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Old Town Fuel and Fiber Sold

Old Town Fuel and Fiber Sold

  Old Town Pulp and paper has been purchased and will be reopening soon, providing up to 180 jobs. That’s according to the spokesperson from Expera Specialty Solutions, the Wisconsin company who acquired it. Some 200 employees were laid off in August when the mill closed. The owners blamed the high cost of wood and energy and foreign … Read More

Augusta Police Chief confined to wheelchair

Augusta Police Chief confined to wheelchair

   The Augusta community is rallying behind its police chief as he prepares to return home after weeks spent recovering from a terrible motorcycle accident.     Robert Gregoire, 49, suffered a serious spinal cord injury in the September 6th accident.     After two months at a rehabilitation facility the chief is set to return home … Read More

Stolen pot

Stolen pot

Two Ellsworth High School students are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of medical marijuana. School officials say they received a tip and then discovered 11 jars of marijuana inside one of the students vehicles. Ellsworth detective, Dotty Small tells us it was a day later when a local resident discovered someone had broken in and … Read More

Music and dance fundraiser

Music and dance fundraiser

  A fun event will be held at the Hollywood Casino this weekend for a very important purpose. It’s a fundraiser to help Lindsey Neagle who lost her husband Josh last month following a battle with brain cancer. To help offset the cost of staggering medical bills and other expenses, their friends have organized a special dinner … Read More

Election recounts

Election recounts

The election may be over, but not all the results are final. The Secretary of States Office reports that three recounts will be held to determine the winners in three legislative races. Two are in southern Maine and the third is in Waldo County . Incumbant Mike Thibodeau won the race by 115 votes over democrat Jonathan Fulford. Thibodeau … Read More

Republicans select leaders

Republicans select leaders

The legislative republicans have selected their leadership for the coming session. Now in control of the Senate following election day, they selected Senator Mike Thibodueau of Winterport to become the next Senate president and Senator Garrett Mason of Lisbon will be the majority leader. Thibodueau’s nomination must now be confirmed by the full Senate. Meanwhile, Representative Ken Fredette … Read More

Brewer heroin bust

Brewer heroin bust

A motel in Brewer was the location of a substantial heroin bust Friday. Two people are facing aggravated trafficking charges after being arrested at the Vacationland Inn. Brewer Police say it began around 11:30 when they learned 33 year old Darren Seidell was staying at the inn. He had a warrant out for his arrest … Read More

China stabbing arrest

China stabbing arrest

Two women wanted for a stabbing in the town of China are now in police custody. State Police say 20 year old Tiffany Glidden turned herself in last night and 23 year old Carissa Butkewicz was arrested today after meeting with troopers. The two Waterville residents were wanted for questioning aftter 24 year old Katheryn Hopkins was … Read More

Woman run down by Jeep

Woman run down by Jeep

A Connecticut woman is accused of running over another woman with a Jeep. 54 year old Diane Desiata is now behind bars charged with aggravated assault. Bangor police say they received a call yesterday about a fight underway outside the Motel 6 on hammond street. They learned that Desiata got into the jeep and struck the alleged victim … Read More

Thief receives sentence

Thief receives sentence

A Hancock man has admitted to stealing property from a home owner on Mount Desert Island. 30 year old David Hickman pleaded guilty today to theft charges and was ordered to serve 6 months of a 5 year sentence. Authorities say Hickman stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and other property from a home in Somesville. He … Read More

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