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Dental Clinic returns to Washington County

A week long clinic that has provided dental care to thousands of Washington County residents is returning. The New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program will be back in Machias April 13th– 18th. This is the fifth year NYUCD has visited Machias to provide oral health services for […]

Washington County Library Initiative Allows Students to Bring Home Portable Wi-Fi

Cherryfield – High speed wireless internet just became a lot more accessible to students in parts of rural Washington County thanks to this week’s launch of the “Check-out the Internet” project at the Cherryfield Public Library. The program allows eligible students from Cherryfield and Harrington to borrow a portable Wi-Fi device providing high-speed internet access […]

Local News – April 1, 2015

Newport Robbery (Newport) – A pharmacy robbery in Newport is the second to hit the same store in 10-days. Police say a man handed a note to the Rite Aid pharmacy counter yesterday, demanding pills. They’re not saying how much he got away with. The same pharmacy got robbed 9-days earlier. No injuries are reported […]

New Coast Guard video of rescue off Gloucester

From the U.S. Coast Guard: BOSTON — Coast Guard search and rescue crews from Station Gloucester, Air Station Cape Cod and the Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke rescued nine crewmembers from the Canadian tall ship Liana’s Ransom 58 miles east of Gloucester, Monday. Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at 12:35 a.m. that the vessel’s engines were […]

Local News – March 31, 2015

Lagrange Fire (Lagrange) – Fire rekindled early this morning in Lagrange bringing weary firefighters back to the Mill Street location where a vacant building burned overnight. The first call came in around 8-thirty last night and firefighters found the building ablaze on arrival. The house was undergoing renovations – no injuries are reported. The fire […]

Bar Harbor couple to receive settlement from City of Portland

The City of Portland has reached a settlement with a couple from Bar Harbor who was arrested last spring after they recorded local police. Sabatino Scattoloni and Jill Walker filed a civil lawsuit against Officer Benjamin Noyes, Jr. in September. ACLU of Maine legal director Zachary Heiden tells Star 97.7  the couple recorded a group of […]

Park Loop Road being prepared for opening

Bar Harbor ME – Beginning this week Acadia National Park crews will begin removing snow from Park Loop Road and other snow filled access roads using plows and other heavy equipment in preparation for opening. Visitors walking or skiing on the motor road network should be aware that they may encounter park vehicles and heavy […]

DHHS says Maine Facing Shortage of Foster, Adoptive Families

From the Department of Health and Human Services: AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) on Monday drew attention to the increasing lack of foster and adoptive homes in the state relative to the number of children in need of placement. “Unfortunately, the number […]

Sunrise County Economic Council Receives Scholarship Grant from Next Generation Foundation

The Next Generation Foundation has graciously granted the Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) nearly $70,000 to support the Sunrise Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides scholarships of up to $500 to Washington County residents of low-to-moderate income, who will be attending training and/or certification programs that will increase their opportunities for immediate employment or job advancement. […]

Litchfield woman charged with fourth OUI

UPDATE 03-30-15 1:20pm: The woman wanted for OUI and OAS following last week’s crash in Wales is back in custody.  Kristy Cookson was arrested by State Police about 1pm at an apartment in Auburn. She was discharged from a Lewiston hospital over the weekend by mistake.  Cookson is now at the Androscoggin County Jail.   […]