Tom Wolf, a farm apprentice from New Orleans, Louisiana washes carrots at the Four Season Farm in Brooksville in 2015.

Coastal city may join food sovereignty movement in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 11, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it wants to make sure all food sold in Maine is safe for the consumer.
Mark Westrum

Former Maine sheriff who now oversees jail arrested on OUI charge

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 11, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
Westrum was arrested Friday night after a Bath police officer allegedly spotted his vehicle operating without lights.
A home was heavily damaged after an early morning fire on Sunday in Boothbay.

Family: Boothbay fire victim gave life to save girlfriend

By CBS 13 on Oct. 10, 2016, at 8:23 p.m.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the Sunday fire that killed two people and injured four others.
The viaduct can be seen in downtown Bath in this April 2016 file photo.

Route 1 viaduct in Bath to close, forcing detours until next summer

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 10, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
The Bath viaduct will close Tuesday as a $14 million reconstruction project gets fully underway.
D.L. Allen III

Maine man accused of selling heroin from Massachusetts

By J.W. Oliver on Oct. 10, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Alna man on Oct. 3 on charges of importing and trafficking heroin.
Two people died in this early morning fire Sunday in Boothbay.

Two dead, four injured in Boothbay fire

By CBS 13 on Oct. 09, 2016, at 10:45 p.m.
Group rented home for birthday celebration.
Thirteen people were displaced by a fire that destroyed a transitional housing center in Dresden early Sunday morning.

Fire at Dresden transitional housing center deemed accidental

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
State fire marshal’s office investigators have determined that smoking was the likely cause of a fire earlier this week that destroyed a transitional housing center, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.

Rockland councilors wrestle over lawmaking process, agree to change

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Rockland is in desperate need of more affordable housing, but Councilor Valli Geiger said her efforts to get local legislation passed to encourage residential development have been thwarted thus far.
A man walks a dog in Bath's South End Park on Washington Street with the cranes of Bath Iron Works seen in the distance.

Full speed ahead for shipyard that beat BIW for Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12 p.m.
BIW President Fred Harris had said that despite continuing work on four DDG 51 destroyers, with another three in the pipeline, without the Coast Guard contract, as many as 1,200 manufacturing employees, or 35 percent, of the shipyard’s workforce, could be laid off.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Feds award $20 million to help reduce rural poverty in Maine

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
“This effort builds on our commitment to lifting up the economic prospects of communities that have not benefited from the revitalization of rural America,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
George Hamilton of Portland Glass removes framing for a window on Aug. 11 at Oceanside High School in Rockland. The 54-year-old school is undergoing significant repairs this fall and next year.

Divided Rockland-area board postpones decision on school renovations

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2016, at 8:55 p.m.
The Rockland-area school board is divided on the extent of additions to its high school and middle school and ended up Thursday night postponing action until next month.
Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant, seen here at an April 2016 fire near Route 1, was named Fire Chief of the Year Wednesday by the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association.

Maine fire chiefs give top award to Ken Brillant of Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 06, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Two Maine men were arrested after police in Portsmouth, New Hampshire say they found 20 pounds of Marijuana hidden inside the trunk of their car.

Maine men arrested after police find 20 pounds of pot in car

By CBS 13 on Oct. 06, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Troopers say a search of the vehicle revealed more than 20 pounds of marijuana hidden in the trunk.
Firefighters work to douse the remaining pockets of flames at the scene of a fatal fire on Noyes Street in Portland on Nov. 1, 2014.

Portland took complaint about building two years before deadly fire, but inspector never went in

By Jake Bleiberg on Oct. 06, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
The city inspector testified Thursday that he never entered the building.

Creation of public transport system stalls in Knox County

By Stephen Betts on Oct. 06, 2016, at 12:51 p.m.
There remain significant hurdles to the creation of a public transportation system in Knox County despite the need for the service.
The 126-foot steam-powered yacht Cangarda docked at the Front Street Shipyard awaiting minor maintenance work. The 115-year-old vessel is still powered by the original Sullivan steam engine, though the boiler producing the steam is a modern, diesel-fired unit. The Cangarda is one of only three similar vessels left in the world.

Belfast shipyard cares for luxury yachts steeped in history

By Nick McCrea on Oct. 06, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Two historic luxury yachts have been fully restored and are living quieter lifestyles.

Belfast shipyard cares for luxury yachts steeped in history

By Gabor Degre on Oct. 06, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.

Augusta couple injured in Freeport motorcycle crash

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 05, 2016, at 8:31 p.m.
“There’s no doubt that if they weren’t wearing helmets, this likely would have been a fatal crash.”

Serious crash closes I-295 northbound in Freeport

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 05, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Multiple injuries were reported, according to a Maine State Police dispatcher.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath in this May 2015 file photo.

BIW won’t protest awarding of Coast Guard contract to Florida shipyard

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 05, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
The Bath Iron Works spokesman declined to comment on why no protest was filed to the federal Government Accountability Office.