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Local News – March 24, 2017

  Kidnapping charges (Blue Hill) – Authorities in Hancock County say two Blue Hill men pulled a car over on a side road, displayed a gun and claimed to be working with police addressing a drug problem.  One of them pulled an occupant out of the car and fired the gun into the air while […]

Local News – March 23, 2017

  Tax Fraud Sentence (New York) – A 72-year old summer resident of Islesford will spend more than 5-years in prison after his conviction on tax fraud charges.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports Morris Zuckerman got his sentence this week in New York State.  Among the fraudulent activity was Zuckerman’s purchase of 240-acres on Black […]

Star 97.7 forms a Relay for Life team!

  This year, Star 97.7 has formed out own team for Relay for Life! Please consider making a donation to help in the fight against cancer, follow the link below to donate! Here’s to a world with MORE BIRTHDAYS, let’s help put an end to cancer! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=80890&pg=team&team_id=2180109

Acadia National Park is hiring

From spokesman John Kelly of Acadia National Park:   “The National Park Service (NPS) is hiring up to five Visitor Service Assistants to help manage traffic and parking at the busiest locations in Acadia National Park this summer and fall. The NPS is piloting this program to help inform and develop the park’s Transportation Plan. […]

NY man jailed for drugs, ME residents could face charges

From the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency: “Maine Drug Enforcement says a New York man was arrested this week in Bath and charged with selling heroin and crack cocaine.  Dashawn Gill,31, from Brooklyn, New York was charged with, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin and Crack Cocaine). For the past month, agents assigned […]

Local News – March 22, 2017

  Jordan‘s Reopens (Ellsworth) – Even as the temperature plummets and snow is blowing around today, a sure sign of spring – Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth reopens this morning.  The popular take out on Route 1 has been a “must have” for 36-years.  Shawn Jordan runs the operation now, taking over from his parents.  […]

Local News Headlines – March 21, 2017

  David Rockefeller Death (New York) – The man whose family gave the land that makes up much of Acadia National Park has died.  David Rockefeller continued the tradition of land donations to the park, giving about a thousand acres to celebrate his 100th birthday last year.  Rockefeller died yesterday in New York.  His grandfather […]

Local News – March 20, 2017

Mill Fire (Bucksport) – They’re going to tear down one of the big buildings at the former paper mill in Bucksport, but firefighters had to put out a blaze there this past weekend. The calls to the former Verso sight came in Saturday morning. Fire officials say a crew cutting the sheet metal outside the […]

Local News – March 17, 2017

Drug Funds Distributed (Bangor) – Eight Maine law enforcement agencies shared 1-point-1 million dollars the federal government seized from convicted marijuana farmer Malcolm French and Haynes Timberland Incorporated. The money came from fines and forfeitures in the case linked to a huge pot growing operation in Washington County in 2009. Drug agents uncovered nearly 3,000 […]

Local News – March 16, 2017

Fiberight Plant (Ellsworth) – A planned trash to bio-gas plant in Hampden has cleared a major hurdle as a judge has upheld Department of Environmental Protection permits issued for the plant’s construction. More than 100-communities who are members of the Municipal Review Committee have pledged to send their trash to the Fiberight plant in just […]