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"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.

Four Rockland candidates compete for two council seats

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:06 p.m.
Four candidates are running for two three-year seats on the five-member Rockland City Council.

Maine couple sentenced for stealing disabled daughters’ Social Security

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
A Topsham couple who used more than $100,000 in Social Security disability benefits paid to their disabled twin daughters for travel and items such as a motorcycle will serve five months in prison followed by five months of in-home detention.

Former school custodian pleads guilty to sex crime, sentenced to counseling

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
A former Brunswick school custodian who pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual touching of a minor will serve no jail time if he undergoes sex offender treatment to accept responsibility for the crime and abides by other conditions of a deferred disposition.
Former Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley stands outside Kennebec Pharmacy and Home Care after a reported robbery in September 2014.

Justice academy board votes to revoke ex-Rockport chief’s certification

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:39 p.m.
The Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board has voted to revoke the certification of former Rockport Police Chief Mark Kelley and approved a consent decree with one of the department’s officers after a review showed that inaccurate training reports were filed with the state.
Matthew Jon Christ

Two men accused of stealing guns from Maine home

By J.W. Oliver on Sept. 26, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Two Bristol men face felony burglary and theft charges for allegedly stealing a rifle and shotgun from a home in Round Pond earlier this month.
Jasmine Pike

Camden recovery volunteer ‘shocked’ by governor’s barb

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 26, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
Jasmine Pike is finally speaking out about the July letter in which Gov. Paul LePage called her “mean-spirited.” She said she was “shocked and appalled” by his criticism.

Pedestrian hit by passing vehicle when handing coffee to wife on Route 1

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
A pedestrian who was delivering coffee to his wife in a car on the side of Route 1 suffered an elbow injury when he was struck by a passing vehicle’s side mirror early Friday, Sept. 23.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
The former ferry and floating restaurant Monhegan is tied up to a Rockland dock Saturday after it broke loose from its mooring.

Abandoned boat nearly hits breakwater after breaking loose in Rockland Harbor

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 25, 2016, at 9:10 a.m.
A former ferry and floating restaurant that the city has threatened to seize for being abandoned broke its mooring Saturday and came close to crashing into the Breakwater.
Ashley Dowdy

Alleged heroin supplier arrested after Maine man’s overdose death

By The Lincoln County News on Sept. 24, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
A Wiscasset man’s overdose death in August has led to the arrest of a woman who is accused of bringing heroin from Massachusetts to Maine for resale in the Wiscasset area.
Tanya Hubbard

Waldo County loses longtime educator to cancer

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
If you were one of her people, Tanya Hubbard would remember you.

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Bath Iron Works cuts 160 jobs, including layoff of 30 workers

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
Bath Iron Works on Friday announced it would lay off 30 employees as part of a larger elimination of 160 positions in engineering and support areas such as human resources and finance.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
Jackie Madore

Crack dealer sentenced to nine years

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
A Rockland woman was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Thursday for dealing crack cocaine as part of a group of 11 people charged last year.
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Urchin harvesters Clint Richardson and Joe Leask put their boat into the water in St. George before dawn. The pair met up at 4 a.m. in Bath before making the hourlong drive up the coast.

State hopes new card system can help revive struggling urchin fishery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The goal, according to DMR officials, is to better manage the struggling fishery, which has seen far better times.

Maine man eludes police by sneaking through hole in floor

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Officers made forced entry into the residence, but Bennett was already outside.
Rockland police are investigating a suspected case of high-value fraud at the fitness center at the Trade Winds Inn.

Police probe suspected high-value fraud at midcoast fitness center

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
The city and state are investigating possible health care fraud and theft from a fitness center at a local inn.

Rockland’s little-known port district lacks candidates

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 22, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
A board empowered to oversee freight and passenger transportation in Rockland sails under the radar so much that this year no one is seeking its open seat.