzard Warnings Issued For Central, Coastal Maine

BREAKING NEWS: Central, Coastal, Maine - The National Weather Service out of Gray, Maine have just issued a blizzard warning for central and coastal Maine.

National Weather Service Gray Statement:
...HEAVY SNOW AND BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FOR SOME THROUGH CHRISTMAS
DAY...

.A rapidly developing coastal low will affect the region for much
of the remainder of Christmas Day. This system will produce snow
that will fall heavily at times. The bulk of the snow is expected
to fall through early afternoon...with gradual improvement in
snowfall rates during the afternoon hours today. Winds will
increase significantly by afternoon and become gusty producing
significant blowing and drifting snow especially near and along
the coast.

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/O.NEW.KGYX.BZ.W.0001.171225T1507Z-171225T2200Z/
Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-
Coastal Rockingham-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray,
North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton,
and Seabrook

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
  dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well.
  Additional snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are expected.

* WHERE...In New Hampshire, Coastal Rockingham County. In Maine,
  Interior York, Interior Cumberland, Coastal York and Coastal
  Cumberland Counties.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Androscoggin-
Kennebec-Interior Waldo-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Including the cities of Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover,
Locke Mills, Milton, Newry, Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford,
Farmington, New Sharon, New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton,
Chesterville, Jay, Athens, Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra,
Pittsfield, Embden, Madison, Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales,
Minot, Turner, Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor,
Vassalboro, Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox,
Liberty, Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Arrowsic,
Bath, Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield,
Dresden, Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle,
Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland,
Appleton, Camden, Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport,
Searsmont, and Lincolnville

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

* WHAT...Blizzard conditions occurring. Travel will be very
  dangerous to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well.
  Additional snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of south central, southwest and western Maine.

* WHEN...Until 5 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will
  cause whiteout conditions in blowing snow. Significant
  drifting of the snow is likely.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you.  If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle. For a more precise forecast for
your specific location...go to www.weather.gov/gray.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

"Snow At The Docks" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Snow At The Docks" by Doug Mills
Snow at the docks of North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine.




Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Christmas Day Snow Storm Brings Winter Storm Warnings To State

WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Maine - Winter Storm Warnings are issued for Christmas Day (Monday) as snow is expected to impact the state. Most areas will see 6+ inches of snow which will make travel difficult.

National Weather Service Gray Statements:
...MORE SNOW ON THE WAY FOR TONIGHT AND CHRISTMAS DAY...

.The next low pressure system will affect the region tonight and
Christmas Day. This system looks to bring mainly snow, some of
which will likely be heavy. The bulk of the snow is expected to
fall after midnight tonight through midday Monday with gradual
improvement expected during the afternoon hours Monday. Winds will
increase by afternoon and become gusty producing blowing and
drifting snow.

Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-
Southern Oxford-Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Androscoggin-
Kennebec-Interior Waldo-Sagadahoc-Lincoln-Knox-Coastal Waldo-
Northern Coos-Southern Coos-
Including the cities of Upton, Wilsons Mills, Andover, Byron,
Middle Dam, Roxbury, South Arm, Coburn Gore, Davis, Oquossoc,
Rangeley, Avon, Kingfield, Phillips, New Portland, Brassua,
Long Pond, Moosehead, Pittston Farm, Seboomook, Bingham, Jackman,
Bethel, Bryant Pond, Hanover, Locke Mills, Milton, Newry,
Rumford, Norway, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Temple, Wilton, Chesterville, Jay, Athens,
Cornville, Skowhegan, Palmyra, Pittsfield, Embden, Madison,
Greene, Lewiston, Sabattus, Wales, Minot, Turner, Auburn,
Livermore Falls, Augusta, Sidney, Windsor, Vassalboro,
Waterville, China, Palermo, Brooks, Jackson, Knox, Liberty,
Montville, Morrill, Waldo, Winterport, Unity, Arrowsic, Bath,
Phippsburg, Bowdoinham, Topsham, Bowdoin, Whitefield, Dresden,
Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle, Boothbay Harbor,
Wiscasset, Waldoboro, Owls Head, Rockland, Appleton, Camden,
Hope, Rockport, Thomaston, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont,
Lincolnville, Errol, Millsfield, Colebrook, Berlin, Dummer,
Milan, York Pond, and Lancaster

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions, especially during the morning on Monday.
  Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with localized higher
  amounts, are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and western Maine.

* WHEN...From 1 AM until 7 PM EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Interior York-Interior Cumberland-Coastal York-Coastal Cumberland-
Northern Grafton-Northern Carroll-Southern Grafton-
Southern Carroll-Sullivan-Merrimack-Belknap-Strafford-Cheshire-
Eastern Hillsborough-Interior Rockingham-Coastal Rockingham-
Western And Central Hillsborough-
Including the cities of Hollis, Alfred, Lebanon, Sanford,
Goodwins Mills, Buxton, Limington, Berwick, New Gloucester, Gray,
North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Biddeford, Saco,
Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, Cape Elizabeth,
South Portland, Westbrook, Yarmouth, Brunswick, Bethlehem,
Lincoln, Littleton, Sugar Hill, Thornton, Waterville Valley,
Woodstock, Jackson, North Conway, Albany, Conway, Chatham,
Crawford Notch, Lyme, Ashland, Ellsworth, Holderness, Plymouth,
Rumney, Wakefield, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Ossipee, Tuftonboro,
Wolfeboro, Moultonborough, Claremont, Cornish, Unity, Croydon,
Goshen, Grantham, Lempster, Newport, Charlestown, Boscawen,
Canterbury, Concord, Dunbarton, Loudon, Hooksett, Laconia,
Gilford, Meredith, Barrington, Rochester, Dover, Rollinsford,
Somersworth, Durham, Madbury, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Sullivan,
Surry, Jaffrey, Manchester, Pelham, Nashua, Salem, Atkinson,
Newton, Plaistow, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Exeter, Greenland,
Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Seabrook,
Amherst, Milford, Mont Vernon, Goffstown, Peterborough, Sharon,
and Weare

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM
EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions, especially during the morning on Monday.
  Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of, central, northern and southern New
  Hampshire and and southwest Maine.

* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening until 3 PM EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. For a more precise forecast for your specific
location...go to www.weather.gov/gray.

National Weather Service Caribou Statement:
Central Piscataquis-Central Penobscot-Southern Penobscot-
Interior Hancock-Central Washington-Southern Piscataquis-
Northern Washington-
Including the cities of Greenville, Monson, Blanchard, Lincoln,
Howland, Springfield, Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Amherst,
Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais,
Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Dover-Foxcroft,
Milo, Guilford, Danforth, Vanceboro, and Topsfield

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 5 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions, including during the morning commute on
  Monday. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 11 inches are
  expected.

* WHERE...Central Piscataquis, Central Penobscot, Southern
  Penobscot, Interior Hancock, Central Washington, Southern
  Piscataquis and Northern Washington County.


* WHEN...3 AM to 5 PM Monday.

Northwest Aroostook-Northeast Aroostook-Northern Somerset-
Northern Piscataquis-Northern Penobscot-Southeast Aroostook-
Including the cities of Allagash, Clayton Lake, Madawaska,
Fort Kent, Frenchville, Presque Isle, Caribou, Van Buren,
Mars Hill, Baker Lake, Billy-Jack Depot, Baxter St Park,
Chamberlain Lake, Churchill Dam, Mount Katahdin, Millinocket,
East Millinocket, Patten, Medway, Houlton, Hodgdon, Sherman,
and Smyrna Mills


...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 7 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions, including during the morning commute on
  Monday. Total snow accumulations of 7 to 10 inches, with
  localized amounts up to 12 inches, are expected.

* WHERE...Northwest Aroostook, Northeast Aroostook, Northern
  Somerset, Northern Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot and
  Southeast Aroostook County.

* WHEN...4 AM to 7 PM Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 30 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Coastal Hancock-Coastal Washington-
Including the cities of Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport,
Castine, Eastport, Machias, and Cherryfield

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 3 PM EST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Plan on difficult
  travel conditions, including during the morning commute on
  Monday. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches are expected.

* WHERE...Coastal Hancock and Coastal Washington County.

* WHEN...2 AM to 3 PM Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will
  cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and blowing snow means severe
winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep
an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. The latest road conditions for Maine can be obtained
by going to newengland511.org.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Maine 7 Day Forecast

Tonight
Rain, mainly before 9pm. Low around 27. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind around 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Snow, mainly after midnight. Low around 20. Wind chill values as low as -1. Blustery, with a northeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Christmas Day
Snow, mainly before 1pm. High near 23. Blustery, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 3.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 13.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -6.

Thursday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 9.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -5.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 2.

Saturday
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 19.




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"Early Morning Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Early Morning Fog" by Doug Mills
Early  morning fog at the Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde Maine.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Friday, December 22, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Fire Departments Battling Harrison 2nd-Alarm, Fully Involved Structural Fire, 69 Fogg Rd.

UPDATE 6:47pm: Command reports fire mostly under control, overhauling. Fire marshal requested.
BREAKING NEWS: Harrison, Maine - Multiple fire departments are battling a 2nd-alarm, fully involved structural fire on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 69 Fogg Rd in Harrison, Maine.

Mutual aid fire departments on scene and enroute are Waterford, Sebago, Bridgton, Casco, Norway, Naples, Otisfield.

"A Room With A View" The Maine Windjammer Project


"A Room With A View" by Doug Mills
A room with a view at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde Maine.



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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammer Heritage in the fog off Owls Head Maine.



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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"Christmas at Camden" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Christmas at Camden" by Doug Mills
Christmas at Camden with windjammers Angelique and Lewis R. French.



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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: RT. 122 In New Gloucester Shut Down Due Tractor Trailer Rollover

UPDATE 11pm: According to Lake Region Alerts, NGFD Command on scene reports a tractor trailer rollover with heavy damage. Also a second tractor trailer is involved and off the road, heavy wreckers will be required. Requesting Auburn PD close the road at the Androscoggin line.
BREAKING NEWS:  New Gloucester, Maine - Rt 122 around 184 is shut down due to a tractor trailer rollover on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 in New Gloucester, Maine.

According to Lake Region Alerts, In the area of 184 Ricker Road, reported tractor trailer rollover. FD&PD responding, dispatch advising all units to use extreme caution due to black ice.
MEDOT has been called out.

Unknown injures.

Marsai Martin Attends 49th NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon

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Beverly Hills, California - Thirteen year old actress Marsai Martin looking gorgeous wearing a floral dress, white shirt and black heels attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards Nominees' luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.
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"Winter Schooner Fleet" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Winter Schooner Fleet" by Doug Mills
The winter schooner fleet at Camden, Maine the birthplace of the windjammer.



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Monday, December 18, 2017

BREAKING NEWS Amtrak High Speed Train Derails In Pierce County Washington

UPDATE 7:37pm ET, 4:37pm:  Update to train derailment in DuPont Washington

3 confirmed fatalities at crash site. (4 p.m. update)
UPDATE 4:50pm ET, 1:50pm PT: Some stats of the derailment according to Washington State Patrol, Update to train derailment in DuPont Washington

·        77 passengers on train

·        5 crew members on train

·        12 rail cars and 2 engines as part of train. 13 cars jumped tracks.

·        Multiple fatalities but no confirmation on number of casualties

·        5 motor vehicles on freeway and 2 semi-trucks hit by train below.

UPDATE 3:49pm ET 12:49pm PT: Washington State Patrol tweets, reports 12 train cars and 2 engines involved in #I5MountsTrain  crash.13 cars derailed.  5 motor vehicles and two semis hit on freeway below.
UPDATE 3:15pm, 12:15pm: Statement from Washington Department Of Transportation regarding the Amtrak train derailment, Today’s (Monday, Dec. 18) tragic derailment of the Amtrak Cascades southbound train has significantly impacted the lives of many this morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this event and their families.

We are working closely with multiple partners, including Washington State Patrol, Sound Transit, Amtrak, Pierce County, JBLM and local emergency responders to assess the situation and render assistance. After emergency response is complete, and the National Transportation Safety Board has released the scene, the train will be removed from the interstate right of way. We anticipate this will be a lengthy process due to the severity of the incident and the size and weight of the train cars. WSDOT is working with other agencies on any rerouting of traffic during the investigation.

The Amtrak Cascades train service is jointly owned by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Amtrak operates the service for the two states as a contractor, and is responsible for day to day operations. Amtrak Cascades runs trains from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Eugene, Oregon.

The tracks, known as the Point Defiance Bypass, are owned by Sound Transit. The tracks were previously owned by BNSF and were used for occasional freight and military transport. WSDOT received federal grants to improve the tracks for passenger rail service. As owners of the corridor Sound Transit managed the track upgrade work under an agreement with WSDOT. Funding for the upgrades was provided by the Federal Railroad Administration, which reviewed work throughout the duration of the contract.

Today was the first day of public use of the tracks, after weeks of inspection and testing.
UPDATE 1:48pm ET, 10:48am PT, The Governor of Washington has declared a state of emergency relating to the Amtrak 501 response.
UPDATE 12:47pm ET, 9:47am PT: According to NTSB, NTSB is launching a go-team to investigate the Amtrak passenger train derailment in the State of Washington. Team will depart DC today. Additional information to follow when available.
UPDATE 12:41pm ET, 9:41am PT: Latest from Amtrak, Amtrak Cascades services impacted
9:30 a.m. PT

Amtrak Cascades Train 501, operating from Seattle and Portland, derailed south of Tacoma, Wash. There were approximately 78 passengers and five crew members on board. Initial reports are that some injuries are reported to passengers and crew, and taken to local medical facilities for treatment.

Individuals with questions about their friends and family on this train should call (800) 523-9101.  Local emergency responders are on the scene. 

Service from Seattle to points north and east is continuing to operate. Amtrak Cascades Trains 504 and 509 are cancelled. No alternate transportation will be available.

Additional updates will be provided when available.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.
UPDATE 12pm EST, According to Pierce County Sheriff's, Several cars on I5 struck by derailed Amtrak train cars.  Multiple motorists injured on roadway, no fatalities of motorists reported.
BREAKING NEWS: Pierce County, Washington - We are learning a major train derailment has occurred in Pierce County, Washington on Monday, December 18th, 2017.

According to Washington State Patrol, WSP on scene of train derailment across SB i-5 at Mounts Rd.

According Pierce County Sheriff's Office, PRELIMINARY INFO - Derailed Amtrak passenger train was heading south bound. Injuries and casualties reported, numbers to come.  #PCSD PIO Troyer enroute, will not answer his cell while driving priority.

We will have more as information becomes available.

Following are photographs from Washington State Patrol Officer Brooke Bova


Coast Guard Kicks Off Ice Breaking Season



Coast Guard kicks off ice breaking season, stands ready to keep ports open, navigable waterways safe.
BOSTON — The Coast Guard kicked off their ice-breaking season Monday, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast.
Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) is the Coast Guard's region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy, and emergency resources they need throughout the winter.
During the Coast Guard’s 2017-2018 winter ice breaking season, the Coast Guard will conduct ice breaking operations for several reasons, with the priorities being:

Ports and Waterways/Search and Rescue. Facilitate security operations or help prevent loss of life on the water or ashore.

Urgent Response to Vessels. Address situations which have a high probability of becoming hazardous.
Exigent Community Services. Support communities that have need for fuel (petroleum, LPG, LNG), food, and medical supplies, and assist in preventing or easing flood conditions.
Facilitation of NavigationMeet the “reasonable demands of commerce.”  Coast Guard crews are also replacing aids to navigation with special ice buoys designed to ride underneath ice floes and remain on location.
Other Missions including: Crew training and proficiency. Research and development, and science missions.
This year, our Coast Guard cutters are again poised to work hard to keep vital shipping lanes open to commercial traffic. Of the heating oil used in the country, 85 percent is consumed in the Northeast, 90 percent of that is delivered by barge.
To conduct Operation RENEW, Coast Guard crews will use the following resources:
  • 140-foot Seagoing Icebreaking Tugs
  • 65-foot Small Harbor Tugs
  • U.S. Coast Guard Aircraft
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Aircraft
In moderate to severe seasons:
  • 225-foot Buoy Tender
  • 175-foot Buoy Tender
  • 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat
A coordinated effort with the maritime industry ensured the vital ports of the Northeast have remained open every year since Op RENEW has been executed.







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