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Local News 09/20/21

Driver Killed in High Speed Chase (Phippsburg)  A high speed chase in Phippsburg Saturday night ended in tragedy for the fleeing driver.  Authorities say dispatchers at the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office got a 9-1-1 call and could hear voices and engines revving, but no direct contact was made with the caller.  When a deputy went […]

Local News 09/17/21

Federal Panel Rejects Pfizer Booster for Most Americans (Undated)  A federal advisory panel today overwhelmingly rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots to most Americans 16 and older six months after their second dose.  The vote was 16 to 2, but a second vote endorsed the boosters for those aged 65 or older or […]

Local News 09/16/21

Breakthrough Cases (Augusta)  Maine is reporting a jump in breakthrough cases of COVID-19 – cases in people who are fully vaccinated.  The Bangor Daily News reports between August 6 and September 10, just over 1,500 new breakthrough cases were reported, accounting for roughly 16 percent of cases. That is a huge jump, since Maine recorded […]

Local News 09/15/21

Arrest Made in Biddeford Killing (AP/Biddeford)   The owner of an apartment house in Biddeford was fatally shot and a suspect  arrested hours later in New Hampshire. Officials say the U.S. Marshal Service’s Maine Violent Offender Task Force arrested 30-year-old Randal Hennessy, of Biddeford, without incident Tuesday night in Durham, New Hampshire. Police were alerted to […]

Local News 09/14/21

Prentiss Shooting Arrest (Prentiss)  Police have arrested a Penobscot man in connection with a double shooting in Prentiss last Friday.  Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, shortly after 3 p.m. on September 10th, Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service responded to a complaint of shots fired at 274 Averill Road […]

Local News 09/13/21

Lincoln Fire (Lincoln)  One man died and the American Red Cross is helping dozens of others after fire destroyed an apartment building in Lewiston on Saturday.  Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7, multiple fire departments responded to the blaze at 226 Blake Street, which was called in about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.  70-yo […]

Local News 09/10/21

Amherst Fatal (Amherst)  One person was killed and another critically injured Thursday in a single vehicle crash on Route 9 in Amherst.  Maine State Police report to Star 97.7, 39 yo Renee Bubier of Perry was westbound about 1:30 Thursday afternoon in a heavy rainstorm, when she lost control of her vehicle and went off […]

Local News 09/09/21

Nomination Papers Due in Ellsworth (Ellsworth)  The deadline for submitting nomination papers for local elections in Ellsworth is a week from Friday.  The Ellsworth American reports there are two open seats on City Council, currently held by Heather Grindle and John Phillips.  Four people have taken nomination papers, but the newspaper reports only John Linnehan […]

Local News 09/08/21

Autumn Gold Seeks Food Purveyors (Ellsworth)  Have you started a business selling cupcakes?  Do you sell specialty scones out of your kitchen?  Or maybe you create healthy wraps on a small scale.  If so, the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce is looking for you!  In lieu of Chowder Fest, at this year’s Autumn Gold Celebration, the […]

Local News 09/07/21

Ellsworth Road Closure (Ellsworth)   A quick reminder, tomorrow (September 8th), beginning at 8 a.m., the Shore Road in Ellsworth will be closed to ALL through traffic at the causeway for annual pump service testing.  This is a temporary closure at the water source only and will not affect any direct access to residential driveways on […]