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Local News – July 13, 2018

Otis Fire     (Otis) – For a 2nd time in less than two months, fire has badly damaged a building in a Hancock County town without its own fire department.  This time it was too late to save a cabin on Beech Hill Pond in Otis.  Firefighters from Mariaville, Ellsworth, Waltham, Aurora and the […]

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Local News – July 12, 2018

Police Chief Suit (Bar Harbor) – A judge has ruled that the Town of Bar Harbor did not violate due process and freedom of access laws when it fired now former police Chief Nathan Young.  The firing more than 4-years ago came after police officers discovered Young slumped over the wheel of his pickup truck […]

Local News – July 11, 2018

Lamoine Crash   (Lamoine) – Neighbors in Lamoine helped push a car upright while ambulances, firefighters and police rushed to the scene last evening.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says the 27-year old man driving the vehicle was partially ejected when his car got onto the soft shoulder of Buttermilk Road, flipped over and broke […]

Local News – July 10, 2018

Legislature     (Augusta) – Bills that will allow forest rangers to carry guns and to fund county jail operations will become law despite a veto from Governor Paul LePage.  Lawmakers yesterday over rode those vetoes, but upheld several others.  For Legislators and others seeking public office running a clean election campaign, it’s going to […]

Local News – July 9, 2018

SW Harbor Parking (Southwest Harbor) – Starting today a parking lot in Southwest Harbor will close for public use, eliminating 30-parking spaces.  The parking lot is privately owned and serves the post office and other businesses.  The lot owner says the town had leased the lot for public use, but that lease expires.  The Mt. […]

Local News July 6, 2018

Bank Robbery     (China) – A bank robber remains on the run after holding up a branch of Bar Harbor Bank and Trust in the Central Maine Town of China yesterday.  State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 troopers, forest rangers and game wardens responded to the Route 3 scene at about 2:30 […]

Local News Headlines – July 4, 2018

Drug Bust (Brewer)  – Two Washington County women face drug charges after police found them with heroin and Oxycodone in their vehicle in Newport.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that they arrested 51-year old Holly Pellon of Machias and 38-year old Meredith Hinerman of Machiasport.  Pellon has a lengthy drug crime […]

Local News – July 3, 2018

Party Bust     (Ellsworth) – Former local high school basketball players are among those caught at a drinking party in Ellsworth.  Police issued summonses for underaged alcohol possession to 22-people after a raid on Hallbrook Road last weekend.  Among them were numerous ball players from Ellsworth, George Stevens, MDI and Hermon High Schools who […]

Local News – July 2, 2018

Drug Sentence   (Bangor) – A federal judge has sent a 31-year old Bangor man to prison for 8-years after he admitted to his role in a drug dealing operation.  Last year Syriane Baldwin, who went by the street name of Del, entered a guilty plea to conspiring to distribute heroin, crack cocaine and pills.  […]