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Broken down bus on road closes Cadillac Mountain for 7 hours

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 11, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | A bus that broke down while traveling up Cadillac Summit Road at Acadia National Park prompted the closure of that road for about seven hours on Saturday, a park spokesman said Sunday. The trouble began about 2 p.m., when park rangers and the Bar Harbor Fire …
GOING COASTAL

Remembering 9/11 victims Robert and Jackie Norton

on Sept. 11, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
I never met Robert and Jackie Norton, but I remember who they were. Fifteen years ago today, the Lubec couple were among the passengers on American Airlines Flight 11 when it was flown deliberately into the North Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City. Robert, 85, was …

More than 3,500 Emera customers lose power on MDI

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A power outage has resulted in more than 3,500 Emera customers on Mount Desert Island losing electricity Saturday.
Bubbles are seen through a glass of water

Ellsworth boil-water order lifted

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 09, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
The order was precautionary after a temporary water line was broken.
MAINE FOCUS
Sara was one of the 200 to 300 people in Maine estimated to be victims of sex trafficking each year.

Inside the minds of Maine’s sex trafficking victims

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 09, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Broke, with nobody to turn to, here’s how one 15-year-old Maine girl came to ‘the Life.’
MAINE FOCUS
For more than a year, a half-dozen organizations have relied on federal money to provide coaching and care coordination, psychiatric treatment and peer-to-peer mentoring to young adults.  On Aug. 23, those organizations received a letter from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announcing all funding will cease Sept. 30.

With no explanation, Maine rejects scarce funds for young people with mental illness

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 08, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
“To refuse these dollars makes no sense, especially because other states are using these dollars and using them well,” said Arabella Perez who previously led one of the organizations involved in the federally funded initiative. “We just don’t understand the decision behind this.”
MAINE FOCUS
Portland Police Officer Mark Keller said his department stages sting operations targeting johns a few times a year. He'd like to see more, but resources, manpower and expertise are in short supply.

Maine police know sex trafficking is here, yet many still fail to fight it

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 08, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
“Our range of what we can do is very limited,” said one police officer. “We’re losing.”

Third Friday supper slated at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-7641 ELLSWORTH, Maine — The third Friday supper will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, the brown church across …
A Lane Construction truck blocks Route 3 on Tuesday afternoon after it was involved in a fatal crash near Ellsworth Chainsaw. The truck collided head-on with Pontiac sport-utility vehicle around 8:40 a.m., killing two women in the SUV, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Route 3 was closed for several hours with traffic re-routed on Routes 230 and 204.

Two dead in Route 3 crash in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Two people have died in a crash on Route 3 that involved a commercial truck.

Crash closes Route 3 in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A severe motor vehicle accident on Rt. 3 by Ellsworth Chainsaw has resulted in the road being shut down.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet slated at Bucksport church

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 9:20 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. The cost is $8, $4 …

Orono man killed in Acadia motorcycle crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
An Orono man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday.

Motorcycle crash claims man’s life in Acadia

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
An unidentified man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday after passing several cars at a high rate of speed

Ultralight aircraft crash injures Trenton man, horse

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 03, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
A 67-year-old local man crashed his ultralight aircraft into a barn near his airstrip and injured his horse on Saturday.
Millinocket residents [left to right] Mark Picard and Anita Mueller sit by Roxanne Quimby during speeches at a public celebration for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Sunday.

Roxanne Quimby celebrates ‘freedom’ after handing off North Woods land

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“I just feel this great sense of freedom that I’ve turned this responsibility over to this agency that really knows how to handle it.”
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Truck crashes into Maine river at high speed

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
A 61-year-old man survived a scary incident relatively unscathed when his pickup truck crashed into the Union River.

Baked bean supper slated at Holden church

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — A homemade baked bean supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. The menu will include baked beans, hot …

Two people injured in crash in Blue Hill

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Two people were taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash shortly before noon Sunday on the Ellsworth Road.

Dedham man dies in motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania

By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
David Hazen, 63, of Dedham died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle.

Acadia centennial celebration

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
With Jordan Pond and The Bubbles mountains as a backdrop, a few hundred people gathered Saturday morning on the Jordan Pond House lawn to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia.