Bill Trotter

Mount Desert Island


Why I love the most remote corner of Acadia National Park

on July 29, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
A lobster boat decorated with lights glides under the Beals Island Bridge in this 2009 photo. With the help of $10.5 million in federal funding, construction of a new bridge to replace the existing 1,000-foot span, which was built in 1958, is expected to begin in April 2017.

Feds to contribute $10.5M to replace Beals Island bridge

By Bill Trotter on July 27, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
The federal government will contribute more than $10 million to replace the bridge that connects this Washington County island community to Jonesport, according to federal officials.
John H. Lane III

Ellsworth man arrested after banging on woman’s air conditioner

By Bill Trotter on July 25, 2016, at 3 p.m.
An Ellsworth man is being held in jail after he allegedly stalked a woman and tried to hide from police.
People chat in Gary and Sharon Cresswell’s newly opened Airline Brewing Co., a British-style pub decorated with more that 30 original Vanity Fair illustrations from the late 1800s, on July 15 in Ellsworth.

Amherst brewers open Old World pub in Ellsworth

By Bill Trotter on July 25, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
“Our focus is on hand-pulled, traditional ales,” Gary Cresswell said. “The only way you can do this is in your own facility. It’s a lot of work.”

‘Forever’ installation coming to an end on Lubec island

on July 20, 2016, at 6 a.m.

East Machias bridge reopens

By Bill Trotter on July 19, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.
A temporary bridge on Route 191 that was closed Monday afternoon has been reopened to traffic.
Sylvia Polchies holds an American Eagle feather and a folded American flag that she received on behalf of her late father, Henry Sockbeson, during a ceremony to honor six members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe who fought in World War I on Sunday in Indian Township.

Nearly 100 years later, Passamaquoddy Army veterans honored for service

By Bill Trotter on July 18, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
Ninety-nine years after six young men volunteered to fight the Imperial German Army in World War I, their families on Sunday received the official recognition that the soldiers never did.
A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab: $15 wage is critical for job retention, recruitment

By Bill Trotter on July 18, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
“It they’re paying more than anyone else is, they’re going to get the pick of the litter,” a UMaine professor said.
Hokulea, seen in this 2015 photo, is a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe. The vessel, which started its voyage from Hawaii, is scheduled to arrive on Mount Desert Island.

Traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on trip from Hawaii will visit MDI

By Bill Trotter on July 14, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
The 62-foot-long vessel is on a journey expected to cover 60,000 nautical miles while visiting 100 ports and 27 countries.

Bar Harbor’s “Indigenous Diva” gets national media exposure

on July 14, 2016, at 6 a.m.

Harrington man charged in heroin overdose death

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
A Harrington man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the overdose death of a man to whom he allegedly sold drugs, according to local police.
The state fire marshal’'s office said two people have been charged for burning a boat in Machiasport in June.

Two charged in Machiasport fire that destroyed boat

By Bill Trotter on July 12, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
Two people have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that destroyed a boat owned by a local aquaculture firm.

‘We have not seen the peak yet': Acadia visits up 20 percent in 2016

on July 12, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.

At $9.7 million, Camden house now most expensive on Maine market

on July 11, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.

How Sieur De Monts became the modern Acadia National Park: a timeline

on July 10, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
A boat leaves the dock in Bucksport, July 6, 2016.

Being a good swimmer isn’t enough to avoid Maine water tragedies

By Beth Brogan and Bill Trotter on July 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Summer is always a busy time for Mainers, but 2016 unfortunately is turning out to be no less so for people trained in water rescues.

Fundraiser set for planned MDI tennis facility

By Bill Trotter on July 07, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
The goal is to construct a four-court facility in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill.
Justice Michaela Murphy

Judge allows Hancock County jail funding lawsuit against state to proceed

By Bill Trotter on July 07, 2016, at 7:03 p.m.
A judge has ruled that Hancock County’s lawsuit against the state over jail funding for the county’s 2014-15 budget will be allowed to move forward.
Linwood Doughty

Man accused in Milbridge hatchet attack ordered held without bail

By Bill Trotter on July 06, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
A Knox man with a domestic violence history who is accused of attacking a woman with a hatchet will remain behind bars, according to his defense attorney.
The scene of the crash in Limerick.

Vacationer dies after being struck by car on Maine sidewalk

By Bill Trotter on July 05, 2016, at 6:41 a.m.
A man who was critically injured Monday morning when he was struck by a vehicle that drove up onto a sidewalk has died.