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Local News – March 5, 2021

Hinckley Outbreak (Trenton) – A boat manufacturing facility in Trenton is dealing with a Coronavirus outbreak.  The Ellsworth American reports 20-COVID cases are reported among workers at Hinckley Yachts.  The Maine CDC opened an outbreak investigation at the boat maker in late February.  The CDC says the virus appears to have spread through community transmission […]

Local News – March 4, 2021

Educators Eligible for Vaccines   (Augusta) – Maine’s school teachers and day care providers can now make COVID-19 vaccination appointments, no matter how old they are.  Governor Janet Mills late yesterday agreed to adopt federal guidelines and open vaccinations to teachers in order to hasten school re-openings.  The Biden Administration this week made teachers a […]

Local News – March 3, 2021

DA Candidate Arrested   (Rumford) – A former candidate for District Attorney in Oxford County faces numerous sex crimes charges after a three year investigation.  State Police spokeswoman Katy England reports to Star 97.7 that 46-year old Seth Carey is held at a jail in Florida after his arrest while he was traveling out of […]

Local News – March 2, 2021

Porn Plea   (Bangor) – A Bucksport man faces up to 20-years in prison and a quarter million dollar fine after pleading guilty to child porn charges.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that William Meier entered a guilty plea in federal court yesterday.  Authorities seized a cell phone, computer and storage drives […]

Local News – March 1, 2021

Farmington Fatal Fire   (Farmington) – Working smoke detectors are a must.  That word from the State Fire Marshal’s Office after fires claimed four lives in Maine in the past week.  Two of the victims were children.  The latest fatalities were in a Saturday house fire in Farmington.  A spokeswoman for the Fire Marshal’s Office […]

Local News – February 26, 2021

No Pot Sales – Bar Harbor (Bar Harbor) – No retail marijuana business for Bar Harbor, at least not for now. The Mt. Desert Islander reports town councilors have decided not to opt in for retail pot sales.  Town councilors said there was no local tax revenue generated by retail marijuana sales, and yet it […]

Local News – February 25, 2021

Dog Killing Plea (Ellsworth) – A Hancock man has pled guilty to numerous charges in connection with a dog killing 2-and-a-half years ago.  The Bangor Daily News reports 39-year old Nathan Burke will pay a $180-dollar fine and was sentenced to time served in jail.  Burke and 25-year old Justin Chipman of Steuben were charged […]

Local News February 24, 2021

Drug Bust   (Newport) – About $100-thousand dollars worth of Fentanyl is off the streets after drug agents busted a Tremont man this week.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports to Star 97.7 that 35-year old Keith Wedge is charged with trafficking and was held at the jail in Bangor on $25-thousand dollars cash bail.  […]

Local News – February 23, 2021

CMP Corridor Petition   (Augusta) – More than 80-thousand Maine voters signed petitions in another attempt to force a vote on a high power transmission line currently under construction in Western Maine.  Secretary of State Shenna Bellows certified the signatures on Monday.  If the Legislature fails to pass the proposed rules, voters will get a […]

Local News – February 22, 2021

Freezing Baby   (Ellsworth) – A 1-year old baby from Ellsworth is recovering from hypothermia and frostbite after police found the child strapped into a car seat in a freezing vehicle.  Relatives reported the child missing last week, and mother Ashley Bragg recalls last seeing the baby late Wednesday night.  Police found the baby the […]