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Local News October 23, 2017

Ellsworth Accident   (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth have yet to release names of two elderly men involved in a pedestrian accident on the Union River bridge downtown.  It happened during rush hour Friday afternoon, snarling traffic city wide as police reconstructed the crash.  Witnesses tell Star 97.7 the victim flew several feet through the […]

Local News – October 19, 2017

Child’s Death (Bucksport) – State Police are investigating a 2-year old’s death in Bucksport. Local police responded to a Central Street home at about 7-o’clock yesterday morning and called in State Police.  No information about the child’s death has come from either police agency.  State police routinely investigate deaths of any child under 3-years old. […]

Local News – October 18, 2017

Orland Fire   (Orland) – An overnight fire in Orland left a woman injured and a house in ruins.  WABI-TV reports a Hancock County deputy sheriff was first on the scene at the Gross Point road home and found the injured woman on the lawn.  She was the only person in the home spotted ablaze […]

Local News – October 16, 2017

Transfer Station (Bar Harbor) – Bar Harbor residents will take their trash to a temporary transfer station starting sometime in November.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports town councilors have approved the design for a new transfer station that’ll cost more than 2-and-a-half million dollars.  The new transfer station will feature zero-sort recycling along with a […]

Local News – October 13, 2017

High Street – Broken Sewer (Ellsworth) – Traffic is reduced to one lane on busy High Street in Ellsworth this morning as repair crews deal with a broken sewer pipe.  The Ellsworth Police Department says the broken pipe is at the Maine Coast Mall entrance near First National Bank, the same spot where a vehicle […]

Local News – October 12, 2017

Blue Hill Treasurer (Blue Hill) – Selectmen in Blue Hill have placed the town’s treasurer on administrative leave, but they’re not saying why.  The Ellsworth American reports Jody Murphy will get paid while she’s on leave and the town attorney investigates the situation.  The suspension followed an executive session meeting last week.  The town office […]

Local News – October 10, 2017

Aroostook Outage (Caribou) – A large tree fell on a major transmission line last evening, rendering most of Aroostook County powerless.  Emera Maine reports to Star 97.7 that 24-thousand homes and businesses lost electricity around 5-o’clock.  While linemen tracked down the tree, other Emera workers switched things around to restore power to most areas.  The […]

Local News October 10, 2017

Surry Pit Appeal (Surry) – Surry’s Board of Appeals will listen to public objections about the way the town’s planning board handled a permit to mine gravel.  The Ellsworth American reports abutters are upset they were limited to 5-minutes each during a public hearing while the pit owner got 3-hours to present their application.  Abutters […]

Local News – October 9, 2017

Fireworks Fatal (Lewiston) – When 57-year old Timothy Whitney of Lewiston lit off a fireworks shell inside a cement cinder block in Lisbon this weekend, it blew up.  The explosion sent chunks of cement flying up to 140-feet away.  Several hit Whitney, and he died in the explosion.  Others nearby were not injured.  The Fire […]

Local News – October 6, 2017

Guilty Verdict (Bangor) – Prosecutors say they’ll recommend a life sentence for convicted killer Robert Burton.  Jurors yesterday found Burton guilty of shooting and killing his former girlfriend Stephanie Ginn Gebo in 2015.  After Burton broke into Gebo’s home and shot her, he spent 68-days on the run, hiding in the Piscataquis County woods while […]