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Local News 3-10-14Drug Busts
(Ellsworth) – Two Ellsworth residents face drug charges after a bust by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Public Safety Officer Peter Arno tells WNSX they arrested 24-year old Justin Pinkham and 23-year old Logan Hanson for dealing in heroin from a home on the Bucksport Road. Undercover agents allegedly purchased the heroin on several occasions. During the raid, officers seized 10-grams of heroin, $12-hundred dollars in cash, and 116-grams of processed marijuana.
(Waterville) – Drug agents arrested 6-people
in the Waterville
area in connection with a methamphetamine lab found in a motel room. Police also searched two apartments in Oakland. The search shut down the motel for most of
the day due to the danger of explosion from chemicals used to make meth. In addition to those arrests, agents also
arrested a half dozen other people at various locations in Aroostook
county, seizing bath salts and cash.
SW Harbor fisherman investigated by Coast Guard
(Southwest Harbor) A Southwest Harbor fisherman is being investigated by the Coast Guard and found out about it after a piece of equipment was taken from his boat. Andy Mays tells the Mount Desert Islander he found his chart plotter taken from the wheelhouse of his boat, the Lost Airmen, and a federal warrant in its place Friday. Mays says he doesn’t know why the Coast Guard is investigating him but says they damaged the wiring when they removed the device. Mays says it will cost1500 dollars to repair the damages, not including lost fishing time. The Coast Guard confirms the owner of the Lost Airmen is the subject of a criminal investigation by the Coast Guard Investigative Services.
(Wesley) – Five people went to the hospital after a crash on Route 9 in Wesley during the weekend. State Police say 33-year old Brittany Hood was on the wrong side of the road when her car struck a vehicle driven by 42-year old Angela Churley of New Brunswick. Both women had children in the car. Hood was airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical center. Investigators say none of the injuries appear to be life threatening. The crash closed down the road for more than 2-hours Saturday afternoon.
(Bar Harbor) – School officials were cleaning up a mess at the Connors-Emerson School in Bar Harbor after sprinkler heads broke. The Mt. Desert Islander reports three sprinklers apparently burst, spraying water in the school library. The school librarian says 5-to-8 percent of the books were damaged by the water. She said until they get the mess cleaned up, they’re putting books on carts and making their way around the school.
SW Harbor residents to vote on Main Street work
(SW Harbor) – It’s Election Day today in Southwest Harbor as residents decide whether they want to halt road reconstruction work on Main Street for two months this summer. It’ll cost the town an extra $300-thousand dollars to do that. Business owners forced the vote through a petition – they favor the construction halt because of the amount of disruption the road work will likely cause. Polls are open today from 10-AM to 7PM at the fire station. If approved, the road work will stop in July and August.Road commissioner race in Deer Isle a tie
(Deer Isle) – Voters in Deer Isle will have to try again to elect a road commissioner. The outcome at last week’s town meeting was initially a one-vote difference, but after a recount, the race ended in a tie between Ken Eaton and Mark Cormier. Town Clerk Becky Knowlton says Selectmen will likely set a special town meeting vote today. The current road commissioner, Paul Gray, will continue to serve as the road commissioner until the race is decided.
Non profit dental centers opens in MDI
(Southwest Harbor) A non profit community dental center in Southwest Harbor hopes to address the need for dental health in Hancock County. The Community Dental Center is a part of MDI Hospital. Spokeswoman Oka Hutchins tells WNSX, grants and generous donors made the center possible and will have a special emphasis on underserved children. Hutchins says the center offers a sliding fee scale and accepts Mainecare as well as private insurance.
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