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Calvin J. Elwell, obituary

ROCKLAND — Calvin Jarrod Elwell, 35 of Rockland, died October 16, 2021, just 5 days short of his 36th birthday from a car accident in Rockport, Maine. Cal was born on October 21, 1985, at Waldo County General Hospital to Jay and Eloise Elwell of Brooks, the youngest of three children.
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Searchers look in river for missing Belfast woman

BELFAST, Maine — Search crews from the Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine Warden Service criss-crossed the Passagassawakeag River in Belfast Tuesday, looking for a local woman who hadn’t been heard from in a month and a half. By early afternoon, they hadn’t found any signs of Joy MacDonald, a...
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The Best Ranked Maine College is One in the Top 20 Hardest to Get Accepted to

One thing is for sure -- with the last couple of studies that have come out, Maine sure does expect nothing but excellence if you're going getting a secondary education here. Recently, WalletHub ranked the best colleges and universities in America (well, at least the Top 500). All six New England states made the list (which, you'd hope in a list of 500), with Massachusetts seeming to be the highest ranked in general (MIT took the #1 overall spot on the list.)

Maine State Trooper Saves Man’s Life in Plymouth With NARCAN

A Maine State Trooper acted quickly last week to save a man's life, according to a post on the Maint State Police's Facebook page. Last Wednesday evening, Trooper Olmstead was parked at a baseball field in Plymouth when a woman came up to say she had driven by the boat landing where she saw a man splashing water on another man's face was in the driver's seat of a truck and was concerned.

Fairfield man accused of burglarizing local high school

A 20-year-old is facing charges after police say he burglarized a Fairfield high school. According to the Morning Sentinel, police arrested Caleb Ferreira, who’s charged with burglary, theft, and criminal mischief for allegedly burglarizing Lawrence High School on Monday morning. Investigators identified Ferreira as the suspect after reviewing surveillance footage....

Camden firefighters help another hiker lost in Camden Hills State Park

CAMDEN — Camden firefighters, Coastal Mountains Search and Rescue volunteers, and a crew from North East Mobile Health Services were at it again Monday evening, searching for a hiker who had called 911 after the sun had set, and was lost in Camden Hills State Park. This is the second...

Maine woman pleads not guilty to beating death of 3-year-old son

BELFAST, Maine — A woman charged in the fatal beating of her 3-year-old son has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jessica Trefethen, of Stockton Springs, entered the plea Monday afternoon, about four months after her son, Maddox Williams, arrived at the hospital. The medical examiner said Maddox died from multiple...

Maine CDC reports 882 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that another 882 cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the state since Saturday and that seven more Mainers have died after contracting the illness, bringing the statewide death toll to 1,102. The Maine CDC said the new...

Have You Seen This Stolen Camper From Union Maine

Now I don't know about you but, stealing is a crime that absolutely disgusts me. For the most part I would give just about anyone the shirt off my back, or if someone really wanted something, I'd help them plan on how to obtain it...legally of course, so when I get news of someone getting ripped off, it really ticks me off.

Fairfield man arrested for allegedly burglarizing high school

FAIRFIELD (WGME) -- Police in Fairfield have arrested a 20-year-old for allegedly burglarizing a high school. Investigators say they charged Caleb Ferreira after responding to Lawrence High School just after 7 a.m. Monday for a report of burglary, theft and criminal mischief at the school. Officers executed a search warrant...

Hampden man sentenced for 2019 Bangor credit union robbery

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A man from Hampden who robbed a Bangor credit union has been sentenced to more than four years in prison. Sixty-one-year-old Ronald Tilley appeared in federal court in Bangor. Besides prison time, he was also ordered to pay $8,726 in restitution. Tilley pleaded guilty to robbery...

New report ranks top colleges, universities in Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine — The financial website WalletHub has released new rankings to the top colleges and universities in Maine. WalletHub said it looked at seven categories, including costs, student to faculty ratio, diversity and salaries after graduation. WalletHub ranked Colby College in Waterville No. 1 in Maine and 43rd overall...

UPDATE: Police identify victims of Saturday two-vehicle crash

ROCKPORT 10/17/2021 — After notifying relatives of the two people who died as a result of a two-vehicle crash on Commercial Street in Rockport, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, Rockport Police have identified the names of the deceased and injured. Occupants of the white 2019 Subaru that was travelling South on...

Belfast, Camden, Searsport may get federal funds for road improvement projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that $45,046,000 she requested for 12 Maine road improvement projects was included in the draft Fiscal Year 2022 Transportation Appropriations bill that has been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill, which was...
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Maine has seen double the police shootings so far this year than in 2020

Maine has seen double the number of police shootings this year than it saw in all of 2020 following a fatal police shooting last week in Augusta. There have been 10 police shootings so far this year, which is almost as many as the state saw in 2017, a year during which fatal encounters between police and residents surged.