(Brunswick) – More drugs off the street after busts in Southern Maine. The Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97-7 that a state trooper stopped a 50-year old New Jersey man on the Turnpike in York and found 72-grams of cocaine and 15-grams of heroin in Irvin Philmore’s car. He’s charged with trafficking as are 3-people from Brunswick arrested this week after a raid at a mobile home on Front Street. Spokesman Steve McCausland reports that agents seized crack and heroin along with two guns and cash. Agents had watched a trailer at the Maplewood Manor trailer park for about a month.
No Shave November
(Ellsworth) Things are getting a little hairy over at the Ellsworth police department. Chief Glenn Moshier says the staff is participating in No Shave November to raise money and awareness for a good cause.We’ve posted beard pictures on Star’s Facebook page featuring some members of the Ellsworth police department. Moshier says ladies at the department have opted not to shave legs, but it’s on the honor system
Sullivan Town Manager
(Sullivan) Mounting responsibilities on the select board to juggle day-to-day operations in Sullivan spawned the board to create the first town manager position. Rob Eaton tells Star 97-7 he accepted the job last week and hopes to take pressure off select board members while also serving the townspeople well. Eaton says his 4 years serving on the state legislature helped prepare him for the town manger job as it taught him the relationship between state government and town government.
Q1 Ethics Fine
(Local) Prior to this week’s election the Maine Ethics Committee fined the people who gathered signatures for the casino question $500-hundred-thousand-dollars. Ethics Committee member, state representative Louie Luchini says the penalty is intended to dissuade such citizen initiatives from showing up on future ballots. Voters shot down the casino idea. The fines imposed last Friday by the Ethics Committee were split up among Lisa Scott – who’s the sister of casino mogul Shawn Scott – her companies, and an Augusta lobbyist for failure to disclose the sources of the millions funneled to create the casino referendum.
(Local) A wind advisory for our area today says expect gusts of 15 to 20 miles per hour and some even gusting into the mid-30’s. Emera Maine spokesman Bob Potts says they’ve always got their eye on the forecast. Potts says many limbs were cleared from power lines after last week’s windstorm. The only area of concern is distribution lines, which are the smaller lines located along streets and side roads which are more susceptible to fallen tree limbs knocking out power.
(Rockland) – A 25-year old Rockland man reported missing since September has turned up in Boston. The Pen Bay Pilot reports Ryan Hayward has some serious medical conditions, but authorities located him last night after putting out a missing persons report. Family members had not heard from Hayward since September 11th and say it was unusual for him not to be in contact with them.
(Ellsworth) A physician from Mount Desert accused of assaulting his wife in front of their two children has pleaded guilty to several charges. District Attorney Matt Foster tells the Mt Desert Islander that 39-year-old Michael Heniser pleaded guilty to domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of a crime, but as part of a plea deal the domestic violence terrorizing and domestic violence criminal restraint charges were dropped. Court documents say when Heniser’s wife confronted him about an alleged affair in April he attacked her. The incident was reported days later by a third-party. Heniser will serve an 18-month deferred disposition that includes conditions by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Upon completion his charges would be reduced to disorderly conduct.
- The Celtics are home tonight against the Charlotte Hornets. Boston is looking for its 11th straight win.
- The Bruins will play the Maple Leafs in Toronto tonight.
- Thursday Night Football: Seattle 22 Arizona 16
- The Patriots have tight end Martellus Bennett back in the fold, claiming him after Green Bay cut him. Bennett played on last year’s Super Bowl winning team, and will have to pass a physical.
- Cowboys running back Zeke Elliot has run out of appeals of a 6-game suspension by the NFL and will sit out this weekend.