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Local News – May 25, 2017

  Fatal Fire (Union) – There’s too much damage to one of Union’s oldest houses to determine how a fire started early yesterday morning.  The homeowner perished in the blaze.  Firefighters pulled 80-year old Lawrence Dries’s body from a first floor bathroom.  The 9-1-1 call came in around quarter to two yesterday morning.  The Fire […]

Man survives collision with moose

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “Last night just before 9 pm Paul McCleary (49) was traveling north in a 2003 Chevrolet sedan on Route 2A in Glenwood Plantation when a moose crossed the travel lane in front of his car. McCleary could not avoid the animal and struck the moose causing substantial damage […]

Local News – May 24, 2017

Mt. Desert Fire Trucks (Mt. Desert) – It might look like the Mt. Desert Fire Department is a used fire truck dealer.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the department has sold a 22-year old pumper truck to Swan’s Island and a 25-year old truck to Stockton Springs.  There’s a 3rd truck for sale – it’s […]

MDI High School Interact Club Continues to Make a Difference

BAR HARBOR – Approximately twenty MDI High School students continue to make a difference in their community and beyond this school year. Led by officers Megan Moore, Valerie DelCid, Xan Rush, Jessica Dominy, Oliver Johnston, faculty advisor Heather Chute Dillon and Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary Club liaison Sue Kropff, the students hosted a duo of […]

Local News – May 23, 2017

EPD Narcan Stats (Ellsworth) A better year so far for Ellsworth police who have not had to administer any nasal Narcan in 2017. Chief Glenn Moshier says last year the EPD responded to 23 overdose calls and opioid abuse led to 5 deaths. Moshier says of the 3 lives they saved by using Narcan, the […]

Local News – May 22, 2017

  Richmond Death (Tremont) – A former town manager in Tremont, Steuben and Carmel has died. Tom Richmond served as the manager in Carmel until a stroke according to his obituary.  He was the manager in Tremont prior to that.  Richmond came into the town management field after a long career in a paper mill […]

Local News – May 19, 2017

  Bridge Hearing (Tremont) – Maine’s Department of Transportation will listen to public comments about a pair of bridge projects in Tremont. The DOT rejected all the bids to replace the Clark bridge near the Tremont School because the price tag was too high.  A re-design will go out to bid soon.  The DOT also […]

Hilltop Restaurant Begins Tear Down.

(Ellsworth) Preliminary work has begun on tearing down the recently burned Hilltop restaurant in Ellsworth. The closed restaurant that was being rebuilt into the new location of China Hill caught fire and was gutting earlier this year. This site is no stranger to fire, the building located at this address has burned down twice before […]

Local News – May 18, 2017

High School Street Name (Ellsworth) – The name of the new road leading to Ellsworth High School will be Lejok Street.  The Ellsworth City Council approved the name this week.  If it sounds familiar, it’s the same name of the road that once was assigned to the roadway leading to the former High School which […]

Local News – May 17, 2017

FD Quits (Newburgh) – All 11 firefighters for Newburgh’s fire department have quit after the town manager and the Board of Selectmen refused to reinstate the former fire chief to his post.  The Bangor Daily News reports former Chief Glenn Williamson resigned last year but was the acting chief.  Firefighters presented several demands to Selectmen […]