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Local News – August 3, 2018

Sedgwick Attack Details


(Sedgwick) – More details have come out about last weekend’s road rage assault in Sedgwick.  It turns out the man charged with aggravated assault turned himself in to State Police Tuesday night.  Richard Bubar says he confronted a Sedgwick man after the man threw a piece of wood at his new truck.  The alleged victim admitted to throwing the wood, saying that Bubar was driving fast and squealing his tires.  Bubar is charged with aggravated assault after he confronted the man and the rest of the man’s family got involved with the squabble.


Arson Charge

(Winslow) – A Winslow man faces arson and other charges after he allegedly broke into a real estate office last weekend and set a fire.  Authorities had already arrested 48-year old Victor Dudley on other charges.  State fire investigators say Dudley broke into the Century 21 office in Winslow on Sunday morning and set the fire on top of a desk.  It went out on its own.  A realtor discovered the problem later in the day.


Clean Election Funds

(Augusta) – A Superior court judge has ordered Governor Paul LePage to release about a million dollars in clean election funds to candidates who qualify.  The ruling yesterday could signal the beginning of a court fight about public elections funding.  The Governor has refused to sign financial orders to allow the Ethics Commission to increase the amount of money it could give to candidates at the end of the last fiscal year more than a month ago.



Rotary Pancake Breakfast

(Ellsworth) Tomorrow’s the 56th annual Ellsworth Rotary Club blueberry pancake breakfast! Folks will gather under a giant tent at Knowlton Park from 7 ‘til 10:30. Rotary club president Tracy Shaffer says proceeds from tomorrow will support many organizations in the community and globally.  The Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Knowlton Park happens rain or shine.



Hancock Crash

(Hancock) A crash on Route 1 in Hancock sent 3 people to the hospital and tied up the Thursday morning commute. 61-year-old David Pinkham of Lamoine was heading east and stopped to turn into Tideway Market when he was rear-ended by a pickup truck. Pinkham’s car was pushed across the on-coming lane and came to rest on a curb. Firefighters cut him from the vehicle and Pinkham went to the hospital with possible head injuries. The truck’s driver, Crystal Hobbs, sustained a shoulder injury. Her two young children were in child safety seats. The vehicles are a total loss.



Dotty Small Retiring

(Ellsworth) The first female police officer in Hancock County will retire next week. Detective Dotty Small has worked for the Ellsworth Police Department since 1981. Small tells Star 97-7 that police work has changed a lot during the last few decades, most notably with the introduction of new drugs.  Detective Small has been instrumental in running Project Hope. The program operates each Tuesday and allows people with substance misuse to go to the Ellsworth police station to get help finding treatment without fear of being arrested.



Bar Harbor Mansion

(Bar Harbor) The price has dropped significantly on a mansion in Bar Harbor that’s been sitting on the real estate market for nearly a year. The Bangor Daily News reports the 13-thousand-square-foot Greek revival mansion owned by Maine Seacoast Mission was listed for $6-point-3-million-dollars. But the 2.9 acre property was recently divided into 2.5 acres and another undeveloped parcel just under a half-acre with a price drop to $4-and-a-half-million dollars. Maine Seacoast Mission president Scott Planting tells the newspaper whoever buys the West Street mansion will have a right of first refusal on the adjacent lot, which directly abuts the shore.


FBC Events

(Hancock) Stunning Maine wildlife photography is on display at the Monteaux Gallery inside the Maine Grind building in Ellsworth. You can learn more about the man behind the camera during the Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Friday Lecture Series. Conservancy spokesman Austin Schuver says it’s happening at Gordon’s Warf in Sullivan tonight at 7

Eastport Bay Day

(Eastport) Eastport’s 4th annual Bay Day is tomorrow, celebrating life on Passamaquoddy Bay. Events begin at 9 with a golden rock hunt and walking tours. Through out the day 15 homes and 4 gardens will be showcased during the Home and Garden Tour. Activities continue into the evening and will culminate with a free family movie night at amphitheater on Water Street showing after sunset.


It’s Potty Time

(Old Orchard Beach) – Officials say a new restroom trailer has cut down on complaints of Maine beachgoers relieving themselves near the beach and on private property. The Old Orchard Beach assistant town manager told the Portland Press Herald Wednesday they have received one complaint since the restroom was installed in June, and that was from a person asking why the bathrooms were locked after sunset. The town spent about $70,000 on the trailer, which is located about 700 feet from the shore.




  • Boston Red Sox 15  NY Yankees 7 (Steve Pearce hit 3-home runs for the Sox who scored 8-runs in the 4th inning.)
  • Rick Porcello gets the start against the Yankees tonight.  The Sox are 6-and-1/2 games in front of New York.
  • The Sea Dogs take both ends of a double header against the Erie Sea Wolves, winning 9-to-1 and 5-0.
  • The Patriots have signed wide receiver Erik Decker who played last season with Tennessee