Ever since my oldest son, Ford, 8, was a baby, I’ve had the nagging sense that he is smarter than I am. As an infant, he looked at me in a way that none of my other children since has. Even then, I … Read More
    A woman was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday after her Nissan sedan collided with a Chevrolet Blazer at Center and Fourth streets in Old Town. Rachel Kummel, 21, of China drove from Fourth Street into the path of… Read More
    One of the large wind turbine blades being hauled from Searsport to the Canadian Maritimes hit and broke a traffic light and pulled down wires at Hogan Road and Mount Hope Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, according to Bangor police. Police did not close the… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — The 25th anniversary of Charlie Howard’s death will be observed with a series of events in July. Howard was an openly gay man who was attacked on July 7, 1984, by three teenagers and thrown into Kenduskeag Stream from the State Street bridge… Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — A retired U.S. Air Force interrogator will join representatives from religious, civil liberties and human rights groups to talk about the use of torture at a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. “Out of… Read More
    CAMDEN, Maine — A Warren man was killed Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was driving left Melvin Heights Road and slammed into a utility pole. The victim was identified by the Maine State Police Trooper Jeremy Wesbrock as Shawn Sturdee, 44. The incident… Read More
    MORRILL, Maine — The use of alcohol, a lack of life jackets and the inability to swim apparently contributed to the drowning of a 23-year-old fisherman Friday night at Cross Pond. Jared Peterson, 23, of Morrill drowned about 7:30 p.m. His body was spotted by a… Read More
    BUCKSPORT, Maine — A fire Friday night destroyed a mobile home on Bucks Mills Road. The first call came in at 9:38 p.m., according to Bucksport firefighter John Gavelek. The home is about eight miles out of town, and when firefighters arrived flames were showing and… Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — President Obama is scheduled to unveil his proposals to overhaul financial regulation this week, and members of Maine’s congressional delegation are watching closely, hoping for changes they believe are necessary. “Reform is long overdue, long overdue,” said Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. “I have… Read More
    During a December vacation in Hawaii, Sergey Lvin, a member of the mathematics department at the University of Maine in Orono, was hit by a “very large wave” and suffered a spinal cord injury that has left him paralyzed, according to information provided by his UMaine colleagues. Read More
    DEER ISLE, Maine — A fire of unknown origin destroyed a single-story home on Dunham Point Road late Saturday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Brent Morey, several firefighters were at the town offices above the fire station and were able to get to the scene within… Read More
    BANGOR, Maine — Even though Jazzmin Bean and Koby Bean aren’t yet in kindergarten, the Corinth cousins made their own lunch Saturday. Jazzmin, 2½, and Koby, 4, carefully spread pizza sauce on prepared dough, then sprinkled mozzarella cheese over it. Next, they poured strawberries over shortcake… Read More
    MARS HILL, Maine — A 30-year-old local woman was arrested and charged with gross sexual assault Friday after Maine State Police alleged that she is linked to a child pornography investigation with international ties. Julie M. Carr was arrested late Friday evening at her Mountain View… Read More
    HOULTON, Maine — This time of year, most students are counting down the last days of school and are not thinking about what they are going to do when they return to school later in the … Read More
    PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Wednesday in the first challenge to the state’s medical marijuana law. Donald Christen, 55, of Madison is appealing his … Read More
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Lawmakers wrapped up the 2009 regular session early Saturday morning after negotiating compromises on a $150 million bond package and a highway funding bill. Bonds and a road … Read More
    HOULTON, Maine — While the 2008 annual audit indicated that Houlton remains in strong financial condition, town officials nonetheless were urged to keep a hefty sum of money in the municipal surplus account. They also again were advised to create a policy to govern the money… Read More