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Garland man charged with killing 3 pleads not guilty

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine man charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children last year has pleaded not guilty in Superior Court in Bangor. Twenty-seven-year-old Keith Coleman of Garland entered the plea Friday afternoon. Police charged him with three counts of murder in the deaths of 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne […]

Federal agent, former Calais police officer arrested on child porn charges

Maine State Police report a Calais man is behind bars and charged with possession of child porn. 49 year old Roy Wise was arrested Thursday night by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit at his home on 63 Spring St. He is a federal law enforcement officer assigned to the Cutler Naval Facility and a former Calais […]

Police make arrest in burglary at crash victims’ Madwaska home

MADAWASKA, Maine (AP) – Police in northern Maine have arrested a man they say broke into a home and stole medical marijuana just hours after one of the residents had died in a car crash. Madawaska Police Chief Carroll Theriault announced Thursday that 26-year-old Kevin Dufour has been charged with burglary and theft of drugs […]

Jury finds Falmouth man guilty of tax fraud

From the Attorney General’s Office:  Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that a Cumberland County jury found John M. Kendall, 66, of Falmouth, guilty after a six-day trial on numerous counts related to tax evasion. Assistant Attorney General Gregg Bernstein tried the case for the State of Maine. Kendall committed these crimes in his capacity […]

Local News – March 20, 2015

Meth Lab (Ellsworth) – Men dressed in hazardous waste suits, their heads covered with air masks connected to tanks on their backs, gingerly removed chemicals from an Ellsworth apartment house yesterday as the latest methamphetamine making operation was dismantled.  It’s the second such operation in Hancock County in the past three weeks, and while no […]

Alleged Meth lab bust in Ellsworth

UPDATE 03.19.15 3:04PM: From the MDEA: As part of a joint investigation between the Ellsworth Police Department and MDEA’s Downeast District Task Force, an apartment located inside 153 State Street in Ellsworth was searched today. MDEA’s clandestine lab team, comprised of specially trained MDEA agents and chemists from the Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory, […]

Atlantic Boat Company Earns Safety Award

From the Maine Department of Labor: Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced that Atlantic Boat Company in Brooklin has earned the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program Award (SHARP) in recognition of its rigorous safety achievement program. Atlantic Boat Company is family owned business and builders of Duffy and BHM commercial boats and yachts. Acceptance […]

Ellsworth Chamber Announces Business Award Nominees

From the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce:  The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015 Business Awards to be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards night, May 21 2015 at Big Cat’s Catering and Event Center. Four Nominees were chosen in three categories, to go on […]

Ellsworth Coffee Express to close on March 31

Another Ellsworth business will close their doors, or take out window, the end of this month. The Coffee Express located off High Street will close at noon on March 31. The business posted the news on their Facebook page Wednesday afternoon. In the note they state that they are retiring and thanked patrons for their […]

Five Independent Maine Hospitals Form Rural Health Collaborative

From the Mount Desert Island Hospital: Mount Desert Island Hospital is among five Maine Hospitals that have joined to form the Maine Rural Health Collaborative with a goal of preserving and enhancing healthcare within the communities they serve. The collaborative will explore ways for the five independent hospital systems to share efficiencies and best practices […]