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Local News – December 1, 2017

County Budget (Ellsworth) – It’ll cost property tax payers a bit more to run County Government in Hancock County in 2018.  County Commissioners have approved a budget that’s 6-percent higher than this year’s spending plan.  The increases are driven by addition of a patrol deputy, an information technology position, and overall wage increases for county […]

Local News – November 30, 2017

Hancock Crash (Hancock) – A 4-year old boy suffered life threatening injuries in yesterday’s 2-car crash in Hancock.  State Trooper Owen Reed reports to Star 97.7 the crash at about 7:30 in the morning in Hancock Village came when a sedan operated by 26-year old Leeanna Bishop pulled onto Route 1 from the Hancock Grocery […]

Local News – November 29, 2017

RSU 25 Resignation     (Bucksport) – Police in Bucksport are conducting a possible sex crime investigation on a now former employee of the regional school unit that covers that community.  That’s about all they’re saying, declining to give details of the allegation or naming the former employee.  RSU 25 superintendent Jim Boothby confirmed the […]

Local News – November 28, 2017

Witham Obit (Bar Harbor) – One of the two major players in the Bar Harbor hotel scene has died after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  David Witham owned 9-hotels in Hancock County, including the Bar Harbor Inn and Ellsworth’s Hampton Inn.  For decades he and fellow hotelier Tom Walsh were embroiled in fierce competition […]

Local News – November 27, 2017

Robbery Arrest   (Machias) – State police have arrested a 26-year old man they believe held up a convenience store in Washington County on Thanksgiving Day.  Troopers captured Cameron Reed on Main Street in Harrington Saturday morning.  Reed had a most recent address in Machias but is believed to be from the Jonesport area.  He […]

Local News – November 24, 2017

Harrington Robbery     (Harrington) – An armed robber held up the Irving store in Harrington yesterday morning.  State Police report it happened at the store at the intersection of Routes 1 and 1-A about 10:30 in the morning.  A man pulled a knife on the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.  The […]

Local News – November 23, 2017

Medical Plane Crash (Presque Isle) – A plane crash in Aroostook County, but all on board survived.  WABI-TV reports a medical transport plane carrying a paramedic, nurse and patient took off from the airport shortly before 7-o’clock last night, but the engine caught fire.  The pilot turned around and tried to land, but the engine […]

Local News – November 22, 2017

Harrington Crash (Harrington) – An accident on Route 1 in Harrington has reportedly injured several people and shut down the road. A state police dispatcher confirms to Star 97.7 they are diverting traffic around the scene and ambulances drove the injured to the hospital.  The 9-1-1 call reporting the crash came in around 6-o’clock this […]

Local News – November 21, 2017

HCRCC Director Resigns (Ellsworth) – The woman who has headed up the 9-1-1 agency in Hancock County for more than 8-years is calling it quits.  Renee Wellman confirms to Star 97-7 she has submitted her resignation to County Commissioners effective December 8th.  Wellman has headed up the Hancock County Regional Communications Center and has been […]

Local News – November 20, 2017

Accident Victim Dies     (Bangor) – It’s not clear what, if any, charges an Eastbrook woman will face now that a passenger in the vehicle she crashed last week has died.  54-year old Trudy Pickard died surrounded by family at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Saturday night.  She was a passenger in the […]