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Local News – April 19, 2017

Cruise Ships (Bar Harbor) – It’s not exactly the high summer season in Bar Harbor as temperatures hover just above freezing, but the first cruise ship of the season is due in this coming weekend.  The Amadea is small by comparison to the big cruise line ships, carrying about 900 passengers and crew.  The cruise […]

Relay for Life

  Relay for Life of Hancock County is almost here! Join Star 97.7 at the Ellsworth Middle School track, Friday, June 2nd for a live broadcast, and stick around for the event! It will change your life! Bill DaButler is the official track DJ, and Stu Marckoon will be a part of the Luminaria Ceremony! […]

Local News – April 18, 2017

  Bangor – Homicide   (Bangor) – Police in Bangor say they know who pulled the trigger Sunday afternoon on Ohio Street, and now they are looking for 40-year old Antoine Bethea.  The man he allegedly shot, 36 year old Terrence Durel, died Sunday night, and Bethea, who goes by the street name of Prince, […]

Local News – April 17, 2017

  Bangor Shooting   (Bangor) – One person is wounded after a shooting in Bangor Sunday.  Police Chief Mark Hathaway reports to Star 97.7 officers responded to Ohio Street at 3-o’clock yesterday afternoon.  They called in a police dog and crime scene investigators gathered evidence at the scene.  They’re not saying much, and they’ve not […]

Local News – April 14, 2017

Route 3 Project (Bar Harbor) – Traveling to and from Downtown Bar Harbor over Route 3 will present challenges to drivers starting this month and running through the spring of 2019.  Motorists have already begun seeing significant delays in spots on Route 3, and the heavy work has not yet begun.  That’ll change in the […]

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 […]