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Your Recovery Opportunity: Substance Abuse Counseling Practice Opens in Milo

MILO, Maine (WABI) - There were almost 400 overdose deaths in Maine last year.

Recovery Centers have been opening rapidly to meet the demand and help those who are suffering.

In Milo, two counselors are hoping to break the cycle of addiction.

“The gentleman had overdosed in Sebec and the person he was with drove him over to Milo to look for help. I resuscitated him on the sidewalk in front of the town office.”

This is the new norm for Milo Police Chief Damien Pickel.

2017 Black Fly Festival Held in Milo

“Well as true Mainers if we didn’t have black flies I don’t think we’d exist, and what better place to be on a day like today,” said Brenda Martin, Milo resident.

When the month of June rolls around there is usually one thing on everyone’s mind, the beginning of summer. And in Milo, the beginning of summer brings their favorite celebration, The Black Fly Festival.

Maine Black Fly Festival On Saturday in Milo

The Maine Black fly Festival is happening in Milo this weekend.

The annual event on Saturday includes a parade, music, and activities for all ages.

This year, organizers have included a display of The Summit Project Honor Case, a memorial to Maine’s fallen heroes.

At dusk there will be a release of lanterns over the Sebec River.

Fatal Fire in Orneville Early Tuesday Morning

Authorities now confirming the body of a man was found inside a house that caught fire in Orneville early Tuesday morning.

A neighbor on Little Boyd Lake Road called in the fire around 1:30 a.m.

When fire fighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.

The identity of the man has not yet been released.
Two dogs also died in the fire.

This is the second fatal fire in Maine in a week. Sunday morning, 88-year old Harold Young died in a house fire in Surry.

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