Roughly 20 people had to evacuate the former Bass Shoe building located at 284 Main Street this afternoon.WILTON – An electrical fire that started this afternoon caused considerable smoke and water damage to the former Bass Shoe building located at 284 Main Street; the fire was deemed accidental electrical by the Fire Marshall on site.Wilton Fire and Rescue Chief Sonny Dunham said the call came at 12:15 p.m. for a fire located outside the multi-unit building, the caller said the fire was heading toward the building. One of the large transformers on the Wilson Stream side of the building had reportedly shorted out, causing the sparks.“It went right up and into the fourth floor of the building,” Dunham said.The building, owned by Randy Cousineau, is home to 10 apartments and 10 businesses, including Calzolaio Pasta Co., Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice and others. The fourth floor is residential.Dunham said their team, along with departments from Farmington, Jay, Chesterville, New Sharon, Weld, East Dixfield and Livermore Falls, had to cut into the roof of the building to access the fire. They were able to extinguish the flames at 2:30 p.m.Roughly 20 people had to evacuate the building according to Dunham. There were no injuries and insurance agency representatives were on site by the time Dunham left the scene.
Last night, the Kitchen Dwellers began their Colorado marathon of shows (five shows in four nights) at The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, with Tenth Mountain Division and Kind Hearted Strangers. Playing to a packed house of folks ready to get down to some bluegrass and plenty of jams, all the bands on the bill came out swinging, for what was one hell of a Wednesday night throwdown.EXCLUSIVE: Kitchen Dwellers’ Max Davies Talks Colorado & East Coast Runs, Big Summer Festival PlaysKind Hearted Strangers put on a spirited opening set that got the crowd warmed up nice and early, proving they are a young local band to keep an eye on in the near future. Tenth Mountain Division offered a clinic of bluegrass mixed with plenty of jam and dance-driven grooves. The band also brought out fellow Boulderites The Sweet Lillies for a couple of covers, including The Doobie Brothers’ 1976 classic “Takin’ It To The Streets,” with all on-stage grooving along in a unified dance routine.Tenth Mountain Division with The Sweet Lillies – “Takin’ It To The Streets”[Video: CMeyerL4LM]With last night’s show, Bozeman’s own Kitchen Dwellers showed that they are finding their stride and ready to take things to the next level. Coming out of the gates with “Visions of More” (a track the group recorded for Ghost In The Bottle with Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle), from the start of the performance onward, the group never let up. The quartet of Torrin Daniels (banjo), Joe Funk (bass), Shawn Swain (mandolin), and Max Davies (guitar) have an undeniable synergy on stage, quickly dialing into the crowd and creating a frenzy of moving feet on the floor.“Muir Maid”, a new song that the Dwellers have been playing on the road, came ahead of a rockin’ romp through “Big Mon > Buckle Down > No Excuses”, with Alice In Chains’s 1994 Jar of Flies track serving as a pleasant surprise for some of the grunge heads in attendance. Leaving little room for breathing, the quartet jumped into another non-stop section of songs which featured a rousing cover of the Old 97’s “Timebomb”. After putting their own galaxy-grass spin on the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie”, the long set came to a close, with the band performing “Nothin’ But Nothin’” (a Yonder Mountain String Band cover) for the encore, as the crowd dispersed into the streets of Boulder. The Kitchen Dwellers’ Colorado run continues on Thursday at Belly Up Aspen, followed by a 4/20 performance at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins and two performances on Saturday in Denver at 420 On The Block and during an official 420 On The Block afterparty at Globe Hall. For more information and tour dates, check out the band’s website.Kitchen Dwellers – “New Speedway Boogie”[via CMeyerL4LM]Setlist: Kitchen Dwellers | The Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 4.18.2018Set: Visions of More, Muir Maid, Big Mon > Buckle Down* > No Excuses$, The Comet > This Time > Timebomb& > Sunday Funday > This Time, New Speedway [email protected]: Nothin But Nothin^* Contained The Four teases, w/ metal jam | $ Alice In Chains | & Old 97’s | @ Grateful Dead | ^ Yonder Mountain String Band
After opening the season with a 14-0 record through non-conference play, USC found itself ranked as high as No. 22 back on Dec. 30. But now, after falling to Utah on the road Thursday night, the Trojans find themselves on their first losing streak of the season and the losers of three of their last four games. Katie Chin | Daily Trojan Going big · Sophomore forward Chimezie Metu drives into the paint. Metu led the team with 17 points, but couldn’t keep the Trojans afloat.On a night when No. 25 USC opened the game on a 10-0 run, the Trojans suffered costly scoring droughts and were overwhelmed by strong, lengthy scoring runs from Utah. The Trojans (15-3, 1-3) fell to Utah on the road Thursday night, 86-64. USC is now 1-3 to open conference play this season. Through the first four conference games of this season, the Trojans have suffered two losses by a margin of over 20 points, including a 23-point loss to Oregon on Dec. 30 and a 22-point loss to Utah on Thursday. After USC opened the game by scoring 10 unanswered points, Utah (12-4, 3-1) answered with a 16-4 run that gave the Utes a lead midway through the first half that they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game. Utah missed its first five field goal attempts of the game, but then proceeded to make 18-of-23 shots (78.3 field goal percentage) to conclude the first half. The Utes’ strong finish to the first half put USC behind 44-31 at the break. An 11-0 Utah run spanning just over three minutes in the second half put the Utes ahead of the Trojans 66-45 with 10 minutes remaining in regulation. In a losing effort, USC sophomore forward Chimezie Metu scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. He also reeled in five rebounds and recorded two blocked shots. Metu, a 74 percent shooter from the free throw line this season, went just 5-of-10 (50 percent) from the foul line Thursday night. After USC shot 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from the free throw line in Sunday’s one-point loss to Cal at home, the Trojans’ struggles at the line continued against Utah. USC shot 14-of-26 (53.8 percent) from the foul line against the Utes on Thursday night. Utah freshman guard Devon Daniels was the leading performer for the Utes, scoring 17 points. Daniels was 3-for-3 from 3-point range Thursday. As a team, Utah shot 9-of-17 (52.9 percent) from the 3-point line over USC. Meanwhile, the Trojans shot 6-of-16 (37.5 percent) from long distance. USC junior guard Elijah Stewart struggled with foul trouble against Utah, as he was forced to sit out in the second half after picking up his fourth personal foul. Stewart, USC’s second-leading scorer (averaging 13.9 points per game), finished the game 0-of-6 from the field, recording no points scored in the Trojans’ loss. USC will continue its road trip this weekend when it travels to the Coors Event Center to take on Colorado (10-6, 0-3) Sunday night in another Pac-12 matchup. Consecutive conference losses — especially by large margins — will likely push the Trojans out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since Dec. 15 of this season.
While West Virginia has reportedly been considering the merits of election wagers, FanDuel’s move to accept wagers Wednesday was apparently the result of miscommunication.MORE: Tom Brady opens up to Howard SternThere are conflicting accounts of what happened. FanDuel in a statement said the framework for election wagers in the state has been approved, but “the West Virginia Lottery has asked FanDuel to refrain from offering the markets until we have time to fully work through the implications and research it further.” The West Virginia Lottery in a statement said “someone jumped before being given an approval” but said the idea remained under review. West Virginia became the first state to take bets for the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday before urging FanDuel Sportsbook to take down its listing 15 minutes later. FanDuel obeyed the request.Gambling in general is a hot-button issue in the U.S. that most states are only recently starting to embrace. Political gambling has to date been a step beyond what even the most eager states are willing to fight for, and it comes with potential legal ramifications. West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner, meanwhile, responded to FanDuel in strong terms, essentially shutting down the plan.”I do not know the exact facts, but I can tell you it’s illegal, somebody jumped the gun,” Warner told WV Metro News. “Nobody should be betting on presidential elections in West Virginia or anywhere.”FanDuel has been looking for ways to attract users with few sporting events happening during the coronavirus pandemic. It previously let users enter free contests in which they could predict which phrases would be said more often during Democratic presidential debates. Those contests featured cash prizes, but because users did not wager any money and the contests took place on the DFS side of FanDuel, they were not considered political betting.