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Local News – May 10, 2019

Gouldsboro Chase


That’s the sound from Gouldsboro police Chief Tyler Dunbar’s body cam as he chased a car into Steuben yesterday.  Dunbar posted the chase on Facebook, writing that he observed 23-year old Eric Edwards of Gouldsboro operating a pickup truck, knowing Edwards had a suspended license.  Twice the truck backed into Dunbar’s cruiser.  The truck stopped after an 8-mile chase, and Chief Dunbar used a taser to haul Edwards out of the truck using a taser.  After a trip to the hospital, authorities took Edwards to the Hancock County Jail where he faces numerous charges.



Park – Transportation Plan

(Bar Harbor) – Acadia National Park says the Interior Department has approved its transportation plan.  In a press release sent to Star 97.7 the park said that gives the authority to proceed with the plan that took nearly 5-years to develop.  The new plan calls for a parking reservation system, construction of the Acadia Gateway center, and expansion of the Island Explorer bus system.  Park officials say the reservation system won’t go into effect until at least next year.


Lincolnville Man Rescued

(Lincolnville) – Game wardens rescued a 57-year old Lincolnville man who got lost in the woods yesterday.  The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 the man got separated from his caretaker during a walk off Route 52.  A search dog located the man about 2-miles into the woods around 4-o’clock yesterday afternoon.  Wardens used an ATV to get the man back to his home.  He was dehydrated but in otherwise good health.


McCrum Fire


(Belfast) – An office building in Belfast suffered extensive damage after a fire last night.  Firefighters from Belfast, Searsport and Morrill responded to the McCrum building around 8-o’clock.  Village Soup dot-com reports two women cleaning the building called 9-1-1 when they discovered it was on fire.  They escaped without injury.  The fire did not spread to the potato processing operation nearby.


Hotel Fire

(Rockland) – Firefighters from Rockland and five other departments twice responded to a Downtown hotel.  Smoke filled a couple of utility rooms.  Village Soup dot-com reports the first call came in around 11-o’clock in the morning, and firefighters returned at 4:30 in the afternoon for a second call.  There are no injuries.  Fire Chief Chris Whytock has not said what caused the smoke.


Lincolnville Fire


(Lincolnville) – Flames shot through the roof of a Lincolnville home early this morning as firefighters responded to the scene.  The Pen Bay Pilot reports the 9-1-1 call came in around 4:30 in the morning to Beach Road in Lincolnville.   A photo from the scene showed a 2-story house with fire coming from the roof. Several fire departments responded.


Touch a Truck

(Trenton) The Harbor House Children’s Center will host their annual Touch a Truck tomorrow. Center director Mary-Ellen Martel says a variety of vehicles will be at Gateway Center Drive in Trenton so kids and adults can check them out. Touch a Truck is 10 to 1 tomorrow, benefiting the Harbor House Children’s Center and the Westside Food Pantry. The cost is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 for a family.


Fox Attack

(Bowdoinham) Police say a fox bit a woman outside her home in Bowdoinham, then chased a neighbor’s dogs before running into the neighbor’s house, where they killed the fox. The Sagadahoc Chief Deputy says the neighbor managed to pin the fox to the floor while his son killed it with a shovel on Tuesday. The Bangor Daily News reports 7 animals in Sagadahoc County have tested positive for rabies since February. The fox is being tested for rabies at the state Health and Environmental Testing lab.


Fort Knox Ghost Hunt


(Prospect) Legend has it that Fort Knox in Prospect is haunted – and a professional ghost hunting group plans to investigate those claims. An after-hours guided tour with 207 Paranormal is slated for Saturday, May 25th. The ghost trackers will use state of the art equipment to explore the rooms and dark passages of the fort, built in the mid-1800’s. Only 30 tickets will be sold to join 207 Paranormal at Fort Knox. Participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight.


Town Manager Search

(Rockport) The search for a new town manager of Rockport is in its final stages. The Pen Bay Pilot reports nearly 50 hopefuls applied for the position. During the last several months the town hosted a public input forum, developed a questionnaire and conducted virtual interviews with the semi-finalists. The selection of Rockport’s next town manager is now up to the Rockport Select Board. The new town manager should be in place by July 1st.


Conversion Therapy Bill

(Augusta) A bill aimed at banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors has passed Maine’s House and Senate in initial votes. The Maine Senate today moved to pass the bill, which received a 91-46 vote in the House on Wednesday. The bill faces more votes in both chambers before heading to Governor Janet Mills’ desk.


Manslaughter Sentence

AUBURN, Maine (AP) – A Maine man is expected to serve three years in prison for a two-vehicle crash that killed a 54-year-old man last year. The Sun Journal reports that 24-year-old Christian Parlin, of Livermore, had received a suspended 10-year sentence for manslaughter. Prosecutors dismissed a charge of aggravated criminal operating under the influence. Investigators say Parlin caused the crash on Route 4 in Turner that killed William Rodgers, of Jay.




  • Boston Bruins 5  Carolina Hurricanes 2 (Bruins lead playoff series 1-0)
  • The Red Sox had yesterday off and will host the Seattle Mariners tonight.  Eduardo Rodriguez will start against the Mariners.
  • President Trump honored the World Series Champion Red Sox yesterday at the White House.
High School Baseball

Ellsworth 3  Belfast 2

MDI 8 Foxcroft 4

Hermon 10 Oceanside 0

Hampden 5 Brewer 3

Old Town 1 John Bapst 0

Bucksport 8 Searsport 1


Ellsworth 7 Belfast 4

Foxcroft 3  MDI 0

Brewer 8 Hampden 1

Old Town 29 John Bapst 0

Bucksport 5 Searsport 1

Hermon 5 Oceanside 2