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Local News – November 6, 2017

Warren Death

(Warren) – Authorities in Knox County are investigating a weekend death.  Village Soup dot-com reports Deputies got called to Warren when someone discovered a 40-year old man’s body.  The discovery was reported just before 9-o’clock Saturday morning.  The death remains under investigation and the Sheriff’s Department has not released any names yet.


Sullivan Manager

(Sullivan) –  A former state legislator will be the first town manager of Sullivan.  Selectmen have agreed to hire Rob Eaton to the post created by a town meeting earlier this week.  An administrative assistant has run day to day operations for the town for many years.  Eaton spent two terms in the legislature, and ran youth programs for many years at the Downeast Family YMCA.


Coles Dead

(Machias) – A Machias veteran who returned to Pearl Harbor for a final visit last year after surviving the Japanese attack in 1941 has died.  Robert Coles was 93 years old.  Last year he was escorted to and from the airport in Trenton by local law enforcement and firefighters as he returned to Pearl Harbor 75-years after the attack.  A friend said he’d been in failing health for the past few weeks and passed away this weekend.


Police Chief Suit

(Bar Harbor) – No decision until at least next month as a civil trial brought by former Bar Harbor Police Chief Nathan Young got continued.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the trial will continue December 8th after running for 2-days last week.  Young is suing the town of Bar Harbor for firing him after his own officers found him slumped behind the wheel.  Young denied he was drunk and claimed his firing was unjustified.  The town says the incident was not the only reason Young was let go.


Langley-Ballot Opinion  

(Maine) Voters head to the polls on tomorrow. Ballot question one is to vote on the construction of a casino in York County. State Senator Brian Langley says he personally feels question 1 is a bad idea for Maine. Question 1 on the ballot seeks to allow slot machines or a casino in southern Maine. The citizens initiative was proposed by Shawn Scott, a developer from the US Virgin Islands who’s been involved with ballot initiative campaigns related to gambling in Washington DC, Massachusetts and Idaho.


Holiday Marketplace



(Ellsworth) Downtown Ellsworth hopes to be a bustling spot for shoppers by bringing back the holiday marketplace. Heart of Ellsworth executive director Cara Romano says the location has changed – this year it’s in the lower section of the J & B Atlantic building on the corner of Main and Franklin Streets. Romano says the pop-up shops will also be open later and longer this year. Hours of operation vary Wednesday thru Sunday. More details available on the Heart of Ellsworth’s Facebook page.


Outage Update



(Lamoine) – An army of bucket trucks will make an assault on the final few thousand power outages across Maine today.  Central Maine Power reported just over 6-thousand outages early this morning, Emera had about 400, the bulk of those in the Blue Hill/Surry area.  That’s down from a half million outages due to last Monday’s wind storm.



(Maine) Last Monday’s windstorm in Maine is being classified with a label not everyone has heard of. National Weather Service meteorologist Donald Dumont says a “bombogenisis” typically happens during strong Nor’easter events. Dumont says the time of year a windstorm occurs can affect the damage outcome as much as the wind-speed itself



Hotel Occupancy

(Ellsworth) Hotels in the Ellsworth area saw a spike in occupancy as a result of last week’s storm. Eagles Lodge Motel manager Nancy Mayo tells Star 97-7 last week was busy with contractors, salesman and even tourists were still coming. Mayo says locals without power at their homes rented rooms to shower, sleep and recharge their devices.


Buckfield Standoff

(Buckfield) A Buckfield man is in police custody following a standoff that lasted more than 12 hours. Oxford County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence incident on the Tucker Road around 9:30 Thursday evening. Police got an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jason Merriam who refused to come out of his home and was considered violent and possibly armed with weapons. Public safety department spokesman Steve McCausland says 3 young children initially held inside the home were safe and accounted for. Merriam was taken into custody around Noon on Friday.


Crack Sentencing

(Bangor) A Massachusetts man will spend 6 years in prison for selling crack in Bangor. 37-year-old Adam Williams of Worcester Massachusetts was sentenced Thursday. Court records say in April 2015 Williams sold crack to an person working with law enforcement. Judge John Woodcock says the stiff sentence was a result of Williams having 3 prior felony convictions in his home state.


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  • Patriots had a bye this weekend.