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Local News 11/29/21

Ellsworth Green Plan Hosts Community Solar Webinar (Ellsworth)  If you see trees being planted, appreciate the plastic bag ban, or notice people advocating for municipal solar, chances are the Ellsworth Green Plan is involved.  Martha Dickinson, Convener of the Ellsworth Green Action Team, tells Star 97.7, how the citizens’ initiative came about.  (((Solar 1  “…as […]

Local News 11/22/21

Work Halted on CMP Corridor (Augusta)  Construction on the billion-dollar transmission line known as the Clean Energy Corridor is temporarily halted.  Voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots against the project on November 2nd, but the vote on that referendum question wasn’t set to take effect until January, and Central Maine Power’s parent company, Avengrid, had continued […]

Local News 10/22/21

Juveniles Charged with Murder (Lewiston)  Two 13-year-olds and a 14 yo have now been charged with felony murder in connection with a fire in Lewiston last month that claimed the life of a 70 yo man.  Felicien Betu jumped from a window on the fourth floor of the Blake Street building. He died from his […]

Local News 07/27/21

Fire Update (Frenchville)  Authorities now believe the fire that destroyed much of the Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville on Sunday was electrical in nature.  Public Safety Spokesperson Shannon Moss reports to Star 97.7 the Frenchville Fire Department was called to the school just before 7 a.m. Sunday morning and arrived to find heavy smoke […]

– All for the love of a moose –

(Crouseville, ME)  The children’s book “I Met a Moose in Maine One Day” by Ed Shankman chronicles the adventures of a young Mainer and his outlandish outings with a moose as they visit many towns and cities around the state. Most of it couldn’t really happen. But this next tale is the real-life story of […]

Local News – January 4, 2018

Storm (Ellsworth) – There’s no school anywhere today, and even state government has closed down as a huge winter storms moves into the state. Shoppers yesterday flooded grocery stores to buy provisions as most folks expected to stay home from work while the blizzard pounds Maine. Deer Isle Manager (Deer Isle) – Deer Isle has […]

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Local News – April 25, 2017

Drug Plea (Bangor) – Two Newport area men face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin.  The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97-7 that 52-year old Todd Shorey of Newport entered a guilty plea yesterday.  He and Jamie Ackerson, who also entered a guilty plea, would travel out […]

Maine Patrol Officer honored at Fishermen’s Forum

From the Maine Warden Service: “March 6, 2017 – Marine Patrol Officer Brandon Bezio, who serves in the St. George-Warren Patrol, receives the 2017 Maine Lobstermen’s Association Maine Patrol Officer of the Year Award. The award, presented Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport, is an annual recognition of Marine Patrol Officers […]

Local News – January 16, 2017

Orono Fire (Orono) – Fire damaged an Orono home last evening, but everyone inside escaped without injury. Four fire departments battled the blaze on Forest Avenue after the occupants called 9-1-1 at about 7-o’clock last night. WABI-TV reports a smoke detector alerted them to the fire. The fire marshal’s office will look for the cause. […]