Boat Found (SW Harbor) – For 2-and-a-half days the Coast Guard scoured a huge area of ocean south of Mt. Desert Island trying to find a 40-foot sail boat with three people on board.  They called off the search yesterday after reaching the crew on board the Dove that had departed Somes Sound headed for […]

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Local News – November 19, 2019

Boat Found

(SW Harbor) – For 2-and-a-half days the Coast Guard scoured a huge area of ocean south of Mt. Desert Island trying to find a 40-foot sail boat with three people on board.  They called off the search yesterday after reaching the crew on board the Dove that had departed Somes Sound headed for Florida.  The crew’s family was able to activate a cell phone and reach their loved ones.  A 9-1-1 call early Saturday morning got cut off abruptly setting off the search.  The boat was off the coast of Long Island when the Coast Guard reached them yesterday.

Brunswick Shooting

(Brunswick) – One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting last night in Brunswick.  Newscenter reports the shooting took place at a shelter on Federal Street shortly after 10-o’clock last evening.  They’ve not released the victims’ names and State Police are assisting with the investigation.  The shelter is set up as a series of apartments. 

Suspect at Large

(Hancock Cty) Police have arrest warrants in hand for the second man accused of shooting a Winter Harbor dog. The Bangor Daily News reports police can’t find 38-year-old Nathan Burke of Hancock. The last time they saw him was in August when he was charged with violating bail conditions by possessing alcohol and a loaded gun. He and 24-year-old Justin Chipman allegedly kidnapped and killed their boss’s dog in August 2018. Chipman was convicted last week. But police say Burke failed to appear in court in August and again in October for violating bail conditions, and each time police issued arrest warrants for failing to appear in court.

Traffic Stop-Drugs

(Hancock) A traffic stop on Route 1 in Hancock turned up drugs and resulted in police arresting 3 people. A Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the vehicle last Friday evening for multiple motor vehicle violations. After a search of the vehicle and the occupants, the deputy arrested the driver, 37-year-old Andrew Moore of Eastport for violating release conditions and possessing scheduled drugs. His passenger, 30-year-old Brittany Seeley of Eastport and a man from Pleasant Point were also charged with possessing scheduled drugs. The trio was transported to the Hancock County Jail and given court dates.

Body Identified

(Norway) Maine state police have released the identity of the woman whose body was found in a backyard on September 17th. Police recovered the remains of 82-year-old Mae Shelton on a property on the Harris Road in the Maine town of Norway. The medical examiner’s office confirmed her identity. Police did not give Shelton’s cause of death or indicate why she was buried there or whether anyone will be charged as a result. But the Bangor Daily News reports Shelton’s friend Vernelle Jackson claims she buried Shelton in her backyard to fulfill Shelton’s dying wish.

    

Woman Still Missing

(Bucksport) – Hunters said they may have spotted a missing Bucksport woman in the woods of Orland during the weekend, but she still remains missing. Bucksport police are still searching for Aza Jerome who took off after her home caught fire on Veterans Day.  The 56-year old is from Ukraine and speaks only limited English.  Police arrested her husband the day of the fire for allegedly hindering the fire department. 

Shooting Sentence

(Caribou) An Aroostook County man captured on home security video firing shots into his stepfather’s home has been sentenced to 60 year for murder.  A judge imposed the sentence Monday on James Peaslee of Easton, who was angry over a probate decision involving the estate of his late mother, Janet Hilenski. His stepfather, 79-year-old Paul Hilenski Sr., died in his Bridgewater home from a gunshot wound to the chest. Hilenski’s sons gave him the security system because of concerns over his safety, and the system captured video and still images of the killing. A prosecutor said Peaslee was resentful over the handling of his mother’s estate. She died without a will in November 2015 after a car crash.

Walk Safe Initiative

(Old Town) The city of Old Town is launching a new pedestrian safety initiative to increase the visibility of folks on foot who walk near roadways. As part of Walk Safe Old Town, residents can pick up a free reflective vest to wear for their personal safety. Vests are at Old Town City Hall and can be picked up weekdays during business hours. The vests are available on a first come, first serve basis and most adult sizes are available.

Dedmon and Clarke Obits

(Sullivan) – A couple of town leaders in Hancock and Sullivan have passed away. Former fire chief and Selectman in Sulllivan Frank Dedmon passed away during last weekend at the age of 85.  Dedmon served for many years as Sullivan’s fire chief and for numerous terms as a Selectman.  In Hancock, former town clerk and tax collector Lucille Clarke died during the weekend.  Clarke was instrumental in formation of the Hancock Volunteer Fire Department and the volunteer police department.  She was 92.

Ruth Foster’s closing

(Ellsworth) – A former Ellsworth mayor and State Representative who runs a children’s store in Downtown Ellsworth will be shutting down the store.  Ruth Foster announced on her Facebook page that the store that bears her name will close down at the end of the year.  Foster has been in business for about 35-years.  In announcing a big sale to liquidate the inventory, Foster said a new business will take over her Main Street store and she will volunteer with adult education at the Mill Mall.

Sports

  • Boston Celtics 99 Phoenix Suns 85
  • Monday Night Football:  Kansas City Chiefs 24  L-A Chargers 17
  • Rob Gronkowski’s big announcement today is expected to be that he’s hosting a Super Bowl party in Miami on February 1st.  
  • The Bruins skate against the Devils in New Jersey tonight.