Mount Desert Island
By Bill Trotter on March 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
The area is being closed because vessels in that area have reached their cumulative annual limit of 70,000 pounds of scallops.
on March 22, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
By Bill Trotter on March 21, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
In a case that has statewide implications for Maine’s growing seaweed industry and for shorefront property owners along the entire coast, a judge has ruled in favor of a group of Washington County property owners who sued to prevent seaweed harvesters from taking rockweed on their properties.
By Bill Trotter on March 21, 2017, at 8:25 a.m.
Posted in | Comments Off on Hunters busted for killing 87 snowshoe hares on remote Maine island
By Bill Trotter on March 20, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
The group was found to have killed 67 snowshoe hares more than Maine’s daily bag limit allows.
By Bill Trotter on March 20, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Rockefeller died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
By Bill Trotter on March 16, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.
Funding for the state’s Department of Marine Resources and for collecting weather and climate data in the Gulf of Maine also could be put at risk.
By Bill Trotter on March 10, 2017, at 7:48 p.m.
Outer Scott Island, located off the southwestern shore of Little Deer Isle, is the setting for Robert McCloskey’s 1953 classic “ One Morning in Maine.”
By Bill Trotter on March 08, 2017, at 5:52 p.m.
The “American Pie” singer pleaded guilty in July to charges of domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal threatening, criminal restraint and criminal mischief.
By Bill Trotter on March 08, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
Fisherman James West said that larger boats, most of which are based out of state, should not be allowed unlimited catches when he is capped at harvesting only 200 pounds of meat.
By Bill Trotter on March 06, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
State funding for environmental programs already has been “cut down to the bone” in recent years, and losing more funding from EPA cutbacks would amount to “removing bones” from the department.
By Bill Trotter on March 03, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
The dockside value of statewide lobster hauls hit a record level of $533 million in 2016, a jump of more than $30 million from 2015.
on March 03, 2017, at 6 a.m.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility, which overlooks the local fishing village of Bucks Harbor, once again is proposed for closure as a cost-saving measure in the latest proposed state budget.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
A leak of poisonous gas at the local pulp and tissue mill has resulted in several people being brought to the hospital, according to a report from WLBZ.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:58 p.m.
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By Bill Trotter on Feb. 10, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
A local man with an extensive criminal history is back in jail after he allegedly attacked another man with a steak knife.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
A new study from Bigelow Laboratory for Marine Sciences in Boothbay indicates growing and harvesting seaweed may be an antidote for increasing carbon and acidity levels in the ocean, which is harming a variety of marine life.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A man who set fire to a homestead at a bird sanctuary three years ago has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty this week to multiple charges.
By Bill Trotter on Feb. 01, 2017, at 4:49 p.m.
Sara Wardamasky, 53, died at the scene of the crash on Route 15 in Sedgwick.