By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.
By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
The residents of two remote Down East islands, Frenchboro and Swan’s Island, pay some of the highest electric bills in the nation, and they’ve proposed to abandon their local electric cooperative to join with the mainland customers of a large utility who enjoy cheaper distribution rates.
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Maine’s only national park got more than 3 million visits in 2016.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Basically every officer on duty had a hand in apprehending an armed robbery suspect who used a firearm to demand cash at the Brewer Motor Inn early Tuesday, according to Brewer police.
By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The move is designed to reduce negative effects of continuous foghorns on area wildlife and residents.
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 18, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
A new nonprofit group is hoping that if it can raise $11 million, a new indoor ice rink will be built near the local high school in the next couple of years.
By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish ground fish quotas.
on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 10, 2017, at 4:02 p.m.
“In order to satisfy mounting property tax obligations, we need to raise at least $25,000 by the end of January to keep the doors open.”
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory reached a construction milestone Monday as iron workers perched high on the skeletal frame of an unfinished building and bolted the final piece of structural steel into place.
By Judy Harrison on Jan. 09, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
A new agreement concerning the former Callahan Mine will allow the cleanup of the Superfund site to continue but cut down on the number of trucks on the roads on the Cape Rosier peninsula.
By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Jan. 08, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
“I mean we’ve had people pass pills with a quick kiss. We’ve had people come in with drugs or needles in a baby’s diaper. People will have stuff taped on their forearms. So, when they’re holding hands they just slide into their sleeve,” Officer Lori Marks of the York County Sheriff’s Office said.
By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:20 p.m.
The Winter Harbor Utilities District is getting $4.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the upgrade to the plant, which is more than 40 years old.
By Bill Trotter on Jan. 05, 2017, at 6:04 p.m.
The L.L. Bean logo will remain on Island Explorer buses in Acadia. The buses are exempt from the National Park Service director’s order because the bus system is operated by Downeast Transportation.
By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 05, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
“During the stand-off, Barnard fired the weapon [a 22-caliber rifle] and proclaimed that ‘this is war.’”