Deer Isle Burglaries

Updated 6 years ago

The first robbery was reported on Saturday, a gas station was the target.

There’s no word yet on what was taken.

The second burglary was called in on Monday, when workers showed up at Barters Lumber. The employees reportedly discovered that cash had been taken from the office.

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Ellsworth Police Seek Vandals

Updated 6 years ago

An employee at Ruth Foster’s discovered holes in the store windows when they got to work on Saturday morning.

When police went to investigate, they found that four more downtown stores had also been shot at.

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Summer Highway Work

Updated 6 years ago

A 22-mile section of Interstate 295 may be shut down this summer to rebuild the highway from Gardiner to Topsham. Maine Department of Transportation officials are considering closing the road and rerouting traffic onto the Maine Turnpike or Route 201. For the safety of construction workers. Officials say shutting down the roads can cut up to 75% of the time needed for road projects. The project will affect eight communities and will cost $32,000,000.

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Hope Crash Kills Woman

Updated 6 years ago

37-year-old Tracey Feener was driving alone about 12:30 on Route 17 in Hope.

Police say the Camden woman lost control of her S.U.V., it hit a snowbank and flipped over.

Feener was thrown from the vehicle and died instantly. Troopers say she was not wearing a seatbelt.

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Kids & Consolidation

Updated 6 years ago

Read about the Reorganization Law, view the Q &amp: A’s, and download forms and guidelines to assist with the reorganization process at the Maine Department of Education website here:

Maine Caucus Results

Updated 6 years ago

With 99-percent of precincts reporting, Sen. Obama leads Sen. Hillary Clinton in state delegates, 2079 to 1396.

Sen. Obama won 15 of Maine’s delegates to the national convention, and Sen. Clinton won nine.

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Party Busted In Machias

Updated 6 years ago

A 24-year-old manis charged in connection with an underage drinking party in Machias, and police expect more people to face trouble as well. Police broke up a party Saturday at Wilfred Gross’s house, about 85 people were there. Chief Grady Dwelley tells us 15 to 20 of them were under 21-years-old. Police also found pot paraphernalia at the house. Gross was arrested and charged with furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. He’s out of the Washington county jail on bail. Chief Dwelley says police are still investigating the incident and expect to make more arrests.

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ATV Accidents

Updated 6 years ago

Some very close calls for a couple of ATV riders on Mount Desert Island. Eben Salvatore (33)of Mount Desert was riding on Long Pond about 7:30amSunday morning when his ATV broke through the ice and sank. Salvatore was able to jump off before it went under the water. Wardens say he was wet but he was able to walk back to shore. About 2 hours later Troy Lewis (45)of Bar Harbor broke through the ice on Eagle Lake while he was riding his ATV. He was also able to make it back to shore safely.
Wardens say anyone going out on ice needs to check for safety every time because the ice conditions are changing daily.

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Former State Police Chief Dies

Updated 6 years ago

Allan Weeks, who served in the state

police for 37 years and rose to its top post before his 1987

retirement, died Friday.

Weeks, who was 86, died at his home in Wiscasset, Gov. John

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Accident at Toboggan Champioships

Updated 6 years ago

The 18th annual National Toboggan

Championships were called off following an accident that sent five

people to the hospital.

Paramedic Jane Moore of Camden First Aid Association said two

toboggans were involved in a crash at the bottom of the toboggan

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More Snow on the Way

Updated 6 years ago

Mainers shouldn’t put away those shovels

quite yet as yet another storm is set to move across the state late Saturday into Sunday.

By the time it’s all done, the National Weather Service says the

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State of the National Guard

Updated 6 years ago

But Maine’s highest ranking soldier says we shouldn’t be worried.

State Command Sergeant Major Gregory Small says the role of the National Guard is to help with state and federal missions.

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Lockhart: Request Denied

Updated 6 years ago

Justice Thomas Warren rejected the request by Stephen Lockhart for either a reversal of his conviction, or a new trial.

Lockhart was convicted in 2001 of killing Andrea Lockhart.

Prosecutors proved that he killed her with a piece of lumber at the boatyard in Southwest Harbor where he worked.

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Budget Woes

Updated 6 years ago

That report is due at the end of the month, and is likely to show a shortfall that’s greater than the current $95,000,000 revenue gap.

The governor says he’ll stand by his pledge of no tax increases, and no use of the rainy day fund.

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Bill in Portland

Updated 6 years ago

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be in the Bangor area on Saturday.

On Thursday, former president Bill Clinton paid a visit, campaigning for his wife in Portland.

He told supporters at the Portland Expo that Hillary Clinton has the experience and drive to lead the nation.

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Kennedy Campaigns in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Kennedy spoke at a community gathering in Portland this morning.

He says Obama has what it takes to bring our country together and create real change.

Kennedy also held a rally for Obama supporters this afternoon at bates college in Lewiston.

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RR Ceases Operations

Updated 6 years ago

The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad has ceased operations and is looking to sell its assets.

The railroad had cars and equipment for sale on the internet for the past week.

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Republican Caucus Numbers

Updated 6 years ago

With votes counted from 96% of the towns holding caucuses last weekend, the former Massachusetts governor winds up with 52%, John McCain with 21%, Ron Paul with 18% and Mike Huckabee with 6%. Undecideds accounted for 2% ofthe votes.

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FairPoint Update

Updated 6 years ago

The PUC staff is recommending approval, with many conditions that aim to expand service, cut dividends, fix rates and improve quality of service.

As the day-and-a-half-long hearing came to a close on Tuesday,

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Democratic Candidates Visit Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Former President Bill Clinton will be campaigning for Hillary Clinton Thursday night in Portland.

He plans to attend a rally at the Portland Exposition Building at 7:30 p.m. That event is open to the public.

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