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Local News – May 6, 2015

Holden Wildfire (Holden) – Weather conditions throughout Maine remain extremely dangerous for wildfires. In Holden yesterday, firefighters scrambled to get control of a wildfire that quickly grew out of control on the Levenseller Road. WABI-TV reports a landowner was burning something when the wind quickly blew the flames away. No buildings received damage, but firefighters […]

Waterville man recovering after being struck by a shotgun in turkey hunt

From the Maine Warden Service:  A Waterville man is recovering today from injuries sustained during a turkey hunting incident. Maine game wardens responded to a hunting incident in a wooded area off Danforth Road in China this morning at 10:25. The victim, Reginald Jacques, age 60 of Waterville, received non-life threatening injuries to his face […]

Stonington Lobsterman requests hearing over license suspension

A Stonington lobsterman has requested a hearing with the Department of Marine Resources over the suspension of his fishing license for a year. DMR spokesman Jeff Nichols tells Star 97.7, 29 year old Benjamin Weed will meet with a hearing officer in the Secretary of State’s Office at an undetermined date to discuss the possible […]

DMR seeks comments for Beals Harbor, Pig Island Gut channel dredging

From the Department of Marine Resources:  Pursuant to 38 M.R.S. §480-D, sub-§9, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is required to provide the Maine Department of Environmental Protection with an assessment on the impacts on the fishing industry of a proposed dredging operation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has submitted a Congressionally-authorized […]

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 […]