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NY man jailed for drugs, ME residents could face charges

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “Maine Drug Enforcement says a New York man was arrested this week in Bath and charged with selling heroin and crack cocaine.  Dashawn Gill,31, from Brooklyn, New York was charged with, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin and Crack Cocaine). For the past month, agents assigned […]

Local News – March 22, 2017

  Jordan‘s Reopens (Ellsworth) – Even as the temperature plummets and snow is blowing around today, a sure sign of spring – Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth reopens this morning.  The popular take out on Route 1 has been a “must have” for 36-years.  Shawn Jordan runs the operation now, taking over from his parents.  […]

Local News Headlines – March 21, 2017

  David Rockefeller Death (New York) – The man whose family gave the land that makes up much of Acadia National Park has died.  David Rockefeller continued the tradition of land donations to the park, giving about a thousand acres to celebrate his 100th birthday last year.  Rockefeller died yesterday in New York.  His grandfather […]

Local News – March 20, 2017

Mill Fire (Bucksport) – They’re going to tear down one of the big buildings at the former paper mill in Bucksport, but firefighters had to put out a blaze there this past weekend. The calls to the former Verso sight came in Saturday morning. Fire officials say a crew cutting the sheet metal outside the […]

Local News – March 17, 2017

Drug Funds Distributed (Bangor) – Eight Maine law enforcement agencies shared 1-point-1 million dollars the federal government seized from convicted marijuana farmer Malcolm French and Haynes Timberland Incorporated. The money came from fines and forfeitures in the case linked to a huge pot growing operation in Washington County in 2009. Drug agents uncovered nearly 3,000 […]

Local News – March 16, 2017

Fiberight Plant (Ellsworth) – A planned trash to bio-gas plant in Hampden has cleared a major hurdle as a judge has upheld Department of Environmental Protection permits issued for the plant’s construction. More than 100-communities who are members of the Municipal Review Committee have pledged to send their trash to the Fiberight plant in just […]

Local News – March 15, 2017

Snow Storm (Lamoine) – Electric company linemen have a lot of work ahead of them today. More than 85-hundred outages faced Emera Maine crews early this morning following yesterday’s blizzard that dumped a foot or more of wet, heavy snow on Downeast Maine. The bulk of the outages are along coastal Hancock and Washington Counties. […]

Local News – March 14, 2017

Winter Storm (Ellsworth) – If you’ve got school aged kids, they’re coming home from school early today. Most school districts are dismissing around mid-day as a winter storm is bearing down on Maine. National Weather Service lead forecaster Bob Oravec says it’s a powerful nor’easter and will dump up to 16-inches in Maine.  Blizzard warnings […]

Local News – March 13, 2017

Winter Weather (Undated) – Very little snow is left on the ground in coastal Hancock and Washington Counties this morning. That’ll change in 48-hours as a major winter storm will work its way up the coast and dump up to 16-inches of snow beginning tomorrow afternoon. A Winter Storm warning is posted, the National Weather […]

Body of missing Arundel woman found near her home

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “The Maine Warden Service located the body of a missing Arundel woman this morning – in woods across from her home. The body of 65 year old Sue Kim Coito was located about 375 yards into the woods from Campground Road.  More than 25 Wardens and members of […]