Mid-Maine

 
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”
HEATHER DENKMIRE
Heather Denkmire is a writer and artist who lives in Portland with her two young daughters.

Autistic people don’t need a ‘cure’

By Heather Denkmire on April 05, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
The largest autism organizations treat autism as if it were a disease that needs to be eradicated, rather than a set of developmental conditions.

Burnham teen wins $500 bowling scholarship

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 04, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Kai Hunt has won 11 state titles since he began participating in the MSBCA Junior division.
MAINE FOCUS
The Maine State House is pictured in January 2016.

LePage administration paid $315K for a consultant to rethink child care, then did nothing

By Matthew Stone on April 04, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
The state told federal regulators it planned to carry out the consultant’s recommendations and re-upped with the consultant after its first proposal. But it appears there are no plans to follow through.
Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, intends to run against Sen. Angus King in the 2018 senate race.

GOP state senator Eric Brakey kicks off underdog 2018 bid to unseat Angus King

By Michael Shepherd on April 03, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Brakey called King a champion of “big government and big corporations” and hit Republicans for challenging him weakly.
MAINE FOCUS
Sen. Angus King listens as Bucksport officials discuss the potential redevelopment of the former Verso Paper mill in Bucksport. King is proposing an initiative to get rural Maine communities to think about their futures.

King wants rural towns to compete for money to turn around their future

By Matthew Stone on April 03, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
If current trends hold, Maine’s rural regions are destined for a future in which communities will continue to shrink, and some might cease to exist as municipalities.

Climate change skeptic group’s mailing campaign targets Maine teachers

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A letter from the Heartland Institute said that the “science isn’t settled” and that there was an ongoing, “vibrant debate” among scientists.

Coordinated arson attacks cause $750,000 in damage to Maine trucking company trucks

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 03, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.
Arsonists set fire Sunday night to several tractor trailer cabs at two separate locations within minutes of each other and about 36 miles apart.
Lila Lapanja (USA) during the Women's Slalom ski race at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, March 26, 2017. Lapaja finished third in the event.

Sugarloaf, Sunday River sale to close this month

By Darren Fishell on April 03, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
The sale should mean relatively little for skiers, as the properties still are under a lease with operator Boyne Resorts for more than 30 years.
Maine State Police are looking for a man suspected of trying to break into a store in Sidney and later trying to rob a person at gunpoint in Oakland early Sunday morning. Investigators believe the man was driving a dark blue sedan and wearing a dark trench coat, jeans and a skull face mask.

State police seek suspect in failed break-in, armed robbery

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.
State police are looking for a man suspected of trying to rob a person in Oakland and break into a store in Sidney early Sunday morning.
A snow pile covers half the kiosk at the trailhead for Big Moose Mountain on Feb. 12, near Greenville.

Another spring storm to dump up to 8 inches of snow

By Nick McCrea on April 03, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
Western and southern Maine could see between 5 and 8 inches of snow, with possible higher totals in the and around mountains.
Ben Dionne stacks seeds on the shelves at Paris Farmers Union in Lewiston, where he works part-time. He was hired due to the help of vocational rehabilitation.

Workers with disabilities could be the secret to saving Maine’s future

on April 03, 2017, at 6:26 a.m.
When comparing the rates of employment among people with and without disabilities, Maine sees the greatest disparity in employment in the nation.

State police investigate Burnham woman’s suspicious death

By Danielle McLean on April 02, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
“Needless to say this is a bizarre set of circumstances we are dealing with,” said Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

41 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams, 1977 to 2017

on April 01, 2017, at 1 a.m.
41 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams, 1977 to 2017

BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team stats; honorable mention list

on April 01, 2017, at 1 a.m.
BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team stats; honorable mention list
Emily Wheaton (right) of Presque Isle, pictured during a game in 2017, is among 15 honorees on the BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team.

Esposito, Bouchard headline 41st BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team

By Larry Mahoney on April 01, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Emily Esposito has been chosen to the first team of the Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team for the third consecutive season.
Maine Electric Power Co. has started courting landowners between Chester and Pittsfield as the utility pursues a new regional transmission line, drawn in green, that it says will reduce congestion and increase the system's reliability. The company, jointly owned by Central Maine Power Co. and Emera Maine, expects the line will go into service in 2020.

Power company scooping up land for new Chester-Pittsfield line

By Darren Fishell on March 31, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
MEPCO, owned by Central Maine Power Co. and Emera Maine, hopes to have the line up and running by 202
State Police Sgt. Christopher Tupper (left) places Jared Moody into his cruiser following the arrest.

Mental health case manager arrested on child porn charge

By Dawn Gagnon on March 30, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
Jared Moody, 37, was arrested and charged Wednesday with possession of sexually explicit material of persons under the age of 12.
The Curiosity Mars rover took this 'selfie'on the surface of Mars on May 11, 2016, before it began traversing part of the Red Planet that research scientists have named "Bar Harbor" and which has several features named after places in the Pine Tree State.

Scientists are naming locations on Mars after iconic Maine towns, landmarks

By Alex Acquisto on March 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ogunquit Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Rockport, Isleboro, Isle au Haut and Mt. Katahdin are all locations in Maine — and now on Mars.
First-place finisher Hig Roberts checks out his time on the scoreboard as he exits the corral at the end of his second run of the giant slalom race on the final day of the US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, on Tuesday.

Hig Roberts wins national ski title a year after his brother’s death

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on March 28, 2017, at 7:50 p.m.
Roberts sat in third place in the men’s giant slalom after his first run, but catapulted to first after a blistering second.