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Local News – September 13, 2019

Williams Sentence   (Portland) – Convicted cop killer John Williams will never be a free man again following sentence imposition yesterday in Portland.  A judge says Williams will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The 31-year old Williams shot Somerset County deputy Eugene Cole to death in 2018 in Norridgewock then led police […]

Local News – September 12, 2019

Williams Sentence   (Skowhegan) – State prosecutors will ask for a life sentence for convicted cop killer John Williams of Norridgewock when he’s sentenced today in Skowhegan.  Williams gunned down Somerset County Deputy Sheriff Eugene Cole in 2018.  Williams claimed he was high on drugs at the time he shot Cole.  Days earlier Corporal Cole […]

Local News – September 11, 2019

Tremont Bridge Closing   (Tremont) – Work begins next week on a bridge replacement project on Route 102 in Tremont, and that’s going to shut down the road for a couple of months.  The Department of Transportation reports to Star 97.7 that the Marsh Bridge will mean the shortest distance between Southwest Harbor and Tremont […]

Local News – September 10, 2019

Mansion Auction (Bar Harbor) – A philanthropist from Portland has submitted the winning bid for a stately Bar Harbor mansion.  The Ellsworth American reports Art Girard bid $4-point-1 million dollars for the property called East of Eden.  The nearly 9-acre property and mansion was listed by real estate agencies for $12-and-a-half million dollars, but the […]

Local News – September 9, 2019

State Street Fire (Ellsworth) – Fire damaged an Ellsworth apartment house Saturday evening.  The call to 153-State Street across Knowlton Park came in around 8-o’clock.  Firefighters from Ellsworth knocked down the flames quickly and got help from Hancock, Lamoine, Trenton and Orland.  There was little outward sign of the blaze by Sunday, but windows in […]

Dorrian Update

From the National Weather Service: Overview: Impacts from Dorian are expected to affect Downeast Maine on Saturday.  The storm is expected to move south of the Gulf of Maine and make landfall in Nova Scotia late Saturday.  National Hurricane Center forecast track may be found at  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/175641.shtml?gm_track In spite of the distance of the storm from […]

Local News – September 6, 2019

Sexton Appeal (Bangor) – A convicted killer serving 90-years for a drug related shooting in 2012 says he should get a new trial.  Nicholas Sexton who is from Rhode Island, shot one of the three victims and helped set a car with the bodies inside on fire.  In court yesterday Sexton argued that his attorneys, […]

Local News – September 5, 2019

Sexton Appeal (Bangor) – A convicted killer serving 90-years for helping to murder three young people in Bangor goes before a judge today to argue for a new trial.  Nicholas Sexton says his lawyer at his trial was ineffective.  WABI-TV reports he’ll make an argument today.  Sexton was one of two men who shot the […]

Local News – September 4, 2019

Salmon Farm Permit   (Bucksport) – Bucksport’s Planning Board has approved local land use permits for a proposed salmon farm at the former Verso Paper Mill site.  WVII-TV reports last night’s vote is contingent upon Whole Oceans obtaining the proper state permits.  Company officials say they’re on track to receiving those next month, and groundbreaking […]