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Local News – February 19, 2019

Train Derail (Brownville Jct) – A slow-speed derailment sent 10-railroad cars off the tracks in a remote part of Piscataquis County.  The Bangor Daily News reports the cars belong to Eastern Maine Railways which is a subsidiary of J.D Irving.  The train was moving at about 10-miles an hour at the time.  A company spokeswoman […]

Local News – February 18, 2019

Snowmobile Fatalities   (Poland) – Two snowmobilers have died in separate crashes in Maine during the weekend.  The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 51-year old Gracie Onofrio of Norway died when she flew off her sled on Norway Lake and another snowmobile struck her.  And near Thompson Lake in Poland, 17-year old Troy […]

Local News – February 15, 2019

Fisherman Sentenced (Portland) – A mid-coast fisherman who was high and drunk when he took his boat out into a storm more than 4-years ago will spend the next four years in federal prison.  30-year old Christopher Hutchinson of Cushing found out his sentence yesterday after pleading guilty to Seaman’s manslaughter last September.  The US […]

Local News – February 14, 2019

Drug Bust   (Ellsworth) – Drug agents had watched a Hancock Couple for several weeks, and when William Smeal and Savanna Adams went out of state this week, then came back in yesterday’s snow storm, they made their move.  Police pulled a Mercedes over on High Street in Ellsworth.  They found 100-grams of heroin hidden […]

– Dedham man killed in fire trying to save dog

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: The State Fire Marshal’s Office says one man died this morning when fire swept his home on Dedham. Investigators said the man and his wife escaped the house at mid morning after smoke detectors went off. The man then reentered the burning house to look for his dog. […]

Local News – February 13, 2019

Bag Ban (Ellsworth) – A proposed plastic bag ban in Ellsworth met with some skeptical response at the city council this week.  Council chair Marc Blanchette says he wants to see numbers.  The group proposing the ban, Ellsworth Green Action Team, says it has no idea how many bags that stores issue annually. Blanchette says […]

Updated Storm Information

What has changed:   All remaining watches have been replaced with Winter Storm Warnings. Snowfall intensity is expected pick up earlier across the north with the morning commute now expected to be impacted with moderate to heavy snow. This will create hazardous driving conditions for the Wednesday morning commute, lingering into the evening across the north. Conditions […]

Local News – February 12, 2019

Falls Community Center (Ellsworth) – The dilapidated building at the center of controversy in Ellsworth Falls can get torn down.  That’s the ruling from the Board of Appeals in Ellsworth for the former Community Center which once served as a fire house. The Ellsworth American reports the Board of Appeals ruled there was no restriction […]

Weather Update for week of 2/11/19

Overview: Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the entire region.  A developing coastal low will spread snow over the region Tuesday night along with strong easterly coastal winds.  The low will continue to push north through the day on Wednesday bringing widespread snow with a wintry mix possible for the Bangor Region and Downeast […]

– SPCA of Hancock County hires Executive Director

From the SPCA of Hancock County: TRENTON – Following an extensive nationwide search, the SPCA of Hancock County has hired a veteran animal welfare professional as its new executive director. Nichola Redmond, the current executive director of the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society in Gloucester, VA, will begin her new position at the SPCA later this month. […]