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Local News – September 20, 2019

Warden Head Retires   (Augusta) – The head of the Maine Warden Service has retired abruptly.  Colonel Joel Wilkinson announced yesterday that today would be his last day on the job.  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife named Lt. Dan Scott to take Wilkinson’s place as acting colonel.  Wilkinson began his career with the […]

Local News – September 19, 2019

Solar (Bar Harbor) – Solar energy projects have started popping up across Hancock County.  Yesterday political leaders celebrated completion of solar panel installation at Mt. Desert Island High School.  A lobsterman’s co-op also marked completion of a solar project on Cranberry Isles.  Today, representatives of a Massachusetts solar grid company will tour the closed landfill […]

Local News – September 18, 2019

Traffic Incident Management (Hancock) – Serious accidents have closed roads from time to time this summer in Hancock County. That can bung up traffic for hours. State Police Lieutenant Rod Charette has agreed to chair a group to improve traffic incident management. He tells Star 97.7 there are several vulnerable spots. Charette says the group […]

Local News – September 16, 2019

Otis Fire   (Otis) – The Fire Marshal’s office will look over what little remains of a building in Otis to try to figure out how a fire started yesterday morning.  Firefighters got paged to Salisbury Cove Road on the Northwest end of Beech Hill Pond for a report of a building fully ablaze.  The […]

Local News – September 17, 2019

Propane Explosion   (Farmington) – A fire captain is dead and six other firefighters, including Farmington’s fire chief are hospitalized after a building exploded in Farmington yesterday morning.  The LEAP home, a non-profit group that serves people with developmental disabilities, called 9-1-1 to report a propane smell.  A maintenance worker evacuated the building and returned […]

Local News – September 13, 2019

Williams Sentence   (Portland) – Convicted cop killer John Williams will never be a free man again following sentence imposition yesterday in Portland.  A judge says Williams will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The 31-year old Williams shot Somerset County deputy Eugene Cole to death in 2018 in Norridgewock then led police […]