Ellsworth residents: Neighborhood ‘terrorized’ by backyard fireworks displays

By Bill Trotter on July 22, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A group of area residents who say they feel ‘terrorized’ by residential fireworks displays on Monday asked the City Council to help restore peace in their neighborhood. After hearing their concerns, the council indicated that it would schedule a public workshop at which concerned residents can discuss …
Jordan Pond is seen from the South Bubble Trail on July 6, 2014, near the summit of South Bubble mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Report: National Park Service visitors spent $8.5 million less in Maine in 2013

By Bill Trotter on July 21, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Visitors to Maine’s only national park are estimated to have generated $191.5 million for the state’s economy last year, according to the federal agency that runs the park. A new National Park Service report also indicates spending by visitors to Acadia and to the Saint …
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WWII B17 Bomber Tours and Flights At Bar Harbor – Hancock Co Airport Jul 28-Aug 6

By Laural Scholl on July 21, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, July 31, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Aug. …

New York man charged after wreck in Bar Harbor

By Tim Cox on July 19, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A man from Monroe, New York, was arrested on two charges after the sport utility vehicle he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree early Saturday, Bar Harbor police reported. Keith Karabec was charged with operating under the influence and failure to report …
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Alan Taylor

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor to speak in Castine

By Sally Chadbourne on July 18, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. Taylor’s appearance is in connection with Castine Historical Society’s summer exhibition highlighting the town’s occupation by British …

Power goes out — again — in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 17, 2014, at 7:57 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Another day, another power outage. For the second time this week, local residents and businesses have been disconnected from the electrical grid. On Sunday, it was a fallen tree branch that knocked out power to approximately 2,500 Emera Maine customers. On Thursday, it was a utility …
Wendy Cassidy

3 members of alleged oxycodone ring plead guilty

By Bill Trotter on July 17, 2014, at 7:44 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people who police say were involved in an oxycodone distribution ring in Hancock County have pleaded guilty and received jail sentences. Wendy G. Cassidy, 31, of Bucksport; Brandie M. Higgins, 39, of Eastbrook; and Joel O. Allen Jr., 27, of Orland, were each sentenced in Hancock …
Korey Brown

MDI man to serve 4 years behind bars on heroin conviction

By Bill Trotter on July 17, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Bar Harbor man who was caught by police with more than 500 bags of heroin and $28,000 in cash has been sentenced to four years in prison. Korey Brown, 29, pleaded no contest on Monday in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court to a charge of aggravated …

Ellsworth writers to debut serial novel in weekly magazine

on July 17, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — It sounds like something out of Charles Dickens’ time: a new serial novel written to appear in the pages of a local newspaper. But it’s really happening, and it’s a brand new effort that will soon debut in The Ellsworth American’s new weekly magazine beginning on Aug. …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso Paper shareholders to vote on NewPage acquisition

By Darren Fishell on July 16, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper shareholders are scheduled to vote July 30 on proposals key to its acquisition of NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer. The $1.4 billion purchase would create the largest single paper company in Maine, employing about one-third, or 2,300, of Maine’s paper millworkers at Verso’s …
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Volunteers needed for antiques show at Woodlawn

Bangor Daily News on July 16, 2014, at 3:32 p.m.
The Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn, staged under a tent on the museum grounds, is America’s longest running summer antiques show. This year, it will feature 28 dealers of national and regional renown. All proceeds will benefit Woodlawn’s school programs. If you like to work with people, love antiques, or want to help with …
A garage at Roy's Marine Services on Bald Mountain Drive in Dedham was damaged by fire Wednesday morning.

Roy’s Marine Services garage in Dedham damaged by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 16, 2014, at 10:18 a.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — A garage at Roy’s Marine Services on Bald Mountain Drive was damaged by fire Wednesday morning, officials said. The blaze was called in at 5 a.m., when a motorist heading to work saw smoke, knocked on the door of an adjacent residence and called 911, Dedham Fire …

Report: Dedham road closed as crews fight garage fire

BDN staff reports on July 16, 2014, at 7:29 a.m.
DEDHAM, Maine — Firefighters are at the scene of a garage fire at Roy’s Marine Services, WABI reports. Bald Mountain Drive has been closed as crews work to extinguish the fire, the affiliate reports. Watch bangordailynews.com for updates.
Nate Young

Federal judge grants stay in former Bar Harbor police chief’s wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bill Trotter on July 15, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — In the name of “judicial economy,” a federal judge has granted a stay in a lawsuit the town’s former police chief has filed against Bar Harbor. The decision, issued Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison, will allow Nate Young to get a ruling from the …
Taylor Kilgore (left) and Clinton Boothby are lawyers at Boothby Perry LLC in Turner.

As state lawyers age, few law school graduates seeking to replace them in rural Maine

By Judy Harrison on July 14, 2014, at 2:19 p.m.
TURNER, Maine — Taylor Kilgore and the law firm she works for in Oxford County, Boothby Perry LLC, could be a model for making sure there are lawyers serving the needs of rural Maine into the mid-21st century. The lawyers practicing in Maine are aging, especially those who practice outside …
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Baked bean and casserole supper

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Corner of Route 172 and Sedgwick Ridge Road, Sedgwick For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at North Sedgwick Baptist Church, at corner of …

Tree limb cuts power to 2,500 Emera customers in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A wayward tree limb has resulted in a loss of electrical power to approximately 2,500 customers in Bar Harbor, according to Emera Maine. The power distribution company indicated in a statement posted online Sunday evening that the limb had fallen on a power line, causing the …
Nate Young

Fired police chief adds discrimination complaint to claims against Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 6:42 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The former local police chief who has filed a federal lawsuit against the town is hoping to put the legal proceeding on hold while another panel reviews his allegations. Nathan Young has filed a discrimination complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission, alleging that he was …
Jaiden Veal of Pleasant Point measures the diameter of a spruce tree during the Wabanaki Youth Science Program in Winter Harbor. The week-long program teaches native high school students about the scientific study of natural resources and combines them with traditional Native American culture.

Summer camp aims to create future environmental leaders in Maine’s tribes

By Nell Gluckman on July 13, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Barry Dana is worried about the next generation of environmental leaders within Maine’s Native American tribes. The former Penobscot Nation chief said Tuesday he and others began to recognize several years ago that the tribal members running some institutions were getting older and there was no …

BDN newspaper carrier injured after car rolls off Deer Isle causeway, ends up on mudflats

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
DEER ISLE, Maine — A Bucksport man delivering newspapers for the Bangor Daily News suffered cuts to his face, but no life-threatening injuries, when his car rolled off the Deer Isle causeway early Saturday morning, according to police. Shawn Poliquin, 43, was driving on Route 15 toward Stonington when the …
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