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Power out at some downtown Ellsworth locations

(Ellsworth) An excavator operator in the RJ Jordan parking lot on Water Street accidentally took out to power poles around 12:30 this afternoon. Ellsworth Fire Department were monitoring the situation closely as the excavator driver was unable to get out of the machine because of the downed power lines. Emera Maine crews were called in to get […]

Maine Patrol Officer honored at Fishermen’s Forum

From the Maine Warden Service: “March 6, 2017 – Marine Patrol Officer Brandon Bezio, who serves in the St. George-Warren Patrol, receives the 2017 Maine Lobstermen’s Association Maine Patrol Officer of the Year Award. The award, presented Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, is an annual recognition of Marine Patrol Officers […]

Local News – March 6, 2017

Fatal Snowmobile Accidents (Augusta) – Maine’s snowmobiling death toll rose to 9 during the weekend after two more people died while snow-sledding. The Warden Service reports to Star 97.7 that 28-year old Thomas Henderson of Dixfield died when his ski-doo crashed in Carthage. A passenger riding with him managed to jump off before the snowmobile […]

Local News – March 3, 2017

Swans Island Electric (Swan’s Island) – Electricity users on Swan’s Island and Frenchboro have 12-days to cast votes on whether to approve a deal to have Emera Maine take over the local electricity co-op. The Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan for the takeover which the Swan’s Island Electric Co-op requested. Under the plan […]

Local News – March 2, 2017

Alleged Burglars Indicted (Bangor) – Grand jurors in Penobscot County agree there is enough evidence to bring a father and his two sons to trial for copper thefts. Last December a game camera recorded the three men stealing copper from a vacant home in Eddington. Police asked for help identifying them, and they got plenty. […]

Local News – March 1, 2017

Top Drawer Winner (Ellsworth) The Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce will bestow its prestigious Top Drawer award to Wallace Events. Owner Brian Spencer launched the business in 1998 providing tents, party rentals, lighting and sound; and it has since grown and even expanded into Rockland. Spencer says the success of Wallace Events has been a true […]

Local News – February 28, 2017

Trenton Traffic Light (Trenton) – Engineers say they’ve fixed a traffic light that has drawn numerous complaints in recent weeks in Trenton. The so-called “Cheese House” light often would stay red for traffic trying to turn onto Route 3 from Route 204 for several minutes, even if there was no traffic on Route 3. That […]

Ellsworth Chamber announces 2017 Top Drawer honoree

Announcement from Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Gretchen Wilson: “February 27, 2017:  The Board of Directors of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Top Drawer honoree for 2017 is Wallace Events of Ellsworth. Entering their 20th year of providing rentals, sound, lighting and event technology, this Ellsworth company […]

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 […]