This winter has been historic. Record snowfall amounts in a short span of time. That has prompted Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to declare a snow disaster and mobilized the Massachusetts National Guard to assist with clearing all that snow.
It was a Christmas present come early for the Maine Army National Guard's 262nd Engineer Company. They will now get to spend their Christmas with their families instead of being deployed to Afghanistan.
Firefighters from four departments battled an Augusta blaze at 323 Riverside Drive in Augusta around 6:45 a.m. (May 28) this morning. The fire destroyed the home and the family lost everything. Two family pets that were unable to be saved. The cause of the fire is likely accidental.
The annual B-98.5 'Tanks'Giving Food Drive is coming up! It will be happening the week of November 4th. We'll be teaming up with the Maine Army National Guard again this year to collect non-perishable food for the Salvation Army of Augusta and Waterville.
The Maine Army and Air National Guard have postponed weekend drills. That comes after learning this week that 406 employees have been furloughed due to the federal government shutdown that started on October 1st.