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LePage fires Maine’s National Guard chief

Governor Paul LePage has relieved Maine National Guard Adjutant General James D. Campbell of duty this morning. The Bangor Daily News reports an internal reveiw of Campbell made the Governor “(lose) faith in his ability to lead Maine’s soldiers and airmen who serve so proudly in the National Guard…Effectively immediately, I have relieved him of his […]

Maine police track suspect through social media messages

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) – A Maine man who’d been wanted by police for several weeks made a couple of critical mistakes that led to his capture – he sent out social media messages pinpointing his location. The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office has been looking for Christopher Wallace, of Fairfield, in connection with a burglary in […]

More than 1,300 Mainers slated to receive checks resulting from national Robo-Signing abuses

From the Maine Attorney General’s Office:  The practice of robo-signing documents that led to widespread abuses by national mortgage servicing companies led to a landmark $1.5 billion settlement against five of Americas largest firms. About 1,379 Maine residents will begin receiving checks today that average approximately $1,480. The abuses by the national mortgage industry were […]

Healthy Acadia and Maine SNAP-Ed Issue Challenge to Mark National Nutrition Month

Healthy Acadia and Maine SNAP-Ed are calling on all Hancock County chefs to take the $10 for 4 Recipe Challenge by creating a recipe that will feed a family of four for less than $10. The challenge is open to anyone who likes to cook – whether you are from a restaurant, day care center, […]

Last Chance to Donate to Hancock County food drive

The 4th Annual Hancock County Food Drive is entering its final full week. This is the last chance to donate and help organizers reach their 15,000 item goal. Hunger impacts more of our friends, family and neighbors than most people realize. The USDA estimates that 200,000 people in the state of Maine are food insecure. […]

Local News – March 24, 2015

 Bapst Teacher Porn Probe (Bangor) – An affidavit filed in connection with a child porn investigation of a John Bapst High School teacher who took his own life last weekend shows police suspect him of soliciting nude pictures from a female student.  The affidavit was used to get a search warrant to look over Jeremiah […]

City manager search moving forward

As of Monday afternoon, the Ellsworth City Council has received 13 applicants for the City Manager job. Council “Mayor” Bob Crosthwaite tells Star 97.7 applications will close March 27. Crosthwaite says on Friday April 3, Eaton Peabody will present the applicants in executive session to the City Council. Former manager Michelle Beal served her last […]

Hermit who lived in woods for decades finishes court program

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A man who lived as a hermit in the Maine woods for nearly three decades before being arrested on theft and burglary charges has finished a special court program. Christopher Knight stole food, clothing and camping gear from homes while living as the North Pond Hermit for 27 years. He was […]

Blackwoods Campground late opening

From Acadia National Park:  Due to record setting, heavy snow accumulation this winter, Blackwoods Campground will likely remain in Winter Operation mode through the month of April. Park crews will continue to evaluate the campground for access as the snow melts, but expect that the road will not open to vehicle traffic before April 20 and more […]

Maine.gov taken down by Russian hacker group

Maine.gov is offline due to a group of Russian hackers. Maine Business Times reporter Dylan Thomas says Maine.gov and New Hampshire’s visitnh.gov are both down because of the group. A Twitter user by the name of Vikingdom2015 is claiming responsibility. http://t.co/pICnaONbU1 will be down for a while. ENJOY — Vikingdom2015 (@Vikingdom2015) March 23, 2015 #OpAmericanGov […]