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Local News – August 28, 2018

Gouldsboro Fire   (Gouldsboro) – No injuries following an early morning building fire in Gouldsboro.  Firefighters from a half dozen communities awoke to their pagers going off shortly before 5-o’clock this morning with reports of the fire on Gouldsboro Point Road.  It turned out to be in an auxiliary building at a complex that borders […]

Local News – August 27, 2018

Governor – Hospitalized   (Bangor) – Governor Paul LePage is expected to make a full recovery after spending the weekend in the hospital.  A spokesman says the Governor started feeling discomfort while visiting family in New Brunswick Saturday.  He and his wife Anne went to a hospital in the Canadian Province and an ambulance carried […]

Does Hancock County Have Talent?

Star 97.7’s Bill DaButler was one of the judges for Thursday Night’s “Does Hancock County Have Talent?” at the Grand in Ellsworth.  Here is the list of contestants that will move on to the next round. Lanie Reed Trudi Clark Brent Hutchins Katie Higgins Delaney Woodward Pete Merritt & Bob Cat Ben Anthony Buseia Rachel […]

Local News – August 23, 2018

County Ambulance Folds (Ellsworth) – The ambulance company that has provided emergency service to Eastern Hancock County for more than 40-years is closing for good a week from tomorrow.  Town officials got letters yesterday from County Ambulance announcing the closure.  Owner John Partridge said it was the most difficult decision he’d ever made, and blamed […]

Local News Headlines – August 22, 2018

Drug Bust   (Holden) – Three people face drug charges after a police raid on Route 1A in Holden.  WVII-TV reports police seized heroin, a shotgun, and other drugs from Jherad and Jenny Welch’s home.  They’re charged with illegal possession and endangering the welfare of a child. Another person, Mrs. Welch’s brother Kenneth Wilson also […]

Local News – August 21, 2018

Ellsworth Ambulance (Ellsworth) – City councilors in Ellsworth put off a vote on a plan to place two ambulances inside the fire station at City Hall and provide living quarters for privately employed personnel.  City officials say the plan would improve response time to emergency calls.  Currently County Ambulance provides emergency service and response time […]

Local News – August 20, 2018

Blue Hill Chase Ends     (Blue Hill) – A wild scene this weekend in Blue Hill as police fired shots into a car that led them on a chase through two counties.  It started in Northport where police tried to stop 71-year old James Thomas of Camden.  Knox County officials had reported Thomas was […]

Local News- August 17, 2018

Mariaville Fire Station (Otis) – Voters in Mariaville and Otis may decide whether to build a new fire station for the department that covers both communities.  Townspeople earlier this month heard about the shortcomings of the current fire station in Mariaville – it has no running water, no bathroom, and some of the trucks don’t […]

Local News – August 16, 2018

Solar Farm (Twp 16) – Land between a couple of wind power projects could end up as a solar panel farm producing electricity which Emera Maine might purchase.  The Ellsworth American reports the proposed 500-acre project would be located in Township 16 between Eastbrook and Deblois.  The project required a zoning change to allow the […]

Local News – August 15, 2018

Border Pleas (Bangor) – An Australian woman and her Mexican boyfriend face possible jail time and big fines after border agents caught him crossing the border in Calais illegally.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 37-year old Sarah Branch admitted she helped 45-year old Benigno Godinez Cortez get to Canada and then […]