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Local News – May 29, 2020

Acadia Reopening   (Acadia National Park) – Acadia National Park says it will start to reopen on Monday.  Spokeswoman Christie Anastasia reports to Star 97.7 that the Park Loop Road will open to traffic on June 1st.  Park Rangers will man tents outside the Hulls Cove Visitor Center to help tourists with directions and finding […]

Local News – May 28, 2020

Clifford – Principal (Ellsworth) – It’ll be pretty easy for principals at Ellsworth’s two school buildings to compare notes.  The school committee has hired April Clifford as the new principal for the Ellsworth Elementary School.  She’s married to the high school principal, Dan Clifford.  Mrs. Clifford has been the IT director in the Ellsworth school […]

Local News – May 27, 2020

Power outage              (Ellsworth) – Traffic lights went out, and more than 13-hundred customers went dark early this morning in Ellsworth when the power failed.  Versant officials report to Star 97.7 the outage affected Ellsworth and Trenton beginning shortly before 4:30 this morning.  It was back on about 45-minutes later.  Because of the time of […]

Local News – May 26, 2020

Drug Bust (Augusta) – Two people from New York City are in jail after State Police picked them up in Augusta in a drug investigation.  Police had been searching for 26-year old Edwin Rodriguez for a couple of years.  When Maine officers arrested him, they found crack cocaine in his vehicle.  Rodriguez was also wanted […]

Local News – May 25, 2020

Surry Fire   (Surry) – For a 2nd time in recent weeks fire has consumed a camp on Toddy Pond in Surry.  Firefighters from Surry, Blue Hill, Orland, Ellsworth and the Maine Forest Service responded to the scene Saturday afternoon as black smoke belched into the sky.  When firefighters arrived they found the building fully […]

Local News – May 22, 2020

Fire Danger   (Old Town) – Maine’s woods are bone dry, temperatures will soar into the 80-s today, and the wind will gust at times.  That combination has prompted a red flag warning from the National Weather Service and forest rangers are battling a couple of large wildfires.  The biggest is at May Mountain near […]

Local News – May 21, 2020

Gravel Pit Denied   (Lamoine) – A sizable gravel mining operation in Lamoine won’t get bigger for now.  The Maine Supreme Court sided with a citizens group that opposed the proposed expansion of Harold MacQuinn Incorporated’s current 33-acre gravel operation to more than 100-acres.  The town’s Planning Board had initially denied the expansion permit, but […]

Local News – May 20, 2020

Fire Deaths (Ellsworth) – A team of investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office collected samples from a burned out trailer where two bodies turned up yesterday in Ellsworth.  Spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that 67-year old Bruce Wallace and 58-year old Linda Tarvis perished in the early morning blaze that brought five […]

Local News – May 19, 2020

Bangor Road Fire   (Ellsworth) – At least five fire departments responded to a building fire in Ellsworth overnight.  Dispatchers rousted firefighters out of bed shortly after 3:30 this morning to respond to Route 1-A in Ellsworth.  Initial reports said a mobile home was on fire.  Firefighters from Ellsworth, Hancock, Trenton, Lamoine and Orland had […]

Local News – May 18, 2020

Birch Bay Case   (Bar Harbor) – A retirement facility in Bar Harbor says a worker has tested positive for Coronavirus and is in isolation at home.  Birch Bay Village reports to Star 97.7 that the positive test prompted testing of the 60-employees at the facility and 30 residents in the retirement village who may […]