Monday, 11 March 2019 18:25

Franky lobster stew benefit dinner Saturday in Sullivan

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SULLIVAN - A six-generation lobsterman from Winter Harbor - who's dog was killed in a heinous act of animal cruelty this past summer - is turning the crime into an opportunity to help other dogs.

Phillip Torrey is making dinner and will be serving it up at the Sullivan Rec Center on Saturday, all to benefit local animal shelters.


Two locals, Nathan Burke, 37, of Hancock and Justin Chipman, 23, of Steuben are charged in the death of Torrey's dog, Franky, a six-year-old pug-Boston terrier mix.


“I'm making a big lobster stew. There is going to be spaghetti. A lot of people have donated stuff so we're going to do like a Chinese auction,” Torrey said Monday, standing outside of the courthouse in Ellsworth. “Just a donation at the door. If you can't, if you don't have the money to donate just come anyway and have something to eat.”


Torrey said tons of people have asked how they can help, which created the idea for the dinner.


Doors will be open 4-7 p.m. Saturday for the Franky lobster stew and spaghetti dinner and auction.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...