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Local News – November 1, 2018

Bucksport Standoff (Bucksport) – All is safe this morning on Route 1 in Bucksport after a standoff on Halloween ended without injury.  Police took an un-named 57-year old man to a Bangor hospital for a mental health check.  Earlier in the day he apparently threatened to use explosives. That prompted officers to shut down Route […]

Local News – October 31, 2018

Slippery New Road (Bar Harbor) – Perhaps the scariest adventure some people will have this Halloween will be driving on Route 3 in Bar Harbor.  Motorists have flooded social media with complaints about a newly built section of the road in the Ireson Hill area.  The complaint – it’s very slippery.  This week a dump […]

Local News – October 30, 2018

Caron Drops Out (Portland) – With polling numbers showing less than 3-percent support, Alan Caron is pulling out of the race for Maine Governor.  His name will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot, but yesterday Caron said he is withdrawing and throwing his support behind Democrat Janet Mills.  Caron was running as an independent and had […]

Local News 10-29-18

Boat Sinks (Islesford) – An Islesford fisherman lost his boat when it sank off the island last week.  The Ellsworth American reports Cory Alley discovered his boat sank while it was moored off Islesford.  A crane attempted to raise the boat, but the weather was too rough.  Alley said he had planned to repair the […]

Local News – October 26, 2018

Campground Sold (Trenton) – A young Southwest Harbor man has purchased a popular campground in Trenton.  Colton Sanborn now owns the Timberland Acres campground, purchasing it from the Awalt family as the facility closed for the winter this month.  The Ellsworth American reports the 23-year old’s family owns campgrounds on Mt. Desert Island.  The 35-acre […]

Local News – October 25, 2018

Child Struck (Windsor) – A Knox County woman got a ticket for passing a stopped school bus and running into a student who was boarding the vehicle.  State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said it happened during a snow storm in Windsor on Route 17. Troopers ticked 51-year old Eileen Bayer for passing the bus that […]

Local News – October 24, 2018

Local News 10-24-18   Body Recovered   (Jonesport) – Divers pulled up a 51-year old Jonesport fisherman’s body from waters off Doyle Island yesterday.  The Coast Guard reports to Star 97.7 that it got a distress call from another fisherman who saw Scott Chandler fall into the waters yesterday morning.  State Police and Warden Service […]

Local News – October 23, 2018

Governor Sues AG (Augusta) – Governor LePage says he will take the Attorney General to the Supreme Court after a superior court judge ruled against the outgoing Republican governor.  LePage sued AG Janet Mills who is running for governor for joining a lawsuit with other states in regard to the DACA program that allows immigrant […]

Local News – October 22, 2018

ATV Fatality   (Carthage, ME) – An ATV accident in Western Maine has left a young Massachusetts man dead.  The Maine Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 27-year old Taylor Curtin of Belchertown died when the ATV he’d borrowed from a fellow camper in Carthage went airborne and hit a tree.  Curtin did not […]

Local News – October 19, 2018

Bonfire Canceled   (Bangor) – A Bangor juvenile faces terrorizing charges after allegedly posting threats on social media that led police to cancel the homecoming bonfire at Bangor High School last night.  The Bangor Police Department reports to Star 97.7 that a parent brought the posts to the attention of officers.  They decided the school […]