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.
Dead fish below the Brunswick dam from Oct. 15 and 16, 2016.

Dam operator accused of killing thousands of fish in Maine

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Oct. 20, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Conservation groups are raising red flags about what they say are two significant fish kills in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week.
An informal sketch submitted by Harbor Line Capital LLC shows redevelopment plans for a Bath home that previously housed a methamphetamine lab.

Former Wall Street analyst renovating Maine building that housed meth lab

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
“We’re working really hard to turn this place around,” Nils Tristan said.
Ed Pert of Georgetown died Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at age 83.

‘People in politics today could learn a lot from Ed Pert’

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:22 p.m.
“He was able to bring a balance to it, maintaining the integrity and decorum of the chamber.”
A 31-foot lobster boat owned by Todd Nickles was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

Battery blamed for fire that destroyed Owls Head lobster boat

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 18, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
A fire that destroyed a lobster boat Sunday morning has been ruled accidental.

2-year-old dies in Burnham tractor accident

BDN staff reports on Oct. 18, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A 2-year-old died Monday morning when a tractor driven by his grandfather accidentally backed over him, state police said.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.
A footbridge will be erected within the next few weeks over the outlet of Lindsey Brook in downtown Rockland, connecting the southern section of the Rockland Harbor Trail with the northern section. Stephen Betts|BDN

Donation to bridge gap in Rockland’s Harbor Trail

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 17, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
The largest donation the city has received will help bridge a gap in the Rockland Harbor Trail.
A 31-foot lobster boat owned by Todd Nickles was destroyed by fire Saturday night.

Fire destroys Owls Head lobster boat

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 17, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Nickles said he does not believe it was intentionally set.
The future USS Rafael Peralta left Bath Iron Works for sea trails on Monday. The DDG 115 is the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by the Bath shipyard since the class was restarted by the U.S. Navy.

Bath Iron Works sends first Arleigh Burke destroyer since ‘restart’ to sea trials

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 17, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
The first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Bath Iron Works since the class was restarted left the shipyard for sea trials Monday.
Wood fired sourdough Neapolitan pizza at Meanwhile in Belfast.

Belfast eatery’s Neapolitan-style pizza is a different sort of pie

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 17, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
“Ours is Neapolitan style, so it’s very thin, it’s soft, and it’s highly digestible. You can fold it.”
BluShift Aerospace tests rocket engines at a North Yarmouth farm in September 2014.

It is rocket science. Maine ‘space nerds’ launch new company.

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
“I’d been wanting to create a spacecraft and launch it since I was a kid.”
Katie McLaughlin packages live lobsters at McLaughlin Seafood in Bangor to be shipped to a customer in this December 2014 file photo.

Maine lobster won’t be banned from the EU after all

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Oct. 14, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
The European Union says it is rejecting a Swedish proposal to ban live American lobster.
Lucy Poulin founded the H.O.M.E. Coop in Orland in 1970.

‘Sister Lucy’ retiring after 46 years of work on behalf of needy Mainers

By Abigail Curtis on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
It’s time for younger people to take over,” Poulin said Friday.
Retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Paul Dilger addresses a gathering Thursday for the renaming of Tillson Avenue in Rockland on behalf of the Coast Guard and the late Ken Black who was known as "Mr. Lighthouse."

Rockland honors Coast Guard, ‘Mr.Lighthouse’ with new street name

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 14, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Rockland renamed one of its streets after both the Coast Guard and one of its former members known as “Mr. Lighthouse.”

Red Cross responds to a home fire in Belfast

By lswackhamer on Oct. 14, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.
Two people died in an early morning fire on Sunday in Boothbay.

Fatal Boothbay fire started by child playing with matches

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 14, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Police do not plan to charge the child due to the child’s age.
Bath Iron Works

Bath Iron Works to lay off 19 electricians

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
Bath Iron Works announced it will lay off 19 electricians on Oct. 28 if other positions in the company cannot be found for them.
The Mid-Coast School of Technology can be seen in Rockland in this February 2016 file photo.

Technical school proposal casts shadow on midcoast bond issues

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6 p.m.
“One of the concerns is always what is the appetite of taxpayers to take on more taxes.”
Cameraman Glen Mordeci (foreground) and assistant cameraman Sam Bradley film exterior shots at the Trade Winds Motor Inn in Rockland, Feb. 26, 2016. The Trade Winds will be featured in an upcoming segment of the Travel Channel show "Hotel Impossible."

Rockland reluctant to renew license for inn that appeared on ‘Hotel Impossible’

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“I have a problem giving you an extension. You have embarrassed Rockland nationally, and I am not inclined to do anything extra for you,” one councilor said.