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Local News March 16, 2018

Blue Hill Theft (Blue Hill) – Authorities have charged the former town treasurer in Blue Hill with stealing nearly $18-thousand dollars from the town.  Jody Murphy was supposed to meet with investigators earlier this week.  The Weekly Packet reports she didn’t show.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says it appears Murphy didn’t deposit cash into […]

Local News – March 15, 2018

Storm Aftermath   (Undated) – Front end loaders will start to move huge snow piles out of the way today after plows cleared streets and parking lots of nearly 2-feet of snow the past two days.  Mainers head back to school and work after the third nor’easter in two weeks dumped a lot of snow […]

Local News – March 14, 2018

Storm (Lamoine) – Power company linemen and snow plows worked overnight as the latest nor’easter dumped more than a foot, and in some cases nearly 2-feet of snow on Maine overnight.  Emera Maine reports more than 4-thousand customers were without power early this morning.  Plow trucks have left very tall banks of snow along side […]

– Ellsworth Chamber names Citizen of the Year

From the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce: March 13, 2018: The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Natalie Knox of Ellsworth Maine is the 2018 Citizen of the Year.  The Citizen of the Year is awarded to an outstanding individual nominated by the members, “who embodies community spirit through volunteerism, involvement […]

Local News – March 13, 2018

Nor’Easter – Again     (Undated) – Schools in the Downeast area will get morning classes in, but most are dismissing early today as another nor’easter slams into Maine.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather warning for Hancock and Washington Counties, and a blizzard warning for mid-coast Maine.  When the storm ends […]

Local News March 12, 2018

  Oceanside Threat (Rockland) – Police in Rockland have charged a man with terrorizing for making some sort of threat against Oceanside High School. Village Soup dot-com reports 20-year old Thomas Sawyer is free on unsecured bail.   Extra police presence is planned at the high school today, but officials say they don’t believe there is […]

Local News – March 9, 2018

Fraud Sentence (Belfast) – A 64-year old swindler who worked the mid-coast area will spend 6-years in prison and will have to pay back his victims.  The Bangor Daily News reports a judge ordered Robert Howarth to prison in Waldo County.  He defrauded at least 17-victims in the Belfast area, and entered a guilty plea […]

Local News – March 8, 2018

Storm   (Undated) – Even by Maine standards, this is a wicked decent snowfall this morning.  School is closed, so are most local and state government offices.  The Governor shut down state government offices until 10-thirty this morning, the Legislature is out for the entire day.  Lots of businesses called it a day last night, […]

Local News – March 7, 2018

Storm (Undated) – The bare ground conditions along the Downeast coast will come to an end late today.  The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 6-O’clock tonight with up to a foot and a half of snow predicted.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Hayes says it’ll be a widespread two […]

Local News March 6, 2018

Ranked choice (Augusta) – Enough Maine voters signed a petition to force the June primaries to use ranked choice voting for the first time in the state’s history.  The petition also forces a referendum vote on the future of the ranking system passed a couple years ago, but postponed by the Legislature because it runs […]