Cruise Ship Officers
(Bar Harbor) – When a cruise ship visits Bar Harbor, a lot of pedestrians hit the streets. That’s created pressure on the town’s police department to make sure walkers and cars can both navigate safely. The Mt. Desert Islander reports police Chief Jim Willis may ask the town council for up to10-more police officers to help with traffic control on cruise ship days. Willis said funding can come from cruise ship docking fees and from parking meter revenue so there is no impact on property taxes.
Stockton Springs – Road Reopens
(Stockton Springs) – State police vehicles converged on the Cape Jellison Road in Stockton Springs last night for a few hours. Media outlets report troopers sought a person with whom they’d been in a high speed chase the previous night and that person was possibly spotted in the Waldo County town. Turned out to be an incorrect report. No one is arrested and the road opened a few hours later.
(Ellsworth) A movement has begun in Ellsworth to encourage community members to show compassion and be more mindful of others. The City of Ellsworth, the public library, and the Elementary Middle School are collaborating for a community conversation entitled “Engage Ellsworth: Kindness in our Community”. The conversation comes on the heels of the school recently adopting the motto: “Kindness Starts With Me.” It’s a free event at the Ellsworth Public Library next Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30.
Mary Parker 5K
(Bar Harbor) Island Connections in Bar Harbor is hosting the 4th annual Mary Parker Memorial 5K this Saturday. Spokeswoman Maegan Haney says money raised will help the organization continue its mission to help seniors in the community. Registration information is posted on line at I S L Connections dot Org.
Lamoine Community Center
(Lamoine) – Does Lamoine need a community center, and if so, what should it look like? That’s the question a special committee has been looking into for about 9-months. Now it’s time for the public to weigh in. Committee chair Paul Howaniec tells Star 97.7 they want to hear from townspeople. The link to the survey is posted on Lamoine’s town web page and the survey will be open through November 28th.
(TREMONT) – Tremont is the only town on MDI that doesn’t have its own police department but a special town meeting could change that. The Bangor Daily News reports that the proposed change would bring faster response times but comes with a higher price tag. Tremont has contracted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for several years, but residents will decide later this month whether to switch to coverage from neighboring Southwest Harbor. Tremont residents will vote at on the issue on Thursday, Oct 10th.
- Tampa Bay Rays 5 Oakland A’s 1 (Tampa Bay advances to the ALDS against Houston)
- The National League Division Series begins today with the Atlanta Braves taking on the St. Louis Cardinals and then the Dodgers against the Washington Nationals.
- The Patriots are looking for a place kicker after placing Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve.
High School Boys Soccer
MDI 3 Ellsworth 0
Deer Isle/Stonington 3 Narraguagus 1
Central 3 Orono 2
Woodland 3 Lee 0