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Local News – June 4, 2018

Bar Harbor Body Found   (Bar Harbor) – Authorities have confirmed a body found in Bar Harbor Saturday is that of a 19-year old woman police had searched for.  A search dog discovered Mikaela Conley’s body around noon time on Saturday in thick woods near the Connors-Emerson school complex.  Conley vanished Thursday night.  The medical […]

Local News – June 1, 2018

Grass Fire (Bar Harbor) – What started out as a relatively small grass and forest fire in Bar Harbor yesterday turned into a potential big threat.  Firefighters from at least 9-Hancock County towns converged on the scene off Town Landing Road yesterday afternoon when the flames started heating up a large propane tank that powered […]

– Tim Sample’s coming to Ellsworth

The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce announces the theme for this year’s Annual Membership Breakfast is “Lighten Up with the Ellsworth Chamber!” There’s no better person to lighten up your morning than Maine humorist Tim Sample! Tim will be the comic relief at the Annual Membership Breakfast on Wednesday June 6th at 7:30 AM at Big Cat’s […]

Don’t Forget Relay For Life on Saturday June 2nd –

A personal message from Bill DaButler. I know there are a lot of worthy causes to support and often people ask for donations. It can be hard to help every cause, even if we want to… but personally, I have chosen the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event, because of how cancer has affected […]

PenAir pulls out of Bar Harbor Airport early

From Bar Harbor Airport Manager Bradley Madeira: PenAir to cease operations at the Hancock County – Bar Harbor Airport after May 31, 2018 TRENTON, ME- May 30, 2018: PenAir has advised that they are suspending all of their east coast operations effective following the completion of their last scheduled departure on 5/31 one full month […]

Local News – May 31, 2018

Brewer Fire   (Brewer) – A Brewer apartment house is still standing after fire broke out in a 3rd story apartment last evening.  Firefighters from Brewer and Bangor kept the fire from spreading to the entire building.  No one is hurt – the one person inside escaped without injury.  No word yet on a cause […]

Local News – May 30, 2018

Ranked Choice Voting (Portland) – A federal judge has ruled that the Republican Party will use ranked choice voting in next month’s primary election.  The party filed suit to prevent the complicated ranking system from use during the party primary.  Judge John Levy threw out the suit in a 20-page decision released yesterday.  Four Republicans […]

Local News – May 29, 2018

Solar Powered Restrooms (Bar Harbor) – A combination restroom and storage facility at the MDI High School football field and track will feature solar panels.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the project is estimated to cost about $450-thousand dollars.  The solar panels will supply electricity to the power grid – the new building is not […]

Local News – May 28, 2018

Coach Charged     (Deer Isle) – A 25-year old Blue Hill man who coached the Freshman basketball team at Deer Isle/Stonington High School is charged with unlawful sexual contact.  A social worker and others at the school noticed that Izaak Bolduc would disappear with an under-aged girl for periods of time.  They reported that […]

Local News – May 25, 2018

Abuse Report – DHHS   (Augusta) – Maine’s Human Services Commissioner says his agency found the same shortcomings that a government watchdog agency did when it reviewed the Child and Family Services office.  In a press release to Star 97.7, Ricker Hamilton says to focus is to make sure the two tragedies under investigation never […]