Bill Trotter

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

on July 11, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
With the auction last month of a mansion on the nearby island of Islesboro, a Camden home with an ocean view from the eastern slope of Mount Battie is now the most expensive residential property being offered for sale in Maine, according to the Wall Street Journal. The property, owned by …
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How Sieur De Monts became the modern Acadia National Park: a timeline

on July 10, 2016, at 8:49 a.m.
When Sieur De Monts National Monument was founded on Mount Desert Island 100 years ago, its creators sought to protect the island’s stunning natural resources from development and to preserve them for public access. Now, with the rise of state’s tourism industry over the past several decades, the economic impact …
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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.

New Hampshire man loses finger while climbing in Acadia

By Bill Trotter on July 04, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
A man had to be rescued after he dislodged a large rock that fell on his hand, amputating a finger and causing him to fall, according to a park ranger.

Vehicle strikes, injures vacationer on Maine sidewalk

By Bill Trotter on July 04, 2016, at 5:27 p.m.
A Massachusetts man was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle that drove up onto a sidewalk, according to police.
Sen. Angus King

Angus King submits bill to OK park’s Schoodic land transfer

By Bill Trotter on July 04, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Sen. Angus King has introduced a bill that would give federal lawmakers’ stamp of approval to the donation last year of 1,400 acres of land on the Schoodic Peninsula to the National Park Service.
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Why the state won’t blast these roadside rock ledges in Ellsworth

on July 04, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Stunning? Grand? Majestic? Hardly. As unassuming as they may be, the rock ledges on the western side of Route 1A in Ellsworth, near the Rt. 179 intersection, do have protected status.Story continues below advertisement. It is easy to drive past the ledges, which are gray and low to the ground, …
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Why the state won’t blast these roadside rock ledges in Ellsworth

on July 04, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Stunning? Grand? Majestic? Hardly. As unassuming as they may be, the rock ledges on the western side of Route 1A in Ellsworth, near the Rt. 179 intersection, do have protected status.Story continues below advertisement. It is easy to drive past the ledges, which are gray and low to the ground, …
This file photo, taken above the village of Grand Lake Stream, shows some of the 21,000 acres east of West Grand Lake (on the right side of the photo) acquired by Downeast Lakes Land Trust.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust acquires nearly 22,000 acres east of West Grand Lake

By Bill Trotter on July 01, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.
“This is a tremendous milestone for landscape-scale conservation in the Northeast,” David Montague, executive director of Downeast Lakes Land Trust, said.
Ed Brackett

Deaths of two kayakers near MDI ruled accidental drownings

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2016, at 7:26 p.m.
State officials have concluded their investigation of an incident last week that caused the deaths of two kayakers and the temporary hospitalization of a third.
Linwood Doughty

Knox man jailed after injuring Milbridge woman in ax attack

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
A Knox man who served more than a decade in prison for shooting a former girlfriend is back behind bars after he allegedly attacked a local woman with an ax last weekend.
Two Island Explorer buses pass each other in this 2007 file photo. L.L. Bean announced Thursday it is giving another $1 million to help fund the operation of the season bus system on Mount Desert Island.

L.L. Bean gives another $1 million to MDI bus system

By Bill Trotter on June 30, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
With the new $1 million gift, L.L. Bean has donated and pledged more than $4 million toward the Island Explorer since 2002.

Maine man, 71, rescued after falling into well with snakes

By Bill Trotter on June 29, 2016, at 1:57 p.m.
“It was really bizarre,” the chief said. “It was scary.”

Lamoine man agrees to pay $140,000 in unpaid state income taxes

By Bill Trotter on June 29, 2016, at 10:35 a.m.
A Lamoine man facing criminal charges for not paying state income taxes for five years has pleaded guilty and agreed to repay nearly $140,000 to the state.

Maine Forest Service: Debris burn sparks 2-acre fire in Gouldsboro

By Bill Trotter on June 28, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
A fire that burned 2 acres of woods is believed to have been started when an unpermitted burn spread out of control.

Large wildfire reported in Gouldsboro

By Bill Trotter on June 28, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Firefighters with the town’s fire department and rangers with the Maine Forest Service are responding late Tuesday afternoon to a wildfire next to Route 1.