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Local News – March 29, 2021

Body Found   (Port Clyde) – A 54-year old Knox County fisherman has died and the Marine Patrol is investigating.  Searcher found 54-year old Travis Thorbjornson’s body in Port Clyde harbor during the weekend.  His skiff was spotted adrift in the harbor earlier in the day, and a massive search followed.  The Medical Examiner’s office […]

Local News – March 26, 2021

Gouldsboro Town Manager Resigns   (Gouldsboro) – For a 3rd time in 3-years, the Town of Gouldsboro is searching for a new town manager.  Current manager Andrea Sirois has told Selectmen she will not renew her contract when it expires in June.  Sirois cited the Coronavirus situation and a desire to be closer to her […]

Local News – March 25, 2021

MDI Superintendent (Bar Harbor) – The Superintendent of Schools on Mt. Desert Island says he plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Marc Gousse has given the school committee plenty of notice to search for a replacement.  Gousse, who is 60, says his decision to retire is […]

Local News – March 24, 2021

Suspect Sought   (Rockland) – A man described as armed and dangerous remains on the loose, evading police in the Midcoast area.  Village Soup dot-com reports 31-year old Justin Richards of Cushing is wanted for kidnapping, assault and robbery in connection to an incident last Friday in Waldoboro that sent a person to the hospital […]

Local News – March 23, 2021

Elderly Man Burned   (New Sharon) – Burning trash in a barrel led to an explosion in Western Maine yesterday that put an 85-year old man in the hospital in critical condition.  The Fire Marshal’s office reports to Star 97.7 that John Gill of New Sharon added gasoline to the trash fire inside the barrel […]

Local News – March 22, 2021

Two Die at Dorr Mountain   (Bar Harbor) – Two hikers died after falling 100-feet from a mountain in Acadia National Park.  The Park Service reports to Star 97.7 the 30-year old woman and 28-year old man were from Rutland Massachusetts.  Family members reported them missing on Friday when they failed to check out of […]

Local News – March 19, 2021

Town offices close   (Hancock) – At least three town offices in Eastern Hancock County have closed down due to COVID-19.  The Hancock Town Office has posted that it’s closed until further notice.  Sullivan’s town web page did not give a reopening time, but posted it was closing at noon on Wednesday and all day […]

Local News – March 18, 2021

Fiberight Plant (Hampden) – The plant that converts trash to a bio-fuel and was supposed to serve more than 100-Maine towns will remain closed for several more months.  The Municipal Review Committee which represents those towns and cities says it has run into complications in the sale of the former Fiberight Plant to Pennsylvania based […]

Local News – March 17, 2021

Ellsworth Death   (Ellsworth) – An autopsy on an Ellsworth woman’s body is under way and the State Police major crimes unit has begun an investigation.  Local police responded to a home on Bayside Road yesterday morning and found the 64-year old woman’s body inside.  Neither police agency has released the victim’s name.  State Police […]

Local News – March 16, 2021

PERC Shutdown (Orrington) – The plant that burns the trash from nearly every town in Eastern Maine and turns it into electricity will shut down for much of April.  The Ellsworth American reports the PERC plant in Orrington will upgrade a turbine while Versant Power installs a new high voltage power line.  PERC has been […]