Articles by Daniel Hartill

Eric Samson, center, talks with his brother Mark Sampson, left, and Chris Fletcher at Gipper's Sports Grill in Auburn on Tuesday. Samson was elected Androscoggin County Sheriff.

Androscoggin County elects Eric Samson as sheriff

By Daniel Hartill on Nov. 05, 2014, at 5 a.m.
Androscoggin County Sheriff Guy Desjardins

Maine sheriffs aim to keep inmates from collecting unemployment benefits

By Daniel Hartill on Sept. 07, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Ann LePage, Maine's first lady, announced she will skydive Aug. 9 to raise money for the Northern Maine Veterans Museum & Community Center. She will jump alongside veteran Travis Mills, who will make his second jump since his 2012 injuries in Afghanistan that took both arms and both legs.

Maine’s first lady to skydive with disabled veteran

By Daniel Hartill on July 15, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.

Parents, kids and booze: Mom and dad liable when teens party at home

By Daniel Hartill on April 27, 2014, at 6:29 a.m.
Rep. Mark Dion

Sheriffs and lawmakers worry about veto of county jail fix

By Daniel Hartill on April 03, 2014, at 8:15 a.m.
Patrick Dempsey's mother, Amanda Dempsey, died on March 24.

Patrick Dempsey’s mother remembered for her strength at Auburn memorial

By Daniel Hartill on March 30, 2014, at 6:42 a.m.
Commissioner Joseph Ponte (left) and Gov. Paul LePage (center, seated) were among the state officials attending an open house at the Maine State Prison in this Feb. 14, 2014 photo.

LePage asks Legislature to fund jails, despite earlier call against new spending

By Daniel Hartill on Feb. 25, 2014, at 6:29 a.m.

State could change property tax cap to increase jail funding

By Daniel Hartill on Feb. 25, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
Mark Westrum, administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset

Jails ask Legislature for $2.5 million bailout

By Daniel Hartill on Feb. 13, 2014, at 8:12 a.m.
Maine Department of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte, left, discusses the Maine State Prison in this April 9, 2013 photo.

Corrections chief calls for state takeover of county jails

By Daniel Hartill on Feb. 13, 2014, at 7:49 a.m.
Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick.

Lawmakers promise fix for county jail system before funds run dry

By Daniel Hartill on Jan. 14, 2014, at 6:48 a.m.
Lewiston comedian Mark Turcotte said as long as you are confident and prepared, there is no reason to be nervous about stepping on stage.

Lewiston comedian says stand-up ‘is the last bastion of free speech we have’

By Daniel Hartill on Jan. 13, 2014, at 7:17 a.m.

2-car accident on Lisbon Street in Lewiston leaves one dead

By Daniel Hartill on Dec. 19, 2013, at 1:45 p.m.
An inmate at the Penobscot County Jail shovels the steps of the sherrif's office in Bangor during pre-dawn darkness on Sunday.

Budget squeeze may force layoffs at jails across Maine

By Daniel Hartill on Dec. 19, 2013, at 6:24 a.m.
Edward Maynard displays his Washington, D.C. Police Department ID during a recent interview at his home in Lewiston. Maynard was a patrol officer in the 1960s, assigned to an honor squadron that protected VIPs in the nation's capital.

Lewiston man, retired DC officer recalls JFK assassination as ‘day I’ll never forget’

By Daniel Hartill on Nov. 17, 2013, at 6:34 a.m.

Lewiston shut down to mourn Kennedy

By Daniel Hartill on Nov. 17, 2013, at 6:10 a.m.
Dr. Maria Dycio, left, and Martha Stevens-David on the edge of Taylor Pond in Auburn on Monday afternoon where Dycio lives with her dog, Sultan.

91-year-old Auburn woman recalls youth in occupied Ukraine

By Daniel Hartill on Oct. 21, 2013, at 9:35 p.m.

Truck hits telephone pole, knocks out power in Saturday morning crash in Paris

By Daniel Hartill on Oct. 13, 2013, at 5:51 a.m.
Actor Patrick Dempsey smiles from stage during The Dempsey Challenge opening ceremony in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Dempsey Challenge tightens security

By Daniel Hartill on Oct. 11, 2013, at 8:16 a.m.
Franklin County Detention Center Manager Doug Blauvelt, sitting at table, answers questions Tuesday from the state Board of Corrections before the board voted not to reopen the jail to full service in September. Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. listens at right.

Franklin County says state should spend more on jails or give them back to Maine counties

By Daniel Hartill on Oct. 05, 2013, at 6:28 a.m.