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Local News – April 12, 2021

Fiberight Buyer Questioned   (Hampden) – As the organization that represents more than 100-Maine towns and cities that were sending trash to the Fiberight plant in Hampden gets closer to finalizing a deal with a new operator, questions arise about the new company.  The Bangor Daily News reports Delta Thermo Energy listed technical advisors and […]

Local News – April 9, 2021

Gouldsboro Manager Search   (Gouldsboro) – The Town of Gouldsboro is going to have to budget a lot more money to pay a town manager.  That seems to be the conclusion as the Hancock County town begins the search for its 4th town manager in the past 3-years.  Current manager Andrea Sirois is stepping down […]

Local News – April 8, 2021

Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal   (Bar Harbor) – The ferry terminal in Bar Harbor that has undergone some significant renovations in anticipation of ferry service to Nova Scotia has other parts that are obsolete.  A committee of town officials and State Representative Lynne Williams is looking at removing much of the facility and possibly replacing […]

Local News – April 7, 2021

Fatal Crash   (Blue Hill) – A head on crash between two pickup trucks in Blue Hill left a 53 year old Stonington man dead yesterday afternoon.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 the crash on Route 172 near the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station closed the road for quite a while.  Dead […]

Local News – April 6, 2021

Arson Arrest – Bangor   (Bangor) – A 56-year old Bangor man is charged with arson and burglary in connection with a fire that destroyed a storage shed at Fielder’s Choice Ice Cream on Odlin Road.  The Bangor Police Department reports to Star 97.7 that they arrested Michael Benfield for Sunday’s blaze.  Witnesses said they […]

Local News – April 5, 2021

Deer Isle Fire (Deer Isle) – A fire at a workshop in Deer Isle has scrambled fire departments from at least three communities.  Dispatchers said the blaze on the North Deer Isle Road was in a shop building and not attached to the home.  The call came in around 6:20 this morning.   Bangor Shed […]