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Local News – January 27, 2021

Sheriff/Healthy Acadia (Ellsworth) – Hancock County’s Sheriff is looking for a new agency to provide substance abuse counseling services to jail inmates after severing ties with Healthy Acadia.   The Bangor Daily News reports Sheriff Scott Kane took exception to the agency’s support for Black Lives Matter, which he says has advocated violence toward police officers.  […]

Local News – January 26, 2021

Schools – Outbreaks (Updated)   (Ellsworth) – Coronavirus continues to impact Maine school districts.  Schools serving Deer Isle land Stonington have gone to remote learning and sports programs are canceled after several parents of students tested positive following a social gathering 10-days ago.  George Stevens Academy has started 2-weeks of remote learning.  Ellsworth Schools are […]

Local News – January 25, 2021

Franklin Fire   (Franklin) – A fire early this morning in Franklin destroyed a sauna but quick work by firefighters kept the blaze from destroying a nearby home.  The call to Far Way Road came in around quarter to three this morning.  Franklin firefighters got help from Sullivan, Hancock, Sorrento, Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro while […]

Local News – January 22, 2021

Transmission Line Petition   (Augusta) – More than 100-thousand Maine voters signed a petition calling for a referendum to halt construction on the so-called clean energy corridor through Western Maine.  They dropped off the signatures to the Secretary of State’s office yesterday.  The power line project has all the permits it needs, but a judge […]

Local News – January 21, 2021

Fiberight   (Hampden) – A Pennsylvania based company hopes to become the new operator of a shuttered trash to fuel plant in Hampden.  The Municipal Review Committee is negotiating a contract with Delta Thermo Energy to reopen the former Fiberight Plant the closed last spring.  That plant converts trash for more than 100-towns and cities […]

Local News – January 20, 2021

Washington County Drug Bust   (Milbridge) – Drug agents have charged 5 Washington County residents and two men from New Bedford Massachusetts with drug trafficking after a month long investigation.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that they had been watching a drug ring from New Bedford as they recruited drug dealers […]