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Local News – November 29, 2017

RSU 25 Resignation



(Bucksport) – Police in Bucksport are conducting a possible sex crime investigation on a now former employee of the regional school unit that covers that community.  That’s about all they’re saying, declining to give details of the allegation or naming the former employee.  RSU 25 superintendent Jim Boothby confirmed the former employee resigned and had worked for the system for about a year.



Mote Resigning

(Ellsworth) – Ellsworth’s city finance director is apparently leaving her job to take a new position with a local bank.  Well informed sources tell Star 97-7 that Tammy Mote has submitted her resignation to Ellsworth’s city manager.  It’s not clear when she plans to leave to take a business relationship manager at a bank.  Mote has held the finance director’s post for about 10-years.


Tremont Bridges

(Tremont) – Maine’s Department of Transportation will brief Tremont area residents about plans to replace two bridges on Route 102.  The meeting is December 13th at the Tremont town office.  Town officials say one of the bridge projects will require a detour that will take traffic through the Manset portion of Southwest Harbor.  The other will see a temporary one-lane bridge constructed while the bridge near the school is replaced.



Reed Retiring

(Tremont) – Hancock County’s longest serving town manager is retiring after tomorrow and a party is set for this afternoon.  Dana Reed who spent most of his career as Bar Harbor’s Town Manager has been the manager in Tremont for the past few years.  He tells Star 97.7 the most enjoyable part of the jobs he’s held for 37-years is dealing with townspeople directly. Reed will serve as interim manager until Tremont Selectmen find a replacement.  He said he and his wife plan to travel after retirement.


Leadership Hancock Cty

(Ellsworth) Leadership Hancock County returns for its 8th year of providing leadership training and development to managers, business leaders and owners in the region. The program is a partnership between the Ellsworth Chamber and Hancock County Higher Education Center, and runs from late January to early May but space is limited. Applications are available online at: Ellsworth Chamber dot Org. The deadline to apply is December 8th.


Friendly Caller Program

(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth police department is offering to keep tabs on residents who live alone. Chief Glenn Moshier says registered participants call the police station every morning to let them know they’re okay.  To sign up for the Friendly Caller Program just fill out a form at the police station or call them to have it mailed. Moshier says the program is limited to Ellsworth residents.


School Threat

(Readfield) Maranacook middle and high schools in Readfield canceled school yesterday after an online threat surfaced. Police traced the threat to a student at Madison County High School in Kentucky, more than a thousand miles away. The school says they canceled classes and after school activities due to the nature of the threat and the priority of students’ safety.


Holiday Marketplace Party

(Ellsworth) The holiday marketplace is open today in downtown Ellsworth, allowing small area merchants without storefronts to get in front of shoppers by setting up in the old J & B Atlantic building. Heart of Ellsworth executive director Cara Romano says Thursdays are their “late nights” and a special event is planned tomorrow evening.  Refreshments are provided by Flex-It Cafe and Bakery. The community holiday party is free to attend from 5 ’til 7.



Woman Found

(Bradford) Game wardens and neighbors found a missing Bradford woman alive and okay. 52-year-old Lisa Brasslett was reported missing early Monday, but was later spotted by a game warden and several passers-by about a mile from her home on Melody Lane. Brasslett appeared to be in fair condition but was taken to EMMC in Bangor for evaluation.


Unemployment Hiccup

(Augusta) Mainers will not be able to file unemployment claims for a week because of a computer system upgrade. The Maine Department of Labor is joining the ReEmployUSA partnership to streamline processing of claims through a new software system. The system will be down from 4 PM Thursday through the following Wednesday, December 6th, when the new system comes online.


Deer Rescue

(Eustis) A Maine hunter who had been pursuing deer in the woods just a day earlier used a boat to save a drowning buck from a freezing lake. The Bangor Daily News reports Justin Wyman saw the struggling deer in Flagstaff Lake in Eustis on Sunday. The animal appeared to be 300 or more yards from the shore and had fallen through thin ice.




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