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– Star 97.7 interviews Maine Cabin Masters

  Star 97.7’s Vanessa Corey gets candid with the cast of Maine Cabin Masters. Did you know that Chase Morrill did a pilot TV show for another network before DIY Network picked up Maine Cabin Masters? And did you know that Ashley & Ryan Eldridge went to rival high schools? Find out where Ashley shops […]

Local News – November 29, 2018

Old Town Road Closure   (Old Town) – Police closed down Stillwater Avenue in Old Town early this morning for what was described only as a police incident.  Sergeant Lee Miller reported to Star 97.7 that the section between College Avenue and Pembroke Drive was closed and would reopen when the situation was resolved.  He […]

Local News – November 28, 2018

Road Conditions   (Ellsworth) – It was so slippery on MaGown’s Hill leading into Ellsworth on Route 1-A this morning, even a fire truck couldn’t make it up the hill.  Police and fire crews had to shut down the road for a while to allow a salt truck to treat the hill and get traffic […]

Star 97.7 is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.™

Star 97.7 has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, our station is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen […]

Local News – November 27, 2018

Traveling (Ellsworth) – It’s a tale of two Maines this morning for the motoring public.  Along the coast and extending back several miles, it’s a rain and snow mix as temperatures hover just above freezing.  Further inland – it’s a mess.  Numerous school closings are posted away from the coast this morning while most schools […]

Local News – November 26, 2018

Impaired Driving Grant (Ellsworth) – Deputies in Hancock County are putting in extra time patrolling for drunk and drugged drivers.  The Sheriff’s Department reports to Star 97.7 that they’ve received a Driving Enforcement Grant through the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety.  That will put deputies on the road specifically to patrol for impaired drivers instead […]

Local News – November 23, 2018

County Treasurer (Ellsworth) – The next treasurer for Hancock County is still a bit of a mystery.  The Secretary of State’s office isn’t saying who won a write in vote earlier this month.  Star 97.7 reached out to the elections division and a spokesman said they would not release preliminary results.  We asked county Administrator […]

Local News – November 21, 2018

Ellsworth Recycling (Ellsworth) – Ellsworth residents will not be able to recycle a number of items they currently separate from household trash.  The Ellsworth American reports the City Council on Monday approved a change to the recycling program which eliminates plastics numbers 3 through 7 and box board, such as cereal boxes and glass from […]

– Acadia Nat’l Park announces 2019 fee free days

National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019 The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be: Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands […]

– Early school dismissals

WOODLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ND WOODLAND JR./SR. HIGH WILL BE DISMISSING AT 11:30 A.M. PRINCETON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSING AT 10:55 A.M. EAST RANGE II SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSING AT NOON TODAY.