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Local News – June 14, 2018

Ranked Choice – Recount     (Augusta) – Teams of analysts will have to review hand counted ballots and computer memory sticks pretty much one vote at a time to reallocate votes from Tuesday’s Democratic Gubernatorial and 2nd Congressional District primaries to determine who the winners will be.  It’s the first test of statewide ranked-choice […]

Local News – June 13, 2018

Election Results Wrapup  (Undated) – It looks like the first in the nation use of ranked choice voting will result in at least one and possibly two recounts and rankings.  Maine Democrats had to choose among 7-candidates for Governor for the November Election.  Janet Mills had about 33-percent of the votes with 71-percent of the […]

– Trenton man releases 1st book, also talks cancer

“Johnny Remick, a Maine native, has literally lived coast to coast. . . and back again.” “For 18-years Johnny Remick made America laugh. Although he retired from the comedy stage in 2007, he continued commercial acting and material writing for his comedic peers. He moved back to his family home on the Maine Coast during the summer […]

Local News – June 12, 2018

Murder Victim Vigil (Bar Harbor) – Dozens gathered at the Village Green in Bar Harbor last evening to pay respects to a 19-year old murder victim.  Searchers found Mikaela Conley’s body near the Connors-Emerson School 10-days ago.  A week ago, police arrested 21-year old Jalique Keene, charging him with Conley’s murder.  Keene remains held without […]

Local News – June 11, 2018

Milford Robbery   (Milford) – An armed robbery at a Milford store netted the robber an undisclosed amount of cash, and police are still looking for him.  Penobscot County Chief Deputy William Birch reports to Star 97.7 that the man showed a pistol to the store clerk when demanding the money, and fled on foot […]

Local News – June 8, 2018

Sedgwick Principal (Sedgwick) – A new principal will greet students and teachers when the Elementary School in Sedgwick reopens after summer break.  The Ellsworth American reports the school has hired Andrea Faurot to fill the post when current principal John Dow steps down at the end of the school year.  Faurot comes from North Carolina […]

Local News – June 7, 2018

Ormsby New Trial   (Houlton) – A former Ellsworth man serving life in prison for murdering 3-people 8-years ago is asking for a new trial.  Thayne Ormsby’s attorney says the convicted triple killer says his former attorney did not present alternative suspects in the stabbing deaths of two men and a 10-year old boy in […]

Local News – June 6, 2018

Bar Harbor Murder     (Bar Harbor) – A 21-year old Bar Harbor man charged with murdering a former fellow MDI high school student is scheduled to appear in court briefly today.  A judge will likely deny bail for Jalique Keene.  State police arrested him Monday evening, charging him with killing 19-year old Mikaela Conley […]

Local News – June 5, 2018

Bar Harbor Death – Arrest (Bar Harbor) – A Bar Harbor teen’s death was no accident – police have charged a 21-year old Bar Harbor man with her murder.  State police last night arrested Jalique Keene for killing 19-year old Mikaela Conley.  Police found her body behind the Connors-Emerson School Saturday.  The Medical Examiner’s office […]

Local News – June 4, 2018

Bar Harbor Body Found   (Bar Harbor) – Authorities have confirmed a body found in Bar Harbor Saturday is that of a 19-year old woman police had searched for.  A search dog discovered Mikaela Conley’s body around noon time on Saturday in thick woods near the Connors-Emerson school complex.  Conley vanished Thursday night.  The medical […]