Coast Guard suspends search off Monhegan Island

OFF MONHEGAN ISLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says four people have been rescued from Gull Rock Ledge off Monhegan Island.  A fifth was swept off the rock by high surf. That person remains missing.

Saturday night the Coast Guard suspended the search for 32 year old Tommy Clark, an Irish native.  Clark's camera bag and shoes were found Friday evening but there has been no sign of Clark.

Coast Guard officials say one of the other stranded individuals was lifted off the ledge by helicopter, the other three were able to walk off the ledge at low tide.

The Coast Guard says the Gulf of Maine is extremely dangerous with high swells and strong rip currents due to Hurricane Katia which is still off the Atlantic coast.

The National Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory is in effect for Hancock and Washington Counties -- which is east of Monhegan. 

Ni-Da Thai Cuisine-Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Heart of Topsham

Ni-Da Thai Cuisine-Authentic Thai Cuisine in the Heart of Topsham

Our Grand Opening was on Sunday, May 22, 2011 and it was a great sucesss!.

We are now open Monday through Thursday 11am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm.  

You can reach us at (207) 721-8577.   You can also contact us at our e-mail address:

Our company was established in 2011.   Our specialty is Authentic Thai Cuisine.  Our business is located at 6 1st Street, Topsham, ME 04086.


Kieve Hosts 10th Anniversary 9/11 Family Camp

Kieve Hosts 10th Anniversary 9/11 Family Camp

Kieve-Wavus hosted the 10th Annual Family Camp for families affected by the September 11th tragedies.  Individuals and families from a number of FDNY firehouses and Cantor Fitzgerald in New York as well as The Pentagon all arrived at Kieve for another fun-filled and relaxing week on the shores of Damariscotta Lake.  Kieve-Wavus Executive Director Henry Kennedy said, “these families have endured unimaginable loss and it has been an honor and a pleasure welcoming them each year to relax, heal and share with one another at Kieve”.

U.S.S. Spruance heads to sea

BATH, Maine  (NEWS CENTER) -- The latest U.S. Navy ship built by Bath Iron Works headed to sea today, and was given a special local sendoff along the way.


LePage declares state of emergency ahead of Irene

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage has declared a statewide emergency to allow state, county and local governments to better respond to approaching Hurricane Irene. And Maine's largest electric utility is already calling on Canadian utility crews to assist, even before Irene's arrival.

LePage issued his proclamation Friday afternoon after meeting with senior advisers and officials from the Maine Emergency Management to discuss the impending storm.

National Weather Service forecaster John Jensenius says there's a possibility of hurricane-force winds, meaning 74 mph or more, and 20- to 25-foot seas offshore when the storm arrives late Sunday in Maine.

Central Maine Power says 60 contract crews from Canada will bring the number of line crews to 200, in addition to 150 tree-cutting crews loaned to the utility from within Maine.