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Local News – August 2, 2019

Gouldsboro Leadership (Gouldsboro) – Town leaders in Gouldsboro have yet to replace the town manager who leaves in less than two weeks.  The Ellsworth American reports the town has also not yet begun to search for a police chief.  Town manager Sheri Cox steps down officially on August 12th.  She gave 2-months notice in June.  […]

Local News – August 1, 2019

Murder Arrest (Auburn) – A 21-year old man faces murder charges after last weekend’s shooting death at a Wal-mart parking lot in Auburn.  Police yesterday arrested Gage Dalphonse, charging him with gunning down 41-year old Jean Fournier of Turner.  Officers offered little information, other than saying the two men had a confrontation last weekend which […]

Local News – July 31, 2019

Machias Bridge Replacement (Machias) – Construction crews will report to Machias on Monday to begin work on replacing a bridge.  The Maine DOT reports to Star 97.7 the project will replace the Dyke Bridge which carries both Route 1 and the Sunrise trail over the Middle river.  Construction work will begin on Tuesday, and short […]

Local News – July 30, 2019

Crack Dealer Sentenced (Bangor) – A 36-year old Hampden woman will get out of jail after serving 22-months for crack and heroin dealing.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Carletta Willett will spend 3-years on supervised release for possession with intent to distribute the drugs.  She pled guilty in March of 2018 […]

Local News – July 29, 2019

Two Crashes Route 1A   (Ellsworth) – Route 1-A may see more of a police presence in Ellsworth after several crashes last week, including a fatality.  Police chief Glenn Moshier tells Star 97.7 that when he has the available manpower, he will station officers on the busy road in an effort to slow down traffic. […]

Local News – July 26, 2019

Route 1-A Crash (Ellsworth) – A 57-year old Blue Hill man has died in a head on crash on Route 1-A in Ellsworth.  Police Chief Glenn Moshier reports to Star 97.7 that 82-year old James Steenstra of Hancock was on the wrong side of the road by the Storage Plus complex when he slammed into […]

Local News – July 25, 2019

Medway Shooting   (Medway) – The public is not in danger following a shooting in Medway overnight.  Newscenter Maine reports police responded to Medway late last night and one person is in custody.  Investigators have not released any information about the shooting, including names and circumstances.   The call came in late last night.  It’s not […]

Local News – July 24, 2019

Verona Island Drug Bust (Verona Island) – Drug agents seized 43-grams of heroin when they arrested a New York man this week on Verona Island.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reports they charged 22-year old Kayson Harvey with heroin trafficking.  Drug agents and Bucksport police pulled over a car Monday and found Harvey with the […]

Local News – July 23, 2019

Carillo Pleads Guilty   (Belfast) – The state will seek a life sentence for confessed child killer Julio Carillo.  The 52-year old admitted that he beat 10-year old Marissa Kennedy to death in their Stockton Springs home in February of 2018.  A judge will sentence Carillo next month.  The little girl’s mother, Sharon Carillo, still […]

Local News – July 22, 2019

Lobster Rally   (Stonington) – Maine’s Congressional delegation says it will press President Trump to oppose new regulations aimed at protecting Right Whales but at the expense of lobster fishermen.  More than 500-people turned out in Stonington yesterday to protest a proposed reduction in vertical trap lines.  Lobster fishermen say no right whales have become […]