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Local News – May 25, 2018

Abuse Report – DHHS   (Augusta) – Maine’s Human Services Commissioner says his agency found the same shortcomings that a government watchdog agency did when it reviewed the Child and Family Services office.  In a press release to Star 97.7, Ricker Hamilton says to focus is to make sure the two tragedies under investigation never […]

Local News – May 24, 2018

Hospital Voice Mail Out   (Machias) – The hospital serving the Machias area says its voice mail system is down for now.  Downeast Community Hospital callers during off hours are getting a recording explaining the voice mail outage.  A Portland company is working to rebuild the system and should have it ready to go tomorrow. […]

Local News – May 23, 2018

Acadia Transportation Plan     (Lamoine) – Paid parking reservations, a new visitor center, and expanded bus service are among the ideas Acadia National Park is floating to help handle traffic in one of Maine’s hottest tourist destinations  In recent years, the park has closed down the road leading up Cadillac Mountain because there are […]

Local News – May 22, 2018

Miss Maine/Miss USA (Shreveport, LA) – A young Trenton woman finished in the top 10 in last night’s Miss USA beauty contest.  Marina “Rosie” Gray serves as a Sergeant in the National Guard, and made it through to the top 15, and after the swimsuit competition to the top 10.  She did not get past […]

Local News – May 21, 2018

Stonington Lobsterman’s Death      (Stonington) – It wasn’t like Butch Ciomei to come in late from lobster fishing into Stonington and when his son couldn’t reach him, he raised concern, reporting him missing.  An hour later the son found Ciomei’s body wrapped in fishing line and in the water outside his running boat, the […]

Local News – May 18, 2018

Acadia Fire (Bar Harbor) – If you see a lot of smoke on Mt. Desert Island today it’s most likely on purpose.  Acadia National Park plans to burn about an acre and a half about a mile north of Sargent mountain.  Spokeswoman Christie Anastasia reports to Star 97.7 the burn is to get rid of […]

Local News – May 17, 2018

Drug Sentence (Portland) – A 40-year old Connecticut drug dealer who peddled his poisonous wares in Biddeford will spend his next 25-years in federal prison.  The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that Erick Adams received his sentence in Portland.  Adams pled guilty nearly a year ago.  Drug agents say he worked selling crack, […]

Local News – May 16, 2018

Lobster Buying Case (Ellsworth) – A Mt. Desert Island man accused of failing to keep records of lobsters he purchased from local fishermen won’t get a chance to tell a jury his story.  The Ellsworth American reports prosecutors decided to drop charges against Donald Crabtree.  Marine Patrol officers cited Crabtree on failure to report lobster […]

Local News – May 15, 2018

Medway Fire (Medway) – The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a Medway fire that destroyed a home and injured one of the three people living there.  WVII-TV reports the blaze started around 2-o’clock in the morning.   Several fire departments sent manpower and tankers to the scene to keep the fire from spreading.  The person injured […]

Local News – May 14, 2018

Motorcycle Fatal (Embden) – A fatal motorcycle crash is reported in the town of Embden.  WABI-TV reports it happened on the Kennebec River Road at about 6-o’clock last night.  Firefighters and police responded to the scene to find a woman dead.  Details about the crash including the woman’s name have not yet been released.   […]