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Special Children’s Friends

Special Children’s Friends in Ellsworth has WAY outgrown their space. So, to help more kids – they’re growing!! And area businesses are stepping up to help! Every day in April, Star 97.7’s Michael W. Hale gives morning updates about the area business that is that day’s “Friend” FOR Special Children’s Friends!! Find the easy-to-spot, life […]

Local News – April 2, 2018

Pen Air Pulls Out   (Trenton) – The scramble is on to find a new commercial air carrier to serve the Hancock County airport in Trenton.  Pen-Air which has offered commercial flights since 2012 says it will stop service at the end of June.  The Bangor Daily News reports the decision came after the Federal […]

Glamping – Story Correction

This is the corrected version of the story we posted on 3/20/18. It now reflects that the owner and developer of the property is Nancy Sweeney. We apologize for the error. Glamping – CORRECTED (Bar Harbor) – Imagine camping in a tent complete with bedrooms and indoor bathroom.  That’s what a Bar Harbor developer hopes […]

Local News – March 22, 2018

Ticks (Local) Mother Nature may not have gotten the memo about spring, but the ticks have. University of Maine cooperative extension’s Tick ID program coordinator, Griffin Dill says ticks have already found their way out of the snow and on to warm humans and pets in the area. Dill says a Bangor homeowner is among […]

Star 97.7 Storm Cancellations, Postponements & Delays

For 3/22/18 – Updated 1:49pm Colleges University of Maine at Machias closed Washington County Community College closed Businesses, Events and Others Calais Day Treatment closed

Local News – March 21, 2018

Terrorist Teen’s Mom charged     (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth say a 47-year old woman either sold or gave away her 19-year old son’s guns days after they arrested him for terrorizing. The Ellsworth American reports authorities charged Alice Allen is charged with hindering arrest.  Her son, Michael, allegedly made an internet post days […]

Local News – March 20, 2018

Downeast Prison (Machiasport) – The Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport will reopen, at least for now.  In a statement e-mailed to Star 97-7, Governor Paul LePage said he would comply with a court order to reopen the minimum security prison in Buck’s Harbor.  A few weeks ago the Governor sent in corrections officers in the […]

Local News – March 19, 2018

Inn Sold (Bar Harbor) – A Belfast couple has purchased the historic Bass Cottage Inn in Bar Harbor.  The Bangor Daily News reports Eddie and Judy Hemingsen sold the Belfast Bay Inn last Thursday and closed on the Bass Cottage Inn the same day.  The Hemingsens owned the Bluenose Inn in Bar Harbor and sold […]

Local News March 16, 2018

Blue Hill Theft (Blue Hill) – Authorities have charged the former town treasurer in Blue Hill with stealing nearly $18-thousand dollars from the town.  Jody Murphy was supposed to meet with investigators earlier this week.  The Weekly Packet reports she didn’t show.  The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department says it appears Murphy didn’t deposit cash into […]

Local News – March 15, 2018

Storm Aftermath   (Undated) – Front end loaders will start to move huge snow piles out of the way today after plows cleared streets and parking lots of nearly 2-feet of snow the past two days.  Mainers head back to school and work after the third nor’easter in two weeks dumped a lot of snow […]