Trenton Town Meeting (Trenton) – Trenton Voters were supposed to hold their annual town meeting next week.  That’s not going to happen.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Selectmen voted to postpone the annual election and open town meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The new date was not set.   Chase – Altercation (Canaan) – […]

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Local News – May 12, 2020

Trenton Town Meeting

(Trenton) – Trenton Voters were supposed to hold their annual town meeting next week.  That’s not going to happen.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Selectmen voted to postpone the annual election and open town meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The new date was not set.

 

Chase – Altercation

(Canaan) – Police are still looking for a motorcyclist who led them on a chase Sunday in Canaan.  WABI-TV reports 41-year old Clarence Rider the 3rd was allegedly involved in a crash but took off before police arrived on scene.  When the chase reached speeds of 100-miles an hour police broke it off.  They did arrest four people, including several family members, and charged them with obstructing government administration.

 

Chase-Crash

 

(Bangor) – Rescue workers had to cut a man from an SUV after the stolen vehicle crashed while fleeing from police.  WABI-TV reports the chase started on Route 2 in Hermon when officers spotted the SUV.  They cut off the chase when the driver approached Bangor.  The vehicle clipped two other vehicles before it slammed into a tree.  The driver was not immediately identified.

 

DEP approves power line

(Augusta) – A $1-billion dollar power transmission line running from Quebec through Maine received the go-ahead from Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection.  Yesterday’s approval will require that Central Maine Power will have to conserve 40-thousand acres of land.  The project still needs two more approvals; one from the Army Corps of Engineers and then voter approval at a referendum in November.

 

COVID-19

 

(Augusta) The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are 391 active cases of coronavirus, 134 likely cases, and there have been 65 deaths statewide. 872 Mainers have fully recovered while 37 residents are currently hospitalized. Certain businesses in 12 Maine counties that are capable of adhering to health guidelines were allowed to open today under the condition that customer health and safety is top priority.

 

Sullivan

 

(Sullivan)  One issue facing towns across the state is the issue of how to safely hold an upcoming election, currently scheduled for July 14th.  Sullivan Town Manager Rob Eaton tells Star 97.7 at issue is how to have a public gathering where you WANT people to come out and vote and still have protocols in place to protect, especially, an aging population. Eaton says voting preparations will likely be a topic of tonight’s Selectmen’s meeting, via Zoom.

 

Bud Connection

(Ellsworth)  In counties where there is no community spread of COVID-19, retail stores are now allowed to open their doors to limited traffic.  Not everyone has taken advantage of that yet.  Barbara Courchesne, owner of The Bud Connection in Ellsworth, tells Star 97.7, getting back to a new normal involves physical changes as well as a new mental attitude. The Bud Connection offers hanging baskets, bouquets, chocolates and other gifts perfect for helping folks transition back to happier times.

 

 

Sports

 

  • The Major League baseball season could start around the 4th of July under plans revealed yesterday.  Spring training would resume sometime in June.
  • The American Legion baseball season has been canceled in Maine and across the nation.
  • Lawsuits are surrounding NBA rookie Zion Williamson who has been accused of receiving improper benefits while playing college basketball for Duke