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The El Faro is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Tote Maritime in Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 2, 2015. The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it was searching for the 735-foot cargo ship with 33 crew members aboard reported to be caught in the powerful Hurricane Joaquin near Crooked Island, Bahamas. The container ship El Faro was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida, when the Coast Guard received a satellite notification that the ship had lost propulsion and was listing heavily. The crew reported flooding had been contained.

Friends, family ‘extremely anxious’ about lost cargo ship with Mainers aboard

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Three days after the cargo ship El Faro went missing off San Salvador Island in the Bahamas amid Hurricane Joaquin, life jackets, containers and an oil sheen were spotted Sunday morning by crews searching by air.

VIDEO: Why ‘humor is the opiate of the melancholy’ to this Mainer

Kendall Morse, 81, closed his eyes and leaned back into the comfy chair in his Scarborough living room a couple weeks ago. He was trying …

My prayer for the ship lost at sea with one of my students

“Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in Peril on the Sea.” -The Navy Hymn

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Report: Body found in Boothbay Harbor

Police recovered the body of a 25-year-old man from the inner harbor near Boothbay Harbor’s footbridge Saturday morning.

Justice Department questions Penobscot Nation grant spending

An audit by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General of four federal grants awarded to the Penobscot Indian Nation that total nearly $1.19 million identified hundreds of thousands of dollars in questionable spending.


Volunteers at Resting Arms Ministries help renovate the chapel area in May. Robert and Michele King of Island Falls are accepting applications to the Christian-based treatment facility in the community, where men and women can spend a year overcoming their addictions.

Island Falls couple set to open Christian treatment center

An Island Falls couple who believe religion is a key piece in curing addiction and maintaining a better lifestyle are accepting applications for a new residential treatment center in the community.



Geaghan Brothers Brewing debuts new tasting room in Brewer

Geaghan Brothers Brewing has added a tasting room to their Abbot Street brewery in Brewer, Maine. The brewery has an open bay that is used …

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