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A fern grows near Twin Ponds in Township 4 where Elliotsville Plantation Inc. has opened 40,000 acres to hunting and other recreational use.

Official or not, Roxanne Quimby’s park vision taking shape

TOWNSHIP 2 RANGE 8, EAST OF BAXTER PEAK | Lucas St. Clair clearly has heard the question before. And he’s got plenty of answers that he’s happy to share. He also realizes that sometimes, it’s best to simply stand back and let Mother Nature do the talking for you. …
<h4 class="blackHed"><a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/25/news/maine-warden-service-pilot-crashes-plane-in-piscataquis-county/">25. Maine Warden pilot crashes in Piscataquis County</a></h4>
Daryl Gordon, a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service, died in March when <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/25/news/maine-warden-service-pilot-crashes-plane-in-piscataquis-county/">his plane crashed in a remote section of Piscataquis County</a>. The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigated the incident, said <a href="http://bangordailynews.com/2011/04/14/news/ntsb-report-notes-lengthy-debris-field-in-crash-that-killed-longtime-warden-pilot/">debris was scattered across 350 feet</a> and that there was extensive damage to the main cabin.

The 25 most-read stories of 2011

For many communities in Maine, 2011 was a year of tragedy, with death shocking small towns such as Dexter, Frankfort, Winterport and Dover-Foxcroft. Stories involving children, such as the ongoing search for 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, who disappeared from her father’s residence in Waterville, hit especially close to home for many people. …
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who is the Democratic nominee in the 2014 governor's race, talks with Warren Brown of East Millinocket during the town's Summerfest weekend.

Grim economy in Katahdin region divides political loyalties in governor’s race

EAST MILLINOCKET | A banner on the road into town proclaims East Millinocket is “The town that paper made.” The grim reality, however, is with the closure of the two big paper mills in the area, it could soon be known as the town that paper left behind. Few …
Kathryn Olmstead

Visitors experience wonders of Aroostook County

Every month, Portland-based Maine magazine takes its readers to a different part of the state through a regular feature titled 48 Hours. For the March edition — also the Food Issue — Editor Susan Grisanti and Associate Publisher Steve Kelly traveled to Aroostook County; Susan to Presque Isle and Steve …

Elise Audrey Colby

Elise Audrey Colby SEARSPORT – Jedidiah and Tracy Colby are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Elise Audrey Colby. Elise was born July 22, 2008, at Waldo County General Hospital, …

Hadley R. Duncan & Radley A. Duncan

MILFORD – Dr. Sydney Carroll Thomas of Milford is happy to announce the birth of her twin grandchildren Hadley Ryvers Duncan and Radley Adwin Duncan. They were born …

Juliealice E. Libbey

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Adam Libbey and Loriann Hay of Terre Haute are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Juliealice Eileen Libbey, who was born on May 24, 2009, at …

Kamryn Renee Snell

Kamryn Renee Snell WALDOBORO – Ryan and Devon Snell of Waldoboro are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kamryn Renee Snell, who was born July 3, 2008, at Miles Memorial Hospital. She …

Isabella Lynne Steeves

Isabella Lynne Steeves STETSON – Stephanie Scott and Gerald Steeves of Stetson are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Isabella Lynne Steeves at 9:04 p.m. Sept. 25, 2008. Bella was born at …

Londyn James

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Kylie and Matthew James of Syracuse, N.Y., happily announce the birth of their first daughter Londyn Eliana Reese James. She was born at 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at …

Connor M. McLeod

OLD TOWN – Born to Todd and Helen McLeod on Aug. 5, 2010, in Abu Dhabi, a son Connor Michael McLeod. Paternal grandparents are Dick and Bev McLeod of Old Town; and maternal …

Olivia K. Dery

HAMPDEN – Jeffrey and Jill (Kelley) Dery are excited to announce the birth of their first child, Olivia Kelley Dery. She was born at 4:09 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, at Eastern …

Alexis Jayde Poland

BANGOR – Jessica (Wiggin) and Benjamin Poland are proud to announce the birth of their first child, daughter

Jonathan Emery Drew

CARMEL and CALAIS – Paul and Chris Drew Emery and Doris Patterson are happy to announce the birth of their grandchild Johathan Emery Drew. He was born at 7:25 p.m. on Wednesday, …
Monument on East Bunker Ledge off the coast of Mount Desert Island.

Harbor seal humbles human

Harbor seals move awkwardly on land. Because they are not able to rotate their pelvis, they can’t walk on four flippers as other seal species do. They rouse from their draped repose on the rocks and kaflump along like 250-pound inchworms, making their way toward the water. I am perfectly …
The ship "The Dash" disappeared from view in the 1800s off the coast of Harpswell and never was found.

A ghostly ship in Harpswell

A phantom ship appears in Merriconeag Sound, heading toward Potts Harbor. Manned by no one, the ship was said to signal the pending death of a Harpswell resident. Some say the ship was the mighty Dash, a Freeport-built privateer, that disappeared in January 1815 with 60 men …

Gabrielle May Weeks

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Kelly and Timothy Weeks are happy to announce the birth of their first child Gabrielle May Weeks. She was born April 6, 2011, at 2:12 a.m. at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She weighed 5 pounds 11 ounces and was 18½ inches long. Gabrielle’s paternal grandfather …

Jordyn M. Larrabee

BRADLEY — Mike and Christina (Lackedy) Larrabee of Bradley are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Jordyn Marie Larrabee. She was born at 5:23 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2011, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20.49 inches long.

Emma G. Connors and Claire M. Connors

LYNNFIELD, Mass. – Emma Grace and Claire MacKenzie Connors were born at 4:57 and 4:58 p.m., respectively, on April 17, 2009, at Massachusetts General Hospital in …

Tyler J. Priest

OLD TOWN – Jeffrey and Shianne (Wheeler) Priest are happy to announce the birth of their son Tyler Joshua Priest. Tyler was delivered by Dr. Vance Aloupis at 7:41 a.m. May 12, 2009, …