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Discussion in 'Places I Have Lived' started by Ken Anderson, Mar 9, 2015.
This was supposed to be our hottest day of the year, so I don't mind the rain.
It's storming here again. High winds, heavy rains, and thunder in the distance. Oh well, that's better than having the hottest day of summer. Ella may be unhappy with it, but I'm okay here.
We are making an inquiry on some land in Winterville Plantation, Maine. Since we've lived in Maine, the property has had a "for sale" sign on it, and we have watched the house disintegrate. At this point, it is doubtful that the house is salvageable and the "for sale" sign fell down a couple of years ago. The owner lives in Florida and is behind on her taxes, so I am thinking she would be interested in selling it cheap. I am pretty sure we'd have have demolish the house, and I'd much rather do that than try to repair it anyhow, since I am not in the mood for a fix it job.
The house is not something I want, but it comes with 10.5 acres of land, including waterfront along a river. Unlike our camp, it has utilities available and is close enough to a town that high-speed Internet is probably available there. If we were able to get it at a price that we can afford, we'd have the Amish build a small wood house for us, and place it on the foundation that the current house is on.
With a new building, we would be downsizing from the big house we're in, but we could set it up the way we want it, and use wood heat. It's close enough to our land that we could get out there much more easily, and we could get the wood from our own land.
The river connects a lake just to the south of it with another lake to the northeast, and with dozens of other lakes, including one in the town that our camp is in. If we were to get a boat, that would be enjoyable. I'm not going to get too excited because, for all I know, it's been for sale for so long because she wants a ridiculous amount of money for it.
It sounds like a great find, but if she goes down in the asking price don't you think others will want it also?
She's not actively trying to sell it at this point. The sign fell down years ago, and it's not listed with a realtor.
Wow, that is an awesome find, @Ken Anderson ! It almost makes me want to move back into someplace that gets snow, to have a place with river frontage and close to lakes besides. I LOVE fishing, and this would be a fisherman's paradise, it sounds like.
It is a whole lot closer to your property for sure, and if you have all of the utilities available to be connected again, plus good internet, that sounds like it would be an ideal situation for you and Michelle and the kitties.
What would you do with the house where you live now once you move ?
Ok, I get it now @Ken Anderson
We had the first shooting, so far as I am aware, that we've had since I've been in Millinocket. The only other homicide that I can think of was a shaken baby death, and the person responsible for that went on to shoot a couple of people a couple of years later, but not in Millinocket. I don't know if anyone is dead though, only that two people were shot.
They're being pretty quiet about it. The state police gave a press conference that said only that two adults had been transported to the Millinocket hospital, and later to a larger hospital. He wouldn't say, but it would pretty much have to be Eastern Maine Medical. They were asking anyone who knew anything about it to call them, so it didn't appear that they had a suspect immediately in mind. Also, the Millinocket Hospital was still on lock-down, whatever they meant by that.
I thought it was odd too, that no one from the Millinocket Police Department seems to be involved in it. According to the state police, they were the ones who responded to the shooting, which is stranger still due to the fact that it is unlikely that there was a state trooper closer than an hour or more away unless they just happened to be passing through on their way to somewhere else, since we seldom see the state police around here.
My doctor's nurse asked if I knew anything about it, so I guess they don't know anything either. I have since heard the names of the people who were transported but through gossip rather than any official sources. I didn't know them, but I think my wife knew who they were.
I read that it was a couple who filed for divorce that got shot....so sounds like a domestic issue to me.
And they survived an dthe suspect is still at large so maybe that why they had the hospital on lockdown.
I've seen a state police car go by the house a few times this morning, which we don't see much of here. The shooting took place on the other side of town, but the most direct route from there to the hospital would be past our house. The victims own a storage place here and, reportedly (gossip), they also grow marijuana. Both he and his wife were supposed to have been injured so unless a former spouse is involved, that wouldn't fit with the domestic angle.
Now that Maine has legalized marijuana, quite a few people are growing it. However, because it's still illegal as far as the feds are concerned, they tend not to filter the money through a bank account, and those who want to avoid the high state taxes do a cash-only business, so there is generally cash around. I know that marijuana growers have been robbed elsewhere in the state.
But it could end up being a domestic thing. I'm just hearing from people who call here.
I was thinking a love triangle issue...but maybe the marijuana ...I didn't know that before.
I just got your notice in my email , Ken, I think its because I lived in Maine...
yes its unusual for a shooting in that area where you live.. im sure its a domestic thing or had to do with drugs in one form or the other.. use to see a lot of cars from other states come into Maine and not the flat-landers during the peak summer season either.., you could tell were drug carriers. they drive at least 90 on the turnpikes up from Lowell, Mass. the drugs runs are very heavy from there up to Maine...
Is there an update?