Motorcycle Fatalities     (Machias) –Two students who were just completing their freshman year at the University of Maine at Machias died in a motorcycle crash.  Machias police say 19-year olds Ashley Falanka of Mt. Chase and Michael Koski of New York State died in the head on crash on Elm Street in Machias late […]

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Local News – May 14, 2019

Motorcycle Fatalities  


(Machias) –Two students who were just completing their freshman year at the University of Maine at Machias died in a motorcycle crash.  Machias police say 19-year olds Ashley Falanka of Mt. Chase and Michael Koski of New York State died in the head on crash on Elm Street in Machias late Sunday afternoon.  The local police department says both the bike and the car it collided with were near the road’s center line at about 5-o’clock Sunday.  The crash remains under investigation.


Shooting Victim – Bouncer


(Bangor) – A man shot during a late night confrontation in Downtown Bangor says he was trying to diffuse a situation.  Jim Parent tells the Bangor Daily News that he suffered wounds to his head and back when Jordan Bishop of Orrington allegedly shot him outside an Italian Restaurant.  Parent says he was inside the bar with friends when Bishop allegedly tried to break into his truck.  He hollered at Bishop who left, but returned with a gun.  Parent says he told his friends to get out of the restaurant and after confronting Bishop by the truck, dove into a doorway on Harlow Street when Bishop supposedly began firing.


Alewife Celebration

(Penobscot) This year’s Bagaduce Alewife Celebration will observe the completion of two major fish passage restoration projects along the Bagaduce River in Penobscot. Blue Hill Heritage Trust development director Chrissy Allen says the project sights are a place where folks can watch alewives make their migration from the salt water to the fresh water where they spawn.  The 2nd annual Bagaduce Alewife Celebration is at Pierces Pond and the Penobscot town boat launch this Saturday.


Murder Mystery Night

(Ellsworth) The Grand auditorium in Ellsworth is giving away a pair of tickets to their live production of Clue – all you have to do is solve a murder mystery. The Grand is partnering with the Ellsworth Public Library to present Murder Mystery Night. Attendees will investigate the library stacks for clues and watch video confessions from the suspects to solve the crime. The suspects will be played by local actors performing in The Grand’s live theater production of Clue: The Musical. Murder Mystery Night is June 7th at 6:30 PM at the Ellsworth Public Library.


Nat’l Prevention Week – Tuesday

(Ellsworth) This is National Substance Abuse Prevention Week!  Healthy Acadia spokeswoman Tara Young says today’s focus is Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse.  National Prevention Week is held each year during the third week of May because it’s near the start of summer, which is an important time for schools, communities, and professionals to re-focus on prevention.


Customer Parking Pass

(Bar Harbor) A business in Bar Harbor is taking preemptive measures to ensure its customers will still have a free place to park once the downtown parking meters go into effect. The Mt Desert Island YMCA will issue parking passes for all its members, which must hang from the rear view mirror each time a member attends the Y on Park Street. Any vehicle on the lot without a parking pass will be towed at the owner’s expense. The MDI YMCA says the effort is to prevent visitors from filling up our lot so members are not left without a place to park.


Grandmother Killing

(West Bath) A judge has ruled that a Maine teenager accused of killing his grandmother last year will be tried as an adult. Dominic Sylvester was 16 when 55-year-old Beulah “Marie” Sylvester was found unconscious inside their Bowdoinham home in February 2018. He was initially charged as a juvenile. But a judge’s ruling last week means Sylvester, now 18, will be tried as an adult on a charge of depraved indifference murder, which carries a sentence of 25 years to life.


Drs Leave NLEMMC


(Bangor) Several doctors at Maine’s second-largest hospital are resigning amid benefit cuts and greater patient loads that some say has caused physician morale to plummet. The Bangor Daily News reports that since March,  8 doctors at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor have submitted resignations. Northern Light officials say the departures are part of normal turnover and that changes to benefits and patient loads are among system-wide improvements to align with national practices.


Generic RX Suit

(Augusta) Maine’s attorney general is joining a large group of states in a lawsuit against generic drug manufacturers that claims a conspiracy to inflate and manipulate prices. Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey is signing on to the 44-state coalition led by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong. The lawsuit accuses Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the biggest generic drug makers in the country with reducing competition and restraining trade relating to more than 100 drugs.




  • The Bruins skate against the Carolina Hurricane tonight on the road.  Boston leads the Eastern Conference Final 2-0.
  • The Red Sox send Chris Sale to the mound tonight in Fenway Park against the Colorado Rockies.
  • Sox 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia’s rehab assignment in Portland is on hold as more knee problems cropped up.  He was scratched from the lineup on Saturday.
High School Baseball

Ellsworth 8 MDI 1

George Stevens 2  Orono 1

Bucksport 10 Mattanawcook 3

Searsport 19 Sumner 2

Hampden 5 Camden Hills 1

Bangor 10 Mt. Blue 0

Woodland 20 Narraguagus 1

Calais 14 Shead 4

Penobscot Valley 14  DI/Stonington 0


MDI 8 Ellsworth 4

Orono 17  George Stevens 5

Searsport 11 Sumner 2

Bucksport 10 Mattanawcook 0

Bangor 9 Mt. Blue 2

Hampden 14  Camden Hills 8

Narraguagus 14  Woodland 0

Penobscot Valley 9  DI/Stonington 5