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Tourism to Acadia National Park creates $271 million in economic benefits

From Acadia National Park:  A new National Park Service report shows that 2.56 million visitors to Acadia National Park in 2014 spent $221 million in communities near the park. That spending supported an estimated 3,486 jobs and had a total economic benefit of $271 million in the local area. “Like other national park areas, Acadia […]

Local News – April 28, 2015

Bangor drug bust (Bangor) Bangor police arrested six people after their SUV almost hit a police cruiser. Sergeant Tim Cotton says the SUV jumped a concrete island on Hammond Street at about 1am and nearly struck the cruiser. Police stopped the vehicle and found scales, needles, burned spoons, crack cocaine, bath salts, heroin, suboxone, marijuana […]

Maine files Civil Rights complaint against brothers for Portland assault

From the Maine Attorney General’s Office:  Attorney General Janet Mills announced today that she has filed a complaint in Portland Superior Court under the Maine Civil Rights Act against Benjamin W. Bean and Charles J. Bean for an assault they perpetrated against a Portland man on April 19. The Attorney General’s complaint alleges that the […]

Meth lab found in Standish, five children in the home

From Maine State Police:  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a meth lab was discovered over the weekend at a home in Standish and a couple living there was charged with manufacturing Methamphetamine. Arrested are: Timothy Schoubroek (32) of Standish for, Unlawful Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Class B. Violation of Conditional Release, Class E Tressa Sprague […]

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 […]