It looks like people who want to hop the ferry to Canada this summer will be in luck.
The Nova Scotia government announced today it will provide another $13 million dollars in subsidies to assist the Nova Star Ferry is in its second season. The ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth went well over budget last year and had far fewer passengers than expected. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the State of Maine is promising to provide $5 million dollars in credit to also help the service stay in business. The ferry will run from June 1 through October 14. The company will charge $94 for a one-way ticket for adults and return travelers will get a 10% discount.
Millinocket police are still searching for answers following a deadly crash.
They say 59 year old Leslie Morgridge was killed Tuesday afternoon following the crash on Route 157. Police Chief Steven Kenyon tells us it appears Morgridge had pulled over to the side of the road and may've stepped outside the vehicle when it was struck from behind. The Chief says the sun was setting at the time and the woman who was driving the other vehicle was momentarily blinded. That woman, her young daughter and a woman who was in Morgridge's vehicle were all brought to the hospital to be checked out. The Chief hopes to hear from anyone who might've been traveling on Route 157 around 4:15 yesterday. Police are still trying to determine if Morgridge was actually out of the vehicle at the time of the crash.