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Reality Star Buys Maine Made Boat for Show

Reality Star Buys Maine Made Boat for Show

Mount Desert Island – When the new season of the National Geographic Channel reality series Wicked Tuna starts filming later this summer, one of the show’s stars will be fishing off a brand new boat built on the Maine coast.

Medway Residents Vote on National Park Proposal

Medway Residents Vote on National Park Proposal

MEDWAY- After months of heated debate regarding the creation of a national park in the Katahdin region, Medway voters had the opportunity to head to the polls today to let their opinion be known.     The polls opened at 8 this morning, and as of lunchtime, the turnout was already nearly double what was originally expected. … Read More

Committee Considers Left Hand Turn Off Stillwater Exit in Bangor

Committee Considers Left Hand Turn Off Stillwater Exit in Bangor

BANGOR – Promising news today for people who want to take a left hand turn from the Stillwater exit near the Bangor Mall.   The current traffic pattern prohibits people from taking a left across from the shopping center where Kohl’s is located. The Department of Transportation was asked to study the issue and has returned … Read More

A Man Was Hospitalized This Morning Following a Large Brawl in Waterville

A Man Was Hospitalized This Morning Following a Large Brawl in Waterville

WATERVILLE – Police say it was just before four o’clock this morning when they were called to a fight involving as many as 30 people on May Street.   They discovered that a man had been badly beaten and was rushed to the hospital with severe facial wounds.     Police say it started when the alleged victim got … Read More

The Newest Member of the Maine Public Utilities Commission was Sworn in Today

The Newest Member of the Maine Public Utilities Commission was Sworn in Today

AUGUSTA – Dr. Bruce Williamson was confirmed by the republican-controlled senate earlier this month.   He is a senior economist at the University of Tennessee’s Howard Baker Center for public policy.     The mMPUC regulates electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities. The board plays a significant role in shaping Maine energy policy.     Williamson replaces outgoing commissioner David Littell … Read More

Firefighters Working to Contain a Car Fire in Brewer this Morning

Firefighters Working to Contain a Car Fire in Brewer this Morning

BREWER – Crews were called to South Brewer Road around 9:30. First responders worked to make sure the flames did not extend to the nearby home.   We are told no one was injured – and the house did not get any damage. The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating what caused the car to ignite.

Strong Solar Storms Were Responsible for a Spectacular Show Last Night

Strong Solar Storms Were Responsible for a Spectacular Show Last Night

STATEWIDE – It was great opportunity to check out the Aurora Borealis as charged particles were captured in the earth’s magnetic field–lighting up the night sky.   These photos were shared by Don Dunbar, a photographer from Perry. He was up chasing the lights from Eastport to Boyden’s Isle until about two this morning.     They could be … Read More

Legislature Overrides Veto of Protection for Maine's Shellfish Aquaculture

Legislature Overrides Veto of Protection for Maine’s Shellfish Aquaculture

AUGUSTA -The Maine Legislature successfully overrode the governor’s veto of a bill that protects Maine’s shellfish from disruption and predation.   “There’s a lot on the line for Maine’s coastal economy,” said Senator Stan Gerzofsky of Brunswick, the sponsor of the measure. “This is a bill that will support Maine clammers and protect Maine’s clamming industry … Read More

House Endorses Expansion of Health Care

House Endorses Expansion of Health Care

Bill would provide coverage to over 70,000 Mainers, save taxpayers $26.7 million AUGUSTA – The House on Tuesday gave its initial approval to a bill that would expand health care coverage to more than 70,000 Mainers. The vote was 81-64.   Under LD 854, Maine would accept federal funds to cover the expansion under … Read More

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