The Stanwood Homestead at Birdsacre, a wildlife sanctuary in Ellsworth, and its contents were damaged March 2, 2014 in a fire that officials believe was intentionally set.

District attorney reviewing Ellsworth wildlife sanctuary arson case

By Bill Trotter on July 30, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The results of an investigation into a fire suspected of being deliberately set at a local wildlife sanctuary have been forwarded to the Hancock County district attorney’s office, officials said Wednesday. Sgt. Tim York of the State Fire Marshal’s Office said Wednesday that the case file on …

State schedules second meeting about controversial Bagaduce aquaculture

By Bill Trotter on July 30, 2014, at 4:20 p.m.
PENOBSCOT, Maine — The Maine Department of Marine Resources plans to hold another community meeting this week about controversial aquaculture operations in the tidal Bagaduce River. The increasing number of aquaculture projects in the river, which separates the towns of Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot and Sedgwick, has been a divisive issue …
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Sorrento, Corinth fire departments receive FEMA money for trucks

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 12:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $375,000 to the fire departments in Sorrento and Corinth to purchase fire trucks through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Sorrento will be awarded $232,750 for a new tanker truck, used for transporting large amounts of water to emergencies, …
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Rossi Foundation pledges $1M to establish Jackson Lab’s neurobehavioral research center 

Bangor Daily News on July 30, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
 BAR HARBOR, Maine – The Jackson Laboratory has received a pledge of $1 million from the Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation to support and name the laboratory’s new Neurobehavioral Biometry Center. The newly established Connie Cogswell Rossi Neurobehavioral Biometry Center will enable the laboratory to develop a greater breadth and depth of knowledge …
Sgt. Alden Bustard (left) and Sgt. Tim Varney (right) of the Maine State Police stand on either side of a man taken into custody in connection with a reported stabbing Wednesday morning in Sullivan.

Man, woman charged in stabbing in Sullivan

By Bill Trotter on July 30, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
SULLIVAN, Maine — Two residents were arrested Wednesday morning after being involved in an altercation on Ashville Road that resulted in two people suffering stab wounds, according to state police. The two arrested in the incident left the scene, a mobile home on the corner of Dead End Lane, before …
Ellsworth's Hunter Cote delivers a pitch during a game against Hermon on May 29. Cote will be the starting pitcher for the Coastal Senior League all-stars in their East Regional opener on Friday in Deptford, New Jersey.

Quest for Senior League World Series begins in New Jersey for Coastal all-stars

By Joe Mclaughlin on July 30, 2014, at 8:51 a.m.
The dilemma dealt to the Coastal Senior League all-star baseball team over the last 10 days may be envious to some teams. The team from the Blue Hill area qualified for this weekend’s Eastern Regional in Deptford, New Jersey, after receiving a bye through the District 1 and state tourneys. …
Dick Wolf

‘Law and Order’ producer to speak at MDI hospital meeting

By Bill Trotter on July 28, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — He is not known for producing medical dramas, but a well-known television producer will have a starring role with the local hospital next week. Dick Wolf, award-winning producer of “Law & Order” and other TV crime dramas, will be the keynote speaker at Mount Desert Island …
A recent photo of the rockbound coast of Acadia National Park. Some visitors are taking part of that coast back home stone-by-stone, a practice that is not only harming the park but is illegal.

Park ranger says taking rocks from Acadia an increasing and illegal problem

By Julia Bayly on July 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Last week, Acadia National Park was named “ America’s Favorite Place,” by ABC’s Good Morning America. Every year, millions of people come to take in the park’s scenic rockbound coastline. But some of those visitors are taking parts of that coastline with them, a practice …

Down East, Hancock County Births

on July 25, 2014, at 4:34 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Chris and Crystal Perry, Beddington, a son, Remington Scott Perry, on June 7, 2014. To Jason and Mary Norman, Machias, a son, Clayton Michael Norman, on June 11, 2014. To Adrian and Lacey Arsenault, Princeton, a son, Owen Steven William Arsenault, on June 12, …
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Maine properties added to National Register of Historic Places

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
The following Maine properties have been entered in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. These properties have been documented, evaluated and deemed worthy of preservation as part of the nation’s cultural heritage. The Dixmont Town House, Dixmont …

Great white shark spotted in Passamaquoddy Bay

on July 24, 2014, at 7:23 p.m.
In 2012, it was squid. This summer, it’s jellyfish that seem to be showing up in unusual abundance in the historically cold water of the Gulf of Maine. And now there’s a report of another kind of visitor being spotted along Maine’s coast – one that may send chills up your …

Man falls 30 feet after losing footing during photo op on Cadillac Mountain

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A California man has been taken by helicopter to a Bangor hospital after losing his footing Wednesday while posing for a photo near the top of Cadillac Mountain, according to park rangers. It is the fifth rescue by Acadia rangers of an injured or lost …
Head coach Jack Cosgrove looks on as sophomore quarterback Daniel Collins scrambles for yardage during the 10th annual Jeff Cole scrimmage at Morse Field at the University of Maine.

Members of UMaine football team accused of illegal drinking at Sand Beach

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A gathering Saturday at Sand Beach that included members of the University of Maine football team resulted in four players being charged with alcohol violations, according to national park rangers. Ranger Richard Rechholtz said three people were charged with underage drinking after being seen drinking …

Ellsworth to spend $95,000 on school stadium improvements

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Del Luce Stadium, the track and field complex on Forest Avenue where many local high school students compete in athletic events, is about to get a facelift. The City Council voted Monday night to spend $91,909 on new bleachers for the facility. The councilors also approved spending …

Police: Bucksport man damaged cruiser while being arrested

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A Bucksport man was arrested Monday after he reportedly tried to elude local authorities and damaged a police cruiser while doing so. The damage to the cruiser was minimal, according to Sgt. David Kerns. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning after Officer Brad O’Neill …
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MDEA arrests 3 in 2 heroin investigations

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people have been arrested on drug trafficking charges as a result of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigations in the Ellsworth and Bangor areas. Alfred Ruiz Garcia, 50, of Portland was arrested Monday on a Class A charge of aggravated trafficking in heroin. Garcia recently was released …

Power outage planned in Bar Harbor

on July 22, 2014, at 8:26 p.m.
The power is going to go out again early Wednesday, but this time it is a planned outage by Emera Maine. The electrical distribution company indicated in a release issued Tuesday that the outage will enable Emera crews to repair a transmission line that was damaged by a tree limb …
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Planned power interruption in Bar Harbor

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Emera Maine plans to repair a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree related to tropical Storm Arthur. Repairs will occur between 2 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, and will affect the areas from Young’s Corner Substation on Eagle Lake Road to Jackson Laboratory, all …
Jeffrey Barnard

Arraignment delayed for Ellsworth man shot in the face

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The arraignment of an Ellsworth man who exchanged gunfire with police during an overnight standoff that ended when he was shot in the face last month was delayed Tuesday for two weeks because of the defendant’s health problems. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was scheduled to plead not …

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $3 million from bank accounts

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport woman who admitted to embezzling nearly $3 million from a Maine bank and not reporting the stolen income on her tax returns was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in federal prison. Lynn M. Bowden, 62, also was sentenced …
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