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Local News May 11, 2017

  Mt. Desert Fire   (Mt. Desert) – Firefighters on Mt. Desert Island report a building fire near Somes Pond in Mt. Desert.  Dispatchers got a call shortly before 6-o’clock this morning from a person across the pond who spotted the flames.  It’s not clear what was on fire, but responding firefighters reported a building […]

Local News – May 10, 2017

Meth Lab   (Lincoln) – Police carted a Lincoln couple off to jail after a traffic stop found them cooking meth inside a vehicle.  Charged are 30-year old Christopher McGinn and 26-year old Tiffany Lord.  After the traffic stop, drug investigators went to their home and found more meth. It’s the 16th meth bust for […]

Alpaca to give birth at anytime

(Unity) Webcams set up at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm in Unity allow viewers 24-hour access to Riata, a pregnant alpaca who’s due any day now. Co-owner Corry Pratt tells Star 97.7 that Riata is at 345 days gestation and it’s just a matter of time before her baby alpaca, or cria, makes his/her debut. If […]

Local News – May 9, 2017

Money Order Plea (Bangor) – A woman who worked at a variety store in Hermon would write small denomination money orders for herself, then change the amount to big bucks.  The US Attorney’s Office tells Star 97.7 that 30-year old Allison Pluard admitted to the fraud, pleading guilty in federal court yesterday.  Pluard will find […]

The Second Annual Great Golden Keg Hunt!

Star 97.7 wants you to know… It’s not rabbit season, it’s not duck season, it’s keg season! Saturday, May 13th Union Square is putting on a giant scavenger hunt, its the second annual Great Golden Keg Hunt! On Sat, May 13th, teams will compete in a FUN scavenger hunt throughout the City of Ellsworth! If […]

Local News – May 8, 2017

Drug Dealer Sentenced (Bangor) – A 42-year old Bangor man will spend the next 18-years in prison for dealing heroin.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that Mario Lee who used to live in the Bronx, entered a guilty plea to possessing more than 100-grams of heroin.  He would supply heroin to street […]

Local News – May 5, 2017

Pier Debate (Bar Harbor) – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Bar Harbor voters to decide whether a port authority can form and build a pier to accommodate cruise ships.  There is opposition from environmental groups.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports local legislators say passage in Augusta is not the final say […]

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 […]