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Local News – May 13, 2015

Lindberg Resigns (Ellsworth) – Ellsworth High School’s principal has resigned with about a month and a half to go in his job. In a letter to parents, Ellsworth Superintendent Dan Higgins says he’s accepted Bruce Lindberg’s resignation due to health reasons. Higgins has named Assistant Principal Greg Applestein as the supervising principal until the end […]

Acadia National Park going car free Saturday

From Acadia National Park:  Visitors to Acadia National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy two car-free mornings on the Park Loop Road in 2015. The National Park Service will close the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island to private vehicles from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, and Saturday, September […]

Local News- May 12, 2015

Fire damages Surry farmhouse (Surry) – Firefighters from a half dozen Hancock County communities battled a blaze on the North Bend Road in Surry last night.  The farm house owned by the Gaspar family had flames coming from the rear part of the building when the first Surry fire trucks pulled up on scene.  They […]

Sedgwick Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Possession of Child Pornography

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that John Tapley, 58, of Sedgwick, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 29, […]

Dead man found in Penobscot River ID’ed

Shortly after 9pm on Saturday, May 9th — the Bangor Police and Fire Departments responded to a report of a person falling into the Penobscot River near Front Street. The following is an update to the previous two news releases. Through the efforts of the Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine State Police Dive team, […]

Four fatal crashes this weekend in Maine

State Police responded to four fatal crashes this weekend throughout Maine. The first crash occurred in Greene early Saturday morning:  “Early Saturday morning, about 1 a.m., State Police responded to a single car crash on the Allen Pond Road in Greene.  Trooper Nathan Jamo, along with other State Troopers and Sheriff’s Deputies from Androscoggin SO, […]

Local News – May 11, 2015

Body found in Penobscot River Sunday morning (Bangor) A man’s body was recovered from the Penobscot River early Sunday morning. Bangor Police tell Star 97.7, shortly after 9pm Saturday they recieved reports a person had fallen in to the Penobscot River near the waterfront off Front Street. Marine Patriol and the Bangor Fire Department searched […]

Lyman man killed in Dayton motorcycle crash

From Maine State Police: On May 9th, at approximately 1:00pm the Maine State Police responded to a reported single vehicle (motorcycle) crash. The crash occurred in the town of Dayton on the New County Road. Adam Kimball (43) of Lyman was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland for injuries resulting from the crash. Kimball […]

Marine Patrol Assists in Recovery of Body on the Penobscot River

The Maine Marine Patrol assisted in the recovery of a body from the Penobscot River last night. The body, whose identity has not been released by the Bangor Police Department, was recovered near Front Street on the waterfront at approximately 5:15 a.m. Sunday by members of the Maine State Police/Marine Patrol Dive Team. Marine Patrol […]

Pembroke Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Social Security Benefits

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Rosemary Peterson, 29, of Pembroke, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to making false statements to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits. SSDI benefits are paid by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) to people with disabilities. […]