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Local News – October 22, 2020

Senate Campaign Spending (Augusta) – The US Senate campaign in Maine has attracted spending unprecedented in state history.  Between incumbent Susan Collins and challenger Sara Gideon and outside groups, the campaign has seen $110-million dollars available to promote the two candidates.  Gideon has attracted the largest money at more than $63-million dollars.  Collins has amassed […]

Local News – October 21, 2020

Ellsworth High School Closed   (Ellsworth) – A positive Coronavirus test has prompted Ellsworth High School and the Hancock County Technical Center to close down in person learning for the day.  Superintendent of Schools Dan Higgins informed parents late yesterday that a person associated with both schools tested positive and that after school activities were […]

Local News – October 20, 2020

Brewer Construction Accident   (Brewer) – A construction accident on Route 1-A at the Interstate 395 interchange sent two workers to the hospital and closed two ramps yesterday.  The roads have reopened following the incident reported at about 4-o’clock Monday afternoon.  WVII-TV reports ambulances carried the injured workers to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center […]

Local News – October 19, 2020

E Mill Police Assault (East Millinocket) – Police in East Millinocket say a landlord slugged an officer twice during a confrontation.  The police department posts on its Facebook page that 71-year old Hollis Hafford was attempting to screw shut a basement door at a rental property he owns on Park Street when officers confronted him.  […]

Local News – October 16, 2020

Infant Death   (Stacyville) – A 4-month old is dead after falling from a horse drawn carriage in Stacyville.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that the incident happened on Route 11 in the Northern Maine town on Wednesday afternoon.  Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department […]

Local News – October 15, 2020

VA-Outbreak (Augusta) – Five people who work at Veterans’ Administration treatment centers in Maine have tested positive for Coronavirus.  Four of the workers were based at the Togus facility and the fifth in Bangor.  No patients are believed to have had contact with the employees who are quarantining at home.  WVII-TV reports it’s the first […]