Machias Bridge Replacement (Machias) – Construction crews will report to Machias on Monday to begin work on replacing a bridge.  The Maine DOT reports to Star 97.7 the project will replace the Dyke Bridge which carries both Route 1 and the Sunrise trail over the Middle river.  Construction work will begin on Tuesday, and short […]

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Local News – July 31, 2019

Machias Bridge Replacement

(Machias) – Construction crews will report to Machias on Monday to begin work on replacing a bridge.  The Maine DOT reports to Star 97.7 the project will replace the Dyke Bridge which carries both Route 1 and the Sunrise trail over the Middle river.  Construction work will begin on Tuesday, and short road closures are expected during the anticipated 11-day project.  The DOT says it will not allow parking on the causeway before the bridge during weekdays, but parking will be allowed on the weekend.

Interstate 95-paving

(Argyle) – Paving work has begun on Interstate 95 in Penobscot County.  A 16-mile stretch from Argyle to Howland is getting a new surface beginning at mile 201.  The Maine DOT reports to Star 97.7 that the paving project is expected to last several days and one lane of the highway will close while the paving crews put down the new surface.  More work on the northbound lanes which have some dangerous wheel ruts is expected next year.

Drug Dealer Sentenced

(Bangor) – A drug dealer from Springfield Massachusetts convicted of bringing between 60-thousand and 80-thousand bags of heroin to the Newport area will spend the next 14-years in prison.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that a federal judge imposed the sentence on 56-year old Myron Crosby.  He would obtain the drugs from Connecticut and Springfield and distribute them to dealers in the Newport area.  Crosby, who is black, had asked that his trial last summer move because only while people were on the jury panel.  A judge denied the request.

Air Quality

(Local) The Maine Department of Environmental Protection likely will issue another alert today before any storms move in. Chief meteorologist Tom Downs tells Star 97.7 particular groups of people more likely to be affected by today’s air poor quality. Downs recommends adjusting schedules to avoid strenuous outdoor activity during high levels of ground-level ozone concentration.

Recovery Corps Recruiting

(Ellsworth) Healthy Acadia is recruiting full-time and part-time volunteers to serve in the AmeriCorps Maine Recovery-Corps Program. The program aims to support people wanting to recover from substance use disorders, strengthen access to local recovery resources, and to improve recovery success. Program director Sonia Turanski says interested volunteers must meet certain criteria to become a peer-to-peer support. Benefits include a minimal stipend, an educational award, access to health benefits, potential for child-care, and more. For details contact Sonia Turanski at Healthy Acadia in Ellsworth.

Firearm Charge

(Bangor) A tip led police to arrest of a Bangor man who’s prohibited from possessing a firearm because of his criminal history. Bangor police report to Star 97-7 that a team of investigators executed search warrants on Outer Hammond Street on Monday. 37-year-old Matthew Pete was taken into custody. He’s also charged with Domestic Violence Terrorizing due to information police received during the investigation.

MA Drug Sentence

(Bangor) A Massachusetts man is sentenced to more than 7-years in prison for selling drugs in Maine. A judge sentenced 26-year-old Yarlin Garcia US District Court in Bangor. When Garcia was arrested in Sanford last summer drug agents say he possessed 650 grams of a heroin-fentanyl mixture and 560 grams of cocaine.

Man Sought

(Presque Isle) Police in Aroostook County are looking for a Presque Isle man who fled from a traffic stop. An officer pulled over a car on the Washburn Road on Monday and identified the passenger as Alan Raymond Junior, who has 2 active arrest warrants for drug trafficking. While the officer was at his cruiser Raymond ran, jumped into the Aroostook River and swam to the other side. He went to a nearby home and asked to use the phone but the homeowner refused. Raymond ran to the next home where a short time later his father allegedly picked him up. Police chased the pair without success. Multiple departments assisted in searching for Raymond.

Tried As Adult

(Augusta) A judge has ruled one of three teenage boys charged in the strangling and stabbing of a Maine woman can be prosecuted as an adult. The Kennebec Journal reports the teen’s attorney calls the decision “tremendously unfortunate” and says the 16-year-old should stay at Long Creek Youth Development Center until he’s 21. The defendant, who was 15 at the time, and the victim’s son are charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the April 2018 death of 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas (mih-RON’-uh-vus).

Burn Victims Benefit Supper

(Ellsworth) A benefit supper is planned for two people seriously burned in a cooking accident on Father’s Day. Friends in Action fitness director Machelle LaHaye and Tom Mosley sustained severe burns in a grease fire and have missed a lot of work. Volunteers plan a Pasta Supper this Friday from 5:30 to 7 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. To make a donation contact Friends in Action.

Star 97-7 Sports….

  • Tampa Bay Rays 6  Boston Red Sox 5
  • Rick Porcello starts against the Rays at Fenway Park tonight
  • Portland Sea Dogs 9  Richmond Flying Squirrels 3
  • Legion Tourney:  Trenton Acadians 4  Motor City 1  – Today Trenton will take on RH Foster of Hampden for the Legion championship.