Bill Trotter

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GOING COASTAL

NASA explores, names part of Mars after Bar Harbor, Maine

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Daniel P. Bergin

Maine man accused of baseball bat attack

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 02, 2016, at 5:47 p.m.
Lorelei Leslie

Body of missing Lamoine woman found

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 01, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
Lorelei Leslie, 57, was reported missing from her home in Lamoine on Oct. 20.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.

Reward offered for information in Hancock County lobster ‘trap war’

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.
Mary Kellett (right) is accompanied by Hancock County District Attorney Carletta "Dee" Bassano as she walks to the Penobscot Judicial Center for her prosecutorial misconduct hearing by the Maine Board of Overseers in this October 2012 file photo.

Former Maine prosecutor appeals federal court ruling against her

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Mary Kellett is being sued in federal court by Vladek Filler over how she handled his now-discredited sexual assault case when she prosecuted him the late 2000s.
GOING COASTAL

Suspected mountain lion filmed near Maine border

on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.

Nine neglected horses on the mend in Windham

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 28, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
“Soon, all nine horses will complete their courses of rehabilitation and be available for adoption.”
University of Maine at Machias student Desiree Cettina releases salmon parr into Beaver Dam Stream, a tributary of the East Machias River, in Crawford on Tuesday.

200,000 salmon being released into Down East river

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 27, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
“The whole goal is to have these fish migrate out into the ocean and come back [in a couple of years] as big adult salmon to spawn and repopulate the rivers on their own.”
The recent deaths of dozens of fish at Leonard Lake Dam, one of a few dozen spread throughout Maine owned by Black Bear Hydro, has prompted Downeast Salmon Federation to again raise concerns about the impact the dam has on fish species that try to make their way around the structure while migrating to and from the Gulf of Maine.

Fish kill spurs demand that feds tie dam licensing to safeguards

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Critics of the hydroelectric facilities have estimated that together they have killed “thousands” of fish in recent weeks.
Aaron Wagner of Ellsworth

Shooting suspect arrested after 33-hour manhunt

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:49 a.m.
Aaron Wagner, 41, was arrested around 4 a.m., nearly a day and a half after the alleged shooting.
 Police are staged in a parking lot on the Bucksport Road in Ellsworth Monday. They are looking for Aaron Wagner, 41, who is suspected of firing a gun at an occupied vehicle Sunday.

Ellsworth shooting suspect arrested overnight, police say

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
Aaron Wagner, 41, of Ellsworth fired a gun at a car Sunday evening in the parking lot of Deane Street Apartments, according to police.
Aaron Wagner, 41, of Ellsworth

Ellsworth manhunt prompts closure of schools

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:10 a.m.
A rear window of the vehicle was shot out in the incident.

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:35 p.m.

“Such a nasty woman”

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:34 p.m.

Hisses & guffaws

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:59 p.m.

“Bad hombres”

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:26 p.m.

Moans of disapproval

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:20 p.m.

Tuning in the 3rd debate at COA in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
Dana Mosher, outgoing executive director of Camp CaPella, points to details on a map that show the camp's expansion plans on Wednesday in Dedham. Mosher said the expansion will include increased parking, two cabins, a small tenting area and a network of nature trails.

‘A new phase’: Trail network, cabins part of Camp CaPella expansion plans

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Doris Buffett, sister of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has pledged to donate $80,000 to go toward construction of the two cabins.
Two people have been charged with felony drug trafficking following a drug bust on Lubec on Oct. 12. According to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, police seized heroin and cocaine with a total estimated street value of $15,000 and nearly $5,000 in cash believed to used to buy drugs during the bust.

Two charged with trafficking in Down East drug bust

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 18, 2016, at 8:23 a.m.
The street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be $15,000, police said.