(Bangor) – Two Newport area men face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin. The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97-7 that 52-year old Todd Shorey of Newport entered a guilty plea yesterday. He and Jamie Ackerson, who also entered a guilty plea, would travel out of state frequently and bring back heroin to distribute in central Maine. Drug agents say they operated between May 2015 and January 2016. The pair face 10-years to life in prison, an $8-million dollar fine and at least 5-years of supervised release.
(Bucksport) – A historic building in Bucksport will need a new roof and windows to make it through the next winter. That’s the conclusion from town officials who have put the project to protect Wilson Hall out to bid. A foundation has turned down a more than half million dollar grant to replace the wooden frame inside the brick building that once served as a Methodist seminary. Town officials tell the Ellsworth American the new roof and windows are needed to keep water from further infiltrating the aging building and rotting away the wood.
Caterpillar Hill Initiative Folds
(Blue Hill) – A non-profit land acquisition organization that purchased acreage on top of Caterpillar Hill is going belly up. The Weekly Packet reports the Caterpillar Hill Initiative will dissolve and give back the land to its former owner. The organization borrowed about 3-quarters of a million dollars to buy land atop the hill in Sedgwick which has one of the most spectacular views in Maine. It still owes $700-thousand dollars, but could not raise the funding to pay back the loan.
(New York) – An explosion aboard a cargo ship 13-hundred miles from Cape Cod has killed two crew members and injured several others. The Coast Guard reports to Star 97.7 they launched a para-rescue team which reached the ship last evening. The Tamar reported the explosion around 7-o’clock yesterday morning. It was headed from Baltimore to Portugal. The Coast Guard said they’re not sure what caused the explosion.
(Blue Hill) Volunteers are wanted to help beautify Blue Hill. During the 2nd annual “Blue Hill Cares Roadside Cleanup” this Saturday participants will meet at Blue Hill Consolidated School at 8AM for coffee, donuts, and to receive your road assignments. Medical staff from BHMH will also be there to share safety tips. Volunteers should wear bright or reflective clothing, durable gloves, and bring a bucket. For details contact Blue Hill Cares community group.
(Bar Harbor) Acadia Choral Society has spent months getting ready for their Spring Concert Series and its nearing show time. Board of Directors member Dawn Bennett says the Choral Society is always looking for eager singers to join. Their spring concerts “Rest and Rejoicing” are May 6th and 7th at Saint Saviors Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, and again on Mother’s Day, May 14th at Saint Andrews Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. For tickets and information visit: Acadia Choral Society dot Org.
(Sanford) Sanford police used food to lure tips from the public that led them to a man who’s eluded arrest for 9 months. It worked. In exchange for a free meal an anonymous tipster met with police at a Sanford restaurant Friday and gave them information about Bryan Farr-Luciano who was wanted for unpaid fines, operating after suspension, violating release conditions, and a probation violation out of New Hampshire for heroin possession. Sanford police arrested him last week and he is held as a fugitive from justice. In addition to lunch the tipster got a thank-you from the police department.
American Ninja Warrior
(Belfast) A Belfast man will compete on the NBC show American Ninja Warrior in Ohio next month. Ryan Howes tells Village Soup dot-Com he got the phone call the day before his 35th birthday to be part of the 9th season of the obstacle course show. Howes is an athlete, health coach, rock climber, ice climber, ultra-marathon runner, and entrepreneur. The episode will premier in June.
- Red Sox vs. Yankees tonight – Rick Porcello starts for Boston
- Sox pitcher Matt Barnes is suspended for 4-games for throwing a pitch behind Orioles 3rd baseman Manny Marchado
- The Patriots have picked up running back Mike Gillislee as the Buffalo Bills did not match their offer.
High School Baseball
Bangor 1 Brewer 0
Hampden 4 Lawrence 2
Woodland 9 Calais 8
Bangor Christian 12 DI/Stonington 10
Bangor 5 Brewer 1
Lawrence 3 Hampden 2
Washington Academy 20 GSA 1