Brewer Ballots (Brewer) – Fewer than 100-Brewer absentee voters received the wrong state representative district ballots.  The Bangor Daily News reports city officials have recovered a third of those ballots as of last Friday.  City election officials received more than 2-thousand absentee ballot requests.  The city spans two legislative districts, and an error saw some […]

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Local News – October 13, 2020

Brewer Ballots

(Brewer) – Fewer than 100-Brewer absentee voters received the wrong state representative district ballots.  The Bangor Daily News reports city officials have recovered a third of those ballots as of last Friday.  City election officials received more than 2-thousand absentee ballot requests.  The city spans two legislative districts, and an error saw some ballots for house district 129 sent to voters in district 128.  Last week city officials started calling voters who may have received the wrong ballots, and they’ve removed the drop box from city hall so they can speak directly with absentee voters returning ballots.

 

Ohio Street Bridge Open

 

(Bangor) – Motorists in Bangor have an Interstate 95 overpass open again.  The Ohio Street Bridge reopened to traffic during the holiday weekend.  Construction crews spent the last 8-months replacing the bridge that runs over the 4-lane highway and will soon paint lines on the road surface and remove traffic control barriers.

 

Candidates Forum

(Local) The League of Women Voters is hosting a Senate District 7 Candidates Forum this evening. Hancock County candidates, Republican Brian Langley and Democrat Louis Luchini will answer questions from audience members who have registered for the webinar and submitted questions to the League via email. Langley tells Star 97-7 that one reason he’s running is to work on fisheries issues. Luchini says the pandemic has highlighted Maine’s need for high speed, reliable internet and that’s something he’ll focus on.  Former Maine State Senator Jill Goldthwait will moderate the forum on the League of Women Voters’ Facebook page.

 

Fatal Fire

 

(Lebanon) – A team of state fire investigators spent Monday looking for the cause of a fire that killed a 46-year old woman in the border town of Lebanon.  Firefighters rushed to the home on Route 202 Sunday evening, finding an apartment above a garage ablaze.  They found the woman’s body inside the apartment.  A spokesman reports to Star 97.7 that they’ve not released the victim’s name yet.   The medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy.

 

COVID-19 Monday

 

(Augusta) – Maine’s death toll from Coronavirus remains at 143 as of Monday.  The State CDC reports 611-active cases in Maine, including 33-new cases yesterday.  The CDC says 7-people are in the hospital statewide, and of the reported 5,752 cases, 4,998 people have recovered.

 

River Flooding Protection

(Damariscotta) Damariscotta officials are using a federal grant to protect the downtown from the tidal Damariscotta River. The Bangor Daily News reports that the town is developing plans for how to keep the river at bay during exceptionally high tides thanks to $3 million-dollars in federal funds, plus more than $1 million-dollars in additional funding. The problem is not unique to Damariscotta. Rising sea levels are affecting towns from York to Washington counties. In Damariscotta, the flooding happens about twice a year.

 

Sports

 

  • AL Championship Series:  Tampa Bay Rays 4  Houston Astros 2 (Rays lead 2-0)
  • NL Championship Series:  Atlanta Braves 5  Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (Game 1)
  • Hall of Fame 2nd baseman Joe Morgan has died.  Morgan played most of his career for the Cincinnati Reds.  He was 77.
  • Monday Night Football:  New Orleans Saints 30  L-A Chargers 27 (Overtime)