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Local News – May 9, 2018

GOP Senate Ballot

(Augusta) – Maine’s Supreme Court has sided with Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, and a Bar Harbor man’s name is NOT eligible to run for the US Senate.  Max Linn’s nominating petitions contained fraudulent signatures, names of dead people, and when the final count came in, Linn was 10-signatures short of having enough to appear on the ballot.   Linn appealed to the state supreme court which ruled yesterday that Linn’s name will not be on the ballot.  The winner of the Republican primary will challenge Senator Angus King in the fall election.





(Bangor) – The under construction trash to bio-fuel plant in Hampden is still several months away from completion.  The plant’s owner, Fiberight, met with the public last night to update construction, but the questions, mostly from Blue Hill town officials, focused on where trash is going until the plant opens – namely to a landfill.  Fiberight chair Craig Stuart-Paul said they have to live up to their backup plan to landfill waste for now.  Stuart-Paul did not give an exact timeline for the new plant to open, but said it should be functional by the end of the year.



Lamoine Appeal


(Lamoine) – Lamoine’s Appeals Board will spend another night hashing over information about a proposed gravel pit expansion.  At issue is the impact on neighboring properties.  Appeals Board member Jon VanAmringe said last night the visual blight of an active gravel pit is not pleasant. The Planning Board turned down permits from the MacQuinn Corporation to enlarge an existing permitted area from about 30-acres to more than 100-acres.  MacQuinn has appealed that decision.

(Ellsworth) The Maine Emergency Management Agency reviewed disaster plans in Ellsworth for the dams at Leonard and Graham Lakes. Federal law requires the dams’ owner-operator Brookfield Renewable Energy to devise and practice preparedness tactics. MEMA’s state exercise planner Kevin Rousseau says the review involved many local officials


Eluding Couple 

(Hollis) Maine state police are trying to locate a couple from Hollis that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services cannot get in touch with. Earlier this week DHHS went to the home of Vincent Cole and Natasha West for a family safety assessment but no one was there. Cole is a felon with a violent history and he’s currently out on bail for aggravated assault. Police say he may be armed with a gun and currently has 2 active arrest warrants for violating release conditions. It’s believed the couple and their 2-year-old child may be driving a gray Chevy Malibu.


Missing Man

(Waldoboro) Police are asking the public’s help in locating a Waldoboro man who has been missing for 6 months. 64-year-old Steven Reed was last seen in Bangor on November 4th. Police say Reed is an alcoholic who suffered from periods of depression. He’s 5-foot-10, weighs 185-pounds, has salt & pepper hair and brown eyes. Anyone who’s had contact with Reed should call state police in Augusta.



Baileyville Fire

(Baileyville) Maine forest rangers are investigating a fire in Baileyville believed to have been intentionally set. A wildfire was reported Tuesday morning on the Access Road. In less than 2 hours Baileyville firefighters contained the fire to a pile of logs near Fulghum Fibers Chip Plant.


Tick Forum

(Bar Harbor) The Acadia Area League of Towns is putting on a free tick presentation to help residents better identify ticks and learn about the dangers of tick-borne diseases. Attendees will learn methods to reduce tick exposure and prevent bites. It’s also a brainstorming opportunity for action in your community. The tick presentation is this evening at 6 in the Mt Desert High School auditorium.


Drug Take-Back Results

(Maine) The final tally is in from the 15th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28th. In Hancock County, Sheriff Scott Kane reports 827-pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs were collected that day from designated drop boxes and the mobile collection sites set up by law enforcement. Maine again collected more prescription drugs that the other 5 New England states with over 28-thousand-pounds. The next closest was Massachusetts with 27-thousand pounds.


Hudson Fatal


(Hudson) Police have released the identity of the victim in Sunday evening’s fatal crash in Hudson. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office reports speed was a factor in the accident that killed 43-year-old Mark Allard of Glenburn. Allard was a passenger in the car that rolled over several times on Route 221. Two other people were injured and a fourth person fled the scene briefly. Detectives are still trying to piece together what happened. Any witnesses to the accident are encouraged to call police with details.


Moose Applications

(Maine) The application deadline is nearing to obtain one of Maine’s coveted moose permits. The permits are in high demand and are administered through a chance lottery. You can apply online by May 15th, then the drawing will be held June 9th at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. More details are available at: Skowhegan Moose Fest dot Com.




  • NY Yankees 3  Boston Red Sox 2 (Giancarlo Stanton hit 2-home runs for New York.  The Sox send Rick Porcello against the Yankees tonight).
  • Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton threw a no hitter against Toronto last night.  It’s the 3rd no hitter this season.
  • The Celtics play Philadelphia in game 5 of their NBA playoff tonight in Boston.  Celtics lead series 3-1.
  • The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors won their playoff series last night and will meet each other in the Western Conference NBA finals.

High School Baseball

Ellsworth 3 John Bapst 1

MDI 9 Washington Academy 0

Hermon 6 Old Town 1


John Bapst 2 Ellsworth 0

MDI 31  Washington Academy 0

Old Town 4 Hermon 1