Alex Barber

Somerset Bureau

Alex Barber covers mid-Maine, which encompasses most of Penobscot County, from Newport.
 
Dexter Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs looks over at a town councilor during a public hearing for a moratorium on east-west corridor development on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Dexter town council, town manager agree to part ways

By Alex Barber on Oct. 29, 2013, at 12:01 p.m.
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Christopher Knight is escorted in to Kennebec Superior Court in Augusta on Monday by a Kennebec Sheriff Deptuy. Knight pleaded guilty to 13 counts of burglary and theft.

North Pond Hermit pleads guilty in Augusta court to burglary, theft charges

By Alex Barber on Oct. 28, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.
Christopher Knight (2nd from left) arrives in court Monday.

North Pond Hermit expected to plead guilty Monday in Augusta court

By Alex Barber on Oct. 28, 2013, at 10:45 a.m.
Cen Jianjun, education counselor of Chinese Consulate in New York, talks about the importance of the relationship between the United States and China during the Maine Chinese Conference held at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson University in Bangor on Friday.

US, China student exchanges should be expanded, says China education counselor

By Alex Barber on Oct. 25, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.

Nokomis High School student rushed to hospital after being struck by car

By Alex Barber on Oct. 25, 2013, at 2:40 p.m.
George Chesley

Three arrested in ‘substantial’ drug bust in Norridgewock

By Alex Barber on Oct. 25, 2013, at 1:42 p.m.

16-year-old girl charged with assault after fight at Bangor High School

By Alex Barber on Oct. 25, 2013, at 12:24 p.m.
Paul Butler

Teachers followed proper procedure in breaking up Bangor High fight, says principal

By Alex Barber on Oct. 24, 2013, at 7:24 p.m.

Former Togus VA pharmacy tech pleads guilty to stealing prescription medication

By Alex Barber on Oct. 24, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.
Perrin Oliver

Man accused of Fourth of July standoff in Bangor pleads not guilty to federal gun charge

By Alex Barber on Oct. 23, 2013, at 11:29 a.m.
A demolition derby-style argument between a mother and a daughter from Winthrop at the Monmouth Ridge Cemetery on Friday night, Sept. 27, 2013, significantly damaged a number of headstones, according to authorities.

Mother, daughter charged with felonies after ‘demolition derby’ in Monmouth cemetery

By Alex Barber on Oct. 22, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.

Canadian man sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for role in trafficking cocaine through Maine

By Alex Barber on Oct. 22, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.
Home owner Raydell Henderson (left) and his daughter Katelynn Henderson watch helplessly as their home burns on Sawyer Road in Levant.

Family of four homeless after fire levels house in Levant

By Alex Barber on Oct. 21, 2013, at 3:01 p.m.
Darrell Waite, process manager at Old Town Fuel and Fiber, holds a container of cellulosic sugar, that is made from wood products.

Old Town company poised to take lead in conversion of wood to sugars, industry experts say

By Alex Barber on Oct. 17, 2013, at 7:08 p.m.
Christopher Knight, left, stands with his attorney, Walter McKee, during a dispositional conference at Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta on Tuesday.

North Pond Hermit likely to plead guilty on Oct. 28, prosecutor says

By Alex Barber on Oct. 17, 2013, at 6:48 p.m.

Orono planning board votes to continue application for quarry near bog boardwalk

By Alex Barber on Oct. 16, 2013, at 9:56 p.m.

Garage reduced to rubble after suspicious fire in Winslow

By Alex Barber on Oct. 16, 2013, at 8:57 p.m.
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Proposed Orono quarry expansion draws fire from bog boardwalk visitors, neighbors

By Alex Barber on Oct. 15, 2013, at 6:07 p.m.
Traffic was rerouted around a section of Hogan Road where a suspicious package was found Monday morning in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.

Suspicious package found near Dunkin Donuts was wrapped cinder block

By Alex Barber on Oct. 14, 2013, at 11:42 a.m.
Oliver Higgins, 4, of Brewer interacts with a cow calf at Witter Farm in Old Town. Dozens of people decended upon the farm during Open Farm Sunday.

Dozens flock to Old Town dairy farm on Open Farm Sunday

By Alex Barber on Oct. 13, 2013, at 5:26 p.m.