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Sobriety Checkpoints May 12-13

Heading out Friday May 12th into Saturday May 13th? You should never be drinking and driving but definitely not this Friday night May 12th as the Ellsworth Police Department in conjunction with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints.

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Photo by DJ Fred
Photo by DJ Fred

Knowlton Park Opens May 8

The weather may not be totally Spring like, but Knowlton Park in Ellsworth opens Monday, May 8th for the season! Now let's not get too excited because the splash pad doesn't open until May 27th although we all know the kids would go in the splash pad right now if it were open!

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Category: Ellsworth, Local News
Jordan's Restaurant on Rt. 1 in Ellsworth, Google
Jordan's Restaurant on Rt. 1 in Ellsworth, Google

Landmark Ellsworth Restaurant ‘Will Not Be Opening’ Following Death Of Family Member

The future is uncertain for Jordan's Snack Bar, part of the Ellsworth community for the past 35 years, after the death of 22-year-old Andrew Jordan, the son and grandson of the restaurant's owners.

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

SLOW DOWN: Beware Of Wildlife On Mount Desert Island’s Crooked Road

It began this past Monday.   Due to the reconstruction of Route 3 - northbound traffic coming out of Bar Harbor is now being DETOURED onto the CROOKED ROAD, and things for residents and wildlife in that area are changing already.

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Californians Vote In Special Election On Budget Ballot Measures
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Southwest Harbor Election Results

Voters in Southwest Harbor went to the polls on Tuesday, May 2nd, to elect 2 members to the Board of Selectmen, 2 to the School Committee and 1 MDI High School Trustee. Here are the results...

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Should Maine Require OUI Offenders To Install Ignition Interlock Systems?

Needless to say Maine has one of the toughest drunk driving laws in the country and yet repeat offenders are on the roads killing people every year. So if fines and jail time won't stop them, can technology? Some of our politicians think so.

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Photo Wendy Haynes Littlefield
Photo Wendy Haynes Littlefield

Littlefield Elected Selectman

In the only contested elected in Mount Desert, Wendy Haynes Littlefield outpolled Gordon Beck on Monday, May 1st. Back in January, the Board of Selectman had chosen Beck to fill the vacant seat that occurred when Brian Reilly resigned. They picked Beck over Littlefield and Rick Mooers.

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Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries After Ellsworth Crash [UPDATE]

A 62-year-old man has died from his injuries after his motorcycle struck a utility pole in Ellsworth.

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Photo via WDEA AM 1370 You Tube
Photo via WDEA AM 1370 You Tube

The Criterion’s New Executive Director [VIDEO]

With the departure of Heather Martin from The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, the 1932 Criterion Theatre has hired Tamara Crowley to be the new Executive Director. Crowley, who was working on her 2nd day on April 27th, sat down with WDEA's Chris Popper to talk about The Criterion, what attracted her to apply for the position and what she hopes to accomplish at The Criterion Theatre with the talented group of people who are deeply devoted to the stewardship of The Criterion!

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MDEA Busts Drug Ring In The Town Of Mexico

Officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine State Police made several arrests today (April 28) in connection with an investigation into the interstate trafficking of heroin and cocaine in greater Rumford-Mexico.

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