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Local News – September 11, 2017

Ellsworth Fatal (Ellsworth) – Traffic traveling between MDI and Ellsworth early this morning had to take a different route as a fatal accident shut down Route 3 between Jordan River Road in Trenton and Buttermilk Road in Ellsworth.  The crash occurred near Mardens in Ellsworth at about 4-o’clock this morning, and firefighters had to cut […]

Local News – September 8, 2017

Reed Retiring (Tremont) – The town manager in Tremont is retiring after spending about 30-years running communities on Mt. Desert Island.  Dana Reed submitted his resignation this week to the Tremont Board of Selectmen.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Reed will step down December 1st.  He and his wife both plan to travel and fish […]

Local News – September 7, 2017

RSU 24 Re-vote (Sullivan) – Voters in the 9-towns that make up Regional School Unit 24 will get to vote again on whether the district should buy the building in which the central office is located.  By bonding a purchase and avoiding rental payments, the RSU would save about $600-thousand dollars over 15-years.  Last November […]

Local News – September 6, 2017

Power Outages (Swan’s Island) – Swan’s Island and Frenchboro lost power overnight as scattered thunderstorms rumbled through the area.  Emera Maine estimated more than 500-customers on the two islands off Mt. Desert Island were without electricity this morning.  Utility spokeswoman Judy Long reports to Star 97.7 that linemen will have to replace some broken poles […]

Local News – September 5, 2017

Boat Sinks (Frenchman Bay) – When a lobster boat got its propeller snagged in lines, operator Teagan Candage quickly put out a mayday call as the boat started to swamp.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports within 10-minutes several other boats in Frenchman were on scene and pulled the Maine Maritime Academy student and two other […]

Local News – September 4, 2017

Ellsworth Fire (Ellsworth) – Firefighters from four Hancock County towns responded to the Red Bridge Road in Ellsworth Sunday and got two women to safety so that ambulance crews could transport them to the hospital for smoke inhalation treatment.  The State Fire Marshal’s office will look over the home to confirm the fire’s cause.  The […]

Local News – September 1, 2017

Forest Fire (Columbia Falls) – Smoke billowed so thickly from a forest fire in Columbia Falls that it closed down Route 1 for a while yesterday afternoon.  Firefighters and forest rangers have contained the blaze – it consumed more than 30-acres behind the Balsam Valley Amphitheater.  Land owner Morrill Worcester says a worker reported the blaze […]

Local News – August 31, 2017

Surry Gravel Pit (Surry) – The Planning Board in Surry has granted a permit for a local contractor to extract gravel from his land.  The Ellsworth American reports the decision is not sitting well with neighbors.  The Planning Board found that the town’s zoning laws allow for gravel mining on the property near Morgan Bay […]

Local News – August 30, 2017

Orland Trash (Orland) – Orland citizens have nixed home trash pickup and instead will build a transfer station.  The Ellsworth American reports the town meeting vote wasn’t even close to scuttle a door to door trash pickup – voters rejected it 121-to-7 at a special town meeting.  Orland residents had used the Bucksport transfer station, […]

Local News – August 29, 2017

5-year old shot (Scarborough) – State Police say a 5-year old girl is dead after a shooting in Scarborough.  It happened around 7-thirty last night.  The youngster was in a relative’s home and at least one parent was with her.  An ambulance rushed the girl to the hospital, but she died en-route. Tax Acquired Auction […]