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Local News – November 3, 2017

Woman Found

(Aurora) – Hancock County’s new police dog is getting rave reviews after he helped his handler find an elderly woman in Aurora.  The dementia patient had wandered away from her home overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.  The Sheriff’s Department reports the 83-year old woman was not wearing shoes and lightly dressed.  Deputy Travis Frost and his dog Finn picked up the woman’s scent and found her about 3-quarters of a mile from her home.  An ambulance took the woman to Eastern Maine Medical Center.


Young Trial

(Bar Harbor) – The former police chief in Bar Harbor had his day in court this week as he fights his firing.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Nathan Young testified that he wasn’t drunk when officers found him slumped over the wheel of his truck in Town Hill in 2013.  A few weeks after the incident the town manager fired Young.  His civil trial started Wednesday, with Young saying he was suing the town to right a wrong.  The town contends it fired Young for several reasons, not just the Town Hill incident.


Waldo County Woodshed

(Searsmont) If trees came down on your property this week and you don’t need the firewood, Waldo County Woodshed president Bob MacGregor says they’ll accept your wood donation. To find out where to drop off wood or to volunteer at one of the distribution locations beginning Thanksgiving week, contact the Waldo County Woodshed on Facebook.


Power Numbers

(Bangor) – For the 80-thousand people still without electricity for a 4th straight night, the frustration is building.  Local motels in the Ellsworth area report many of their patrons are victims of Monday’s wind storm.  Some have taken to social media to decry their situation, isolated at home because they’re trapped by downed trees and power lines. Emera Maine says its linemen and contractors still have 12-thousand customers to restore today.  Central Maine Power’s numbers are higher – about 68-thousand.



MEMA Update

(Augusta) – The state is pursing a federal disaster declaration.  Maine Emergency Management acting director Pete Rogers says County emergency management agencies will collect information from their towns and cities, the Counties will then send those numbers to the state level. MEMA compiles the data and sends it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for consideration.


Restoration Update  

(Augusta) Central Maine Power company president Sara Burns says 23-hundred crews are working to restore power to the remaining 68-thousand customers without power for a 4th straight night. Emera Maine president Alan Richardson says he’s cautiously optimistic that the utility will reach its goal of restoring majority of its remaining affected customers by the end of today. Richardson says the shrinking number of outages doesn’t mean things get easier for the line workers


Early Bird Sales

(Ellsworth) Locals anxious to get a head-start on their holiday shopping will be out in force tomorrow. Ellsworth Chamber executive director Gretchen Wilson says the Early Bird Sale is the Chamber’s way of kicking off the holiday season  A printed list of participating businesses is available at the Chamber office on High Street or on their website: Ellsworth Chamber dot Org.


Woman with Knife

(S. Thomaston) Police haven’t said why a 68-year-old woman threatened to kill a woman and her child in South Thomaston.  Deputies arrested Leanne Cousins of Hope and doctors will evaluate her for mental health issues. Village Soup dot-Com reports police responded to a home on Buttermilk Lane Wednesday afternoon and found Cousins wielding a knife trying to gain access to a residence. A younger female with a child locked themselves in a truck nearby. Cousins is charged with assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.


Phone Scam

(Augusta) Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says residents should be aware of a phone scam in which a caller tells the recipient they have received an award from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Mills says the caller then asks you to pay $200 for an access code to get the award. She says the government won’t call people asking for credit card information by phone, and those who get such a call should hang up.



  • Boston Bruins 2  Vegas Golden Knights 1
  • The Red Sox have hired Tony Larussa to be a vice president and special assistant in baseball operations.
  • Thursday Night Football:  NY Jets 34  Buffalo Bills 21
  • Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun  Watson will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL in practice.

High School Boys Soccer N. ME Finals

Class “B” Winslow 3  Washington Academy 1

Class “C” Fort Kent 4  George Stevens 0


State Soccer finals are tomorrow