Emera Sale   (Lamoine) – The company supplying electricity in Eastern and Northern Maine will change ownership sometime in December or January and its name will also change.  Officials with both Emera Maine and it’s probably buyer, Enmax, toured Hancock County yesterday, meeting with a lot of local officials.  Gianna Manes of Enmax says they […]

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Local News – October 1, 2019

Emera Sale

 

(Lamoine) – The company supplying electricity in Eastern and Northern Maine will change ownership sometime in December or January and its name will also change.  Officials with both Emera Maine and it’s probably buyer, Enmax, toured Hancock County yesterday, meeting with a lot of local officials.  Gianna Manes of Enmax says they hope for final approval from Maine’s Public Utilities Commission in the next few months and the sale will go through within days after that.  Manes said the Calgary based company will operate in a similar manner to Emera and keep the same local employees.  She said she’s not ready to reveal the new name, but said it will be suitable for Maine.

 

Robin’s Run

(Lamoine) Saturday is a celebration of Lamoine’s 150th birthday. The day kicks off with the Robin’s Run Lamoine 4-Miler at 8:30. Runners and walkers of all ages will meet at the Lamoine School. Start times are 9 and 10 AM. Once the race wraps up, folks can enjoy a community barbeque. For details and registration, find the Lamoine 150 page on Facebook.

 

Route 1A Dangers

(Local) It’s no secret that Route 1A between Holden and Ellsworth can be a dangerous stretch of road. But this time of year, state trooper Caleb McGary says another hazard comes into play – leaf peepers who pull over on the busy road to take photographs.  McGary says the most dangerous thing a motorist can do on Route 1A is park, unbuckle, and exit their vehicle to stand on the side of the road.

 

Drug Sentence

(Bangor) – A 22-year old Rochester New York man who dealt drugs in the Bangor area is headed to prison for the next two years.  The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that Sharoz Haywood who used the street name “Baby Dreads” sold heroin and crack cocaine in central Maine between November 2016 and September 2017.  Among his buyers – an informant for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Haywood pled guilty last March.  Federal judge John Woodcock sentenced him yesterday.

 

Child Porn Sentence

(Bangor) – A 48-year old Eastport man will spend 8-years in federal prison and supervised release for the rest of his life for child porn crimes.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Ryan Mumme had images and videos of children under the age of 12 engaged in sex acts.  Mumme pled guilty more than a year ago after he was caught in 2018.   Judge Nancy Torresen sentenced him yesterday.

 

Ferry Rates

(Augusta) – New state ferry rates take effect today.  After months of public hearings and conversations with offshore residents who rely on ferries to get to and from islands, the rule making process ended about 10-days ago.  Maine DOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note says the rate structure tries to strike a reasonable balance  from competing concerns that rely on the ferry service.

 

Hampden Fire

(Hampden) – Fire badly damaged a home and garage in Hampden last night.  WABI-TV reports the fire appears to have started in a garage at the home on Main Road.  Several fire departments responded to the scene at about 9-thirty last night.  No one is hurt. The fire marshal’s office will try to find the cause.

 

Murder Conviction

 

(Bangor) – It took only a couple hours for jurors to convict a Boston man for a Bangor killing nearly 2-years ago.  F. Daly who has no first name, faces up to life in prison following the verdict.  He shot and killed 51-year old Israel Lewis in January 2018.  Lewis’s ex-girlfriend found his body in a boarding home a few days after the killing.  Daly’s ex-girlfriend led police to the murder weapon and said Daly confessed to her that he’d killed Lewis.

 

Sports

  • Monday Night Football:  Pittsburgh Steelers 27  Cincinnati Bengals 3
  • The NFL has suspended Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict for the rest of the season for a vicious helmet to helmet hit Sunday.
  • The National League Wildcard game is today between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers.

High School Boys Soccer

Calais 2 Woodland 1

Machias 10 Shead 1

Girls Soccer

Hampden 3  Edward Little 1

Bucksport 3 Calais 1

Woodland 2 Narraguagus 1

Volleyball

Woodland 3  Narraguagus 0