Could We Have T.S. Nestor by the Weekend?

first_imgAn area in the Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of development into Tropical Storm Nestor over the next 5 days.Regardless of what this becomes, it will approach the Gulf Coast on Friday and Saturday and bring heavy rainfall to areas across the south.System in the Bay of Campeche getting more organized and the National Hurricane Center has raised the chance of development to 70% over the next 2 days. It may become a depression or storm late today.— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) October 17, 2019 Northern Florida and the panhandle will be on the wetter side of the storm, so downpours are possible at times for the beginning of our weekend.last_img

Royal Caribbean claims video shows grandfather of child who fell out of window knew it was open

first_imgRoyal Caribbean Cruises is claiming that they have video proof that the grandfather of the toddler who died last year after the grandfather accidentally dropped her out of an open window, was “unquestionably aware” that the window was open before the incident occurred.Chloe Wiegand fell to her death while abroad Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas ship in July when her grandfather lifted her up onto the window’s ledge and she fell 11-stories to the deck below.During the investigation, the grandfather Salvatore Anello, told authorities and his family that he lifted the child up so she could bang on the windows like she does at her older brother’s hockey games, but he was unaware that the window was open. Additionally, Anello told authorities that he is colorblind so he could not tell the difference between which windows were open and which were closed.The family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company stating that the company violated industry standards by failing to provide reasonably safe windows in an area where children play on the ship.In a counter to the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family, Royal Caribbean cruises reported that surveillance video shows that the grandfather was fully aware that the window was open because he leaned his upper body out of it seconds before picking the child up and dangling her out of the window for half of a minute:“This is not a case of an unknowing child approaching an open window and falling out because the window was defective or improperly positioned,” the court documents read. “Rather, this is a case about an adult man, Chloe’s step-grandfather who, as surveillance footage unquestionably confirms: (1) walked up to a window he was aware was open; (2) leaned his upper body out the window for several seconds; (3) reached down and picked up Chloe; and (4) then held her by and out of the open window for thirty-four seconds before he lost his grip and dropped Chloe out of the window. His actions, which no reasonable person could have foreseen, were reckless and irresponsible and the sole reason why Chloe is no longer with her parents,” according to court records obtained by WPTV.Royal Caribbean cruise also added that all the windows have a green film on them to help distinguish which ones are open and which are closed, as well as handles on the ones that do open.The cruise company has since submitted the videos to officials and is seeking the dismissal of the family’s lawsuit.last_img read more

Gun-toting Homeowner and “Mob Victim” Shreds CNN’s Chris Cuomo

first_imgThe St. Louis attorney who, along with his wife, who confronted Back Lives Matter protesters says the only thing that kept the “mobsters” at bay was the fact that the couple brandished guns. He got into it with CNN’s Chris Cuomo armed with his intelligence and came out the victor.“I believe in my heart of hearts that the only thing that kept those mobsters, that crowd, away from us is that we were standing there with guns,” Mark McCloskey, 63, recently was quoted saying. He also said he was a victim of terrorism.“If I was in the same situation, I’d do it all again,” the lawyer said in an interview at their mansion. “The bottom line was, I was there to protect my family and my house and myself.”Mark insisted the safety mechanisms on his AR-15 and his wife’s handgun were on when they confronted the group. He declined to say if either weapon was loaded.He said one protester called him by name and that another man kept getting closer “trying to look intimidating.”“I’m not a mind reader but he gave every impression of being there for assault purposes and to be physically threatening,” Mark said. “It got to the point where I was concerned that I might actually have to shoot.”Patricia said she called 911 but that cops never showed up. Her husband said he didn’t blame police because they are “underfunded, understaffed, overwhelmed.”The couple said that while they have heard from supporters, they also have been inundated with threats.“‘We’re gonna burn your house, this is gonna be my bedroom, my living room and bathroom after you’re dead,’” Mark cited as an example.last_img read more

FedEx to hire 70,000 for the holidays

first_imgIf you are looking to make a little extra cash for the holiday season then you are in luck! FedEx has just announced that they will be hiring around 70,000 workers to help with their expected holiday season rush.The announcement was made on Monday stating that the majority of new hires will be seasonal employees:” As our team of more than 500,000 team members is busy preparing to deliver the holidays, we once again expect to see a large number of packages traverse our global network over the 2020 peak holiday shipping season,” FedEx said in a statement.The company also says that in addition to hiring more employees, they will also be raising their shipping rates due to demand.The rate hike will take place in January of 2021.last_img

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87

first_imgThe second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died at the age of 87 from metastatic pancreatic cancer.On the bench Ginsberg was known to lean left in her decisions so the balance of the court is in jeopardy. With the presidential election less than two months away, it’s highly unlikely President Trump will replace her with a nominee before November 3rd.Ginsberg survived several cancer diagnoses: colon, lung, liver and pancreatic.She finally succumbed to the latter.Throughout her life with Bader Ginsberg remained an optimist.last_img

3 Ellsworth Wrestlers Are State Runners-up

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) BELFAST — Three Ellsworth wrestlers finished as runners-up Saturday at the annual Pine Tree Wrestling League state championships at the Troy Howard Middle School.A team from Dirigo took top honors in the 22-team middle school level competition with 132.5 points and Mountain Valley was second with 116.5 points. Rounding out the top five were Fryeburg with 116, Troy Howard with 100 and Ellsworth with 77. For Ellsworth, runners-up were Robert Banner the 124-pound weight class, Robert Hall in the 190-pound class and Michael Garland in the 240-pound class. Also placing for Ellsworth were Sam Lounder, who was third in the 145-pound class and Dustin Smelley, who was fourth in the 110-pound class. For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. admin Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Bucksport 5K Race Benefits Seventh-graders

first_imgFor more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race was held on Saturday at the Bucksport Middle School.The field is off in the Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race held Nov. 13 at the middle school. The event was a fund-raiser to help the school’s seventh-graders attend a leadership school this spring.BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race was held on Saturday at the Bucksport Middle School.The race was a fund-raiser to help the Regional School Unit 25 seventh-grade class attend the Kieve Leadership School this spring.A one-mile fun run was also held as part of the event.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe top 10 finishers in each division of the 5K race were as follows:MaleMike Hampton, 18:32Chris Jones, 18:51John Peckenham, 19:40Forrest Mehlorn, 19:44Rufus Williams, 19:49Tom Kieby, 21:33Robinson Doyle, 21:47Nicholas Jump, 22:20Stan Pelletier, 22:49William Randolph, 23:06 Latest Posts FemaleZoe Olson, 9:43Olivia West, 9:54 Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio admincenter_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Top Two Fun Run FinishersMaleDuncan Steele-Maley, 9:08Thatcher Steele-Maley, 10:22 FemaleAndrea Giddings, 19:54Laura Anderson, 23:29Sally Peckenham, 23:31Jenny Pert, 23:33Margaret Jones, 23:45Jane Hunt, 24:13Cara Pollard, 25:43Lisa Steele-Male, 26:15Lauren Duncan, 26:28Margaret Peckenham, 26:40 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Martin Leads Lady Crusaders Past Eagles

first_imgELLSWORTH — Paige Martin opened the first period with three consecutive three-pointers for John Bapst as the Crusaders took charge en route to a 56-24 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Saturday.Taylor White of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past a John Bapst defender in action.—HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Paige Martin opened the first period with three consecutive three-pointers for John Bapst as the Crusaders took charge en route to a 56-24 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Saturday.Sam McGuire scored eight points to lead Ellsworth.It was the 11th loss in 12 outings for the Eagles.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest Posts Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img read more

DEFY beats Bangor Y in first meet of season

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA swim team defeated the Bangor YMCA in its first dual meet of the season on Saturday at DEFY.DEFY won with a score of 601-306 and scored first place finishes in 54 of 73 races.Of 101 DEFY swimmers, 16 qualified for the YMCA New England championships: Sam Alvarado, Brandon Aponte, Kristy Barry, Madelyn Copithorne, Owen Frank, Sidney Hamilton, Talor Hamilton, Lilja Hanson, Camden Holmes, Cooper Holmes, Ella Montgomery, Calvin Nelson, Sam Pelletier, Hayden Sattler, Isaac Weaver and Hannah Wood.DEFY’s next dual meet is Dec. 5 against Mount Desert Island.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIndividual resultsRelay resultslast_img

Bucksport football team beats Hermon to pass biggest test yet

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Bio Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at HERMON — All season long, the Bucksport football team has heard the chatter.The Golden Bucks have been called overrated; they’ve been told they’ve preyed on a week schedule; they’ve even been told they’d be exposed against a strong opponent. During practices and games, Bucksport players have even repeated these adages to themselves as a reminder of what they’re out to prove.There’s plenty of work still to be done if Bucksport wants to achieve its goal of winning a state championship for the first time in 15 years. Yet after the Golden Bucks’ latest performance, a shutout victory that spoiled a Class C power’s Homecoming festivities, doubts about their pedigree can be safely put to rest.Bucksport delivered a bold message to its critics with a 28-0 victory over Hermon in Friday night’s crossover showdown at Hermon High School. The win saw the Golden Bucks assert their physical prowess on both sides of the ball from start to finish to pass their sternest test to date with flying colors.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“Our kids were hearing things, and I think that gave them a little extra motivation,” Bucksport head coach Joel Sankey said. “This was a great football team we played, and we were ready to come out and play tough.”After both teams went three-and-out to start the game, the Golden Bucks (5-0) used a series of 5- and 6-yard runs between the tackles to move the ball deep into Hermon territory. Bucksport’s success running the ball continued in the red zone as Josh Miller scored the opening touchdown from 2 yards out to give the visitors a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.Bucksport’s Dawson Eaton (left) and David Gross close in on Hermon quarterback Wyatt Gogan during the first half of a high school football game Oct. 4 at Hermon High School. The Bucksport defense has not allowed a point in its past three games. RICK MCHALE PHOTOHermon (3-2) gave Bucksport the ball in plus territory after a failed fake punt on 4th-and-18, and the Golden Bucks responded with more success on the ground to earn another red-zone trip. Brady Findlay then connected with Ty Giberson for 16 yards on a bubble screen to set up another 2-yard score from Miller as the visitors pulled ahead 14-0 with 8 minutes, 16 seconds left in the first half.Although the Hawks finally moved the chains for the first time midway through the second quarter, Bucksport ultimately forced another punt to take over with 3:44 left in the half. Findlay then used the short passing game to move the ball down the field, and the Golden Bucks stretched the lead to 21-0 with 23 seconds left in the half when Jaxon Gross scored on a 1-yard run.“For me, it was just about stepping up and doing my job,” Findlay said. “Our wide receivers are great, and our blockers are great. That makes it a lot easier.”Bucksport followed a Hermon three-and-out to start the second half with a stalled drive of its own, but the Golden Bucks retained possession after recovering a muff on the ensuing punt return. Miller put the nail in the coffin on the very next snap, breaking multiple tackles and carrying a defender into the end zone on a 24-yard touchdown run that resulted in the final points of the night.“I put my head down and told myself to keep pushing forward,” Miller said. “I have to give all the credit to our line because they opened up the field for me. I couldn’t have done it without them.”Indeed, Bucksport’s ability to move the ball was largely a product of its offensive line. Even though the offense produced fewer big plays than in previous games this season, the Golden Bucks’ success in the trenches led to long scoring drives that wore down the Hermon front seven and took significant time off the clock.More impressive, though, was the Golden Bucks’ showing on defense. Hermon, which entered Friday night having scored a combined 125 points in its past three games, amassed just 48 yards of total offense against a Bucksport unit that has now pitched 14 consecutive quarters of shutout football.“We’ve been playing physical football, which is the key to our defense,” Miller said. “It all starts with the work we’ve done in the weight room to get stronger. We want to show that every time we come out on the field.”After the two teams went through the handshake line, the Bucksport players let out a stream of celebratory yells in Pottle Field’s southwest end zone. Gavin Billings and Dawson Eaton bumped chests, and David Gross shouted out a message to the rest of the state: “Keep sleeping on us.”Bucksport’s Cam Soper catches a pass from Brady Findlay during the first half of a high school football game against Hermon on Oct. 4 at Hermon High School. Bucksport’s success in the passing game late in the first half set up the team’s third touchdown of the game. RICK MCHALE PHOTOAs Bucksport’s coaches lauded their players’ efforts in the post-game huddle, one assistant noted that the scoreboard had been shut off the instant the game clock hit zero. Playing the Golden Bucks has been an experience opponents have wanted to forget almost immediately, and not even this contest, which came against one of the top teams from a higher classification, could prove to be an exception.The tests will keep coming for Bucksport, which will host Class D South contender Oak Hill (3-2; one win via forfeit) at 7 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 11. Yet at 5-0, the Golden Bucks are halfway to their dream of a Gold Ball, and after turning one of the toughest games on their schedule into a rout, they’re more than ready for the road ahead of them.“Our kids wanted to prove something and show what they’re made of,” Sankey said. “They definitely did.”Eagles, Trojans fall in defensive battlesThe Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island football teams fell to 1-4 on the season Friday with losses in their respective road games.In Readfield, Ellsworth/Sumner put forth a valiant effort in an eight-man clash with first-place Maranacook (5-0). The Eagles fell behind 14-0 in the first half but kept the game competitive the rest of the way in a 22-12 loss.Senior Connor Crawford had 180 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on offense and five solo tackles, five assisted tackles and an interception on defense. Noah Hughes racked up an impressive nine solo tackles, four assisted tackles and a sack to add to the Eagles’ strong defensive showing.MDI took on Waterville and lost 15-14 to fall to its fourth straight defeat. The Trojans led for much of the game but fell behind on a late Waterville touchdown and couldn’t reclaim the lead.Hunter Gray led MDI with 144 rushing yards. Quarterback Baylor Landsman entered the game in the fourth quarter and passed for 52 yards in his return from an injury suffered Sept. 20 against Old Town.Both teams will be back in action at 7 p.m. next Friday. Ellsworth/Sumner will host Traip Academy (3-2), and MDI will take on John Bapst (3-2) at Husson University.center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more