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Fourth snowmobile fatality reported in Maine this season

From the Maine Warden Service: “A man is dead after an overnight snowmobile crash in Sidney. Jeffrey Fisher, 32, from Sidney, was found dead along the shoreline of Messalonskee Lake after he became separated from his friend while on a snowmobile ride. The Maine Warden Service determined that Fisher crashed his snowmobile and was ejected […]

Jesup Memorial Library closed for the next week

News from the Jesup Memorial Library: “BAR HARBOR—Because of dust resulting from work being done on the Jesup Memorial Library, the library will be closed until at least Tuesday, Jan. 24. Necessary repairs are being made on the exterior brickwork of the Jesup, an historic building which is on the National Register of Historic Places.  […]

The Grand to launch new digital projector next month

The Grand to launch new digital projector with 3D screening of Disney Pixar’s “Up”: “Ellsworth – The Grand Theater in Ellsworth will host a “Projector Premiere” on Saturday, February 11, and show the 3-D movie, Disney Pixar’s “Up.” The movie screening will celebrate the success of a $165,000 fundraising campaign to purchase a brand-new digital projector, […]

Local News January 18, 2017

Brewer Robbery (Brewer) – Police have arrested a 49-year old Blue Hill man following an armed robbery at the Brewer Motor Inn early yesterday morning. WABI-TV reports Anthony Yurchick is accused of pulling a gun on the front desk clerk at about 5-thirty in the morning and then fleeing on foot. Yurchick is charged with […]

New RX drop box at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital

News from Blue Hill Memorial Hospital: “Blue Hill, ME – (January 13, 2017)  Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Healthy Acadia and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, is pleased to announce the addition of a new prescription drug drop box for Hancock County, as part of their substance prevention efforts. The drop box allows […]

Maine’s 3rd snowmobile fatality of the season reported

From the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: “A Rhode Island man was killed over the weekend in Maine’s third snowmobile related fatality this season. At approximately 5:43 PM, Edmond D. Imondi, 53, from Foster, Rhode Island was riding with two friends in T1 R9 WELS on a groomed ITS trail west of Millinocket Lake. […]

The Grand selects an Executive Director

Press Release from The Grand: “Ellsworth – The Grand Board of Directors is pleased to announce Nick Turner has been named Executive Director of The Grand in Ellsworth after an extensive, nationwide search. Turner will join The Grand in spring 2017. He brings a strong educational performing arts background to The Grand with his most recent […]

2 arrested for failing to return vehicle

From the Ellsworth Police Department: “A vehicle rented from Darlings Auto Mall by was due back on Saturday, January 7, 2017 has not been returned as of Thursday January 12, 2017.  On 1/16/17 Sgt Wilmot arrested Jamie Matlack (43) of Sedgwick and Jessica Grindle (36 )of Sedgwick for the Class B theft of the vehicle.  They […]

Local News – January 17, 2017

Burglary Arrests (Bangor) – Police in Bangor charged a couple with stealing tools and other goods from a home that was under construction. Sergeant Tim Cotton reports to Star 97-7 detectives searched a State Street apartment where Shana and Shawn Boutot lived. They found a majority of the tools and other items taken in the […]

Local News – January 13, 2017

Lamoine – Marijuana (Lamoine) – Voters in Lamoine will decide whether to ban retail marijuana sellers and growers from town. Selectmen last night set a public hearing for February 16th prior to a referendum vote at the annual town meeting on March 7th. Several other communities in Maine have already voted to at least temporarily […]