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Local News 01/11/22

Crime/Public Safety Families of Sunken Vessel Get $1M Settlement (AP/Portland)  A judge has awarded nearly $1 million in damages to the families of four fishermen who died when their Maine-based boat mysteriously sank off the Massachusetts coast in 2020. The 82-foot Emmy Rose went down November 23rd as it was heading to port after a […]

Local News 01/10/22

Crime/Public Safety Grand Evacuation (Ellsworth)  Stand up comedy turned into a stand OUT on the sidewalk at the Grand in Ellsworth last night when a fire alarm went off just minutes into Comedian Bob Marley’s early-show routine.  The Ellsworth Fire Department was quickly on the scene and the sold out crowd settled back in their […]

Local News 01/07/22

Crime/Public Safety Storm is Friday’s Big Story (Downeast Maine)  The big story today is the snow.  A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for today, with snowfall totals highest over Downeast – 4-8 inches expected along the coast by day’s end, and up to 10 inches possible in Washington County.  Stay tuned.  Steve McKay will […]

Local News 01/06/22

Crime/Public Safety Arrest Made in Case of Missing NH Girl (Manchester)  Authorities have arrested the father of a 7 yo New Hampshire girl who hasn’t been seen in two years but who was just reported missing last week.  WMUR reports the arrest of 31 yo Adam Montgomery of Manchester was related to an arrest warrant […]

Local News 01/05/22

Crime/Public Safety State Police Seek Man Wanted on Domestic Violence Charges (Greene) State Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man from Greene who is wanted on felony domestic violence charges.  Authorities say 39 yo Robert Robinson, Jr. could be driving a black Chevy Silverado crew cab pickup.  Maine State Police have posted […]

Local News 01/04/22

Crime/Public Safety Missing Man’s Car Pulled from River (Naples)  Police Monday confirmed they pulled a missing Naples’ man’s car from the Little Androscoggin River.  Authorities were alerted after someone reported a damaged guardrail.  67 yo Mark Conley was last seen in the Lewiston area on Christmas Eve, and family became concerned when he didn’t arrive […]

Local News 01/03/2

Local Politics Sumpter Retires (Mount Desert)  Retirement won’t mean sitting this one out for the current part-time director of the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce.  Micki Sumpter, who’s been in that role for the past three and a half years, will spend a few hours a week mentoring Interim Director Maddie Bierman, at least through […]

Local News 12/31/21

New Year’s Eve Safety  (Hancock County)  Tonight is New Year’s Eve, of course.  After almost two years of COVID, people are bound to be out celebrating.  We know about the dangers of driving impaired due to alcohol or drugs; but Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane tells Star 97.7 distracted driving continues to be a problem […]

Local News 12/30/21

Maine Registers Record Pedestrian Deaths in 2021 (Bangor)  2021 was a deadly year for pedestrians in Maine.  The Bangor Daily News reports 20 pedestrians have died this year – tying the record set in 2017.  The number of Maine pedestrians killed has been on the upswing since 2015, when 19 pedestrians were killed.  Although such […]

Local News AM 12/29/21

Ellsworth Businessman Buys Golf Course (Ellsworth)  An Ellsworth businessman is the new owner of Rocky Knoll Golf course in Orrington.  Mike Wight, who owns Broughman Builders and Downeast Property Management, bought the course with his realtor-wife, Daisy – a transaction he’s had his eye on since he played a round of golf at Rocky Knoll […]