Cancer Awareness (Machias) A hospital in Washington County will hold a procession down Main Street in Machias to bring awareness to breast cancer. Downeast Community Hospital’s “Get Your Pink On” annual march steps off from the Colonial parking lot in Machias tomorrow morning beginning at 9, rain or shine. Pink accessories will be handed out […]

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Local News – October 4, 2019

Cancer Awareness

(Machias) A hospital in Washington County will hold a procession down Main Street in Machias to bring awareness to breast cancer. Downeast Community Hospital’s “Get Your Pink On” annual march steps off from the Colonial parking lot in Machias tomorrow morning beginning at 9, rain or shine. Pink accessories will be handed out to participants or you can wear your own.

 

Free Whoopie Pies

(Ellsworth) Some folks would say the only thing better than a whoopie pie is a free whoopie pie. Bangin’ Whoopie inside the Maine Grind Building in Ellsworth is giving away free classic whoopie pies tomorrow. It’s their way of saying ‘thank you’ to the community for welcoming them to Ellsworth since they opened up shop earlier this year. Free whoopie pies are available while supplies last, one per customer, and must be consumed while in the store.

 

Fall Foliage

(Statewide) Maine is known for its beautiful fall foliage that draws visitors from near and far. Fall foliage expert Gale Ross tells Star 97-7 that leaf-bearing trees will continue to show their vibrant colors in the upcoming weeks. Ross has advice for folks who want to know where the best leaf peeping regions are in the state. Ross says you can keep up on the best viewing in the state by visiting: Maine Foliage dot Com.

 

Vape

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there are four more cases of lung illness related to e-cigarette products in the state. The case brings the total number of cases in Maine to five. Nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has attributed 12 deaths in 10 states and more than 800 hospitalizations to the lung illness as of late September.

 

King House

UNDATED (AP) – Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Maine home that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs. The authors’ have petitioned the city of Bangor for a zoning change for the home where they raised their children. If approved, the mansion will become home to Stephen King’s archives. A guest house next door would host writers in residence. The Kings’ lawyer and spokesman says city council will have the final say.

 

Lamoine 150

 

(Lamoine) – As Maine turns 200-years old next March, the Hancock County town of Lamoine will turn 150-years old. The celebration will start tomorrow with a 4-mile road race organized by racing legend Robin Emery followed by a community barbecue and a scavenger hunt at the town’s three parks. Lamoine 150 co-chair Cynthia Donaldson says a committee has spent more than 3-years planning a nearly year-long party. Donaldson says the town will have events every month to celebrate the sesquicentennial

 

Goodbye Bash

Lamoine’s Don Clark has always been a busy man when it came to fundraising for the local community. The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce named him the Citizen of the Year in 2017 in recognition of his hard work. Clark has also been fighting cancer for several years and says the cancer has grown and there no more the doctors can do. This weekend Clark planned to hold a goodbye party with family and friends. While it started out as a private event  a media outlet called it an open-invitation.   In addition, the town is holding a big kick off to its 150th birthday with a lot of events in Clark’s neighborhood.  As he put it, this could get interesting.

 

Notables Obits

(Trenton) – A couple of notable Hancock County residents have passed away this week.  Family members post that long time Trenton town clerk Janet Muise has died.  Muise ran the town office in Trenton for years, holding numerous posts.  In Lamoine, a man credited with getting the ball rolling to conserve clam flats around Frenchman Bay has died after a battle with cancer.  James Norris was named the citizen of the year for helping 7-towns get together and pass a joint ordinance to regulate clam digging in the area.

 

Kiddie Porn Plea

 

(Bangor) – A guilty plea from an Aroostook County child pornographer.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 28-year old Kyle Sirois faces up to 30-years in prison for making raunchy videos with under aged children between March 2015 and October 2017.  Sirois is from Fort Fairfield and pled guilty to exploiting a child and possessing child porn.  A judge will sentence Sirois later.

 

Chase-Capture

 

(Bangor) – A 37-year old Bangor man is in jail after leading police on a chase earlier this week.  The Bangor Police Department reports to Star 97.7 that they captured Brian Saunders yesterday afternoon.  Tuesday he allegedly led police on a chase through the downtown and waterfront areas.  It’s believed that chase led police to Stockton Springs where a road closed briefly Wednesday night.  Detectives determined that Saunders, who has federal warrants, was in Bangor and after watching him for a while, police arrested him without incident.

 

Agent Fees Increase

(Augusta) – It may cost you a bit more to register a vehicle if you choose to do so at your local municipal office instead of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Lawmakers approved an increase in agent fees, the fee that town offices charge to complete vehicle registrations.  It’s the first increase in 20-years.  Town offices can now charge up to $5-dollars for a vehicle renewal and $7-dollars for a new registration. Bar Harbor increased its fee $2-dollars per vehicle registration while Lamoine increased a dollar. Most other towns are expected to follow suit.

 

Sports

 

  • Boston Bruins 2  Dallas Stars 1
  • NL Playoffs:    St. Louis Cardinals 7  Atlanta Braves 6
      • L-A Dodgers 6  Washington Nationals 0
  • The Patriots have signed veteran kicker Mike Nugent to replace the injured Stephen Gostowski

High School Boys Soccer

Washington Academy 2  Bucksport 0

George Stevens 4 Searsport 0

Narraguagus 8  DI/Stonington 1

Hampden 5 Brewer 1

(Tie) –Bangor 0 Mt. Ararat 0

Girls Soccer

Ellsworth 3  George Stevens 1

Bangor 6  Mt. Ararat 0

Volleyball

Brewer 3  Ellsworth 0

George Stevens 3  Bucksport 0