Gouldsboro Police Chief (Gouldsboro) – Nearly 2-months ago the police chief in Gouldsboro resigned, and the department continues to function without a chief.  The head of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association has advised the town that it needs a chief, and it’ll cost a lot more money to fund a functional police department.  The […]

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Local News – October 11, 2019

Gouldsboro Police Chief

(Gouldsboro) – Nearly 2-months ago the police chief in Gouldsboro resigned, and the department continues to function without a chief.  The head of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association has advised the town that it needs a chief, and it’ll cost a lot more money to fund a functional police department.  The Ellsworth American reports former Falmouth police chief Edward Tolan met with Selectmen recently, saying the town’s budget for police coverage is not adequate.  Since former chief Tyler Dunbar resigned, full time officer John Shively has been running the department.

 

Consolidated Dispatch

(SW Harbor) – Police and fire agencies on Mt. Desert Island are once again discussing consolidating emergency dispatch operations.  Southwest Harbor finds itself short of dispatchers, especially to cover overnight shifts.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the town if in talks with the dispatch center in Mt. Desert and Bar Harbor to take on at least overnights for now.  Police Chief Jim Willis says while an island-wide dispatch center might make sense, he doesn’t contemplate moving dispatch operations to the Regional Communications Center in Ellsworth.

 

Propane Evacuations

(Rockland) – Two mid-coast high schools evacuated buildings yesterday after the odor of an empty propane tank wafted through their buildings.   The Pen Bay Pilot reports Oceanside High School called 9-1-1 when the odor turned up in a kitchen.  And about 30-miles away Mt. View High School reported a propane smell.  The school in Thorndike had the smell coming from a science lab.  Firefighters found no gas in either campus.

 

Fire Prevention Month

(Ellsworth) October is Fire Prevention Month and the Ellsworth Fire Department will host its annual open house. Deputy fire chief Gary Saunders tells Star 97-7 the fire station will have plenty of activities happening tomorrow.  Saunders reminds folks to identify two ways out of each room with their home escape plan, and have everyone practice escaping then go to their designated meeting place outside the home.

 

Pervert on USM Campus

(Gorham) University of Southern Maine police officers are investigating reports of a man exposing himself to two female students. The incidents occurred on the Gorham campus Thursday morning, one outside of Corthell Hall and the other moments later near Philippi Hall. In both cases the male called the female over to his vehicle where he was sitting then revealed himself. Gorham Police were notified of these incidents. Police have been unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle, said to be a dark colored Chevy or GMC pickup truck.

 

Autumn Celebration

(Blue Hill) The Jonathan Fisher House in Blue Hill is hosting an autumn celebration with activities to highlight the joys of the fall season. Pear cider will be pressed on-site from the fruit trees planted by Jonathan Fisher himself in the early 1800’s. Attendees are encouraged to bring a jug or jar to take some pear juice home. Folks can sample cheese in honor of one of Fisher’s barns being recently identified as a cheese press. The autumn celebration is free to the public, though donations are welcome. It’s this Sunday from Noon ‘til 2 on the Mines Road in Blue Hill.

 

Truck Crash

WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) – Police say a tractor-trailer truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and drove off an embankment into water near Route One in Maine. The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened before 6 Thursday morning. Police say 60-year-old driver Steven Brown of Providence, Rhode Island, was trapped until he could be rescued by a boat. He was taken to a hospital for undisclosed injuries.

 

Sports

  • New England Patriots 35  NY Giants 14 (Tom Brady moves by Peyton Manning on the all time throwing yardage list.
  • American League Playoffs:  Houston Astros 6  Tampa Bay Rays 1  (Astros vs. Yankees in ALCS)
  • Colorado Avalanche 4  Boston Bruins 2 (1st loss for Bruins)

High School Girls Soccer

MDI 1  Ellsworth 0

Bucksport 8 Mattanawcook 1

Calais 4  Washington Academy 3

Shead 4 Narraguagus 1

Hermon 6 Foxcroft 0

Hampden 2  Mt Blue 1

(tie) Bangor 0  Skowhegan 0

Volleyball

George Stevens 3  Ellsworth 0