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Warden service ups reward for deer poacher

Thanks to the generosity of concerned citizens, Operation Game Thief (OGT) is now able to further increase its reward and is now offering $3,500 to anyone who can provide information that leads to a conviction for those responsible for killing four doe deer and leaving them and their fawns to waste in the towns of […]

Carriage Roads open to walkers  

  As of today, May 5, 2015 all carriage roads in Acadia National Park are open to walkers only. Weather permitting, they will be open to all other users on May 15, but we advise that you keep checking by phone or website for current information. Call 207-288-3338 or go to www.nps.gov/acad.  

Acadia National Park plans prescribed burns

From Acadia National Park:  Acadia National Park fire managers are planning to burn four vistas along Park Loop Road on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7.  Ignition of the fires is dependent on weather and wind conditions.  The proposed burn areas are located along the two-way section of Park Loop Road at Duck Brook […]

Local News – May 5, 2015

Former Sheriff Charged (Machias) – More charges for former Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith. Grand jurors have indicted Smith on several theft related charges in connection with an investigation of the county’s inmate benefit fund. The attorney general’s office investigated at the request of county commissioners after Smith dismissed two jail workers for allegedly using […]

Police investigating stolen truck found in the water in South Blue Hill

Maine State Police are investigating a stolen vehicle found in the water at the South Blue Hill Wharf Friday, May 1. State Police Lt. Rod Charette tells Star 97.7, a Toyota Tacoma stolen from a Blue Hill business in November 2014 was found in the water. The vehicle was removed and Charette says there are […]

New UMA Bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology approved for fall 2016

From the University of Maine Augusta:  University of Maine at Augusta President Glenn Cummings today announced that UMA’s proposed Bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology Program has received the green light to proceed from the University of Maine System. The new program will formally begin in the fall of 2016, but students can get a head start […]

Local News – May 4, 2015

Bar Harbor Snow Budget (Bar Harbor) – Town councilors in Bar Harbor approved spending $150-thousand dollars more for snow removal than budgeted this past winter. The Mt. Desert Islander reports the budget change put the total road budget over a million dollars for the first time ever. Of the extra spending, salt purchases accounted for […]

Maine Marine Patrol Recovers Body of Unidentified Female on Kennebec River

The Department of Marine Resources reports at 1:15 p.m. today Maine Marine Patrol Officers Clint Thompson and DenniAnne Kilgore recovered the body of a woman from the Kennebec River. The body, not yet identified, was found floating approximately 20 yards from shore near the Pittston side of the river, across from Westerlands Landing in South Gardiner. […]

Waldoboro garage fire determined to be an arson, suicide

Maine State police report the body of a man found in his burned out garage in Waldoboro last Friday has been identified as 53 year old Jeffrey Pinkham. The State Medical Examiner’s Office said the ID was made through DNA and that the cause of Pinkham’s death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The […]

Juvenile charged in Swanville shooting incident

From the Waldo County Sheriffs Office: On April 30, 2015 at approximately 7 PM the Waldo County Regional Dispatch Center received a report of a disturbance on the Town House Road in the Town of Swanville. Sheriff’s Deputies we dispatched to the call including Sgt. James Greeley, Deputies Daniel Thompson and Kevin Littlefield. The complainant […]