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2 arrested for failing to return vehicle

From the Ellsworth Police Department: “A vehicle rented from Darlings Auto Mall by was due back on Saturday, January 7, 2017 has not been returned as of Thursday January 12, 2017.  On 1/16/17 Sgt Wilmot arrested Jamie Matlack (43) of Sedgwick and Jessica Grindle (36 )of Sedgwick for the Class B theft of the vehicle.  They […]

Local News – January 17, 2017

Burglary Arrests (Bangor) – Police in Bangor charged a couple with stealing tools and other goods from a home that was under construction. Sergeant Tim Cotton reports to Star 97-7 detectives searched a State Street apartment where Shana and Shawn Boutot lived. They found a majority of the tools and other items taken in the […]

Local News – January 13, 2017

Lamoine – Marijuana (Lamoine) – Voters in Lamoine will decide whether to ban retail marijuana sellers and growers from town. Selectmen last night set a public hearing for February 16th prior to a referendum vote at the annual town meeting on March 7th. Several other communities in Maine have already voted to at least temporarily […]

Gov LePage releases statement about Bean’s treatment by a progressive group

Statement of the Governor on Linda Bean: AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage released Thursday the following statement regarding the shameful treatment of Linda Bean by a progressive group trying to destroy her reputation and damage her family’s company: “Linda Bean is a great friend of the First Lady and I, and the L.L. Bean […]

Local News – January 12, 2017

Northern Bay Closure (Penobscot) – A 42-bed assisted care facility in Penobscot will likely shut down on Sunday and residents will have to start moving into other facilities. The Northern Bay Residential Living Center is connected to the Penobscot Nursing Home and both facilities were placed into state receivership many years ago. Under the latest […]

Ex-cop sentenced for sending nudes to undercover agent he thought was teen girl

From the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II: “Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Garrett Brosnan, 25, of Bath, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release for attempting […]

Heart of Ellsworth to host public forum

Memo from Heart of Ellsworth Executive Director Cara Romano: “ELLSWORTH:  Heart of Ellsworth (formerly Downtown Ellsworth Association) is pleased to announce its public forum for January, Your Community, Your Downtown on Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m. in the Riverview Room in the Ellsworth Public Library. Come and hear how Heart of Ellsworth is working to champion […]

Local News – January 11, 2017

High Winds (Bangor) – Power company linemen and firefighters are among those on the job this morning as heavy winds buffet Eastern Maine. More than 15-hundred homes and businesses in the Emera Maine area have lost electricity. Firefighters have responded to numerous calls for trees on power lines and across roads. The temperature has risen […]

Over 2,000 Emera customers without power after crash in Washington County

From Emera Maine: “This afternoon in Washington County, a vehicle has hit a pole and 2073 customers are without power. Crews are responding to this incident, working quickly and safely to restore service and replace the pole. The towns that are impacted by this incident include: BANGOR, BERRY TWP, CATHANCE TWP, DENNYSVILLE, EAST MACHIAS, EASTPORT, […]

Update on last week’s fire in Rockport

UPDATE FROM THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE – “Fire Investigators say last week’s fire that destroyed a mobile home in Rockport was caused by a chair catching fire that was too close to the wood stove. Bruce Fales was interviewed by investigators last weekend in his hospital room at Maine Medical Center. He told them […]