Midcoast

 
he Wiscasset Dental sign on Monday, July 24. The practice abruptly stopped seeing patients due to the illness of dentist and founder Dr. Catherine Bunin-Stevenson.

Midcoast dentist shutters business, leaves 3,500 without dental care

By Abigail Adams on July 25, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
A dentist’s unforeseen illness is forcing Wiscasset Dental, a practice with about 3,500 patients, to close abruptly after about 11 years in business.

Former Lincoln County employee settles sexual harassment lawsuit

By Beth Brogan on July 25, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
Krah, a victim/witness advocate, claimed she was sexually harassed by Wright, who was her supervisor, in 2013 and 2014.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
BDN coastal reporter Nick McCrea prepares to throw a rope to the windjammer Isaac H. Evans after a multi-day cruise in the North End Shipyard in Rockland.

24 hours before the mast: My day as a deckhand

By Nick McCrea on July 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“What have I gotten myself into?” I thought, knees trembling a little as I looked down at Rockland Harbor some 60 feet below.

Inmate dies at Maine State Prison

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
A 47-year-old inmate from Sebago died Saturday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, according to the commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections.

State trooper was justified in firing at man who shot himself, attorney general finds

By Jake Bleiberg on July 21, 2017, at 6:09 p.m.
“At the time Sgt. Madore shot at Mr. Prior, he reasonably believed that Mr. Prior presented an imminent threat of unlawful deadly force against himself and others,” states the attorney general’s report.
ROCKLAND, MAINE -- 07/21/2016 -- Don McLean (right) pleaded guilty to a series of domestic violence offenses while his attorney, Walter McKee, looks on Thursday in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland. McLean wore headphones to help him hear the proceedings. Stephen Betts | BDN

Don McLean pays $3,660 to end domestic violence case

By Alex Acquisto on July 21, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
American singer Don McLean paid $3,660 at the Knox County court in Rockland on Thursday to end a domestic violence case against him that dates back to January 2016.
Rockland Finance Director Tom Luttrell has been hired as the new city manager.

Rockland promotes finance director to be new city manager

By Alex Acquisto on July 20, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Tom Luttrell, the city’s finance director, will serve as the new city manager.
Police tape blocks the entrance to Camden National Bank in Waldoboro on Monday, July 17.

Police arrest Newcastle man accused of robbing Camden National Bank

By Beth Brogan on July 19, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
He was arrested for robbing the same branch of Camden National Savings in 2012.

Earthquake detected in Nobleboro

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 6:23 p.m.
A 1.8 magnitude earthquake was detected with an epicenter in the area of East Pond Road around 7:30 a.m. Sunday.
Interim Damariscotta police Chief Jason Warlick addresses the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen on March 15.

Damariscotta interim police chief appointed to permanent role

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on July 18, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
The selectmen will vote on whether to confirm the appointment during their meeting Wednesday evening.
A Maine black bear captured by one of Matt Steiner's game cameras in May of 2016.

Police warn of bear sightings in Wiscasset

By Abigail W. Adams, Lincoln County News on July 18, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
There have been two independent reports of bear sightings in Wiscasset in the past week, prompting the Wiscasset Police Department to post a Facebook alert urging residents to use caution and secure bird feeders and outdoor food items.
Police tape blocks the entrance to Camden National Bank in Waldoboro on Monday, July 17.

Police investigate bank robbery in Waldoboro

By Alexander Violo on July 17, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating a robbery at Camden National Bank on Route 1 in Waldoboro.
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Bath man accused of exposing himself in front of teens

By Beth Brogan on July 17, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
A Bath man with a history of convictions for sex crimes was arrested Saturday afternoon after police say he exposed himself and masturbated in front of teenage girls while parked in his truck on Front Street.
Incoming freshmen at Colby College walk to the museum on Allen Island where they spent four days as part of the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS). Allen Island is a private island owned by Up East Incorporated, a Wyeth family foundation. A partnership with the Up East foundation on Allen Island provide Colby students with unique learning experiences in several subject areas.

Wyeth family island a treasure trove for students

By Alex Acquisto on July 17, 2017, at 10:30 a.m.
It’s not unusual for a college or university to have access to a field research station like Allen Island. But it is pretty unique for that station to also fold in elements of art and history, as Allen Island does because of its affiliation with the Wyeth family.

Rockport woman, 63, dies in midcoast motorcycle crash

By Nick McCrea on July 17, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
A Rockport woman died Sunday when the motorcycle she was riding on collided with a car on Route 17.
Jaymes Richardson (from left), Lajuani Williams and India Wooding, descendants of Malaga who live in Connecticut, kneel in front of their relative's gravestone.

Monument to those forcibly removed from coastal island dedicated at Pineland Farms

By Susan Sharon on July 15, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.
The memorial’s inscription lays out most of the facts: in 1912 a community of 45 black and white residents who married and lived together were ordered to give up the homes that they’d inhabited for 50 years.
Myles Wotton with the tuna he caught Monday aboard his father's fishing boat, the Red Lady. The fish dressed out at 381 pounds.

12-year-old Mainer becomes local tuna fishing legend

By Paula Roberts, Lincoln County News on July 15, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
For years, young Myles Wotton will be telling the tale of the one that did not get away. And that is what legends are made of.

Two drivers killed in head-on crash in Union

By Nick McCrea on July 13, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
Both drivers were the sole occupants of the vehicles, and both died at the scene.
Lincoln Academy Associate Head of School Andrew T. Mullin

Lincoln Academy administrator pleads guilty to OUI

By J.W. Oliver on July 12, 2017, at 4:11 p.m.
Lincoln Academy Associate Head of School Andrew T. “Andy” Mullin pleaded guilty to operating under the influence.

Knox man, 45, dies from injuries suffered in Waldoboro crash

By Lincoln County News on July 12, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
He died five days after the crash.