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Local News – March 2, 2015

Cole named interim Ellsworth manager (Ellsworth) The Ellsworth City Council has appointed David Cole as Ellsworth’s interim City Manager. Cole will work alongside current City Manager Michelle Beal until she leaves March 20th. Cole tells Star 97.7, he worked with the city on various transportation projects during his time as the MDOT commissioner and on […]

Local News – February 27, 2015

Lincoln Fire (Lincoln) – Fire has closed down a section of Route 6 in Lincoln. WABI-TV reports the blaze is in the old Dexter Shoe building. The building is now an apartment complex and officials expect the road to be closed for several hours. It’s not known if anyone has been hurt. Lubec Teacher (Lubec) […]

Local News 2-26-15

Chain Reaction Crash (Etna) “A giant pile of metal.” That’s how one veteran State Trooper described the scene of a 75 car pile up crash on Interstate 95 in Etna Wednesday morning. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 at least 17 people suffered injuries, and 2 are in in serious condition. Tow trucks […]

Biddeford Woman Charged with Robbing Tolltaker

From Maine State Police: A Biddeford woman has been charged with robbing a tolltaker on the Maine Turnpike Friday night. State Police located 25 year old Jacqueline Bilbrey at the home of her parents in Biddeford Tuesday and she was arrested later in the day, charged with robbery. She was taken to the York County […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/25/15

Local News – February 25, 2015 Waldo County Pot Sentence (Bangor) – A 59-year old Waldo County woman is headed to federal prison for 6-and-a-half years for her role in a family marijuana growing business. Jurors convicted Darlene Ford earlier this year for helping her husband and sons grow hundreds of marijuana plants in their Monroe […]

President Obama vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It’s the third veto of Obama’s presidency. The move puts a freeze on […]

Interim Ellsworth Manager “Hopeful” to meet with City Council Friday

On Friday, Ellsworth’s City Council hope to name David Cole as the City’s interim city manager. City Mayor Bob Crosthwaite tells Star 97.7, has prior experience as the head of Eastern Maine Development Corporation and as a Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner. Cole now runs his own consulting business. Crosthwaite says they’ve been in negotiations […]

Stu’s Star 97.7 News 2/24/15

Swan’s Island Fire (Swan’s Island) – Fire destroyed a home on Swan’s Island yesterday and neighbors are coming to the aid of the family that lived there. The Ted and Bonnie Turner home was reported on fire at about 1-thirty yesterday afternoon. Arriving firefighters reported smoke pouring out of the building. Help from the mainland […]

No more A-F grades for schools in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine schools won’t be getting A-F grades this year. The Department of Education said Monday that the school grading system will be put on hold because state is using a new online assessment system this spring that will make it impossible to compare this year’s results to last. The department says […]

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. […]