Midcoast

 

Seaside property next to Maine’s ‘lost colony’ hits market for $1.25 million

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 04, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
Ducktrap River of Maine, which makes smoked salmon and other fish products at its Belfast facility, is expanding after purchasing a vacant building next door.

Belfast salmon smoker planning $5 million expansion to meet boosted demand

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 02, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
A local company that makes smoked salmon and other seafood products is taking over a shuttered building next door to meet increased national demand for its products.
Bianca Giron, left, and Mary Ann Persad pose topless as cooked lobsters in Rockland near the entrance of the 70th annual Lobster Festival. Giron and Persad are volunteers with PETA protesting the boiling alive of lobsters.

Two topless women want you to picture them when you cook lobsters

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 02, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.
Last year, one PETA protester lay topless on a giant dinner plate, positioned on the same corner as this year’s protest.
The Harvey Gamage docked at Gamage Shipyard.

A schooner turned floating classroom visits its Maine birthplace

By Remy Segovia, Lincoln County News on Aug. 02, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
Harvey Gamage, the shipbuilder, owned and operated the Gamage Shipyard from 1924 until his death in 1976.

Open House and annual summer picnic

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.

Passenger dies after being thrown from vehicle in Bath crash

BDN staff reports on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
Sheldon Curtis, 31, of Tenants Harbor, a passenger in the front seat of the Jeep, died as a result of massive head injuries.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
Cameron Brann trudges through the mud looking for a spot to dig for bloodworms in a mudflat on the Jordan River in Lamoine. Brann, who is still new to digging, digs year-round and hopes to dig around 500 worms a day.

I made one very big mistake during my day as a bloodwormer

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1 a.m.
I followed Brann down past the seaweed strewn rocks and into the muck. This is where it went wrong for me.
Pilings set deep in the sand near the northern end of Popham Beach are all that remain of the Boston Boat pier and the state pier, which according to historians was used by the Eastern Steamship Company boats from the 1880s until 1911. Neighbors and other Phippsburg residents objected when Jack Parker, whose house looks out over the pilings, applied to remove the pilings.

Phippsburg files appeal to stop removal of Popham Beach pilings

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
Jack Parker said at a November selectmen’s meeting that he wanted to remove the pilings “to protect the beach from erosion with rising sea levels,” according to meeting minutes.

Bath crash closes Route 1, sends three to hospitals

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
Two people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, including one with life-threatening injuries.

Bath man charged under Maine ‘revenge porn’ law

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
A 23-year-old Bath man is accused of emailing sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend to another person.
Mickey Gilley

Maine man pleads guilty to providing drugs that killed woman

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
A West Bath man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to providing heroin mixed with fentanyl that killed a West Bath woman in 2016.
Joseph F. Pinkham

Boothbay man, 31, sentenced for possessing child pornography

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Aug. 01, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
A Boothbay man on probation for possession of child pornography was sentenced July 25 after being convicted again of the same crime.

Searsmont man arrested after rollover crash

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 01, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
A Searsmont man faces charges after crashing a car and seriously injuring his passenger, according to Waldo County Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton.
John Andretta Jr.

Portland man arrested on drug charges after erratic driving stop

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
John Andretta Jr., 53, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs after allegedly failing a sobriety test.
Troy C. Bibber

Boothbay man sentenced to five years in prison for assaults on woman, child

By Abigail Adams on July 31, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
Troy C. Bibber, 30, pleaded guilty to a single count each of Class B aggravated assault and Class C assault on a child younger than 6 years old.

Sixteen people help rescue woman who broke ankle on Maine mountain

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
The rescue effort took nearly three hours and involved about 16 people.
After 13 years on Front Street, Solo Bistro restaurant is on the market.

Solo Bistro in Bath to close after 13 years of business

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
“We were actually never restaurant people at all,” Will Neilson said.
Jessica Fagre talks about her daughter, 18-year-old Ambroshia Fagre, who was fatally shot by police on Feb. 10.

Mother of woman shot by police files notice of lawsuit

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 31, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
The goal of the lawsuit is to get law enforcement to change its policies, Jessica Fagre said.

Man with child in car accused of pointing loaded gun at another driver in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
A Biddeford man was arrested Thursday night in Brunswick after police say he pointed a loaded gun at the driver of another car in an alleged road rage incident.
Kristen Phillips, 35, of Brunswick.

Bicyclist seriously injured in Brunswick hit-and-run

By CBS 13 on July 30, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Kristen Phillips, 35, of Brunswick was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and violation of conditions of release.