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Local News – June 22, 2018

Prison Funding (Machiasport) – Lawmakers have approved a bill to fund the Downeast Correctional Facility prison in Machiasport which now sits on Governor Paul LePage’s desk.  He’s likely to veto the measure.  LePage ordered the minimum security prison closed in February, but Maine’s Supreme Court ruled the governor did not have the power to shut […]

Local News Headlines – June 21, 2018

Meth Lab Bust (Portage Lake) – Two Aroostook County residents face charges after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency broke up a meth lab.  The MDEA tells Star 97.7 they found a lot of evidence of a meth making operation after a search warrant at Cleveland Long and Amber Pulcifer’s home.  They’d been watching Long for […]

Local News – June 20, 2018

Gov-Fuddruckers   (Ellsworth) – Governor Paul LePage is blaming lawmakers for an Ellsworth restaurant’s decision to close down for good.  The Bangor Daily News reports that the Governor blamed lawmakers for high labor and overall business costs.  Those were two of the three reasons the owners of Fuddruckers cited for deciding to close for good.  […]