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Local News 4-24-14

Fair Trade Lobster to reopen

(Gouldsboro) – The lobster processing plant in Prospect Harbor will reopen soon, and Fair Trade Lobster looks to expand the workforce. The former Stinson Seafood plant shut down in January because there is very little lobster to process at that time of year. The Ellsworth American reports Fair Trade plans to increase the work force from 130- to 200 employees. During the shut down the facility expanded the processing area and added new equipment.

Penobscot Home vandalized

(Penobscot) – Deputies have charged three teen agers after they allegedly broke into a Penobscot home and drenched it in paint. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reports to WNSX, 19 year old Jordan Lord of Blue, 18 year old Elijah McCarthy of Penobscot and a 17 year old juvenile of Brooklin were summonsed for burglary and criminal mischief. Police responded to the residence and found it was forced into and there was paint dumped throughout the residence. A further investigation and interviews led to the three teens.

Trenton Accident Update

(Trenton) – A Bangor man will face charges after yesterday’s early morning crash that closed down Route 3 in Trenton. Hancock County Deputy Travis Frost tells WNSX they got the 9-1-1 call around quarter past 3. A firefighter tells WNSX she spotted Christopher Proulx, covered with mud, walking near the Trenton Marketplace and alerted deputies who took him to the hospital. Proulx was arrested a few weeks ago by Bangor police for OUI.

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(Ellsworth) An EBT card led the Ellsworth Police Department to a transient who allegedly stole a box truck from a local business last month. Detective Dotty Small tells WNSX, 47 year old Carl Oldham faces theft, burglary and operating after revocation charges. Small says Oldham visited a friend in Belfast the weekend before he allegedly stole a Simon’s truck from Colwell Diesel. Small says Oldham tried to return goods he’d purchased with the EBT card at the area Wal-mart for cash. Oldham is currently in Cumberland County Jail on a burglary charge. He’ll be brought to Ellsworth for arraignment.

Funeral worker charged
(Ellsworth) A Holden man was a no show at his job at an Ellsworth funeral home faces charges after he allegedly continued to use company issued credit cards for gas. Interim Police Chief Lt. Harold Page tells WNSX, 32 year old Kenneth Hutchings was a recent hire at Bragdon-Kelly Funeral Home but stopped showing up for work. Hutchings allegedly wracked up over 9100 dollars in purchases before the funeral home noticed the fraudulent activity and alerted police. Hutchings wasn’t difficult to locate. Page says he was jailed in Bangor where he is charged with felony theft, misuse of identification and violation of conditional release.

Stonington Fire update

(Stonington) – State and federal investigators continue to probe a fire that destroyed a lobster boat in Stonington a week ago. Fire Marshal’s Office Sgt. Ken Grimes tells WNSX the fire appeared to start in the cabin area of the Fishing Vessell Heritage owned by James Eaton. Grimes said they still need to conduct more interviews in the case. The boat was insured.

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(Ellsworth) Today’s the big day for the Hancock County Business Conference and Trade show in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Middle Elementary School will be a hub of activity throughtout the day with conferences, a trade show, and more. Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce Associate Director Phyllis Young tells WNSX, the theme of the conference is marketing. Young says folks can still register this morning from 7:30 to 8:30. The public is invited to attend the tradeshow from 1pm to 4pm. For more details, visit WNSX radio dot com.

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