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6 arrested in Sunday morning Bangor traffic stop, SUV full of drugs

// I thought it was a misprint when I read the report of 6 out of 7 people riding in a vehicle were arrested on drug… Posted by Bangor Maine Police Department on Monday, April 27, 2015 Six people were taken in to custody early Sunday morning after their SUV almost hit a police cruiser. […]

GSA Students’ artwork chosen for MLTI screensavers

Twenty-one student artists have been selected by the Maine Department of Education to have their work showcased on tens of thousands of devices the State provides to schools to support local teaching and learning. Of those 21, four George Stevens Academy students were picked. Through the Maine DOE’s Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the State gives […]

MDI Hospital and Havana’s Food Revolution Day Builds Momentum

Conners Emerson students will participate in Food Revolution Day thanks to MDI Hospital and Chef Alex Klein of Havana. The hospital and local restaurant are again partnering to bring increased food knowledge and food education to Island children. This year, Chef Klein will be teaching fifth and sixth graders a few quick pickling techniques, while […]

Local News – April 27, 2015

Everest Survivor (SW Harbor) – A film maker from Southwest Harbor is safely off Mount Everest following an earthquake and avalanche that has devastated Nepal. Alison Hudson had flow out of a town near the world’s highest mountain just hours before the quake hit, but landed in Katmandu, and was there when the quake hit. […]

Governor LePage to Visit Waldo and Washington Counties to Talk Taxes

   Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will hold two town hall  meetings next week to answer questions about his comprehensive tax  reform and relief plan. The Governor will visit Belfast on Tuesday,  April 28 and Machias on Wednesday, April 29. The University of Maine Hutchinson Center will host the first of the  two […]

Free Dental Service Days at MCMH’s Maine Coast Community Dental Center

 Dr. Layne Whiteley and his staff will be providing free dental  services to qualifying individuals at Maine Coast Community  Dental Center in Ellsworth on Monday, June 8th and  Wednesday, June 10th from 8:00am to 5:00pm. If you do not receive regular oral health care and do not have  dental insurance, please contact Melissa at 667-0293 […]

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 5 for Eastern U.S. and European Ports

From Maine Maritime Academy:  Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Tuesday, May 5 at approximately 1:30 PM on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) for the annual training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s itinerary includes stops in Charleston, South Carolina; Cadiz, Spain; Portland, Maine; […]

Local News – April 24, 2015

Lobsterman busted for fishing violations (Stonington) A Stonington lobsterman faces several illegal lobster harvesting charges following a Department of Marine Resources investigation. DMR spokesman Jeff Nichols tells Star 97.7, 29 year old Benjamin Weed faces over a 17 thousand dollar fine and the possibility of a one year lobster license suspension. Nichols says Weed was fishing […]

Stonington Lobsterman Faces Fines, Possible One-Year Suspension for Multiple Violations

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources:  Benjamin Weed, 29 of Stonington, faces numerous charges stemming from an investigation in April by the Maine Marine Patrol into illegal lobster harvesting activity. Weed has been charged with fishing with untagged lobster traps, fishing more than forty nine percent of his allotted traps in a limited entry […]