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Local News – May 4, 2017

  Jordans Closed (Ellsworth) – A family tragedy means a popular Ellsworth take-out restaurant will not re-open.  Jordan’s Snack Bar owners Carol and Shawn Jordan say it’s with much sadness that they’ve decided to stay closed after Shawn’s son Andrew died a couple of weeks ago.  They say his death made it impossible to carry […]

Local News – May 3, 2017

Dentist Settles (Portland) – A retired dentist from mid-coast Maine will pay back the state and federal government for ripping the Medicaid system off.  The US Attorney’s Office reports to Star 97.7 that Dr. Joseph Griffin submitted more than $160-thousand dollars in bills to the Maine Care program for services that he never rendered, were […]

Lebanon man wanted for domestic violence assault still missing

From State Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police continue to look for 52 year old Dale Godfrey of Lebanon , who has been missing since early last Wednesday morning (4/26).  He is wanted for a domestic violence assault at his home. Troopers and game wardens, aided by a blood hound from the Strafford […]

Local News – May 2, 2017

Ellsworth Motorcycle Crash – Fatal (Ellsworth) – Police in Ellsworth say a 62-year old man died from his injuries in Sunday evening’s motorcycle crash on Water Street. The biker, Dana Wright, clipped one utility pole and then slammed head on into another pole at the intersection of Franklin Street.  The Life Flight helicopter flew Wright […]

Local News – May 1, 2017

Ellsworth – Motorcycle Crash   (Ellsworth) – A motorcycle that may have traveled too fast for road conditions last evening slammed into a utility pole at the intersection of Franklin and Water Streets in Ellsworth.  The 62-year old man operating the bike was not wearing a helmet, and has suffered very serious injuries.  An ambulance […]

Local News – April 28, 2017

Surry – Recount (Surry) – When Surry’s voters cast ballots a week ago, they had 3-people to pick from to fill two school board seats.  Joan Welgoss received 116 votes, but the second seat saw just a two vote difference between Mary Mitchell with 96 and Marlene Tallent with 94.  Town officials recounted the votes […]

Local News – April 27, 2017

Gouldsboro Fire (Gouldsboro) – A Gouldsboro man lost thousands of dollars in fishing gear and some baby chicks when a shed caught fire yesterday.  First responding firefighters to the Rice Road reported Michael Bernier’s building fully engulfed in flames.  The Ellsworth American reports a lamp used to keep the chicks warm apparently ignited the fire.  […]

Local News – April 26, 2017

Wildfires   (Washington County) – Firefighters and forest rangers were hopping in Washington County yesterday as wildfires popped up in several communities.  Some of them were intentionally set, and rangers say they would appreciate any information that might lead to who set the blazes.  The forest service reports that they and local fire departments contained […]

Monday’s fire in Augusta started by child

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “Augusta Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office says Monday’s fire at an Augusta apartment house on Mt. Vernon Ave was caused by a five year old playing with either matches or a lighter.  The fire started in the first floor apartment and quickly spread to the […]

Local News – April 24, 2017

Eddington Fire   (Eddington) – No injuries, but the house is a total loss following a weekend fire in Eddington.  Firefighters from seven communities responded to Monument Drive around 5-o’clock on Saturday night, finding the house ablaze when they arrived.  The homeowner escaped without injury.  The fire marshal’s office will try to find the cause […]