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Local News – September 11, 2018

Child Porn

(Bangor) –A pair of child pornographers from Old Town face stiff prison sentences after pleading guilty in federal court yesterday.  The US Attorney’s office tells Star 97.7 that 52-year old Patrick Monahan faces 25-to-50 years in prison for posing on line as a teen and having other teens send sexually explicit videos to him.  And 46-year old Kenneth McLay admitted to obtaining sexually explicit videos.  He faces 15-to-40 years in prison.  Both will find out their sentences later.


Camden Fire 

(Camden) – The fire marshal’s office will try to find the cause of a house fire in Camden late yesterday morning.  Neighbors reported smoke pouring from the rear of a Park Street home and when firefighters arrived minutes later the smoke was coming from all the windows.  An ambulance crew took homeowner Jodi Schiller to the hospital.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports fire officials believe the blaze started under a kitchen sink.


Bag Ban

(Camden) – A last minute petition effort will put a question before voters in Camden on whether to ban single-use plastic bags.  Village Soup dot-com reports the town’s Conservation Commission circulated the petitions and got enough signatures to force the measure onto the November ballot.  If voters pass the question stores would not be able to issue plastic bags for carrying things like groceries.  A handful of Maine towns have passed similar measures.


EFD 911


(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Fire Department holds its annual 9-11 tradition of displaying a steel beam today from the World Trade Center in New York. Deputy fire chief Gary Saunders says acquiring the beam years after the nation’s worst tragedy was quite an undertaking.  Saunders says Superior Docks of Ellsworth retrieved the steel beam from New York and brought it to the fire station. It’s on display today along with the half-scale replica of the firefighter memorial which is located outside the State House in Augusta.


911 Remembrances

(SW Harbor) Emergency personnel in Southwest Harbor will honor first responders who died in the September 11th attacks with a processional through town. Southwest Harbor fire, police and ambulance service will depart from the station on Main Street at 9:11 this morning and head to the center of town. The public is invited to gather along the route in support of the remembrance ride.



Flower Design Workshop

(Ellsworth) A nationally accredited flower show judge will share tips on floral design techniques with Downeast Mainers. Ellsworth Garden Club president Mary Blackstone says the free workshop with award winning designer Yvonne Capella is this Wednesday.  The free workshop is Wednesday morning at 9:30 at the Ellsworth City Hall auditorium.


UDSA Recovery Money

(Maine/USA) The United States Department of Agriculture announces its supporting in Maine and 21 other states in opioid prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities. The announcement Monday says the USDA is investing more than $10-million-dollars in 85 projects spread over 22 states through the Community Facilities program. The program offers financial assistance and services to develop or improve critical public services and facilities in communities across rural America.


Open House

(Ellsworth) A newly opened facility in Ellsworth dedicated to combating the opioid crisis will open its doors to the public. The Downeast Treatment Center welcomes community members to visit them at 406 State Street (Suite 2) this Thursday. The Downeast Treatment Center helps clients by offering comprehensive medication assisted treatment that integrates behavior health and medication management. The open house is from 11:30AM ‘til 1PM on September 13th.


Wednesday Trail Cleanups

(Hancock) Frenchman Bay Conservancy is calling on volunteers to help spruce up their trails and preserves in need of some TLC. Spokesman Austin Schuver says each Wednesday you can come out and enjoy a trail in a new way.  Sturdy shoes and work gloves are also recommended. No stewardship experience is needed and all are welcome!


License Plate

(Augusta) State police vehicles will sport special license plates this month to benefit a Maine hospital. The specialty license plate honors the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. At the end of September the plates will be removed from cruisers and signed by individual troopers then sold online. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital. It’s the fifth time State Police have issued special plates to benefit nonprofit organizations.


Apartment Fire

(Waterville) A fire at an apartment building in Waterville displaced 11 people. The Waterville Fire Department determined the blaze, reported about 6:30 Sunday night, began in the basement which suffered heavy fire and smoke damage. WABI-TV reports everyone made it out of the Elm Street complex safely. The Red Cross is assisting some of the tenants.


School Mascot

(Newport) The superintendent overseeing construction of a combined high school and middle school in Newport says the school’s Native American name likely will stay, but the image associated with its mascot likely will not. A $53-million-dollar facility to merge Nokomis Regional High School and 3 middle schools is expected to open next August. Superintendent Mike Hammer says the school plans to create a new “warrior” mascot that doesn’t feature Native American imagery.




  • NY Jets 48  Detroit Lions 17
  • LA Rams 33  Oakland Raiders 13
  • Red Sox send Chris Sale to the mound tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, weather permitting.  The Red Sox have an 8-game lead over the Yankees

High School Sports


George Stevens 3  Ellsworth 0

(Tie) MDI 3 Hermon 3

Sumner 13  DI/Stonington 0

Searsport 5  Bucksport 2

John Bapst 2  Washington Academy 1


Brewer 3 Ellsworth 0

Bucksport 3 Lee Academy 0

George Stevens 3 Sumner 0