Police probe string of downtown Warren burglaries

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:55 p.m.
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating four burglaries which took place during the past two weeks in the downtown area.
 Students walk near the chapel on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick in this March 2016 file photo.

Dinesh D’Souza, harsh critic of Obama and Clinton, to speak at Bowdoin

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The talk, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans, comes three weeks after liberal icon Noam Chomsky spoke at the Brunswick campus.

Judge orders no bail for Warren man accused of sex assault against child

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 25, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
A Warren man is being held without bail after being arrested on a charge of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy.
The recent deaths of dozens of fish at Leonard Lake Dam, one of a few dozen spread throughout Maine owned by Black Bear Hydro, has prompted Downeast Salmon Federation to again raise concerns about the impact the dam has on fish species that try to make their way around the structure while migrating to and from the Gulf of Maine.

Fish kill spurs demand that feds tie dam licensing to safeguards

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Critics of the hydroelectric facilities have estimated that together they have killed “thousands” of fish in recent weeks.
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 in Washington. Roberts and his wife recently purchased a home on Hupper Island in Maine.

US Supreme Court chief justice buys 1,560-square-foot home on Maine island

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 24, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
The property that Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. and Jane Roberts purchased consists of nearly 2 acres of waterfront land facing Port Clyde.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives for a scheduled port visit in this U.S. Navy handout picture taken at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, November 6, 2014.

Maine-built destroyer to dock in New Zealand

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 24, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
The USS Sampson, launched at the Bath shipyard in November 2007, has been approved to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration.

War on mice escalates at Cobb Manor

By Emmet Meara on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:23 p.m.
Cobb Manor has always been a mice hostel, especially when those chilly nights arrive.
Regional School Unit 13 plans to close the McLain School next summer.

Arts center owner eyes purchase of Rockland school

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The owner of a former school turned arts center is interested in acquiring the adjacent McLain School.
Joel A. Harkins, 36.

Former Waldoboro man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

By J.W. Oliver on Oct. 23, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
A former Waldoboro man pleaded guilty Oct. 13 to possessing sexually explicit materials of children younger than 12.
A train recently pulls into the Amtrak Downeaster Layover Facility in Brunswick.

Controversial Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick to open to the public

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6 p.m.
The rail authority plans to add a third round-trip from Brunswick to Boston at 11 a.m. each day beginning Nov. 21, Patricia Quinn said Friday.

Adult Art Workshop Series at Rockland Public Library

on Oct. 21, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.

Warren woman accused of swindling state out of $250,000 in welfare benefits

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
Robin L. Snell, 44, of Warren was indicted last month on charges of felony theft and forgery.

Midcoast woman says man blew powder in her face, sexually assaulted her

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Investigators say the suspect was described as an “older male,” with brown wavy hair standing 6-feet to 6-feet-2-inches tall.
Douglas Merrifield

Rockland man expected to get 33 months for torturing boy

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 21, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
A Rockland man who was caught on videotape beating and torturing a boy earlier this year has pleaded guilty.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
 Amy McLellan recently shows one of the undemolished rooms of the former nursing home she purchased and is renovating into an "age-in-place" home for retirement-age people called The McLellan on Cumberland Street in Brunswick.

This nurse is building senior housing in her Brunswick neighborhood

By Meg Haskell on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6:25 a.m.
“This is all about allowing people to live their lives to the fullest as they age, to show that life continues to grow and change in positive ways.”

Last Oak Grove Cemetery Tour of the Halloween Season Oct. 29

on Oct. 20, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
Nancy Winslow shows a photo of the bench that was at the Lura Libby School in Thomaston but went missing shortly after school closed in June. The bench was designed and crafted in memory of her husband Richard Winslow who died last year.

Disappearance of school bench dedicated to late custodian confounds community

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 20, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
A handcrafted cherry wood bench dedicated in honor of a longtime school custodian and bus driver has gone missing from the Lura Libby School.
A structure burns on North Dyer Neck Road in Newcastle.

Fire consumes shed in Newcastle

By Maia Zewert on Oct. 20, 2016, at 1:47 p.m.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
Lynn Arsenault

Murdered woman’s sons sue stepfather over forged will

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
Mathew and Nick Day, are suing their former stepfather, Donald Arsenault, and a Portland businessmen after a probate judge ruled that their dead mother’s will had been forged.