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Local News – July 30, 2018

Hancock Fire     (Hancock) – Explosions shook neighbors awake on the Mud Creek Road in Hancock early this morning as a home, barn and garage burned to the ground.  Firefighters had no chance to save the buildings.  Hancock Fire Chief Chris Holmes tells Star 97.7 they were concerned someone might be inside, but relieved […]

Local News – July 27, 2018

Fernald Obituary (Franklin) – The long-time town clerk of Franklin has died after a lengthy illness.  The Ellsworth American reports Robert Fernald died Tuesday at his home.  He served Franklin for decades, retiring a few years ago.  Fernald was named the citizen of the year in Franklin for 2017.   Bridge Cable (Deer Isle) – […]

Local News Headlines – July 26, 2018

Red Light Tickets (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth wrote out a lot of traffic tickets yesterday as they posted officers on High Street at the Walgreens intersection.  The Department’s Facebook Page reports that officers were following up on reports of frequent red-light runners, and they issued 25-court summonses to the drivers they observed failing to […]

Local News – July 25, 2018

Football Player Death     (Orono) – Rescue workers tried in vain to revive an 18-year old football player who collapsed during a workout at the University of Maine yesterday.  Darius Minor, a freshman from Virginia, died on the football field – the first such death at U-Maine in the program’s history.  It’s not known […]

Local News – July 24, 2018

SW  Harbor Parking (Southwest Harbor) – Selectmen in Southwest Harbor have turned down proposals to lease or buy a 38-space parking lot.  The area around the town’s post office is privately owned, but until this summer, the Town of Southwest Harbor had leased it for a dollar a year, plus a tax abatement for the […]

Local News – July 23, 2018

Bangor Stabbing   (Bangor) – One man suffered stab wound, another a broken arm, and ambulances also took a 3rd man to the hospital after a waterfront fight in Bangor during the weekend.  Sergeant Wade Betters of the police department reports to Star 97.7 the fight broke out Friday night at the end of Dutton […]

Local News – July 20, 2018

Wildfires (Trenton) – The bone dry conditions in the woods helped fuel a relatively small wildfire in Trenton that brought a large fire department response.  About a dozen agencies sent manpower and equipment to Goose Cove Road after a pilot spotted what he described as a 5-acre fire burning.  Firefighters stretched out thousands of feet […]

Local News – July 19, 2018

ME Maritime/Verso (Bucksport) – Maine Maritime Academy says it is still interested in opening an operation at the former paper mill complex in Bucksport.  The Ellsworth American reports the Castine based school is talking with the property owner about using the former mill’s training building as an education center.  Campus president Bill Brennan said the […]

Local News – July 18, 2018

Newport Robbery (Newport) – An early morning robbery in Newport is under investigation.  The Morning Sentinel reports two Burger King employees were running a cash bag to the night drop at TD Bank when a man with a ski mask on held them up and took the cash bag.  No one is hurt.   Boat […]

Local News – July 17, 2018

CAT-Bar Harbor   (Bar Harbor) – A Canadian ferry service says it will make $3-million dollars in improvements to its former ferry terminal in Bar Harbor and pay the town $200-thousand dollars a year in rent.  Bay Ferries Limited has submitted its proposal to resume ferry operations from the terminal just purchased by the town […]