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Local News – April 3, 2019

Terminal Cost

(Bar Harbor) – Work continues on the ferry terminal in Bar Harbor, and the price tag keeps rising.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Bay Ferries Limited will pay the now estimated $8-and-a-half million dollar cost to bring the terminal back to life by the end of June.  Bar Harbor’s town manager says the Canadian company is paying for all of the costs, including moving a car transfer bridge from Portland to Bar Harbor.  Passengers on the Cat will pay a $10-dollar port charge to cover the costs of customs enforcement.


Baseball field killer insane

(Sanford) – A judge has ruled that a woman who drove onto a baseball field in Sanford last year and struck and killed a man was insane at the time.  The ruling that 52-year old Carol Sharrow is not criminally responsible means that she’ll be committed to the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital.  The Sanford woman has a long history of bi-polar disorder and her attorneys argued that she had no idea that what she was doing was wrong last summer.  When she drove her car onto the field, players scrambled, but 68-year old Douglas Parkhurst was unable to get out of the way.  He died en route to the hospital.



Terrorizing Charge

(Ellsworth) A 15-year-old boy from Lamoine is charged with Terrorizing for threatening to shoot himself and others. The Ellsworth American reports police were called to Kids-Peace last week after the teen allegedly said he was going to steal a weapon to carry out his threat. He was evaluated at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital then transported to Mountain View Correctional Facility.


Town Manager


(Castine) Eighteen applicants put their hat in the ring to be the next town manager of Castine. The field has been narrowed to 5 individuals who will be interviewed on April 29th. Out-going town manager Jimmy Goodson tells Star 97-7 that the Maine Municipal Association did an excellent job in providing regional and even national exposure for the position. Goodson announced his retirement in January after serving as town manager for 5 years.


Woodlawn Museum Closed

(Ellsworth) The Woodlawn Museum is closed to the public this month as contractors continue working on utility upgrades. The closure includes the grounds, trails and the Black House in Ellsworth through April 30th. Installing new utilities is the first phase of transforming the Carriage Barn into a year-round space for student and public programs, large functions, and changing exhibitions. The upgrades also improve fire safety and security at the Black House.



(Portland) A Somerset County girl battling a life-threatening autoimmune disease celebrated her 6th birthday at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. The dream vacation was a collaboration of Disney, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and TSA workers. The big celebration for Alice started at Portland International Jetport as she and her family were greeted by several popular Disney characters including Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.


AFF Volunteers

(Bangor) The American Folk Festival is looking for volunteers to help at this summer’s 3-day celebration. A new online Volunteer Registration Program will streamline the process. Participants can browse online and choose their desired shifts. The 18th annual American Folk Festival is August 23rd, 24th and 25th. To volunteer log on to: American Folk Festival dot Volunteer Local dot Com.


Salmon Harvest

(New Brunswick, CA) The Atlantic Salmon Federation in Maine and Canada says it’s concerned about a recent uptick in the harvest of wild Atlantic salmon off of Greenland. Greenland has maintained an active fishery as the practice has dwindled elsewhere. The Atlantic Salmon Federation says it’s “surprised and disappointed” by recent catch statistics from Greenland that say its 2018 salmon catch was more than 88-thousand pounds. The group says that’s twice the amount allowed under a deal it brokered with the North Atlantic Salmon Fund and the Greenland fishermen’s union last year.


End Child Marriages

(Augusta) Maine could prevent any child under the age of 16 from marrying under a bill that’s set for a public hearing today. If it passes it would prohibit the issuance of marriage licenses to children under 16 years of age, no matter the circumstance. New Hampshire recently changed its minimum age of marriage to 16, up from 13 for girls and 14 for boys.



  • Oakland A’s 1  Boston Red Sox 0 (Sox now 1-5 on the season.  Nathan Eovaldi starts against the A’s late tonight)
  • Boston Bruins 6  Columbus Blue Jackets 2
  • The Celtics are in Miami to take on the heat tonight.