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– Missing Harrington man’s body recovered

From the Maine Department of Marine Resources: “Harrington – The body of 62-year old Delbert Caler of Harrington was discovered this morning by a local fisherman working with Maine Marine Patrol to locate the shellfish harvester, missing since last night. Marine Patrol received a report this morning at approximately 6 a.m. that Caler, a licensed […]

Local News – February 15, 2018

Buck’s Harbor Prison   (Machiasport) – Lawmakers could vote today on whether to fund the Downeast Correctional Facility for another year, nearly a week after state troopers carted all the inmates off to a similar facility in Charleston.  A judge granted a temporary injunction yesterday after the Washington County Commissioners filed suit to keep the […]

Local News – February 14, 2018

Ellsworth Fire   (Ellsworth) – Firefighters returned to the scene of a garage/apartment fire in Ellsworth early this morning to deal with some hot spot flareups.  Passing motorists on Christian Ridge Road reported the blaze shortly after 4:30 yesterday afternoon.  A person believed to be a tenant and a firefighter suffered minor injuries in the […]

Local News – February 13, 2018

DCF-Tuell (Augusta) The Department of Labor met with laid off employees of the Downeast Correctional Facility yesterday after Governor Paul LePage closed the prison last Friday. The Legislative session resumes again today; Representative William Tuell tells Star 97-7 beginning today Washington County residents will show up in droves in Augusta to have their voices heard. […]

Local News – February 12, 2018

Snowmobile Accidents     (Corinna, Holden) – Another deadly weekend on Maine’s snowmobile trails.  The Assistant Fire Chief of Sangerville died when his snow machine crashed into a tree in Corinna.  Maine Warden Service Lieutenant Dan Scott tells Star 97-7 that Jeffrey Wiley was returning from a 300-mile trip when he crashed.  In Holden, 25-year […]

– Maine man arrested for threatening to kill newly appointed Sheriff

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police have arrested a Mexico man for threatening the life of the incoming Sheriff of Oxford County.   Troopers charged 56 year old Joseph Salatka Thursday afternoon with terrorizing.  Salatka was arrested walking along the Roxbury Road in Rumford , a short distance from his home, by Trooper […]

– Downeast Correctional Facility abruptly closed

Statement by AFSCME Council 93 Executive Director Frank Moroney on Governor LePage’s closure of the Downeast Correctional Facility: “Early this morning, under the cover of darkness, Governor LePage moved forward with his reckless plan to close the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport.  Approximately 65 inmates were moved to the overcrowded and understaffed Mountain View Correctional […]

Local News – February 9, 2018

SW Harbor Selectboard (Southwest Harbor) – The Board of Selectmen in Southwest Harbor has gone through three chairmen in the past month.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Lydia Goetze resigned as board chair in January, and the vice-chair, Chad Terry stepped down from the top spot a meeting later.  Dan Norwood is the new selectboard […]

Local News – February 8, 2018

Storm Cleanup (Ellsworth) – School is open this morning, though students in most Washington County towns will have a couple extra hours to get to classes.  The latest winter storm dropped a lot of snow in some parts of Maine, but along the coast, it changed over to rain last evening before the precipitation ended.  […]

Local News – February 7, 2018

Snow Coming (Undated) – A lot of schools are not taking any chances later today, closing down early before heavy snow hits.  The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for up to a foot of snow in some inland areas beginning late this morning.  The snow could be heavy at times, and […]