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Body recovered from water believed to be missing fisherman

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Crews have recovered the body of a man they believe was the fisherman at the center of a water search Sunday evening.

Officials were searching the water for a 38 year old man from Bath.

Authorities say the man and a woman were fishing on a sandbar Sunday when he fell into the water.

The woman jumped in to help him.

Another kayaker in the area saw what happened and was able to get the woman to safety but they were unable to reach the man.

Officials say there was a strong current when the three were in the water.

We will have more on this story tonight on NEWS CENTER at 11.

 

July Fires in Bath

BATH – The Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross was on the scene to meet the needs of two Bath area families with the help of volunteers Judy Hamer and Andrew Eckman and the generous support of our local community.

The Mid Coast Chapter responded to meet the emergency needs of the three adults and one child following two separate fires in Bath on July 3rd and 6th.  In disasters situations like home fires, the Mid Coast Chapter often provides assistance with temporary housing, as well as food, clothing and emotional support to the families affected.

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

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Navy welcomes new SUPSHIP to BIW

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There is a new Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath.

The Navy held a change of command ceremony Thursday to welcome Captain Robert Crowe to Bath. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath not only oversees shipbuilding at Bath Iron Works, but at shipyards in Mobile, Alabama and San Diego, California.
Crowe's predecessor, Captain Dean Krestos, is retiring. Captain Krestos oversaw the delivery of 19 ships during his 5-year tenure in Bath. 7 of them were built in Maine.

Bangor Savings Bank named Business of the Year- Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce

Bangor Savings Bank named Business of the Year- Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce

The Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce celebrated with local business men and women as they highlighted the many accomplishments of the organization during the  year, and crowned the 2011 Business   the Year.  The celebration was held at the Covered Bridge in Guilford.  Deb Boyd, Executive Director for the Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce, stated that “the Chamber feels that it is important to rotate the annual celebration to a new Chamber member location in a different town each year.  This gives all attendees the chance to learn about a variety of businesses in the area.”

Boyd shared a list of activities and accomplishments of the Chamber, including  Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies,  Monthly Business After Hours to promote local businesses, as well as many training opportunities, including marketing, customer service, website, and social networking, just to name a few.  Boyd indicated that they have been so busy with all of the activities

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Elects New Board Members

Brian Curley, Peter Dufour, and Christian Chandler, all of Portland, have been elected as board members of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.  Founded in 1985, MEREDA promotes responsible development and ownership of real estate in Maine through legislative advocacy, educational programs and professional networking opportunities. 

Brian M. Curley, AIA, LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect, received his architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College before moving to Maine.

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Eighteen riders on Mid Coast Hospital’s cycling team completed the American Lung Association’s three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine over the Father’s Day weekend, raising more than $12,000 in the process for the association.

In all, the 27th annual event raised more than $1.8 million for pulmonary research and clean air projects.