A man has been charged with murder for the death of a Bar Harbor teen, whose body was found Saturday near the intersection of Route 3 and West Street. Police have not released how Mikaela Conley died, but have arrested 21-year-old Jalique Keene in connection with her death.

Residents of Orrington, along with parts of Brewer, Bucksport, and Holden spent part of last night in the dark as utility crews worked to replace a broken pole on Route 15. The pole that stood across from the Snows Corner plaza was sheared off by a 26-year-old Bucksport driver who police say may have fallen asleep. He sustained minor injuries.

A Maine court has ordered Governor Paul LePage to take steps to expand Medicaid, as voters demanded in the 2016 election. The Governor has balked at any movements in that direction because he said there’s no clear directive as to how it should be funded. The court has given his administration until June 11th to submit expansion paperwork to the federal government.

Game Wardens are reminding Mainers to leave baby animals alone, even if they’re left alone for several hours. Mothers will often leave their young on their own while they go hunt for food, but will return once the hunt is over. Wardens have launched an ‘if you care, leave them there’ campaign to educate the public.

An organization that works to make downtown Ellsworth a destination has received a big boost in the form of a five thousand dollar grant from the Maine Community Foundation, which will be used to create a website, among other endeavors. The Heart of Ellsworth has hosted community wide cultural events and public discussion forums, and will be able to do much more with this additional capital.

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