Bill Trotter

Mount Desert Island


More than 3,500 Emera customers lose power on MDI

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A power outage has resulted in more than 3,500 Emera customers on Mount Desert Island losing electricity Saturday.
Coast Guard responders work Thursday to extinguish a fire that destroyed the lobster boat Bigger Dirls in Jonesport.

Fire destroys lobster boat off Jonesport

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
A fire Thursday morning destroyed a lobster boat tied to a mooring ball off Hopkins Point, according to the Coast Guard.
A photo illustration of the Downeast LNG facility as proposed for Robbinston in 2005.

Last of LNG import terminals proposed in Maine dismissed by feds

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
In an area where developers once competed for approval to build liquefied natural gas import terminals, the last of these proposals has been rejected by federal regulators.
A man sorts lobsters at Ready Seafood on April 28 in Portland.

Europe could vote next spring to ban live North American lobsters

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin said there is no scientific justification for banning the importation of live lobsters.
A Lane Construction truck blocks Route 3 on Tuesday afternoon after it was involved in a fatal crash near Ellsworth Chainsaw. The truck collided head-on with Pontiac sport-utility vehicle around 8:40 a.m., killing two women in the SUV, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Route 3 was closed for several hours with traffic re-routed on Routes 230 and 204.

Two dead in Route 3 crash in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Two people have died in a crash on Route 3 that involved a commercial truck.

Crash closes Route 3 in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A severe motor vehicle accident on Rt. 3 by Ellsworth Chainsaw has resulted in the road being shut down.
Vapor floats into the air last month above the Woodland Pulp and St. Croix Tissue mill in Baileyville, Maine, where construction workers were nearing completion of the installation of two new tissue machines that have led to the creation of 80 new jobs at the mill. The second machine began production earlier this month, mill officials have said.

Woodland pulp mill expansion ‘a great source of happiness’ for Baileyville

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 05, 2016, at 6:36 a.m.
This faded mill town perched on the American side of the St. Croix River is actually one of Maine’s lucky ones: It still has a mill.
Millinocket residents [left to right] Mark Picard and Anita Mueller sit by Roxanne Quimby during speeches at a public celebration for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Sunday.

Roxanne Quimby celebrates ‘freedom’ after handing off North Woods land

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“I just feel this great sense of freedom that I’ve turned this responsibility over to this agency that really knows how to handle it.”

Truck crashes into Maine river at high speed

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
A 61-year-old man survived a scary incident relatively unscathed when his pickup truck crashed into the Union River.
Rolls of paper towels stand on a folding table in front of where a new St. Croix Tissue sign later was ceremonially unveiled Wednesday at the Woodland Pulp building in Baileyville.

80 paper industry jobs created in Down East mill expansion

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 31, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
“There is still a bright future for the forest products industry right here in the great state of Maine.”
Eric Fletcher mug shot

Manslaughter defendant arrested during drug bust

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 30, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
A Harrington man facing a charge of manslaughter in a man’s overdose death is behind bars again following another drug bust.

Man struck, killed walking along road in Indian Township

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:22 p.m.
Anthony S. Dana, 27, was hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Impala about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Chief Alexander Nicholas said Monday.
Members of the Rockefeller family pose for a photo with a new plaque at the Jordan Pond House during a celebration of the 100 years of conservation and community stewardship as part of the year-long Acadia Centennial and the Centennial of the National Park Service Saturday.

Park service celebrates the role of private philanthropy at Acadia centennial

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
The Rockefellers were crucial to the creation of the park when John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated thousands of acres on MDI to the National Park Service.

Weekend entry fees waived at Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service, both of which were created in 1916, admission to Acadia is free this weekend.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island. People who work in the intertidal zone next to Acadia National Park say park officials recently have been cracking down on their activities after decades of letting them work without hassle.

Worm diggers, other marine harvesters decry Acadia enforcement on tidal flats

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
As the National Park Service expands its reach on the Schoodic Peninsula, the ripple effects are causing alarm in the intertidal zone around Acadia National Park.

Canada takes guns from & expels Texans who crossed Maine border

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Benjamin Hodgdon

Former MDI teacher gets 3 years for sexually assaulting girl

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5 p.m.
A former sixth-grade teacher at Tremont Consolidated School has been sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl who just two years before had been one of his students.
A map of properties on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that Elliotsville Plantation has donated to Acadia National Park.

Roxanne Quimby donates land on MDI to Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 19, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
The transfer of the land owned by Elliotsville Plantation, spread out among nine properties on MDI, was completed on Aug. 11.
Chuck Gould rakes blueberries on Aug. 12 at one of the Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Company fields in Township 19 in Washington County.

Micmacs find fellowship — and good money — on Maine blueberry barrens

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 19, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
“It’s the tradition itself, and also the opportunity to live together and work together with family and friends.”

Bar Harbor ‘origami’ mansion to be auctioned

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 6 a.m.