Midcoast lens: You better watch out ...

Dec 20, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Rockland Fire and Emergency Medical Services check out a large icicle dangling from the roof of Lobsterman's Restaurant Dec. 19. With the impending warmer temperatures, ice and snow began melting — making for potentially dangerous situations.

Comments (4)
Posted by: RUTH ROWLING MAXFIELD | Dec 23, 2013 12:03

Great that the city had the expertise and the  equipment to 'de-fang' this dangerous condition.  Am sure that any 'charges' can be worked out and am sure there are ordinances to cover same.  Good job RFD!  Good job City of Rockland!  . . . . and THANKS!

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | Dec 21, 2013 07:42

"Normal" conditions it used to be their resposibility, but these aren't  "normal" and posed a considerable risk. Of course the city could always put a minimal charge for doing things like this; such as the Coast Guard has done in many instances. Tough decision for the chief to make. Looks like he made the right one here. :)

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Dec 20, 2013 17:45

I always thought that is was the owner of the buildings responsibility to make sure that their roofs are clear of potential falling snow and ice.


Posted by: russell g york | Dec 20, 2013 17:00

great job done to all at the rockland fire dept im very surpise that the city manage would let you do this safety job

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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