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Local News January 20, 2020

GSA Tuition (Blue Hill) – Officials at George Stevens Academy will lower their proposed tuition increase for 7-towns in the Blue Hill Peninsula area.  The Bangor Daily News reports the private high school had proposed a nearly $600-dollar tuition increase and that’ll drop to $300-dollars a student.  Towns will still face a sizable jump in […]

Local News – January 17, 2020

GSA Meeting   (Blue Hill) – A proposed tuition increase at George Stevens Academy has towns in the Blue Hill area wondering how they can afford next year’s education budget.  The Blue Hill based private school has proposed a $2-thousand dollar per student tuition increase.  Leaders of those communities will meet this afternoon to discuss […]

Local News – January 16, 2020

Storm   (Undated) – The snowfall amount will be a bit less than first predicted, but a winter storm will still slow things down a bit today.  School is canceled for much of Hancock County as the snow started falling overnight.  A winter weather advisory is posted for the day.  The National Weather Service says […]

Local News – January 15, 2020

Surry – Dredging (Surry) – It’s nearly impossible to launch a boat at Surry’s boat ramp unless the tide is high.  Selectmen in the Hancock County town are starting to discuss a dredging project to remove the silt that creates a mud flat at the ramp when the tide is lower.  The Bangor Daily News […]

Local News – January 14, 2020

Mt. Desert – No Crime (Mt. Desert) – According to the statistics at the FBI, there is no crime in the town of Mt. Desert.  And while there’s not a lot of crime in the community, the statistics are misleading.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports that the crime stats submitted to the FBI come from […]

Local News – January 13, 2020

Jail – Tablets (Ellsworth) – Jail inmates in Hancock County will get access to computer tablets.  The Ellsworth American reports it won’t cost county taxpayers any money.  If inmates want to send or receive e-mail, they’ll have to pay for it themselves, at 50-cents a message.  County Commissioners say most every other county in Maine […]

Local News – January 10, 2020

Newport Murder (Newport) – A 40-year old Newport man is charged with murder following his wife’s death at their home.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that Frederick Allen is held at the Penobscot County jail, charged with killing 37-year old Anielka Allen.  Detectives gathered evidence from the couple’s home on North […]

Local News – January 9, 2020

Warden Plea   (Bangor) – A guilty plea from a Maine Game Warden will result in a $300-dollar fine.  The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that Jeremy Judd is also serving a 2-month suspension without pay as a result of the incident last summer at a Bangor Waterfront Concert.  Judd pled guilty yesterday […]

Local News – January 8, 2020

Bangor Drug Bust   (Bangor) – A New Jersey man who was to report to the Hancock County Jail to begin a drug trafficking sentence is in the Penobscot County jail after drug agents caught him in a car in Bangor that had a lot of heroin and crack cocaine.  The Bangor Daily News reports […]

Local News – January 7, 2020

Dog Killing   (Ellsworth) – A Winter Harbor woman who drove her boyfriend and another man to Bangor in August of 2018 has entered a guilty plea to hindering apprehension, but if she remains out of trouble for a year, she can withdraw the plea and prosecutors will drop the charge.  26-year old Maria Lockhart […]