Twp 7 Fatal Crash
(Twp 7) – State police say a 51-year old Gouldsboro woman died in a head on collision on Route 1 in Township 7 between Steuben and Gouldsboro. It happened Wednesday evening. State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that troopers determined she was on the wrong side of the road when she slammed into a dump truck. Relatives on social media identified the victim as Ami Norton. Police did not release the dump truck’s driver’s name. An ambulance took him to the hospital in Ellsworth with non-life threatening injuries.
(Ellsworth) Artificial Christmas trees have grown in popularity in the past decade or two. But Steve Elliott, owner of Newland Nursery in Ellsworth, says he’s still a fan of the real thing. Elliott tells Star 97.7, the key is to buy from a reputable vendor and to keep the tree watered. Elliott says he’s had a fresh tree up through January and, on occasion, even Valentine’s Day!
Holiday Fire Safety
(Ellsworth) The holidays are a time for family, food, and fun. But with all the cooking, warm fires in the woodstove, and potential electrical hazards, it’s also a great time to think fire safety. Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97.7, everyone needs a plan. Tupper says if possible, it’s good to have a designated person who can meet the fire department if necessary to give vital information.
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(Bangor) As Mainers watch COVID cases spike across the state and the country, healthcare facilities fear becoming overwhelmed. Northern Light Clinical Education Director Dr. James Jarvis, tells Star 97.7 they’ve been preparing for this spike. Dr. Jarvis said the number of hospitalized patients has varied since the spike began. He said health care workers and first responders who are dealing directly with COVID-19 patients will likely be the first recipients of the vaccine.
(Ellsworth) – Some major changes for the Christmas parade in Ellsworth a week from tomorrow. The parade won’t move – the viewers will. Coronavirus restrictions forced the holiday parade to become a so-called “reverse parade” where the public will drive by the floats. Santa Clause will still be at the end of the parade – he’ll have a mask on. Parade organizers say they want viewers to be safe in their vehicles and avoid large crowds.
Relief Funds for Meals on Wheels
(Augusta) Meals on Wheels will receive more than half a million dollars in Coronavirus Relief Funds to extend home delivered meals to older Mainers and caregivers. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ investment of $536,000 in federal funding will maintain the program, which has seen a great increase in deliveries since spring. The number of older adults and caregivers receiving home-delivered meals and the number of meals has since doubled to more than 5,500 people and 102,000 meals in the month of October alone.
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