Lincoln Mill   (Lincoln) – A hundred or so new jobs should come to Lincoln in the next few months.  A few years ago the Lincoln Pulp and Paper mill closed and the complex has loomed over the Penobscot County town as an empty reminder of a bygone era.  Now a North Carolina company plans […]

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Local News – September 26, 2019

Lincoln Mill

 

(Lincoln) – A hundred or so new jobs should come to Lincoln in the next few months.  A few years ago the Lincoln Pulp and Paper mill closed and the complex has loomed over the Penobscot County town as an empty reminder of a bygone era.  Now a North Carolina company plans to invest $31-million dollars into the mill and build a 300-thousand square foot facility to manufacture composite wood products.  The Bangor Daily News reports Linga-Terra Global had looked at locating the facility in the Millinocket area which also has closed paper mills.

 

Underage Drinking Bust

(Castine) Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies conducting an underage drinking enforcement detail in Castine charged several young adults. The Sheriff’s Office reports that last Saturday deputies charged three 19-year-olds from Maine, one New Yorker, and a person from Rhode Island with alcohol and other related offenses. Other individuals were warned for various violations when deputies conducted traffic stops and also broke up a large party on Perkins Street.

 

Assault Charge

(Hancock) A Hancock woman is jailed on several charges following a fight with her boyfriend. Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Ridgewood Court early Tuesday. An investigation determined that 24-year-old Miranda Berry allegedly assaulted the 29-year-old man with multiple weapons, requiring the victim to seek medical treatment at the hospital. Berry is charged with Aggravated Assault, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, Criminal Threatening, and Domestic Violence Assault.

 

False Theft

(Perry) Maine State Police have charged a Perry man for falsely reporting that his truck was stolen. 56-year-old C. Fox Probert contacted police on September 11th saying his 1991 orange Chevrolet Step-side had been stolen from his driveway. Three days later troopers discovered the truck was actually parked in Probert’s gravel pit. The case remains under investigation.

 

Another OT Fire

(Old Town) – A candle is blamed for an apartment fire in Old Town yesterday.  The Stillwater Avenue blaze displaced 11-people including two children.  The Old Town fire department reports to Star 97.7 the call came in just after 11-o’clock yesterday morning that smoke was coming from the building.  Deputy fire chief Chris Baker says two apartments suffered significant damage.  No one was hurt, and the Red Cross is assisting the displaced tenants.  Six other departments assisted Old Town.

 

Trueworthy Obit

(Local) The emergency response community is mourning the loss of a colleague, friend, and advocate. Brewer native Brent Trueworthy has been described as one of Maine’s silent heroes for his behind-the-scenes efforts to protect and preserve local communities. Trueworthy volunteered his time to feed people, drain flooded homes, bring fuel for heat to those in need, and clear downed trees from residents’ driveways. Trueworthy died unexpectedly this week at the age of 70.

 

Pedestrian Struck

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A pedestrian in Maine suffered minor injuries when she was hit by a vehicle driven by a Maine State Police detective in Augusta. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland says the state owned vehicle was driven by Detective Ryan Brockway. McCausland says the female pedestrian was taken to a hospital for observation.

 

Sports

 

  • Boston Red Sox 10  Texas Rangers 3.  (Rick Porcello got the win – it could be his last as a Sox team member as he becomes a free agent.  Rafael Devers, Mitch Moreland and Christian Vasquez homered)
  • The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers have clinched the championships in the American and National League central divisions.
  • The Patriots have signed quarterback Cody Kessler as a 2nd backup to Tom Brady

High School Boys Soccer

(Tie) Ellsworth 2 George Stevens 2

(Tie) MDI 1 Caribou 1

Orono 5  Old Town 1

Calais 3  Woodland 0

Girls Soccer

Sumner 2 DI/Stonington 0

Shead 2 Narraguagus 1

Volleyball

Woodland 3  Calais 0