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Federal Disaster Relief Funds to Help Maine Groundfish Fleet with Landings Fees

Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher today announced plans to distribute $640,005 to Maine’s groundfish fleet.  This is the second of three allocations from federal disaster relief money appropriated in response to significant cuts in Gulf of Maine cod quota that led to the declaration of a fishery failure in 2013. The money […]

Local News – April 30, 2015

Fatal Crash (Millinocket) – A Millinocket man who ran a stop sign and hit a truck driven by a Baxter State Park Ranger has died from his injuries in the crash. WABI-TV identified the victim as 83-year old Robert Basque. The crash at the intersection of Medway and Main Roads happened Monday. The Lifeflight helicopter […]

Bangor Man Sentenced to Probation for Possessing Marijuana in Acadia National Park  

From the US Attorney General’s Office:  Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Alexander J. Batson, 22, of Bangor, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Magistrate Judge John C. Nivison to two years of probation and fined $1,000 for possessing marijuana.  Batson pleaded guilty to the charge on February […]

Measles case reported at Kittery Outlet malls

From the Maine Centers for Disease Control:  The Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified Tuesday by Massachusetts public health authorities that a student in Massachusetts who tested positive for measles visited the Kittery Outlet Malls on April 20 while infected by the virus. The individual who is from Western Europe and was […]

State Police seek murder suspect in Portland area

State Police say they are looking for a third man who is allegedly connected to shooting and killing a man in Biddeford two years ago. Detectives are asking for the publics help to locate Mohamud Mohamed. Police say he was last living in Portland. He’s 21, 5’9” tall and weighs 160 pounds. He is being […]

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital earns Five-Star Rating for Patient Experience

  Earlier this month, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a new star rating system for hospitals. The rating system was created to help consumers be able to compare hospitals more easily on a relative scale. Only 251 hospitals in the United States received the highest rating of five stars. Blue Hill Memorial […]

Lincoln Fire (Lincoln) – Fire destroyed a wood shaving mill in Lincoln. The owner of LMJ Enterprises estimated the loss at up to a half million dollars according to WVII-TV. Firefighters from Lincoln, Lowell and Mattawamkeag responded to the fire, finding the machinery used to make pine shavings fully engulfed in flames and starting to […]

Game wardens seek info. in Androscoggin County deer poaching

From the Maine Warden Service:  Maine game wardens and MAINE OPERATION GAME THIEF (OGT) continue to seek the public’s assistance in gathering information in hopes to find those responsible for the illegal killing of as many as four deer in the towns of Chesterville, Livermore Falls (East Livermore), Livermore, and Leeds. Since our last attempt […]

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 […]