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Local News – March 27, 2020

COVID-19 (Augusta) Hancock and Washington Counties have yet to report any cases of coronavirus while the state saw an increase of 13 cases since Wednesday. Maine CDC director Dr Nirav Shah said Thursday that Maine has 155 cases among 11 counties.  Dr Shah reports a total of 16 healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19. […]

Local News – March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Wed (Augusta) Maine reports having 142 cases of the coronavirus statewide, an increase of 24 cases since Tuesday. Maine CDC director Dr Nirav Shah says protective equipment is a scarce resource in Maine. Dr Shah said protective equipment will be distributed based on facilities with the fewest supplies and greatest needs.  Dr Shah called on […]

Local News – March 25, 2020

Non Essential Closure   (Augusta) – For the next two weeks, non-essential businesses in Maine will have to close down following orders from Governor Janet Mills.  The governor issued the closure order yesterday as health officials announced the number of COVID-19 cases in Maine has reached 118.  Those cases are now spread around 10-counties in […]

Local News – March 24, 2020

Winter Storm (Lamoine) – Heavy overnight snow has led to more than a thousand power outages early this morning.  Emera Maine reports most of the outages are in Hancock County as the heavy, wet snow brought down limbs over the power lines.  Linemen are tracking down the problems and restoration should be relatively swift.  Roads […]

Local News – March 23, 2020

Blue Hill Killing   (Blue Hill) – One person is dead; another was detained for questioning after a shooting in Blue Hill last evening.  State police and emergency workers responded to the scene on Route 172 at about 6-o’clock last evening.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that detectives do not believe […]

Local News – March 20, 2020

Dorm Fire (Orono) – A University of Maine student faces charges after he placed a battery pack inside a microwave oven at a campus dormitory.  The Fire Marshal’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 19-year old David Szucs is accused of criminal mischief and reckless conduct after Tuesday’s late night fire that filled Knox Hall […]