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Local News – November 17, 2017

Lincoln Fire-Arson   (Lincoln) – Those fires at the closed Lincoln Pulp and Paper mill this week were no accident, and there was one more than initially reported.  State Police and Fire Marshals arrested 59-year old David Parsons of Lincoln yesterday, charging him with 3-counts of arson.  Parsons used to work at the mill and […]

Local News – November 16, 2017

Lincoln Fire (Lincoln) – A pair of fires last evening in Lincoln kept firefighters at the scene of a mothballed paper mill overnight.  Eleven communities from as far away as Old Town sent manpower and equipment to the scene of the fires at the Lincoln Pulp and Paper complex.  The first fire destroyed a scales […]

Local News – November 15, 2017

Bar Harbor – Ferry Terminal (Bar Harbor) – A committee weighing the options for the unused ferry terminal in Bar Harbor will recommend to the Town Council that the town purchase the property for 3-and-a-half million dollars.  WABI-TV reports if the Council approves, the purchase would go to voters next June.  Bay Ferries Limited stopped […]

Local News – November 14, 2017

Ellsworth Mayor (Ellsworth) – The city of Ellsworth has a new city council chair.  Fellow councilors voted 4-to-3 in favor of Marc Blanchette to lead the city council meetings for the next year.  Former chair Bob Crosthwaite garnered the minority vote.  The city council also welcomed new city councilor Dale Hamilton in its organizational meeting […]

Local News – November 13, 2017

Kidnapping (Bangor) – Three people from Georgia face kidnapping charges after picking up a man in Brewer and forcing him to make a fraudulent bank transaction.  Sergeant Brent Beaulieu reports to Star 97-7 the incident occurred last Friday and the suspects who range in age from 20 to 44 are due in court today.  Beaulieu […]

Local News – November 10, 2017

Drug Arrests (Brunswick) – More drugs off the street after busts in Southern Maine.  The Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97-7 that a state trooper stopped a 50-year old New Jersey man on the Turnpike in York and found 72-grams of cocaine and 15-grams of heroin in Irvin Philmore’s car.  He’s charged with trafficking […]

Local News – November 9, 2017

Convicted Killer Freed (Portland) – Anthony Sanborn is a free man after serving 27-years in prison for killing a 16-year old girl in 1989.  Sanborn and prosecutors reached a deal where his conviction will stand and his sentence ends.  A judge reopened the case after a key witness recanted her testimony that helped convict Sanborn […]

Local News – November 8, 2017

State Referenda   (Augusta) – In an off-year election Maine will generally see about 20-percent voter turnout.  Not yesterday – turnout was about double that in many communities. In towns with no local issues, Medicaid expansion and a very unpopular casino question brought voters to the polls.  Many said they were surprised to see two […]

Local News – November 7, 2017

Hancock Crash (Hancock) – Nearly a thousand Hancock residents lost power again for a while last evening after a flat bed truck carrying a pickup truck went off the road, flipped and struck a utility pole.  One person went to the hospital in the Route 1 crash.  Emera Maine crews had to shut down the […]

Local News – November 6, 2017

Warren Death (Warren) – Authorities in Knox County are investigating a weekend death.  Village Soup dot-com reports Deputies got called to Warren when someone discovered a 40-year old man’s body.  The discovery was reported just before 9-o’clock Saturday morning.  The death remains under investigation and the Sheriff’s Department has not released any names yet.   […]