Midcoast

 
The Maine Department of Transportation anticipates completion of the $14 million Bath Viaduct replacement project by Memorial Day.

Bath viaduct to reopen, ending ‘zippah’ detour for Route 1 travelers

By Beth Brogan on April 28, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
The rebuilt viaduct that carries Route 1 over a section of Bath will open within the next week, nearly one month ahead of schedule.
Mark Westrum

Maine jail leader’s severance deal includes three months pay

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2017, at 5:54 p.m.
Mark Westrum received three months pay — approximately $20,000 — and health insurance through June under the terms of a severance agreement six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence.
From left: Wiscasset Advisory Committee members Bill Maloney, Steve Christiansen, Susan Robson, and Lonnie Kennedy-Patterson speak at an April 24 meeting.

Conservancy group’s appeal for garage complicates Route 1 fix plan

By Abigail Adams on April 27, 2017, at 3:53 p.m.
“We think there’s an opportunity for an even better plan.”

NOAA Hold Public Session in Wiscasset

By Mary Ellen Barnes on April 27, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
A rendering of Belfast's consolidated court building, which will replace the Waldo County Superior Court and Belfast District Court.

State releases design for new $17 million Belfast courthouse

By Nick McCrea on April 27, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
The state’s new designs for Waldo County’s $17 million courthouse is drawing a sigh of relief from some in town.
Mark Burson

Maine man sentenced to 9 years in jail following 9th OUI conviction

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
A man arrested nine times for operating under the influence pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to the ninth charge and was sentenced to nine years in prison, with all but seven years suspended.
James Paul Young-Dumont

Maine man arrested on drug charges upon exiting train in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
A Wilton man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after getting off the Amtrak Downeaster after police allegedly found him with 1,200 doses of fentanyl with a street value of $20,000.

Community pancake breakfast to support Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition’s anti-drug addiction efforts

on April 26, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
Portland real estate developer Arthur Girard, center, outbid Cook's Lobster & Ale House owners Nick and Jennifer Charboneau on Tuesday, paying $510,000 for the commercial wharf adjacent to the restaurant.

Developer outbids Cook’s Lobster owner to buy historic Maine island wharf

By Beth Brogan on April 25, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Arthur Girard said he’s not sure what he’ll do with the property.
Louis (left) and Mowgli, pet Nigerian dwarf goats, play on top of an overturned rowboat in their pen. The pair gained internet fame after breaking out of their pen in Belfast, getting into a neighbor's garage, and spending the day in a Belfast police officer's cruiser.

Newly famous Maine goats return to quiet life at home after a Sunday on the lam

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
It’s been a weird week of animal-related shenanigans in Belfast.
A reenactment of a flag raising at Iwo Jima at the beach cliffs near the Marginal Way walkway in Ogunquit on Sunday morning.

Iwo Jima flag raising reenactment on Maine beach a somber tribute

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on April 25, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
“It sends a chill up your spine.”
Jacob Bastarache

Brunswick man charged following altercation with gun

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A Brunswick man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at several others outside a Brunswick restaurant Friday night remained in Cumberland County Jail Monday afternoon.
David Alan Torres

Lisbon man accused of assaulting woman outside Brunswick restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
A Lisbon man allegedly dragged his girlfriend across a parking lot and attempted to strangle her outside a restaurant.
Casey Nelson holds Violet, the puppy her family will foster. The Nelsons, of Damariscotta, volunteer with Underhound Railroad, a nonprofit orgainzation that provides forster homes for dogs rescued from high-kill shelters. (Maia Zewert photo)

Maine group rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the South

By Maia Zewert on April 24, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
“It never gets old,” Coombs said. “It can be stressful and frustrating, but at the same time, you know that you’re saving their lives.”
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats reunited with owner after ride-along with Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
A pair of goats found hanging out near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River Sunday morning have been reunited with their owner.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner Mary E returns to Bath

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
The historic schooner Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, arrived on Sunday at its new home, the Maine Maritime Museum.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail on the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats get a ride and veggies from Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
“Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us,” the Belfast Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Police: Driver checking GPS caused head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
A Jeep Wrangler, operated by Spencer Knowles, 16, of Arrowsic, was traveling northbound on Route 1. Knowles was looking at his GPS when his vehicles crossed the center line into the southbound lane.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner returns to Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 21, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
“This is a vessel of remarkable importance, despite its modest size.”

Hancock County couple dies in South Carolina crash

By Nick McCrea on April 21, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A crash in South Carolina claimed the lives of a Hancock County couple tied to a popular Route 1 restaurant.