Maine Public staff

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

A Mount Desert Island man and two girls "narrowly escaped with their lives" after the snowmobile they were on sank in a Southwest Harbor Pond.

Maine Warden Service officials say Eli Strauss, 43, his 12-year-old daughter Julia and her friend Jolie Beal, also 12, went snowmobiling Wednesday evening. When the three failed to return home as expected, Strauss’s wife, Robin Strauss, contacted authorities at about 5:30 p.m.

The sale of the struggling harness racetrack Scarborough Downs, and its 500 acres of land, is now complete. 

That's according to Crossroads Holdings - managed by two sets of local brothers, William, Marc and Rocco Risbara III, of Risbara Bros., and Peter and Richard Michaud, formerly of Michaud Distributors - which closed on the land and existing buildings last week for $6,700,000.

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