409 High Street - P.O. Box 1171 - Ellsworth, ME 04605 - Phone: 207-667-0002 Fax: 207-667-0627

Stu's News - What's Happening Downeast

Local News – February 6, 2018

Bar Harbor Port Authority   (Augusta) – The opposition to a legislative bill that would allow the Town of Bar Harbor to create a port authority has gotten quite loud.  Lawmakers cast a vote today on the measure which came at the request of town leaders following last year’s vote to purchase the abandoned Bay […]

Local News – February 5, 2018

McClain Murder   (Bangor) – Final arguments are set for this morning in a Bangor courtroom in a murder trial more than 37-years coming.  Prosecutors say the evidence they have shows Philip Scott Fournier killed 16-year old Joyce McClain in 1980 and left her body behind Schenck High School in East Millinocket.  Fourner confessed to […]

Local News – February 2, 2018

Road Conditions     (Ellsworth) – Depending on where you are this morning, roads are a bit slippery to treacherous.  Schools in the Greater Bangor area have called off classes for the day, others closer to the coast have delayed opening in some cases.  Salt and sand trucks have treated the roads in the coastal […]

Local News – February 1, 2018

Ellsworth Flooding   (Ellsworth) – The company that regulates the water levels around the Union River lakes in Ellsworth says a faulty sensor led to flooding in the past week.  Brookfield Energy tells the Ellsworth American they monitor water levels at a central office out of state, and the sensor did not pick up that […]

Local News – January 31, 2018

Airport Service (Trenton) – Just what airline will serve the Hancock County airport in Trenton this coming summer remains an unsettled question.  The Ellsworth American reports County Commissioners favored offering the seasonal air carrier contract to Silver Airlines, but that company’s bid was contingent on it winning service to Plattsburgh New York and Presque Isle.  […]

Local News – January 30, 2018

Woodlawn Barn   (Ellsworth) – An $8-million dollar plan to tear down the old Carriage barn at the Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth and replace it with a new barn and education center has hit a big time snag.  The Ellsworth American reports the city’s historic preservation commission did not vote unanimously to approve the plan, […]

Local News – January 29, 2018

Murder Arrest   (Bangor) – Bangor police have charged a Boston native with murdering a 51-year old man on Second Street earlier this month.  The Police Department tells Star 97.7 officers captured 29-year old F Daly during the weekend.  He’s accused of shooting Israel Lewis to death on January 10th.  Investigators did not give any […]

Local News – January 26, 2018

Hermon Incident   (Hermon) – It took nearly 4-hours for deputies to talk a possibly armed man out of a home on Route 2 in Hermon last night.  They’d responded to the residence near the Morgan Hill Center after two other residents reported they’d been assaulted and the attacker had weapons.  Deputies closed down the […]

Local News – January 25, 2018

Corinth Attempted Murder (Corinth) – A 65-year old Corinth man faces attempted murder charges after he allegedly poured gasoline inside his house and lit a fire.  His companion was still inside, upstairs, and had to jump out of a second story window to escape.  State Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland tells Star 97.7 that […]

– Surry fire victim identified

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the woman who died when her mobile home was destroyed by fire Sunday night in Surry was 66 year old Cathy Pinkham.  Her positive identification was made by the State Medical Examiner’s Office. Investigators say because of the extensive fire damage to the […]