Tucker Carlson's friends and neighbors in Woodstock, Maine were some of the first to speak to him shortly after he was abruptly fired by Fox News Monday
Speaking to DailyMail.com, carpenter Patrick Fenney, who helped build his satellite studio in town, said a 'pretty shocked' Carlson called him from Florida
Locals know the TV host as a 'down-to-earth, hardworking, friendly guy' who fits right in the community where residents don't pay much attention to the news
The 53-year-old has stirred up vitriol as one of the most polarizing political commentators in the country, but in the small rural town of Woodstock, residents never felt that antagonism in person from the man they describe as a good neighbor.
'More time for fishing?' his carpenter Patrick Fenney said in a text message to Carlson at lunchtime Monday, shortly after the news broke.
An hour later, Tucker, at home with his wife in Florida, phoned him back.