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Local News – January 27, 2021

Sheriff/Healthy Acadia (Ellsworth) – Hancock County’s Sheriff is looking for a new agency to provide substance abuse counseling services to jail inmates after severing ties with Healthy Acadia.   The Bangor Daily News reports Sheriff Scott Kane took exception to the agency’s support for Black Lives Matter, which he says has advocated violence toward police officers.  […]

Local News – January 26, 2021

Schools – Outbreaks (Updated)   (Ellsworth) – Coronavirus continues to impact Maine school districts.  Schools serving Deer Isle land Stonington have gone to remote learning and sports programs are canceled after several parents of students tested positive following a social gathering 10-days ago.  George Stevens Academy has started 2-weeks of remote learning.  Ellsworth Schools are […]

Local News – January 25, 2021

Franklin Fire   (Franklin) – A fire early this morning in Franklin destroyed a sauna but quick work by firefighters kept the blaze from destroying a nearby home.  The call to Far Way Road came in around quarter to three this morning.  Franklin firefighters got help from Sullivan, Hancock, Sorrento, Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro while […]

Local News – January 22, 2021

Transmission Line Petition   (Augusta) – More than 100-thousand Maine voters signed a petition calling for a referendum to halt construction on the so-called clean energy corridor through Western Maine.  They dropped off the signatures to the Secretary of State’s office yesterday.  The power line project has all the permits it needs, but a judge […]

Local News – January 21, 2021

Fiberight   (Hampden) – A Pennsylvania based company hopes to become the new operator of a shuttered trash to fuel plant in Hampden.  The Municipal Review Committee is negotiating a contract with Delta Thermo Energy to reopen the former Fiberight Plant the closed last spring.  That plant converts trash for more than 100-towns and cities […]

Local News – January 20, 2021

Washington County Drug Bust   (Milbridge) – Drug agents have charged 5 Washington County residents and two men from New Bedford Massachusetts with drug trafficking after a month long investigation.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that they had been watching a drug ring from New Bedford as they recruited drug dealers […]

Local News – January 19, 2021

Release Denied (Brooklin) – A man who embezzled $800-thousand dollars from a boatyard in Brooklin will remain in federal prison despite his plea for a compassionate release.  The Ellsworth American reports 53-year old Steve Nygren requested he be set free from the prison at Fort Devens Massachusetts because of Coronavirus health concerns.  Nygren said his […]

Local News – January 18, 2021

Covid Numbers   (Augusta) – Maine recorded 342 more cases of Coronavirus in the latest data release Sunday.  The death toll rose by four; now 511 Mainers with the virus have died. Maine hospitals are treating 193 people infected with the virus, 63 are in critical care beds.  Since the pandemic began last March more […]

Local News – January 15, 2021

Silver Air Owes County (Trenton) – An airline that operated at the Hancock County Airport in Trenton owes the county more than $13-thousand dollars.  The Ellsworth American reports Silver Air has not paid the airport for services since last June.  The airline pulled out of the airport in October after Cape Air took over passenger […]

Local News – January 14, 2021

Crash Fatals   (Kittery) – A Falmouth couple died after a tractor trailer truck crushed their car in slow traffic on the Maine Turnpike.  It happened while a high speed chase was taking place on the ‘pike Tuesday.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that Geoffrey and Elizabeth Gattis, who were both […]