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Local News March 17, 2022

Body Found (Bangor) – A 23-year old Newburgh resident who vanished on March 10th has died. A person walking a dog found Megan Mason Dorsey’s body off Ohio Street in Bangor yesterday afternoon. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department had issued a silver alert for Dorsey the week before. Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department and the […]

Local News 03/09/22

Crime/Public Safety/Drugs Daylight Savings Time Good Time to Check Smoke Detectors (Maine)  Daylight saving times begins this Sunday, March 13, and the Red Cross Northern New England reminds everyone to move their clocks forward one hour and to test their smoke alarms.  Smoke alarms can cut the risk of dying in a home fire by […]

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 […]