Bill Trotter

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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.

Alleged dealer in fatal overdose, career burglar indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.

Officials, legislators oppose closure of DHHS office in Calais

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
City officials and state legislators remain hopeful that the agency will reconsider its decision.

Blue Hill man dies in car crash

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
A local man died Monday when a sport utility vehicle he was driving crashed on Route 176.
Dr. Edison Liu, the president and CEO of Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor

Jackson Lab expanding to China

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 11, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory announced it will partner will Wenzhou Medical University on clinical genomics research.
Shipping containers stand stacked at the Eimskip facility on Commercial Street in Portland on Wednesday.

‘I see opportunities’: Thawing Arctic could make money for Maine

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 07, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
“I see opportunities,” said Dana Eidsness, director of Maine North Atlantic Development Office, which is part of the Maine International Trade Center.

Orland man acquitted of causing puppy’s death

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
An Orland man accused of causing the death of a puppy last December has been found innocent of the alleged crime.
Dan Harrington (center), a worm digger from Woolwich, speaks recently at a local bait shop in favor of a bill submitted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (right) that would allow marine harvesters to access the intertidal zone at Acadia National Park and would give retroactive congressional approval to a 1,400-acre expansion of the park last year on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Poliquin submits bill on Acadia mudflat access, Schoodic land transfer

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Whether clam and worm harvesters can continue to dig in the mudflats abutting Acadia National Park may depend on the park’s recent expansion on the Schoodic Peninsula.