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Princeton Man charged with Halloween morning fire in Indian Township

State Police report a Princeton man allegedly set a fire on Halloween morning in Indian Township. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7, 33 year old Jerald Stevens was summonsed Friday on an arson charge. Stevens apparently set the fire in the bedroom of an empty house on Wolf Avenue and caused extensive damages. […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/23/15

  Weekend Fires (Ellsworth, Trenton) – Fire officials believe a cigarette ignited a chair in an Ellsworth apartment yesterday morning, bringing firefighters from 3-communities out of bed. One person suffered minor smoke inhalation in the Oak Street blaze. Fire chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97-7 the fire spread quickly. Tupper said firefighters were able to contain the damage […]

MDOT to host public forums in Calais, Machias, and Ellsworth in March

MaineDOT is seeking public input regarding any and all types of transportation issues during a series of public meetings throughout the state in February, March and April. Local meetings: March 2 – Calais, Washington County Community College, One College Drive March 3 – Machias, Washington County Emergency Management Agency Building, 28 Center Street March 4 […]

Spate of five baby deaths reviewed by the Maine Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, renews warning against bed sharing with infants

From the Attorney General and Chief Medical Examiner’s Office:  Chief Medical Examiner Mark Flomenbaum and  Maine  Attorney General Janet Mills are warning  parents of  young children against bed sharing with  their infants.  Since early January, the Chief Medical Examiner has  investigated the deaths of five babies, all under the age  of four months. These deaths […]

UMM students launch “Clothesline Project” for domestic violence awareness

The University of Maine Machias reports two students are launching a local Clothesline Project as their senior project. The Clothesline Project is a national program aimed at raising awareness of domestic violence and abuse. The project uses T-shirts to create a visual message about emotional, physical and sexual abuse. UMM seniors Michelle Grant and Jordyn […]

Know a great Maine teacher? Nominate one now!

The Maine Department of Education reports from the hundreds of nominees expected to be entered by today’s deadline, a 2015 County Teacher of the Year from each of Maine’s 16 counties will be chosen. From those honorees, three state finalists and the 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year will be selected and announced by the […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/20/15

Gouldsboro should hire full time fire chief (Gouldsboro) Gouldsboro’s interim fire chief says it’s time to hire a full time chief for the Hancock County town. Interim Chief Gary Grovogel told the Board of Selectmen that volunteer firefighters are aging out, and paperwork and training is time consuming. He said the ideal chief candidate would […]