Tremont Bridge Closing
(Tremont) – Work begins next week on a bridge replacement project on Route 102 in Tremont, and that’s going to shut down the road for a couple of months. The Department of Transportation reports to Star 97.7 that the Marsh Bridge will mean the shortest distance between Southwest Harbor and Tremont is off limits. The project is expected to take about 60-days. The DOT will re-route traffic around Route 102 A.
(Ellsworth) – It’s sentencing day for a 23-year old Bar Harbor man who raped and then killed a long time friend. Jalique Keene faces up to life in prison for Michaela Conley’s murder in 2018. She’d driven him home from Boston before the attack. Video surveillance cameras at the Connors Emerson school complex showed Keene carrying Conley’s body to an area behind the school where police later discovered it. A jury swiftly convicted Keene. Prosecutors say they will seek the life sentence.
Midcoast Tech Center Opens
(Rockland) – A ribbon cutting and open house marked the official opening of the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland this week. The $25-million dollar project on Route 72 near the Owl’s Head town line started classes on Monday. It replaced an older steel building that had badly deteriorated. The new school offers numerous trade classes including engineering, welding, and carpentry. It also houses the area’s adult education program.
Summit Project Honor Case
(Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Elks Lodge will host a Patriot Day Remembrance ceremony from 4 ‘til 5 this afternoon to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks. During the service The Summit Project will unveil its “Honor Case”, which will remain at the Elks Club for two months. Board member Joelle Ingalls says The Summit Project chose Ellsworth as the hosting community because it’s the crossroads of Downeast Maine. Today’s Patriot Day Remembrance ceremony is open to the public.
School Vandalism Arrests
(Scarborough) Two young men and a juvenile are charged with vandalizing school property in Scarborough. The police department reports that on July 2nd the turf field at the Clifford Mitchell Sports Complex was damaged. An investigation led to the arrests of 18-year-old Griffin MacVane of Windham and 18-year-old Robert Maynard of Westbrook. A 17-year-old minor from Windham was issued a juvenile summons in connection to this incident.
E-Bikes at ANP
(Bar Harbor) Acadia National Park officials say they have some leeway in regulating so-called e-bikes following an Interior Department directive to treat them the same as regular bicycles. Superintendent Kevin Schneider tells the Bangor Daily News the park has the authority to ban or restrict e-bikes to protect users and natural resources, or to balance other objectives. Thus, it remains to be seen whether bikes with electric motors will be restricted on the park’s popular carriage roads.
(Ellsworth) Ellsworth schools will host a special event next week about a nationally recognized program that stems from the 1999 Columbine High School tragedy. “Rachel’s Challenge” was created for the first Columbine victim Rachel Scott, who had spent her life showing compassion to all. On September 16th, EEMS students and staff will hear presentations on how Scott promoted kindness and caring. The conversations will focus on how everyone has the potential to create a chain reaction of kindness. There will be a presentation in the EEMS Cafeteria at 6:30 that evening for community members, parents and students ages 11 and older. Then on September 17th, Ellsworth High School will host Rachel’s Challenge.
Shooter Still Loose
(Presque Isle) – The manhunt is still on in Presque Isle for a 44-year old Aroostook County man accused in a shooting incident that left another in critical condition. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that they did capture the other suspect in the case. Still on the loose is Jason Alexander of Blaine. He and Jomo White of Atlanta Georgia are accused of shooting the victims Monday. Police have put up a $500-reward for Alexander’s capture and warn that if anyone is harboring him from law enforcement, the face arrest too.
- Toronto Blue Jays 4 Boston Red Sox 3 (4th straight loss for Sox.)
- Red Sox will send Bobby Poyner to the mound against Toronto tonight.
- Newly acquired Patriots’ receiver Antonio Brown stands accused of rape by a former trainer.
High School Boys Soccer
George Stevens 4 Ellsworth 1
Camden Hills 3 Brewer 1
Orono 4 Old Town 1
Sumner 7 Jonesport Beals 2
Bucksport 2 Calais 1
Searsport 10 DI/Stonington 1
Camden Hills 9 Brewer 0
MDI 3 Brewer 0
Jonesport Beals 3 Sumner 0