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Local News 10/03/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Emergency Broadcast Test (Undated)  Don’t be alarmed when you hear alarms tomorrow afternoon.  A nationwide test of the federal emergency alert system will be broadcast to cellphones, televisions, and radios across the U.S. at approximately 2:20 Wednesday afternoon.  If you have wireless cellular devices, you’ll receive an emergency alert message.  For those with […]

Local News 10/02/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Ellsworth Gets New Police Station (Ellsworth)  Autumn Gold weekend was certainly a golden one for the Ellsworth Police Department.  On Friday, they welcomed the public to tour their new facility at 416 High Street.  The Department has for years been crowded into cramped quarters at City Hall.  The new 8400 square foot space […]

Local News 09/29/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Fire Destroys Buildings at Port Clyde (St. George)  A fire at the Port Clyde waterfront has destroyed multiple buildings.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports the fire began at the Dip Net Restaurant about 10:30 Wednesday evening and quickly spread to other nearby businesses.  In all, ten towns joined in battling the St. George […]

Local News 09/28/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Former Corrections Officer Accused of Sex Crimes (Old Town)  A former corrections officer at the Penobscot County Jail accused of using his position to receive oral sex from incarcerated women made his initial court appearance this week.  The Bangor Daily News reports court records contend 48 yo Robert Ireland of Old Town threatened […]

Local News 09/27/23

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs          Woman Commits Suicide Inside Maine Military Supply (Holden)  Tragedy yesterday in Holden as a woman reportedly committed suicide inside Maine Military Supply on Route One.  The Bangor Daily News reports the store posted an emergency closing on its FB page after the incident.  Emergency crews from multiple agencies responded to the scene about […]

November Election Questions Summaries

Following are stories summarizing the Eight Questions on which voters will be asked to decide on November 7th.  Find more information at this link:  www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/indes.html.  Scroll down to Referendum Election – November 7, 2023, and click on the Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election PDF.   (Augusta)  In less than six weeks, voters in Maine will […]