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Maine reaches 7th snowmobile fatality this season

From John MacDonald with Maine Warden Service: “[Eustis, Maine – February 26, 2017] A Massachusetts man was killed yesterday (Sunday, February 26) in Maine’s seventh fatal snowmobile crash. Dennis Picard, 60, of South Chatham was killed while snowmobiling on an ITS trail near Landers Farm Road just before 3:00 PM yesterday afternoon.  Picard was the […]

Local News – February 27, 2017

Lobster Pound Sold (Lamoine) – A lobsterman’s union has agreed to purchase a Lamoine lobster pound in order to keep more money from lobster sales. Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound’s wholesale side currently operates the pound at the end of Seal Point Road. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Lobstering Union voted nearly unanimously this […]

Local News – February 24, 2017

Fatal Follow Up (Frankfort) – A Waldo County woman who died in a head on collision Monday was under investigation in connection with another head-on crash last summer in Searsport. The Bangor Daily News reports the probe into last summer’s crash involving 34-year old Teresa Sirois of Brooks was still open – police are not […]

Local News – February 23, 2017

Drug Bust (Sullivan) – Drug agents say they’ve taken five dealers off the rural roads of Hancock County this week. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency tells Star 97-7 they searched a home on Taunton Drive in Sullivan and found $63-hundred dollars in cash and evidence of heroin and crack cocaine dealing. Two men from the […]

Local News – February 22, 2017

Post Office Fire (Winthrop) – A heating unit located in the ceiling at the post office in Winthrop may be to blame for yesterday’s fire that destroyed the facility and the mail inside. Firefighters rushed to the scene when smoke started coming from the ceiling – the fire station is less than half a mile […]

Local News – February 21, 2017

W Bach Gone (Portland) – Classical music radio listeners have lost a couple of outlets without explanation. The W-Bach stations broadcasting in mid-coast and Southern Maine went off the air abruptly during the weekend, replaced by either country or rock music. The Bangor Daily News reports W-Bach owners did not return requests for comment after […]

Local News – February 20, 2017

Portland Shooting (Portland) – The Portland police officer who shot a man wielding a pellet gun that looked like a real rifle has been involved in a previous shooting incident. Sergeant Nicholas Goodman fired the fatal shot that killed 22-year old Chance Baker on Saturday outside a strip mall in Portland. Back in 2008 Goodman […]

Local News – February 17, 2017

Sullivan Chimney Fire (Sullivan) – A stubborn chimney fire in Sullivan activated fire departments from Steuben to Lamoine yesterday. Sullivan and Sorrento firefighters responded to Taunton Drive at quarter to seven yesterday morning. The fire was in an old church, and it was under control in about half an hour. Joining the effort were firefighters […]

Local News – February 16, 2017

Storm (Ellsworth) – It didn’t snow yesterday – that gave public works crews a chance to push back some of the high snow banks to make room for today’s storm. The good news, it’s nowhere near the foot originally feared. There is school in Hancock County today – it’s going to start 2-hours late. Some […]

Drug arrests in Washington County

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “As the result of a collaborative effort between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, a Brooklyn, Connecticut man and a New Bedford, Mass man have been charged with felony drug trafficking offenses following an investigation into the sale […]