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NY woman arrested in Winterport on drug charges

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On February 5th, 2017 Amanda Crain, 30 years old of Hyde Park New York, was arrested in the Town of Winterport on the charge of Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled W Drugs, Class B. Ms. Crain was arrested in the parking lot of the On the Run store in Winterport […]

Free forum to discuss the future of Downeast Maine

Information from the Heart of Ellsworth: “On February 16, 2017 the Heart of Ellsworth presents their February Public Forum: Aaron Dority from Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy The Future of Downeast Maine; how our decisions affect this place and the legacy that we leave for our children. Join us to learn how Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy works with private […]

Local News February 6, 2017

Police Chief Trial (Bar Harbor) – It’ll be at least 6-more months before a trial can move forward in the case of Bar Harbor’s former police chief who is suing the town for firing him nearly 3-years ago. Nathan Young’s attorney requested a stay, saying his client needs medical treatment. The town manager at the […]

Local News – February 3, 2017

Drug Evidence (Ellsworth) – The attorney for an accused heroin dealer says Marine Patrol officers had no valid reason to stop his client last September, so a judge should toss out any evidence collected. Russell Golden is accused of drug trafficking and two of the other three people in the vehicle also face charges. The […]

Body ID’d, found behind Dunkin Donuts in Thomaston last week

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police and the State Medical Examiner’s Office says the skeletal remains found in Thomaston last week are those of 41 year old Joshua Robichaud, a transient, who was last seen leaving the Knox County Jail last May.  The positive ID came from work conducted by the State […]

Local News – February 2, 2017

Fatal Accident (Sedgwick) Police say road and weather conditions are behind a fatal accident in Sedgwick Wednesday morning. State police tell Star 97-7 that 53-year-old Sara Wardamasky of Blue Hill was traveling south on Route 15 when she crossed the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle head-on around 10:30. Police say she died at the […]

Local News – February 1, 2017

School Resource Officer (Ellsworth) – Ellsworth High School will have a police officer on duty in the building once again. It has been several years since the school resource officer position was staffed, and current Ellsworth PD patrol officer Amie Torrey is the pick of both the school and police department. Torrey graduated from Ellsworth […]

Local News – January 31, 2017

Charleston Fatal (Charleston) – A Charleston man is dead after a collision on Route 15 at the end of his driveway. State Police report to WABI-TV 67-year old Robert Brayson was pulling onto the highway when a truck driven by 43-year old Mary Lou Grant hit it broadside, flipping Brayson’s truck over and killing him. […]

Maine’s largest heroin seizure reported

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announces the arrests of two people for Trafficking in Heroin/Fentanyl and the seizure of over eight pounds of the drug — half of the amount seized in Sanford and the other half seized in Massachusetts. It is the largest seizure of heroin in Maine. […]

Local News – January 30, 2017

  Tremont – Police (Tremont) – Petitioners in Tremont want the town’s Selectmen to get a new police contract next year.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports 89 voters signed, asking the town to contract with the Town of Southwest Harbor for police protection.  Tremont signed a contract for patrol services from the Hancock County Sheriff’s […]