1. A Connecticut man was ordered held on $250,000 cash bail Tuesday on several charges stemming from a bust last week that resulted in the largest single seizure of heroin in Maine history. At a first appearance hearing at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland, authorities alleged that James N. Jamison, of Waterbury, Connecticut, tried to dump 10,000 packets of heroin – roughly 2 pounds – as he fled a police sting Friday near the Maine Mall in South Portland. (PH)
2. Four bridge painting projects are taking place in Portland between now and November. The first is on the Deering Avenue bridge that crosses over I-295. The others are the north and southbound I-295 bridges over Preble Street and over Forest Avenue, as well as the Portland terminal railroad bridge between St.James and St. John Streets. All of the projects except the railroad bridge will happen in the overnight hours. Officials said Tuesday there will be noise and vibrations felt by people who are close by, but special sound barriers are being installed make the projects as quiet as possible. (WCSH)
3. July 8th marks the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park. It is the oldest American national park east of the Mississippi River. (WCSH)
4. A NH man returned $187,000 that was left in his cab in Boston. Raymond “Buzzy” MacCausland, 72, of Middleton, said he is used to people leaving things in his cab, but nothing like the backpack filled with cash that was left in his back seat in Boston on Saturday. (WMTW)
5. National Fried Chicken Day. Fried chicken lovers across the U.S. are encouraged to indulge in this American favorite at a nearby restaurant, home or an outdoor picnic.
Made Hot in Maine by Neil’s Motors on Rt. 111 in Biddeford.