The Kennebec Valley Chamber for decades has hosted the hugely popular 'Kid's Day in Capitol Park.' However this year, the event is being transformed into the 'Kennebec River Day and at a new location!'
On March 31, 1987, I was a bartender at Bravo's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Gardiner. I was closing the restaurant for the night, when the owner called me and told me to put out 7 or 8 sandbags in front of the back door (the River side) he had brought in earlier and left in the office as he had heard that it was possible the Kennebec might flood and we could get hit with some minor damage...
You can take a cruise along the Kennebec River for free this Thursday through Saturday. Maine Water Tours, Inc. is considering a local river transportation and cruise service that may include a water shuttle between Gardiner, Hallowell and Augusta, sunset and happy hour cruises, other scenic cruises and private charters.
This is one of the most horrible and bizarre things I've heard of on the rail trail. A seemingly "nice guy" says he's going to kick Amy Craig's puppy...and then does! Below is Amy's Facebook post and hear her first-hand account in the video below.
The waters of the Kennebec River keep right on rising throughout the day on April 16. As of noon, the roads leading to the river in Hallowell were all closed due to flooding and in Augusta, it looked like the fast-flowing river was going to burst its banks along Water Street...
Spring is getting closer and the Maine Warden Service is warning people that ice conditions across Maine lakes and ponds are becoming dangerous. Before you head out on the ice, you really should test the thickness using an ice chisel or ice auger and check with locals known thin ice areas.