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Rick Fitzsimmons (right) helps explain to Erin Kilpatrick, 16, how to properly mark where glue will go on the bottom of a boat during a class at the Penobscot Marine Museum's Hamilton Educational Center in Searsport recently. A group of retirees are working with students from Searsport District High School to build boats.

This group spends the Maine winter ‘messing about with boats’

The boat-building collaborative in Searsport is in its sixth year, and is seen by some as a precursor to a proposed magnet school for the marine trades.

Years after patient dies in snowstorm outside Machias hospital, his family speaks out

With recent court proceedings bringing the case back into the spotlight, Reid Emery’s wife and sister say it’s time for people to hear their side of the story.

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David Woods II (left) and his father David Woods of Wiggly Bridge Distillery work on constructing a still at their secondary location in a barn on Route 1 in York on Wednesday. They opened the distillery in 2013.

Old barn gets new spirit from small-batch distillery

It takes 24 months to create a straight bourbon. It’s taken David Woods 13 months and counting to turn the neglected barn in York Corner into a distillery of bourbon whiskey, vodka and other premier quaffables.

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