Down East

 
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.
Dan Daley of Calais and his wife, Shannon, were headed to Eastport in February 2015 when they found themselves in the middle of a large herd of deer not far from the center of town. Dan Daley said there were about 25 deer in the group that ended up surrounding their Jeep.

State OKs special hunting season to reduce Eastport’s massive deer herd

By A.J. Higgins on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
State officials have authorized a special deer hunt aimed at bringing the island’s deer population down to a more manageable level.

Aging Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser on now until Dec. 26

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.

Candlelight Christmas buffet at Jonesport church

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.

Winds knock out power to thousands

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 11, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
High winds Friday knocked out power to thousands of electricity customers throughout the state.
U.S. Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Robert Coles of Machias (left) will travel to Pearl Harbor in early December to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration of the attack. His friend and fellow Navy veteran Dennis Boyd of Cutler will accompany him.

Navy veteran, 92, recalls attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 11, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
When he joined the U.S. Navy in 1940, Bronx native Robert Coles could not imagine that the following year he would be at Pearl Harbor when a swarm of Japanese warplanes attacked.
Fred Moore III

Tribe: Moore recalled as Passamaquoddy chief at Pleasant Point

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport.

Gay ex-guard at Down East prison settles discrimination lawsuit

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 07, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
A gay former prison guard settled her civil rights discrimination lawsuit against the Maine Department of Corrections for an undisclosed amount Friday, according to information posted on the U.S. District Court website.
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Poll: Have your Maine vacation rentals been affected by major listing site changes?

on Nov. 05, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
WICKED AWESOME MAINE!

Poll: Have your vacation rentals been affected by major listing site changes?

on Nov. 05, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
Orono resident Jeff Sanders went to the town office for early absentee voting on Wednesday in Orono.

Maine city, town clerks say early voter turnout strong this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
LIFE DOWNEAST

Never a good-bye when a life is lived and lost on the water

on Nov. 02, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Left: Lines of potato barrels, families and old cars in the fields were commons sights back in the middle of the 20th Century. Fort Kent photographer Velma Daigle captured it all with her camera on 35mm color slides. The photo is courtesy of the Fort Kent Historical Society. Right, Terry Theriault exits his delimber while working off the Golden Road in this July 2015 file photo by Ashley L. Conti.

How did your small Maine town shape you?

By Erin Rhoda on Nov. 01, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
We’d like to hear from you about your experience growing up in small-town Franklin, Somerset, Piscataquis, upper Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington or Hancock counties. How did your hometown shape who you are today, and what has changed in your hometown throughout the years?
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Am I thrifty or a crazy hoarder? Confessions of a dump picker

on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:03 a.m.
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Am I thrifty or a crazy hoarder? Confessions of a dump picker

on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:03 a.m.

Nine neglected horses on the mend in Windham

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 28, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
“Soon, all nine horses will complete their courses of rehabilitation and be available for adoption.”
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.”
Michael Lund of Machias is shown last month waiting for his civil trial to begin at the Penobscot Judicial Center. On Wednesday, Lund was awarded nearly $730,000 in damages due to heat stroke that he suffered while burning a blueberry field in 2012.

Judge awards blueberry worker nearly $730,000 in heat stroke collapse

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 27, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
A judge on Wednesday awarded a Machias man nearly $730,000 in damages for lasting injuries he suffered when he collapsed more than four years ago during the burning of a blueberry field.

Washington County Jail inmate’s death ruled suicide

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 26, 2016, at 5:11 p.m.
The state medical examiner’s office has determined that a Washington County Jail inmate died from injuries suffered when he jumped from a stairwell on Oct. 21.

Washington County Jail inmate dies

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 25, 2016, at 1:31 p.m.
The state medical examiner’s office is expected to determine the cause of Roy’s death.