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Local News Headlines – November 18, 2019

Brewer Fatal (Brewer) – A 17-year old high school senior from Brewer has died in a crash on Wiswell Road in that city.  It happened shortly after 7-o’clock Saturday evening when Jordan Parkhurst drove his vehicle off the road and slammed into a tree.  A passenger in the car was ejected but survived, Parkhurst did […]

Local News – November 15, 2019

Animal Cruelty Trial (Ellsworth) – A 24-year old Steuben man faces jail time and a significant fine in a high profile animal abuse case.  Yesterday a judge found Justin Chipman guilty of animal cruelty and several other crimes in connection with the August 2018 death of Franky, a pug mix that belonged to Chipman’s boss.  […]

Local News – November 14, 2019

Greenbush Deaths (Greenbush) – When neighbors noticed that a vehicle on the Spring Bridge Road in Greenbush still had snow on it, they got concerned and called State Police to check things out.  Police found two bodies inside the house – a man and a woman whose names they’ve not yet released.  A team of […]

Local News – November 13, 2019

Weather – Lucerne (Dedham) – The roads were so bad last evening on Route 1-A in Dedham that police closed them to traffic for a while.  Several crashes forced the road closure during the early evening commute, backing up traffic for miles while police and fire departments handled the accidents.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department […]

Local News – November 12, 2019

Augusta Deaths (Augusta) – Augusta’s police chief says he doesn’t believe the general public is in danger after officers found two bodies inside a Northern Avenue residence Monday.  Chief Jared Mills reports to Star 97.7 that officers conducting a welfare check discovered the two bodies shortly after 1:30 yesterday afternoon.  The Augusta Police department called […]

Local News – November 11, 2019

Mariaville Fire (Mariaville) – A Mariaville family escaped with just the clothes on their backs when fire broke out at their home on Old Hay Road Saturday afternoon. Traci Paine said a grandson heard what sounded like popcorn popping but it was coming from an electrical panel, so she told everyone to get out of […]

Local News – November 8, 2019

Local News 11-8-19 Canoeing Death (Sullivan) – When two men headed out to dig clams in Sullivan yesterday, they put a canoe in the water in Flander’s Bay and didn’t wear life jackets.  A short time later the canoe swamped off shore, dumping both men into the 52-degree water.  One swam to shore;  36-year old […]

Local News – November 7, 2019

Lamoine – Solar (Lamoine) – Voters in Lamoine will decide tonight whether to allow Selectmen to move forward with a plan to lease land to a solar energy company.  A proposed 3-and-a-half megawatt solar energy project would locate on property where the town’s closed landfill is located.  The town would make at least $40-thousand dollars […]

Local News – November 6, 2019

Ellsworth – Election Results (Ellsworth) – In a 5-way race for three city council seats, voters in Ellsworth have returned an incumbent and elected two brand new councilors.  Robert Miller and Michelle Kaplan garnered the most votes, and current councilor Marc Blanchette took the third seat, beating out Gene Lyons by just 20-votes.  Miller and […]

Local News – November 5, 2019

Election Day (Augusta) – Two statewide questions face Maine voters today in an off-year election.  One would fund a bond to fix up roads across the state.  The other would change Maine’s constitution by allowing disabled voters to support petition questions without having to sign their names.  The Secretary of State’s office expects a very […]