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The building on the left is the target of a court appeal filed by a neighbor to Nebo Lodge on North Haven.

Maine’s highest court will hear challenge to Chellie Pingree’s island inn expansion

By Alex Acquisto on Feb. 01, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.
The state’s highest court will hear arguments next week in a long-running dispute between U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree and a neighbor on North Haven over whether an expansion of Pingree’s Nebo Lodge violated town zoning ordinances.
Protesters arrested last August at Bath Iron Works' christening of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt march into Sagadahoc County Superior Court to stand trial Wednesday morning.

War and peace on the Maine coast: Trial of shipyard protesters revives Vietnam-era conflicts

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 01, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
Ten of the 12 people charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a public way last year pleaded not guilty in connection with the protest outside the shipyard’s south gate.
John F. Dumas

Fired employee charged with stealing cash register, booze, food from Maine eatery

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Feb. 01, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
An entrance to the former Frankfort Elementary School, which was purchased by Jake and Rhonda Chambers of Adult Family Care Homes of Maine to be converted into an assisted living facility, can be seen Tuesday in Frankfort.

Rural Maine elementary school revived as assisted living facility

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 31, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
A shuttered elementary school in rural Waldo County is getting a new life as a home for the elderly.
Steve Barndollar, of JSJ Holdings LLC, presents Sherri Dunbar, of Tim Dunham Realty, a check for the former Wiscasset Primary School at the Merrymeeting Midcoast Title LLC in Brunswick on Monday, Jan. 30.

Shuttered Maine school sold, likely to be used as housing

By Abigail Adams on Jan. 31, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
There are plans on the table to convert the building into 20 to 25 one- or two- bedroom apartments.

Jefferson man accused of possessing hundreds of images of child pornography

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
Vincent Maltese, 51, was arrested at his home on Augusta Road and taken to Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.
Jack May of South Freeport found these KKK fliers, folded and sealed in plastic baggies, in the driveways of his neighbors early Monday morning.

Maine House speaker to host community meeting in response to KKK fliers

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 31, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.
“The values they represent … is not ones any of us share and that we will absolutely, loudly drive them away.”
Firefighters battle a blaze on Jan. 23 at a home in Washington.

Investigators unable to determine cause of fire that killed Maine father, son

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 30, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
“Investigators say there is nothing to indicate the fire is anything but an accident,” Stephen McCausland said.
Robert J. Robinson

Thomaston man gets 20 years for sexually assaulting minors

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 30, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
A 65-year-old Thomaston man earlier this month pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual assault against four minors.
Michael Morrison

Former Rockland inn employee accused of embezzling $200,000

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 30, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
Michael Morrison, 41, of Rockland was arrested on a charge of theft by deception, a Class B felony, according to the affidavit.
Jack May of South Freeport found these KKK flyers, folded and sealed in plastic baggies, in the driveways of his neighbors early Monday morning.

KKK recruitment fliers in Maine House speaker’s neighborhood, state capital

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 30, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
The single-page, multi-colored flyer announces a Ku Klux Klan neighborhood watch and encourages people to call a “24-hour Klanline.”
Landon Fake

Second Camden official resigns over Snow Bowl snafu

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 27, 2017, at 5:14 p.m.
Landon Fake, the town’s parks and recreation director, resigned from his post on Thursday.

Report: Knox County couple drops suit over arrests, receives $31,000

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 27, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A Warren couple has been compensated $31,250 after suing Knox County.
A Belfast home with nearly 200 years of history on Market Street is slated for demolition to make way for a new $17 million courthouse. At least one Belfast city councilor hopes someone will step forward to save it before it is bulldozed.

Belfast official hopes someone will save 190-year-old house from destruction

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 27, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
A Belfast home with nearly 200 years of history is slated for demolition to make way for a new $17 million courthouse

Bomb team retrieves bazooka-like military shell from Maine parking lot

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
The device was discovered late Wednesday afternoon by someone walking in the area, the Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman said.
Developer Paul Coulombe (left) and Danielle Betts, a civil engineer with the Knickerbocker Group, listen to public comments during an information session on a proposal for a roundabout, as well as Coulombe’s plans for a future retail development in Boothbay, in Boothbay in this August 2016 file photo.

Developer with childhood dream to ‘own my own town’ buys Maine waterfront inn

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
Paul Coulombe has expanded his holdings to the east edge of the harbor, recently closing on the nearly 100-room Rocktide Inn & Restaurant and an adjacent vacant waterfront lot.
Ron Young, who has been on "non-disciplinary" paid administrative leave since Jan. 12, addresses the Board of Selectmen during a special meeting to confirm his appointment as police chief in Damariscotta in this August 2013 file photo.

Damariscotta police chief placed on leave

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on Jan. 25, 2017, at 2:27 p.m.
“There are some issues I am looking into, but beyond that, it is a personnel matter,” Town Manager Matt Lutkus said.

Body found behind Dunkin’ Donuts in Thomaston

By Alex Acquisto on Jan. 25, 2017, at 1:15 p.m.
Police will review missing persons reports to assist in the identification process.
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Newcastle artist Glenn Chadbourne shows a copy of his most recent project, “The Dark Tower Portfolio.” The collector’s item features lithographs of nine original paintings by Chadbourne, including one for each of the eight books in “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King.

Maine artist debuts collection inspired by Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ series

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on Jan. 25, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
Newcastle artist and illustrator Glenn Chadbourne’s new project is out: a portfolio of new paintings for each entry in Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series.
Elizabeth M. Cole

Rockland woman gets 3 months for setting own house on fire

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 24, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.