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Local News – February 9, 2017

Winter Storm (Ellsworth) – School superintendents are taking no chances in Hancock County today, calling off classes for the day before the first flake of snow falls. A winter storm warning is posted, and the snow is expected to start falling at about 10-o’clock this morning in Hancock County. National Weather Service For some schools, […]

Augusta police arrest 2 on drug charges

From Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills: “On February 7th at 9:30 A.M. Probation and Parole requested assistance from the Augusta Police Department’s Bureau of Investigations to assist with a probation check on School Street. Upon their arrival Lindsay Fortin, 28 years old from Augusta, was taken into custody by Probation Officers for a violation of […]

Drug and firearms charges for Minot man

From the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II: “Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ross Tardif, 30, of Minot, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 7½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to […]

Local News – February 8, 2017

School Delays (Ellsworth) – Public works crews are scraping down and salting the roads this morning after snow turned to ice then rain overnight. Most school systems are open today, but they’re starting classes two hours late for the most part. No major road problems are reported this morning. A larger storm is expected starting […]

Palmyra fire update – 2 victims pulled from the scene

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “Fire Marshals say this morning’s fatal fire started in one of the two apartments over the garage, but the cause continues to be worked on.  It was in one of those apartments that the two victims lived in.  The bodies, believed to be a man and woman, were […]

Invasive plants in our area – what you need to know

(Maine) The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry has announced new rules that prohibit the sale and distribution of 33 plants that have been found to be invasive. While the new rule has taken effect, Maine nurseries and garden centers have until January 1st, 2018 to sell any stock they already have on hand. […]

NY woman arrested in Winterport on drug charges

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On February 5th, 2017 Amanda Crain, 30 years old of Hyde Park New York, was arrested in the Town of Winterport on the charge of Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled W Drugs, Class B. Ms. Crain was arrested in the parking lot of the On the Run store in Winterport […]

Free forum to discuss the future of Downeast Maine

Information from the Heart of Ellsworth: “On February 16, 2017 the Heart of Ellsworth presents their February Public Forum: Aaron Dority from Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy The Future of Downeast Maine; how our decisions affect this place and the legacy that we leave for our children. Join us to learn how Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy works with private […]

Local News February 6, 2017

Police Chief Trial (Bar Harbor) – It’ll be at least 6-more months before a trial can move forward in the case of Bar Harbor’s former police chief who is suing the town for firing him nearly 3-years ago. Nathan Young’s attorney requested a stay, saying his client needs medical treatment. The town manager at the […]

Local News – February 3, 2017

Drug Evidence (Ellsworth) – The attorney for an accused heroin dealer says Marine Patrol officers had no valid reason to stop his client last September, so a judge should toss out any evidence collected. Russell Golden is accused of drug trafficking and two of the other three people in the vehicle also face charges. The […]