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This week's blog written by Bill Green:

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2013-13
July 20, 2013

This was a memorable week for us. We went to Limestone to show the work of the Loring Timing Association. Unfortunately, World Speed Record holder Bill Warner died as he raced his motorcycle at more than 280 miles per hour. The accident cast a pall over the scene as Bill was beloved in the sport. This piece attempts to do justice to Bill's effort and status as well as show the importance of the old Loring Air Force Base runway to the Aroostook region.

 

 

Mikaela Shiffrin could rival Lindsey Vonn as an American skiing legend. Mikaela was born in Vail, but moved to New Hampshire when she was seven. At age fourteen, she went off to Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont. We visited with her around the time of her graduation. She was a smart and talented young woman who could burst into World prominence this winter.

 

Our third piece is out of the archives. Ten years ago, we did a story on the Eagle 56. It was torpedoed by a German U-Boat five miles off Cape Elizabeth in the closing days of World War II. A naval historian named Paul Lawton of Brockton, Massachusetts heard of the story. He had heard that the Eagle sank in a boiler explosion. His research led the Navy to reverse the record which gives appropriate honor to the 54 crew members who died.

 

Our final piece tonight is on Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins which is owned by the Appalachian Mountain Club. The AMC has been in Maine for ten years and now manages 66,000 acres of land for mixed recreation . They have invested about a million dollars into Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins and also added Gorman Lodge on Chairback Ridge. They are wonderful four season destinations.

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