409 High Street - P.O. Box 1171 - Ellsworth, ME 04605 - Phone: 207-667-0002 Fax: 207-667-0627

Stu's News - What's Happening Downeast

Local News – April 12, 2021

Fiberight Buyer Questioned   (Hampden) – As the organization that represents more than 100-Maine towns and cities that were sending trash to the Fiberight plant in Hampden gets closer to finalizing a deal with a new operator, questions arise about the new company.  The Bangor Daily News reports Delta Thermo Energy listed technical advisors and […]

Local News – April 9, 2021

Gouldsboro Manager Search   (Gouldsboro) – The Town of Gouldsboro is going to have to budget a lot more money to pay a town manager.  That seems to be the conclusion as the Hancock County town begins the search for its 4th town manager in the past 3-years.  Current manager Andrea Sirois is stepping down […]

Local News – April 8, 2021

Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal   (Bar Harbor) – The ferry terminal in Bar Harbor that has undergone some significant renovations in anticipation of ferry service to Nova Scotia has other parts that are obsolete.  A committee of town officials and State Representative Lynne Williams is looking at removing much of the facility and possibly replacing […]

Local News – April 7, 2021

Fatal Crash   (Blue Hill) – A head on crash between two pickup trucks in Blue Hill left a 53 year old Stonington man dead yesterday afternoon.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 the crash on Route 172 near the Blue Hill/Surry transfer station closed the road for quite a while.  Dead […]

Local News – April 6, 2021

Arson Arrest – Bangor   (Bangor) – A 56-year old Bangor man is charged with arson and burglary in connection with a fire that destroyed a storage shed at Fielder’s Choice Ice Cream on Odlin Road.  The Bangor Police Department reports to Star 97.7 that they arrested Michael Benfield for Sunday’s blaze.  Witnesses said they […]

Local News – April 5, 2021

Deer Isle Fire (Deer Isle) – A fire at a workshop in Deer Isle has scrambled fire departments from at least three communities.  Dispatchers said the blaze on the North Deer Isle Road was in a shop building and not attached to the home.  The call came in around 6:20 this morning.   Bangor Shed […]

Local News – April 2, 2021

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Kennedy Conviction   (Augusta) – A woman serving 48-years in prison for helping to murder her 10-year old daughter will remain in prison.  Maine’s Supreme Court upheld the verdict and prison sentence for Sharon Kennedy.  Emergency workers responded to her condo in Stockton Springs more than 3-years ago and found Marissa […]

Local News – April 1, 2021

Searsport Man Sentenced   (Bangor)  A Searsport man will spend a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty in 2019 to sending obscene material to a police officer posing as an underage teen.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7, 35-year-old Nicholas Norwood, formerly of Frankfort, used a mobile messaging service […]

Local News – March 31, 2021

Farmington Deaths   (Farmington) – A team of investigators is collaborating after police found two men dead inside a home in Farmington.  State Police spokeswoman Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7 that local police discovered the bodies yesterday morning after they were requested to do a welfare check at the home on High Street in […]

Local News – March 30, 2021

Drug Ring   (Bangor) – The FBI has charged a 31-year old Trenton woman with drug trafficking and firearms charges that could land her in prison for life.  The Bangor Daily News reports Shelby Kleffman and two men from Massachusetts were part of a drug ring that was regularly bringing fentanyl into Maine.  Much of […]