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Local News – November 30, 2020

Peninsula Outbreak   (Deer Isle) – A major coronavirus outbreak at the Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle has seen 35-residents and ten staff members infected.  The nursing home posted on its Facebook Page this weekend that they have asked for help from the National Guard with disinfecting the facility.  The major outbreak has forced […]

Local News – November 27, 2020

Twp 7 Fatal Crash (Twp 7) – State police say a 51-year old Gouldsboro woman died in a head on collision on Route 1 in Township 7 between Steuben and Gouldsboro.  It happened Wednesday evening.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that troopers determined she was on the wrong side of the […]

Local News – November 25, 2020

Covid-19 – the latest   (Augusta) – The worst day so far in Maine for Coronavirus, as Maine’s CDC reported a dozen deaths and 258-new infections.  The death count rose to 189 Mainer who’ve died from complications of Covid-19 since March.  The only county with no new cases is Hancock County.  Figures from the CDC […]

Local News – November 24, 2020

Verona Fatal (Verona Island) – A 26-year old Verona Island man died in a crash on the island last evening.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to WABI-TV that Justin Gray was driving a truck that went off the West Side Drive in his hometown and slammed into trees.  The crash happened around 7-o’clock last […]

Local News – November 23, 2020

Coronavirus – the Latest Numbers   (Augusta) – The total number of Coronavirus cases went over the 10-thousand mark during the weekend, and the death count rose to 176.  The Maine CDC reported 2,392 active cases as of mid-day Sunday, with 236 new cases.  The daily average during the past week is now more than […]

Local News – November 20, 2020

Mills Orders Restricted Hours for Businesses   (Augusta) – Last call in Maine ends at 9PM.  That’s the order from Governor Janet Mills who imposed a curfew on bars, restaurants, movie theaters, casinos, and other businesses that offer sit down dining and drinking.  The Governor says the move is designed to help slow the spread […]

Local News – November 18, 2020

SCOTME-Carillo   (Augusta) – The attorney for a Stockton Springs woman convicted of helping kill her 10-year old daughter says his client is also a victim of Domestic Violence.  Sharon Kennedy Carillo is serving 48-years for the little girl’s murder along with her ex-husband.  Carillo’s attorney Christopher MacLean argued before Maine’s Supreme Court yesterday that […]

Local News November 17, 2020

Wreaths Across America Barred   (Harrington) – The organization that annually organizes a huge convoy carrying Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery says that’s not going to happen this year.  Wreaths Across America which is based in Harrington says the cemetery is not allowing wreath placement this year.  A post on the organization’s web page […]

Local News – November 16, 2020

Coronavirus – The Latest   (Augusta) – The Coronavirus numbers in Maine continue to spike.  For the past three week, more than 100-people a day have tested positive for COVID-19 after months of relatively few infections.  Currently, 2,098 people are actively infected.  165-Maine residents have died from complications of the disease since the pandemic began […]

Local News – November 13, 2020

Maine Maritime – COVID   (Castine) – A coronavirus outbreak at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine will see the school shift to remote learning starting on Monday.  The campus has 13-active COVID-19 infections and will wrap up in-person learning today for a handful of students.  The school declined to say how the infections break down […]