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Local News – January 21, 2020

Jail Suicide   (Bangor) – Authorities have classified an inmate’s death yesterday at the Penobscot County Jail as a suicide.  The jail reports to Star 97.7 that a correction’s officer found the woman’s body in a bathroom.  Rescue crews tried to revive her without success.  They’ve not released the woman’s name.  She was brought in […]

Local News January 20, 2020

GSA Tuition (Blue Hill) – Officials at George Stevens Academy will lower their proposed tuition increase for 7-towns in the Blue Hill Peninsula area.  The Bangor Daily News reports the private high school had proposed a nearly $600-dollar tuition increase and that’ll drop to $300-dollars a student.  Towns will still face a sizable jump in […]

Local News – January 17, 2020

GSA Meeting   (Blue Hill) – A proposed tuition increase at George Stevens Academy has towns in the Blue Hill area wondering how they can afford next year’s education budget.  The Blue Hill based private school has proposed a $2-thousand dollar per student tuition increase.  Leaders of those communities will meet this afternoon to discuss […]

Local News – January 16, 2020

Storm   (Undated) – The snowfall amount will be a bit less than first predicted, but a winter storm will still slow things down a bit today.  School is canceled for much of Hancock County as the snow started falling overnight.  A winter weather advisory is posted for the day.  The National Weather Service says […]

Local News – January 15, 2020

Surry – Dredging (Surry) – It’s nearly impossible to launch a boat at Surry’s boat ramp unless the tide is high.  Selectmen in the Hancock County town are starting to discuss a dredging project to remove the silt that creates a mud flat at the ramp when the tide is lower.  The Bangor Daily News […]

Local News – January 14, 2020

Mt. Desert – No Crime (Mt. Desert) – According to the statistics at the FBI, there is no crime in the town of Mt. Desert.  And while there’s not a lot of crime in the community, the statistics are misleading.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports that the crime stats submitted to the FBI come from […]