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Lantern walk from past years.

Make lanterns for the Southwest Harbor lantern walk

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
A woman arranges greenery Thursday in a planter on Main Street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Even though the Mount Desert Island village has struggled economically to maintain its year-round character, town officials this week voted not to allow cruise ships to offload passengers at the local marina.

Defying trend, Northeast Harbor on MDI says no to cruise ships

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 12, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
In Northeast Harbor, the largest village in the town of Mount Desert, residents have faced an uphill battle in maintaining its year-round character — a struggle not unusual in coastal towns where wealthy summer residents pay top dollar to own houses on or near the ocean.

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.

“The Girl on the Train” at The Alamo Theater in Bucksport

on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
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Maine woman starts viral celebration of Clinton’s wardrobe

on Nov. 08, 2016, at 12:17 a.m.
This mailer for Ellsworth City Council candidate John Linnehan, which includes a photo of Linnehan (right) standing next to House candidate David Edsall, has prompted a complaint to the state ethics commission from the Maine Democratic Party, which contends the flier and similar newspaper advertisements violate the Maine Clean Election Act.

Maine panel orders GOP candidates to share costs but finds no violation

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 07, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
Backhoes work to tear down the former Verso Paper mill on Friday in Bucksport.

Two years after mill closure, Bucksport presses on in redefining itself

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 04, 2016, at 8:48 p.m.
“Bucksport is doing well,” Susan Lessard said. “It feels like people have emerged from the shadows [of the mill’s closure] to do all sorts of creative things.”
This mailer for Ellsworth City Council candidate John Linnehan, which includes a photo of Linnehan (right) standing next to House candidate David Edsall, has prompted a complaint to the state ethics commission from the Maine Democratic Party, which contends the flier and similar newspaper advertisements violate the Maine Clean Election Act.

Maine panel to review last-minute complaint against GOP House candidate

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 04, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
The Maine Democratic Party has asked the commission to investigate David Edsall, a House candidate from Ellsworth.
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There’s a Bar Harbor on Mars now

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6 a.m.
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NASA explores, names part of Mars after Bar Harbor, Maine

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6 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.
Daniel P. Bergin

Maine man accused of baseball bat attack

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 02, 2016, at 5:47 p.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?
Lorelei Leslie

Body of missing Lamoine woman found

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 01, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
Lorelei Leslie, 57, was reported missing from her home in Lamoine on Oct. 20.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.

Reward offered for information in Hancock County lobster ‘trap war’

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.

ROOST Holiday Artisan Show

By Julia Ventresco on Oct. 31, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
Mary Kellett (right) is accompanied by Hancock County District Attorney Carletta "Dee" Bassano as she walks to the Penobscot Judicial Center for her prosecutorial misconduct hearing by the Maine Board of Overseers in this October 2012 file photo.

Former Maine prosecutor appeals federal court ruling against her

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Mary Kellett is being sued in federal court by Vladek Filler over how she handled his now-discredited sexual assault case when she prosecuted him the late 2000s.
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Suspected mountain lion filmed near Maine border

on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
Christopher Saenz, an Ellsworth man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day in 2013, was found guilty of depraved indifference murder by a Superior Court judge on July 6, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

Maine high court upholds conviction in Christmas Day slaying

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously upheld the murder conviction of an Ellsworth man serving a 47-year sentence for killing his wife.
The recent deaths of dozens of fish at Leonard Lake Dam, one of a few dozen spread throughout Maine owned by Black Bear Hydro, has prompted Downeast Salmon Federation to again raise concerns about the impact the dam has on fish species that try to make their way around the structure while migrating to and from the Gulf of Maine.

Fish kill spurs demand that feds tie dam licensing to safeguards

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Critics of the hydroelectric facilities have estimated that together they have killed “thousands” of fish in recent weeks.