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Local News – April 21, 2017


Holden Fatal

(Holden) – An Orland man is dead after a head on crash on Route 1-A in Holden last night.  Police identified the victim as Derick Warren.   The crash closed down the busy road for more than 3-hours while police investigated the crash.  The Bangor Daily News reports Warren’s car drifted onto the wrong side of the road and struck a tractor-trailer truck head on in front of the Maine Military Supply store.


Couple Killed

(Florence, SC) – The owners of a popular Hancock restaurant are mourning the death of their son and his companion, killed in a car crash in South Carolina.  44-year old Layn Wilbur of Hancock and 45-year old Cinnamon Riddell of Sullivan were headed back to Maine when another vehicle blew a tire and slammed into them.  Wilbur’s parents own Ruth and Wimpy’s Restaurant which was slated to reopen next Thursday.  They post on their Facebook page that the season opening will be delayed.


Bangor Shooting

(Bangor) – Police in Bangor continue to look for an accused killer, and it turns out he’s no stranger to prison.  The Bangor Daily News reports Antoinne Bethea who uses the street name Prince, served time for drug dealing and possession in a Connecticut prison.  Bethea is from the New Haven Connecticut area.  He’s accused of shooting his girlfriend’s estranged husband to death last Sunday on Ohio Street.  A reward is offered for Bethea’s arrest.


Snow Bowl

(Camden) – An audit report on a major project at the Camden Snow Bowl has revealed a lot of money spent on the project that was not approved by voters.  One selectman says he would resign immediately if not for the fact his term ends in a few weeks and there is a lot to do.  Village Soup dot-com reports the audit was highly critical of financial practices that surrounded the $6-point-5 million dollar project to re-develop the ski mountain into a recreation center.  Town Manager Patricia Finnegan resigned from her job a couple of months ago and the town is seeking a new manager.


Buttermilk Road

(Ellsworth) – Road crews have ground the pavement on Buttermilk Road in Ellsworth, leaving it a dirt road section from the Lamoine town line to High Street this morning.   The ride is actually smoother than it was with pavement on top which had broken, had pot holes develop, and some serious frost heaves.  The ground up pavement will be re-graded and compacted and a new pavement surface put down when weather permits.


Falls Bridge


(Blue Hill) – Maine’s Department of Transportation will shut down the road between Blue Hill and Brooklin for at least 3-days next week while they try to figure out just what’s underneath the road by the Falls Bridge.   The Ellsworth American reports workers will take test borings from the south side of the bridge which is slated for replacement at some point in the near future.  That will mean traffic coming into Blue Hill and Brooklin will have to make a much longer trip around the peninsula.   The Brooklin Fire Department says it will cover any emergency calls in South Blue Hill during the closure.


Fentanyl Arrest

(Rockport) – Two Bangor residents face drug trafficking charges after a death in Rockport. The Pen Bay Pilot reports the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 52-year old Charles Michaud and 36-year old Melody Paul on trafficking charges.  The Medical Examiner’s office is investigating a drug related death in Rockport earlier this month.  Evidence from that scene led to the two from Bangor who could face other charges after the autopsy is complete.



  • Boston Red Sox 4  Toronto Blue Jays 1 (10-innings – Mookie Betts hit a bases loaded double to knock in the winning runs, Chris Sale struck out 13 for Boston) .
  • Sox take on Baltimore tonight, Drew Pomeranz starts for Boston.
  • Celtics are in Chicago tonight for game 3 of their playoff with the Bulls.  Boston trails 2-0.
  • The Bruins face elimination tonight in Ottawa as they are down 3-games to 1.
  • High School baseball and softball were canceled for the most part yesterday.  A full slate of games is planned today, but threatened by weather.