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Local News 6-24-20

Burning Halted   (Old Town) – Even with scattered showers expected through tonight, it’s not enough rain to relieve very dry conditions across the state.  The Maine Forest Service has stopped issuing brush burning permits, and campfire permits in unorganized territories while still possible are limited.  Regional Forest Ranger Jeff Currier asked local fire chiefs […]

Local News – June 23, 2020

Island Falls Fire Charge (Island Falls) – Forest Rangers have charged a 28-year old man with improperly disposing of lighted material that led to the largest wildfire in Maine during the spring.  The Maine Forest Service did not release the suspect’s name, but said the resulting fire scorched 230-acres in the Island Falls area of […]

Local News – June 22, 2020

Hancock County Fatal   (Twp 7) –  A fiery late night head on crash left one person dead near the Hancock / Washington County line.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that a small pickup truck was on the wrong side of the road when it slammed into another full-size pickup that […]

Local News – June 18, 2020

Tremont Town Meeting (Tremont) – It’s going to take a long time to vote in Tremont.  Selectmen have called for the annual town meeting to take place by written ballot on July 14th.  Besides the state primary and referendum questions, voters will have town officials to vote for, then 53-yes or no questions on the […]

Local News – June 18, 2020

Injured Girl – Arrest (Dedham) – Police have charged a Dedham man with injuring a 2-year old girl.  WABI-TV reports 22-year old Jason Brown is charged with aggravated domestic violence assault.  The alleged assault against a toddler named Abbie prompted Facebook and Go Fund Me websites called Abbie Strong.  Her grandparents say the little girl […]

Local News – June 17, 2020

Richardson Passes   (Brunswick) – A well respected retired lawmaker turned political pundit who regularly appeared on television has died following an illness.  John Richardson served as Speaker of the House during his terms in the Maine House and later led the Department of Economic and Community Development.  Richardson began his life in public service […]

Local News – June 16, 2020

Diner Burns   (Northport) – Firefighters from at least 5-communities spent about 4-hours putting out a fire on Route 1 in Northport last evening.  The blaze at the former Hideaway Diner appears to have started outside according to the Pen Bay Pilot. The fire chief was called to investigate smoke and found the fire had […]

Local News – June 15, 2020

Trooper Struck   (China) – A police chase that reached speeds of 100-miles an hour on Interstate 95 between Waterville and Augusta ended when the fleeing suspect struck a state trooper on Route 3 in China and crashed.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reports to Star 97.7 that the trooper, Mickael Nunez, suffered a severe […]

Local News – June 12, 2020

Bar Harbor Protest (Bar Harbor) – Three MDI High School students have organized a rally in Bar Harbor for Sunday evening to demand changes to address racism. Sirohi Kumar reports to Star 97.7 the gathering will begin a Bar Harbor’s Village Green at 5PM.  Kumar said attendees will march around town then reconvene at the […]

Local News – June 11, 2020

Fiberight Closed   (Hampden) – The plant that processes trash and recycling for 115-Maine communities is closed down again – this time by money problems.  Fiberight in Hampden has told the towns to send their solid waste to landfills for now as it seeks a nearly $15-million dollar loan.  A spokeswoman tells the Bangor Daily […]