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Local News – March 18, 2015

RSU 24 Supt (Sullivan) – RSU 24 has hired one of its principals to be the next superintendent of schools.  The Ellsworth American reports Peninsula School principal Michael Eastman will take over the school district’s top office when Suzanne Lukas leaves in July.  Eastman has a long history with the RSU – he was principal […]

Ex-priest convicted of child abuse

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A former Greek Orthodox priest charged with sexual abuse of a child has been convicted on all four counts. A judge delivered the verdict Tuesday against 52-year-old Adam Metropoulos. Sentencing will be in a couple of weeks. Metropoulos had already pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. The trial began Monday with […]

More than 35 Employers Hiring at Ellsworth Job Fair

ELLSWORTH—The 2015 Hancock County Spring Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at Mill Mall, 248 State Street in Ellsworth. “The annual Ellsworth Job Fair is one of the largest in the state and proof that employers are hiring,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “I encourage job seekers […]

Boating Facility Grants Announcement

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Seeks Grant Proposals to Enhance Public Recreational Boat Access With 2,300 great ponds, 32,000 miles of streams and rivers and over 3,000 miles of coastline, the State of Maine offers unparalleled opportunities for recreational boating. However, with only 500 assured public recreational boat access […]

Food Drive Teaches Students Life lessons

From the Washington Hancock County Community Agency:  Children at area schools are learning about more than math and reading this month. Many of them are learning lessons about life as their schools participate in the 4th Annual Hancock County Food Drive. Students are going into classrooms to talk about the importance of the food drive […]

Local News – March 17, 2015

Accused Killer – Court (Bangor) – A Man accused of killing his girlfriend and her two young children goes before a judge again this week after a grand jury indicted him on murder charges.  Keith Coleman’s arraignment is set for Friday.  State Police say Coleman strangled his girlfriend Christina Sargent, her 10-year old son and […]

Acadia National Park Updates 

Acadia National Park has released this update:  Maine has experienced record-breaking snowfall this year and we are still trying to find places to put all this snow as we try to clear roads,” said Acadia Superintendent Sheridan Steele. “Our advice to all travelers planning to visit Acadia this spring is that they come prepared to […]

Two Indicted on Unemployment Fraud in Hancock and Washington Counties

Two men from Hancock and Washington County have been indicted on charges they falsely obtained unemployment benefits. District 7 Attorney Matt Foster tells Star 97.7, 47 year old Keith Goodrich of Bar Harbor was indicted n February 5, 2015 by the Hancock County Grand Jury. Goodrich was charged with one count of Class B Theft by Deception […]

Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Names Citizen of the Year 2015

From the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce:  The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce has named Michelle Beal as its 2015 Citizen of the Year.  Michelle has worked for the City of Ellsworth for 20 years with the past eight years in the position of City Manager.  She started her career in the treasurer’s office in […]

Police release details on serious crash in Warren yesterday afternoon

From the Knox County Sheriff’s Office: The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred on Rt 1 in Warren near the Waldoboro town line at approx 5:20 yesterday afternoon resulting in Rt. 1 being shut down for reconstruction at the accident scene. The accident involved a 2001 Mack, tractor trailer truck […]