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– Arrest made in Ellsworth bank robbery

From the Ellsworth Police Department: “Over the last 12 months, Lt. Harold Page of the Ellsworth Police Department has dedicated many hours to solving the February 3, 2014 robbery of the Key Bank on High Street. He followed up on several leads from the original investigation and was able to identify a suspect. On April […]

Local News April 12, 2018

Robber Sentenced (Bangor) – A confessed bank robber is headed to federal prison for the next 9-years.  The US Attorney’s office tells Star 97.7 that 30-year old Seth Blewitt admitted that he held up a TD Bank branch in Bangor last May, and used a shotgun to hold up a Dollar Tree store the next […]

Local News – April 11, 2018

UM President (Orono) – The former chief operating officer at the National Science Foundation will be the new president of the University of Maine.  Trustees appointed Joan Ferrini-Mundy to the post yesterday.  Ferrini-Mundy has worked at the NSF since 2007.  She will also be the president at the U-Maine Machias campus.  The New Hampshire native […]

Local News April 10, 2018

Unity Robbery   (Unity) – Waldo County Deputies have asked the public to help track down a pharmacy robber.  The Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97.7 a man wearing black clothes and a mask handed a note to an employee at the Unity Pharmacy demanding prescription pills.  The employee complied and the man fled in a […]

Local News – April 9, 2018

Bad Heroin (Machiasport) – A batch of heroin most likely laced with fentanyl has led to 9-overdoses and three arrests during the weekend.  The overdoses started in Washington and Hancock Counties on Friday and prompted a warning from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department via Facebook.  Drug agents arrested 50-year old Jon Wright of Machiasport after […]

Local News – April 6, 2018

Petition Dispute   (Augusta) – A Bar Harbor man will appear on the Republican primary ballot, despite allegations from his opponent that his petition signatures contained dead people and forgeries.  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap ruled that Max Linn will remain on the ballot, even though more the 200-signatures on his nominating petitions were rejected.  […]

Local News – April 5, 2018

Cruise Ship Season (Bar Harbor) – In two weeks Bar Harbor’s busiest cruise ship season ever will get under way, well before the summer’s high season.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports 174-cruise ship visits are scheduled for this summer, up three from last year. The season begins 4-days earlier than last year’s first visit and […]

– UMaine at Machias announces new Head of Campus

From the University of Maine at Machias – Machias, Maine —  Ask Andrew Egan what he’s most looking forward to in his new job and he lights up. “The students,” he says. “I can’t wait to get to know them.” Effective August 13, Egan will be head of campus at the University of Maine at […]

Local News – April 4, 2018

Train Bridge (Ellsworth) – If you’ve driven up Route 1-A in Ellsworth toward Bangor, you’ve probably noticed an excavator on the railroad bridge over the Union River.  Downeast Rail Heritage Preservation Trust is repairing the bridge abutments and the tracks that run over the bridge in hopes that the Scenic Railroad can start using that […]

Local News – April 3, 2018

Warren Fatal   (Warren) – An 82-year old Tenant’s Harbor woman is dead after her compact car slammed into a tractor trailer truck on Route 1 yesterday.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Department tells Star 97.7 that Constance Chandler-Ward may have suffered a medical incident before her car went onto the wrong side of the road […]