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Local News – June 1, 2020

Bucksport Chamber closed (Bucksport) – The Chamber of Commerce in Bucksport closed its doors for good on Saturday.  On its website, the Chamber said it was not able to survive on membership fees alone, and it would not reopen unless there is a partnership with some other chamber.  The Bucksport Chamber of Commerce had hired […]

Local News – May 29, 2020

Acadia Reopening   (Acadia National Park) – Acadia National Park says it will start to reopen on Monday.  Spokeswoman Christie Anastasia reports to Star 97.7 that the Park Loop Road will open to traffic on June 1st.  Park Rangers will man tents outside the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to help tourists with directions and finding […]

Local News – May 28, 2020

Clifford – Principal (Ellsworth) – It’ll be pretty easy for principals at Ellsworth’s two school buildings to compare notes.  The school committee has hired April Clifford as the new principal for the Ellsworth Elementary School.  She’s married to the high school principal, Dan Clifford.  Mrs. Clifford has been the IT director in the Ellsworth school […]

Local News – May 27, 2020

Power outage              (Ellsworth) – Traffic lights went out, and more than 13-hundred customers went dark early this morning in Ellsworth when the power failed.  Versant officials report to Star 97.7 the outage affected Ellsworth and Trenton beginning shortly before 4:30 this morning.  It was back on about 45-minutes later.  Because of the time of […]

Local News – May 26, 2020

Drug Bust (Augusta) – Two people from New York City are in jail after State Police picked them up in Augusta in a drug investigation.  Police had been searching for 26-year old Edwin Rodriguez for a couple of years.  When Maine officers arrested him, they found crack cocaine in his vehicle.  Rodriguez was also wanted […]

Local News – May 25, 2020

Surry Fire   (Surry) – For a 2nd time in recent weeks fire has consumed a camp on Toddy Pond in Surry.  Firefighters from Surry, Blue Hill, Orland, Ellsworth and the Maine Forest Service responded to the scene Saturday afternoon as black smoke belched into the sky.  When firefighters arrived they found the building fully […]