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Local News – July 10, 2020

Library Budget (Ellsworth) – The city library budget in Ellsworth may not get cut after all.  WABI-TV reports city councilors have suggested using $100-thousand dollar in surplus funding to restore proposed cuts to the library budget.  Under the initial cut proposal, the library would have had to cut staffing and reduce library hours.   Route […]

Local News – July 9, 2020

Surry Fire Cause Undetermined (Surry) – Investigators say they don’t know what caused a fire that destroyed a camp on Toddy Pond in Surry a few weeks ago.  The Ellsworth American reports the State Fire Marshal’s Office could not find out what led to the blaze that destroyed the building on May 23rd.  Separate fires […]

Local News – July 8, 2020

Manslaughter Plea Deal (Bucksport) – A 22-year old Bucksport woman has agreed to plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of a 2-year old girl nearly 3-years ago.  The Bangor Daily News reports Savannah Smith is expected to enter the plea tomorrow and receive a 10-year prison sentence.  Little Kloe Hawksley died in October 2017 […]

Local News – July 7, 2020

Bangor Fire (Bangor) – Fire damaged a home on Leighton Street in Bangor overnight.  The Fire Department tweeted that the blaze was reported around 10-o’clock last night.  Firefighters say everyone got out of the building and stayed out and the fire was extinguished.   Downtown Rockland Mask   (Rockland) – Ahead of a rumored statewide […]

Local News – July 6, 2020

Elections – Absentee   (Undated) – Turnout on Election Day a week from tomorrow is likely to be pretty slow, but, absentee balloting remains brisk.  The primary election and statewide referendum vote has drawn a much high absentee turnout as the state urges voters to request ballots and avoid gathering at the polls.  Time is […]

Local News – July 3, 2020

Bar Harbor Town Meeting (Bar Harbor) – Voters drove into town meeting in Bar Harbor this week, passing the town budget which will be a bit lower than last year’s.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports about 90-voters took part in the drive-in town meeting at MDI High school, holding up cards on each article while […]

Local News – July 2, 2020

Nekid Man Sought (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth continue searching for a man they say may have assaulted someone and is in crisis.  The man fled from the Northern Light hospital in Ellsworth and was not wearing any clothing.  A Facebook post from the Ellsworth police department said the man is not familiar with the […]

Local News – June 29, 2020

Coronavirus Numbers   (Augusta) – The two counties that make up Downeast Maine have the lowest numbers of Coronavirus infections in the state, along with Piscataquis County.  The Maine Center for Disease Control reports Washington County had the lowest rate at 0-point-6 people per 10-thouisand.  Hancock County was 2-point-9, and Piscataquis County at 1-point-8.  There […]

Local News – June 26, 2020

Verona Island Police Presence   (Verona Island) – More information is expected today on why so many state troopers from across Maine responded to Verona Island yesterday.  The tactical team converged on West Side Drive early yesterday morning along with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Bucksport police.  No one has given a reason for […]

Local News – June 25, 2020

Abduction Attempt Arrests   (Belfast) – An arrest in those reported attempted abductions in several communities.  Bangor police tell Star 97.7 detectives from their department and Hampden identified 23-year old Serdest Ozilice of Savannah Georgia as the driver of a dark colored SUV who alleged attempted to lure teenaged girls from those two communities and […]