By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 13, 2015, at 5:38 p.m.
Carolyn Clark was working at the bank in downtown Searsport during the afternoon of Oct. 20, 1947, a day that seemed ordinary until she heard a noise and glanced out the window of the Merrill Trust Company. “I saw a plane, lower than the top of the …
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 12, 2015, at 4:59 p.m.
After the right person did not step forward with a plan to pick up and haul away the former Belfast Maskers’ building on the Belfast waterfront, the fate of the 19th century structure has been sealed. The red wooden building, which was built in about 1870 as …
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 12, 2015, at 11:16 a.m.
LINCOLNVILLE | Two and a half years ago, Alice Amory was using tweezers and gold leaf to plate food at a fancy New York City restaurant, the kind of molecular gastronomy eatery that imported boxes of pine needles from Maine to help with the presentation. After nearly two decades …
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 12, 2015, at 6:33 a.m.
“I don’t think of it as a failure,” Jan Anderson said. “I think of it as an idea that was ahead of its time. I think it needs to be done, and it should be done.”
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 10, 2015, at 8:10 a.m.
At The Apple Farm, located in the rolling, fertile hills of central Maine, the storybook image of apple farms comes alive.
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 08, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
Citing concerns with a Belfast potato-processing company’s safety measures and emergency planning regarding its use of ammonia, the U.S. EPA last week issued a complaint against it that seeks as much as $320,000 in penalties.
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 03, 2015, at 2:29 p.m.
“We built this house for each other,” Tony Kulik said.
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 03, 2015, at 8:25 a.m.
The event began as a way to let people, tourists and locals alike, know about places that are off the beaten track.
By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 02, 2015, at 6:08 p.m.
BELFAST | With more rain anticipated as Hurricane Joaquin makes its way northeast, officials in Waldo County are still dealing with roads damaged in the major storm that swept through Maine Wednesday and left washouts and broken storm drains in its wake. “The thing was, it was in such …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 30, 2015, at 4:18 p.m.
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 29, 2015, at 4:50 p.m.
BELFAST | An Augusta woman deemed a dangerous driver by the state will spend two years in prison and must pay a fine of $2,465 after being sentenced last week at Waldo County Superior Court under Tina’s Law, which imposes stiff sentences on habitual offenders. Clover E. Vega, 30, …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 29, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
Belfast artist Ron Cowan said he’s hopeful the statue will come back home to him.
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 28, 2015, at 3:43 p.m.
Generations ago, Searsport was famous for its numerous ship captains and thriving boat-building industry. Now, a group of local officials is trying to make the midcoast community once again a seafaring hub, working to develop a school for marine science, technology, transportation and engineering there. This summer, …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 28, 2015, at 6:58 a.m.
WASHINGTON | David Spahr of Washington is a photographer, an author, an educator, a mushroom connoisseur and a gourmet cook, but perhaps he’s best known as a forager. That means he doesn’t only find his food at the grocery store or in the garden but also in the woods, …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 27, 2015, at 7:26 a.m.
This fall, with red, rosy and yellow-tinged apples almost everywhere you look, something even sweeter is in season again — fresh-pressed apple cider …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 25, 2015, at 5:12 p.m.
BELFAST | A Thorndike man pleaded guilty earlier this month to separate domestic violence-related crimes against two different women. Benjamin Ard, 30, came to police attention in April when a woman called police to report that Ard had been harassing her through text messages and phone calls. Although officers …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 24, 2015, at 3:11 p.m.
“Producing something that’s made right here is what we wanted to do,” Elmer Savage said. “The wines are unique to Maine, and there’s the pride that you’ve grown them right here.”
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 21, 2015, at 5:53 p.m.
BELFAST | A York man attending the Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention here earlier this month has been arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Sean P. Graham, 22, a York Beach firefighter had been staying at a Belfast hotel with the woman and a group of other …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 21, 2015, at 4:48 p.m.
BELFAST | A decade ago, when Jeff Trafton was the new police chief for the city of Belfast, he was pretty dubious about a plan some people in town proposed to provide a different kind of justice to wrongdoers. They wanted to bring the idea of restorative justice to …
By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 21, 2015, at 6:30 a.m.
It’s not fancy. But it is home, and it is exactly the way they want to live.