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Local News – April 13, 2017

  Trenton Housing (Trenton) – Planners reviewed a proposed housing development in Trenton last night.  The Ellsworth American reports the 40-unit project would sit on the east side of Route 3 across from Acadia Fun Park.  Southwest Harbor contractor Tim Gott plans to build 7-buildings with the 40-rental homes inside.  The new housing units are […]

Local News – April 12, 2017

Traffic Alert: Western Avenue will be closed to traffic from the State Street side on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 for most of the day while new water mains are installed. Wildfire – Bucksport (Bucksport) – The ground may be muddy, but the dead grass and leaves on top is dry, and wind can push a […]

Local News – April 11, 2017

Influenza (Local) The Maine Center for Disease Control continues to monitor influenza and says it’s widespread throughout the state. The Maine CDC reports 62 new hospitalizations occurred last week along with 12 new outbreaks reported. State epidemiologist Siiri Bennett says the data shows this year’s flu may be a bit worse than previous years. The CDC […]

Local News – April 10, 2017

Standoff Arrest (Hancock) – A 44-year old Hancock man faces charges following a brief standoff with sheriff’s deputies. A woman called 9-1-1 to report that when she arrived home, she found her door locked and barricaded. Lt. Chris Thornton reports to Star 97.7 that his department got help from the Marine Patrol and Ellsworth police […]

Troop J in Ellsworth welcomes a local to the barracks

From Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland: “Maine’s eight newest troopers received their badges today in ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.  The new troopers completed ten weeks of specialized State Police training, which is in addition to the eighteen weeks of training required for all Maine police officers.  State Police continue […]

Local News – April 7, 2017

Johnston Death (Auburn) – A well known TV Meteorologist based in Southern Maine took his own life. Authorities, including the Maine Warden Service, found 46-year old Tom Johnston’s body in Auburn last evening. Police had searched for Johnston after his companion filed a missing person’s report earlier this week. He was last seen at the […]

Local News – April 6, 2017

Fire Update (Ellsworth) – It may be a while, if ever, before authorities determine how Tuesday night’s fire at the former Hilltop House restaurant in Ellsworth started. Chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97-7 they’ve turned the investigation over to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and insurance investigator. About 4-dozen firefighters spent the overnight trying to […]

Fire at the former Hilltop House

(Ellsworth) – The former Hilltop House restaurant that was undergoing renovations in Ellsworth to become the new China Hill went up in flames overnight.  Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97-7 a passing motorist spotted the flames as he passed the building on Kingsland Crossing at about 10:30 last night. Help came to Ellsworth […]

Local News – April 5, 2017

  New China Hill Fire (Ellsworth) – The former Hilltop House restaurant that was undergoing renovations in Ellsworth to become the new China Hill went up in flames overnight. Ellsworth Fire Chief Richard Tupper tells Star 97-7 a passing motorist spotted the flames as he passed the building on Kingsland Crossing at about 10:30 last […]

Local News – April 4, 2017

Big Rig Fires (Scarborough) – It was no coincidence. That’s the word from investigators looking into a pair of fires at a trucking company that has yards in Scarborough and Poland. The two fires destroyed more than $750-thousand dollars worth of big rigs owned by R.C. Moore Trucking. The large company has four facilities in […]