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Local News – May 2, 2019

Police Department Future

(Gouldsboro) – Gouldsboro voters will decide next month whether to disband the town’s two man police department.  A public hearing this week saw police chief Tyler Dunbar explain the police budget and how paperwork and court matters take up a lot of time that some townspeople complained about taking away from patrol time.  Media reports said some in the audience believe the petition that forced the June 11th vote come from a dissatisfaction from some people that Chief Dunbar has arrested.


Medford Police Shooting

(Bangor) – A Medford man recovering from a gunshot wound will face several charges after a confrontation with police late last week.  WABI-TV reports 40-year old Douglas Hazen refused to stop when a police officer tried to pull him over.  Hazen continued to his home and that’s where the armed confrontation ended when an officer shot Hazen.  He faces criminal threatening and operating after suspension charges.  There was a warrant for another police chase back in 2017.


Boy Killed

(Rumford) – Tragedy in Rumford as a 6-year old boy fell off his bike as he was riding it into an intersection just as a school bus was turning onto the road.  The rear tire of the bus struck the boy, killing him.  School officials say the youngster was a first grader at the local elementary school.  Police continue to investigate the death.


The Grand Mouth Off

(Ellsworth) Excitement is building for the 4th annual Grand Mouth Off lip sync competition. Five teams will compete to raise money for The Grand this Saturday. Executive director Nick Turner says if you can’t be there Saturday night you can still vote online for your favorite team to help them win one of the two big awards.


Pembroke Fatal

(Pembroke) – An Edmunds Township man is dead and his passenger recovering from serious injuries after a crash yesterday in Washington County.  It happened when 35-year old Michael Kilby was hauling a load of metal and lost control of his pickup truck on the Ayers Junction Road in Pembroke.  It rolled over and crashed into trees, killing Kilby and pinning 40-year old Matthew Seeley of Edmunds in the truck.  Firefighters cut him out and the Life Flight helicopter crew flew him to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  State police are investigating.


I-95 Fatal Update

(Hampden) State police have identified the man killed in a crash on Interstate-95 in Hampden Tuesday afternoon as 53-year-old Mark Aubut of Bath. Troopers say Aubut’s SUV left the interstate, struck a tree and burst into flames. Witnesses reported to police that the vehicle was headed south with its 4-way flashers on before it crashed. Speed was not a factor and troopers continue to investigate the cause.


Hearing on Statements

(Wiscasset) The Stockton Springs woman accused of helping to beat her 10-year-old daughter to death is due in court to learn if statements she made to police following her daughter’s death will be used at trial. The Bangor Daily News reports 34-year-old Sharon Carrillo is scheduled to appear this morning at the Waldo Judicial Center for a 2-day hearing. Her lawyers argue that she was also abused by her husband, Julio Carillo. Both Carillo’s have pleaded not guilty in the death of Marissa Kennedy in February last year. Mrs. Carillo’s defense claims she has significant cognitive and developmental deficits, and her statements to police should be thrown out as a result.


Foam Ban

(Augusta) Maine is banning single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam. Governor Janet Mills signed the bill into law Tuesday; environmental advocates say that makes Maine the first state to ban disposable foam food containers. Supporters say the law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021, will reduce litter in the state’s lakes, rivers and coastal waters.


Spring Book Sale

(Ellsworth) It’s the first day of the spring book sale at the Ellsworth Public Library. The sale features books for kids and adults, offering selections of non-fiction, fiction and some media. Most items are a dollar or less. Proceeds help to purchase programming for all patrons of the Library. Visit the Riverview Room in the library this afternoon from 4 ‘til 7, tomorrow from 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 9 to 1. The spring book sale is put on by the Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library.



  • Boston Red Sox 7  Oakland A’s 3 (Mitch Moreland homered)
  • Red Sox in Chicago to take on the White Sox tonight.  David Price starts for Boston
  • The Bruins take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in game 4 of their NHL Playoff tonight.  Columbus leads the series 2-1.

High School Baseball

Ellsworth 11 GSA 1

Bucksport 14  Mattanawcook 2

Searsport 10  Sumner 0

Lee 6 Calais 4

Woodland 7 Narraguagus 2

Brewer 13  Nokomis 5

Old Town 6 Foxcroft 3

Bangor 5 Edward Little 0

Schenck 13  DI/Stonington 2


Ellsworth 16  GSA 0

Bucksport 10 Mattanawcook 1

Narraguagus 8 Woodland 0

Searsport 11 Sumner 1

DI/Stonington 9  Schenck 7

Brewer 9 Nokomis 2

Bangor 10  Edward Little 2