Burnham, ME

Exeter woman faces several felony charges following high-speed pursuit

Exeter– An Exeter woman is looking at several felony charges following a high-speed car chase Saturday night. Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley said 28-year old Christina Langley stole a vehicle in Ellsworth shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday. He said they received a report from the Ellsworth Police Department who...
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Nokomis star Cooper Flagg receives Duke scholarship offer

NEWPORT, Maine (WABI) - The college basketball scholarship offers keep coming for Nokomis star freshman Cooper Flagg. The Class A champion announced on his Twitter on Sunday that he’s “extremely excited and happy” to receive a full athletic scholarship offer from Duke University. He thanked new head...
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19-year-old driver crashes into garage in Bangor after chase

BANGOR(WGME)—A 19-year-old Brewer man, who had warrants out for his arrest, is accused of leading police on a chase, topping speeds of 100 miles an hour before crashing into a garage on Saturday. Police say troopers called off the chase from Hermon into Bangor for safety reasons then found...

Kenneth Sanford Sidelinger Sr.

Kenneth Sanford Sidelinger Sr., 76, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 after a very long battle with his health. He was born Nov. 17, 1945 in Damariscotta, to Harry Jackson Sidelinger and Delia Grace Smith. He grew up in the Somerville area and attended local schools in Somerville and Coopers Mills and Whitefield. He attended Union High School.

Belfast City Council to appoint new police chief, discuss infrastructure repairs, City Park Pool summer season

BELFAST — The Belfast City Council will hold its regularly scheduled public meeting Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. and address an agenda that includes appointing a new police chief for Belfast, multiple appointment requests to fill city staff positions, infrastructure repair to several roads, and the upcoming pool season at Belfast City Park.

State approves 700-acre solar project in central Maine

UNITY, Maine (AP) - Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission has approved a 700-acre solar energy project billed as one of the largest in New England. Commissioners unanimously concluded that the Three Corners Solar Project in Benton, Clinton and Unity Township met regulatory requirements for the site but further regulatory approvals are needed.

Weekend Wildfires Leave Local Fire Departments Spread Thin

While last week's stretch of sunny weather made a lot of folks happy, especially those who wanted to spend time playing outdoors, it also kept a number of Firefighters in Eastern Maine quite busy, providing a very challenging start to this year's wildfire season. Assistant Fire Chief, Cody Sullivan with...

Local economist crunches numbers when it comes to high gas prices

Maine (WABI) - Gas prices nationwide have gone up for the fourth straight week. The national average is now $4.46 per gallon, up 15.3 cents from a week ago, according to GasBuddy. As of Monday, there are only three states with a gas price average below $4 per gallon –...

Bowdoin man charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash

MADISON — A Bowdoin man was arrested Friday following an alleged hit-and-run. According to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Horsetail Hill Road in Madison. Following an investigation, deputies concluded that a Jeep Grand Cherokee had run a stop sign and...

Flagg ‘motivated’ to push harder after receiving offer from Duke

NEWPORT – Nokomis’ Cooper Flagg has already been tapped by some of the country’s top college basketball programs, but now, a team down in Durham N.C. has tipped its hand. Flagg announced via Twitter that he has received an offer to play for Coach Scheyer and the...

My Maine This Week: Jayne Winters

NRCM member Jayne Winters of South China, Maine, shared her photos with us of a spring trip a couple of years ago to Bar Harbor. She writes, “No matter how many times I go there, I always find something new — ‘cobbling the cove’ was a great spot!

The joys & juggles of raising twins part 1

HAMPDEN--Twin births have been on the rise in the United States for decades according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Connecticut has the highest rate of twin births, but Maine has its fair share as well. “It’s chaos a lot of the time, but not all the time,” explained...

Somerville Approves Town Meeting Warrant

The Somerville Select Board unanimously approved the annual town meeting warrant during its Wednesday, May 4 meeting. Somerville residents will vote on 23 warrant articles addressing measures in the budget, a change to the Somerville land ordinance, and approve the usage of American Relief Plan Act funds. Polls will be...

Warriors Top Winslow 2-0

The Nokomis Warriors shutout the Winslow Black Raiders 2-0 in Winslow Monday afternoon as Mia Coots spun a 2-hitter. Coots was dominant in the circle, striking out 14 and walking 1 as she allowed just 2 hits. Emma Michaud was sharp for the Black Raiders as she struck out 13...