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Rockland City Manager James Chaousis

Embattled Rockland city manager resigns

By Stephen Betts on June 22, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
Embattled City Manager James Chaousis has resigned, citing recent surgery that caused him to reassess his priorities.
Garrett G. Brosnan

Brunswick officer charged in federal court with attempting to send obscene material to minor

By Beth Brogan on June 22, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
A Brunswick police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with two federal counts of attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.

Free community supper July 2 at Belfast church

on June 22, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine BELFAST, Maine — Free community supper, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. Menu includes barbecued pulled chicken sandwich, corn on the cob, coleslaw, …
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Maine first lady Ann LePage serves lunch at McSeagull's in Boothbay Harbor.

Maine’s first lady gets summer job to supplement governor’s salary

By Jon Chrisos, CBS 13 on June 22, 2016, at 8:58 a.m.
“It’s something I always, always wanted to do,” LePage said.
A ferry in Penobscot Bay carrying vehicles and passengers from Islesboro to Lincolnville.

Why ‘aging in place’ poses a special challenge on Maine islands

By Meg Haskell on June 21, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
“Everyone wants to stay on the island and in the community as they age; it’s their home,” island resident and Boardman Cottage board member Sharon Daley said.
Ken Hatch

Lincoln County deputy charged with sexual abuse of a minor

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Deputy Ken Hatch of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation by the Maine attorney general’s office.
Julio Mejia pulls plastic bags from the recycling steam at ecomaine in Portland, April 17, 2013.

Pair of midcoast towns choose ecomaine for solid waste disposal

By Stephen Betts on June 21, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
Residents of two midcoast towns last week rejected ecomaine of Portland to dispose of their solid waste, but the southern Maine firm has won the backing of two other municipalities in the region.
Flames consumed a two-family home on Hale Street in Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon, despite the best efforts of firefighters from four communities.

Fire destroys two-family home in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on June 21, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
Flames consumed a two-family home on Hale Street in Brunswick on Tuesday afternoon, despite the best efforts of firefighters from four communities.

Judge declares mistrial in sexual assault case

By J.W. Oliver on June 20, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday, June 15, in the case of a South Bristol man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in Newcastle. Brian S. Merryman, 38, could go to trial again in September, according to Assistant District Attorney Matthew Kanwit. Merryman faces six counts of Class A …
Attorney James Brannan (left) sits with Chair Linda Post (right) and Owls Head Selectmen Dave Matthews (second from left) and Tom Von Malder as they sign the deed to formally transfer ownership of land on Lighthouse Road to the town for public access to the harbor on Monday at Brannan's office in Rockland.

Owls Head acquires land as waterfront easement nears expiration

By Stephen Betts on June 20, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
Selectmen finalized Monday the purchase of slightly more than 1 acre of waterfront property.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters the the Mid Coast Falcons first BBBS Bowl

on June 20, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
KNOX, Maine — The first BBBS Bowl football game sponsored by Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Mid Coast Falcons will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Larrabee Field, 35 Abbott Road. The teams will be Mid Coast Falcons vs. Twin City Riot. The event is free, but …

Helmet saves life of motorcyclist in Winterport crash, family says

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
“He has some internal organ damage and a couple broken bones, but he will recover. The helmet saved his life,” his sister-in-law said.

Rockland man accused of breaking woman’s finger

By Stephen Betts on June 20, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
A Rockland man was arrested Sunday night, accused of breaking a woman’s finger during an argument.
Colby Hodgdon exits the Belfast District Court on April 3, 2015, after making his initial appearance as a juvenile on a charge of murder in the death of his father, Steven Hodgdon of Troy.

Judge to rule whether juvenile murder hearing will be public

By Stephen Betts on June 20, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
A state judge is considering whether to hold in public a hearing to determine whether a 17-year-old from Troy should be tried as an adult or as a juvenile in connection with the March 2015 stabbing death of his father.

Discarded cigarettes trigger fire in Bath home

By Beth Brogan on June 20, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Three residents and a dog safely escaped a Bath home early Monday morning after a fire crawled up the rear walls from a deck and ignited the attic.

Guns reported stolen from Owls Head home

By Stephen Betts on June 20, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
A 0.44 Ruger stainless Super Blackhawk single-action revolver and a Stag AR-15 rifle were reported stolen.
Photos of Lynn Day Arsenault from her friend Sheila Johnson's Facebook page.

Judge: Husband of murdered woman made fake will that left him everything

By Abigail Curtis on June 19, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
“We couldn’t really grieve the way we wanted to because this came about so quickly and so suddenly. Daily, we were reminded of what a horrible thing had happened to the family. There aren’t many words or phrases I can use to describe how horrible this has been.” her son, Nick Day, said.
Protesters block Washington Street in Bath on Saturday morning before the christening of the future USS Michael Monsoor at Bath Iron Works.

Protesters arrested outside destroyer christening at BIW

By Beth Brogan on June 18, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
“Our goal was to interrupt the celebration of endless war and corporate profit,” protester Bruce Gagnon said.
Command Master Chief Patrick Tummins instructs the crew of the USS Michael Monsoor before the commencement of ceremonies to christen the ship Saturday in Bath.

Destroyer named after Medal of Honor recipient in BIW ceremony

By Beth Brogan on June 18, 2016, at 1:13 p.m.
“The Navy owes the Monsoor family a debt that can never be paid. … This ship is just a symbol of that.” Retired Vice Adm. Joseph Maguire said.
Mark Cook of Scarborough, one of the 102 riders for Team L.L. Bean, acknowledges applause from the crowd as he and other riders approach the Belfast finish of the 26th annual Trek Across Maine for the American Lung Association, June 20, 2010.

Cyclists, Shriners add up to a busy weekend in Belfast

By Abigail Curtis on June 17, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Thousands of cyclists and their supporters will be in Belfast this Sunday as the annual Trek Across Maine comes to a close, and local police are urging drivers to be patient and careful as they travel through the city.