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Local News – September 25, 2020

Millinocket Manager Fired   (Millinocket) – Millinocket needs a new town manager.  Town Councilors last night voted 6-to-1 to fire manager John Davis after 5-years on the job.  The big problem:  the police department.  Chief Craig Worster has been under ire from officers, including deputy chief Janet Theriault who filed a 65-page complaint against the […]

Local News – September 24, 2020

Stockton Springs Murder Arrest   (Belfast) – Back in June of 1984 Dorothea Burke went to a wedding that then a bar in Bucksport, and that was the last time anyone reported seeing her alive.  Five days later, construction workers found the Stockton Springs woman’s badly beaten body on Meadow Road in her home town.  […]

Local News – September 23, 2020

Body Found   (Dead River Twp) – A York family has some closure after divers recovered a 31-year old woman’s body from Flagstaff Lake.  Warden Service spokesman Mark Latti reports to Star 97.7 that divers found Caitlin Giunta’s body about 500-feet from shore in 22-feet of water.  She, her boyfriend and her brother, fell from […]

Local News – September 22, 2020

Flagstaff Search   (Dead River Twp) – Game wardens return to Flagstaff Lake today to continue the search for a 31-year old woman who vanished after a canoeing accident during the weekend.  Spokesman Mark Latti reports to Star 97.7 that Caitlin Guinta was in the canoe with her brother and boyfriend when it capsized in […]

Local News – September 21, 2020

Local News 9-21-20   Woman Missing-Flagstaff Lake   (Dead River Twp) – A woman from York is missing after a canoeing incident on Flagstaff Lake.  The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 she was one of three people and a dog in a canoe that overturned late Saturday afternoon.  Two men in the canoe […]

Local News – September 18, 2020

Freedom Fatal   (Freedom) – A two car crash in Waldo County has left one person dead and two others injured.  WABI-TV reports the crash was reported at about 4-o’clock yesterday afternoon at the intersection of the North Palermo and Albion Roads.  Police have not released the names of those involved.   Fatal Crash   […]

Local News – September 17, 2020

Trenton – No Town Meeting   (Trenton) – It may not be until December that voters in Trenton can get together to pass a town budget.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Selectmen will discuss setting a town meeting date at their meeting in November.  Town staff says they don’t have the resources to run the […]

Local News – September 16, 2020

Red Flag Warning   (Old Town) – Fire danger across most of the state is high this week, and a red flag warning could go up today.  Regional Forest Ranger Jeff Currier instructed local fire wardens yesterday to stop issuing burn permits until further notice.  The dry weather and predicted high winds today will likely […]

Local News – September 15, 2020

Fatal Crash – Appeal (Bangor) – Federal prosecutors plan to appeal a ruling from a federal judge that throws out blood test results from a fatal crash.  The Bangor Daily News reports the appeal was filed a week ago.  The initial blood test from Praneeth Manubolu followed the crash in Acadia National Park in 2019 […]

Local News – September 14, 2020

Fogg Obit   (Undated) – Word has come in of the passing of a former Executive Director at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce who left that job to become the head of the Maine Tourism Association.  A friend posted that Chris Fogg died during the weekend, possibly while golfing.  Fogg headed up the Bar […]