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New Sharon Meth Lab

// MDEA’s clan lab team is at 545 Farmington Falls Rd. New Sharon to dismantle a Methamphetamine laboratory. Two people have been arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine. Posted by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on Friday, March 27, 2015 From Maine State Police:  A man and woman have been arrested this afternoon after a meth lab was […]

Area businesses support National Park

A number of businesses in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor have pledged their support to a National Park and Recreation area near Kathadin. Riverside Cafe, Union River Book and Toy Co., and Peekytoe Provisions are just few local business among 200 total that sent a letter of support for the park to Maine’s congressional delegation. The park would […]

York County Heroin Burglary Ring

From Maine State Police:  State Police have charged  four York County residents in connection with a series of burglaries in the county.  State Police Troop Investigator Jeremy Forbes said stolen jewelry and electronics were being sold to buy heroin. Charged are BRIAN CERULLO, 25, from Alfred, CARLETON YOUNG, 23 from Sanford, MARISSA VIEIRA , 23 […]

PA sex offender arrested in Brooks

A Pennsylvania man moved to Brooks and used an assumed name to try and evade registering as a sex offender. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office tells Star 97.7, 44 year old Franklin Barrick of St Thomas, PA was wanted on a warrant for failure to register as a sex offence with the Pennsylvania State Police. […]

Blue Hill Cardiovascular Medicine to Move into Temporary Space

From Blue Hill Memorial Hospital:  “Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) will begin preparing its campus to allow for Blue Hill Cardiovascular Medicine to move out of the Sussman Medical Office Building and into temporary space.  The temporary building is a mobile structure and will be located on the west side of the main parking lot. […]

GoFundMe page for Nahum Kelley

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Nahum Kelley. Kelley’s boat caught on fire Tuesday night in Southwest Harbor and was destroyed. From the page: “Nahum had most of his power tools on board, and the whole days catch of shelled scallops was still on board, too. The “We’re Here” was part of […]

Local News – March 27, 2015

SW Harbor Fire (SW Harbor) – For a third time this week, pagers have gone off for firefighters in Southwest Harbor and Tremont, and it’s been the real thing when they’ve arrived on scene.  Last night’s fire on Wood Street caused some house damage and the Red Cross arranged for a motel room for the […]

Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ plane in Germanwings crash

(AP) A French prosecutor says the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps this week appeared to want to “destroy the plane.” He says the co-pilot was alone at the controls and “intentionally” sent the plane into the doomed descent. Tuesday’s crash in France killed 144 passengers and the crew of […]

Skier killed at Sunday River

State Police say a skier killed yesterday at Sunday River was 35 year old Benjamin Taylor of Bethel. Taylor was an employee of Sunday River, but was not working at the time of his death. A friend of Taylor’s say him ski off the trail called “ Black Hole” and found him unresponsive after colliding with trees.  […]

Local News – March 26, 2015

Southwest Harbor Fires (SW Harbor) – A pair of fires 14-hours apart have kept volunteers in Southwest Harbor hopping. The first fire Tuesday night destroyed the Fishing Vessel “We’re Here” at the Coast Guard dock. The flames burned through a rope and set the boat adrift – a kerosene heater may be the cause. The […]