Midcoast

 
The Bath Iron Works-built USS Michael Murphy, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, left Bath in September 2012 and was commissioned in October 2012.

Mississippi is on the verge of giving $45 million to Bath Iron Works competitor

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
The bill would add to a long list of competitive advantages enjoyed by the Mississippi shipyard when bidding against BIW.
Jen and Andrew Morrow talk to Adult Education students at the Saco Learning Center on Monday afternoon.

After daughter’s death, parents speak out about dangers of drugs

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on March 08, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.
Jen and Andrew Morrow know firsthand how drugs can shatter a family’s life. Their 21-year-old daughter, Amber, died Jan. 23 in Old Orchard Beach of a fentanyl overdose.
Developer Paul Coulombe (left) and Danielle Betts, a civil engineer with the Knickerbocker Group, listen to public comments during a January information session on a proposal for a roundabout, as well as Coulombe’s plans for a future retail development in Boothbay.

Maine islanders again deny liquor baron’s bid to sell alcohol at restaurant

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
For the second year in a row, Southport town meeting voters on Monday rejected proposed amendments to bylaws that would allow a restaurant owned by a controversial businessman to sell liquor and advertise.
Vincent Hilt

St. George fisherman sentenced for sinking rival’s lobster boat

By Alex Acquisto on March 07, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
A St. George sternman has been sentenced to two years in prison for sinking a rival’s lobster boat.
Vero Poblete-Howell sits at an antique sewing machine in the Baobab Organics studio in Waldoboro on Feb. 10. Poblete-Howell, originally of Santiago, Chile, became a U.S. citizen Friday, March 3.

Maine business owner, a new US citizen, stands up for immigrants

By J.W. Oliver on March 07, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
A Waldoboro business owner from South America has become a U.S. citizen and wants to advocate for other immigrants and change negative perceptions of immigrants.
A Belfast man died Monday afternoon when his pickup struck collided with an oil tanker truck on Route 3, sending the oil truck into a bog. No oil leaked, troopers said.

Belfast man, 70, identified in fatal crash with oil truck in Liberty

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 07, 2017, at 7:23 a.m.
A Belfast man died Monday afternoon when his pickup struck an oil tanker truck on Route 3, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said late Monday.
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Nic Damuck and his wife Trisha Damuck are the owners of BlueJacket Shipcrafters Inc. in Searsport. The company is the oldest model ship maker in the country, offering a wide range of boat and ship models for novices to the most experienced model builders.

You don’t get to be the oldest model ship company in the US by rushing

By Nick McCrea on March 07, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
The company’s most complicated ship can take even an experienced modeler 750-1,000 hours to finish.

Maine CDC investigating case of whooping cough at Medomak Valley High School

By Dawn Gagnon on March 06, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Pertussis is an illness that is spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing.
Mike Bahner shows off one of his hoop houses on a late winter day at Bahner Farm in Belmont.

You don’t have to be a farmer to play a role in Maine’s local food scene

By Lauren Abbate on March 06, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
Local farmers are turning to Slow Money Maine, an organization that brings together investors and local food businesses to create a large network of people interested in bolstering Maine’s food system.
EMMET MEARA

Rockland used to be tough — now it’s a tourist trap

By Emmet Meara on March 06, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
Rockland used to have motorcycle gangs, daily fights in the Dory Lounge and weekend brawls that filled the Monday pages. Murders were hardly rare.

1 killed in Liberty crash

By Dawn Gagnon on March 06, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
One person was killed Monday in a crash involving a passenger vehicle and an oil truck on Route 3.

Removing bras at the Maine State Prison a new norm for some women

By Micky Bedell on March 06, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
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The Maine State Prison in Warren.

Maine State Prison bra-removal policy reversed after women visitors object

By Alex Acquisto on March 06, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
The Maine Department of Corrections told the BDN it would change the policy after nearly half a dozen women complained about having to remove their bras to visit the Maine State Prison.

11 men arrested in Freeport prostitution sting

By CBS 13 on March 04, 2017, at 4:18 p.m.
Eleven men were arrested Thursday by Freeport police for allegedly engaging a prostitute.
Damariscotta Police Chief Ron Young

Damariscotta police chief resigns

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on March 04, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
Ron Young has resigned as the police chief of Damariscotta.

Colorado police arrest ex-manager of New Harbor store on theft warrant

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on March 04, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
The former manager of a New Harbor convenience store faces felony forgery and theft charges after she embezzled over $50,000 from the store in 13½ months, according to police.
Joseph Corson took a plea deal in the embezzlement case.

Maine man jailed, must repay $360K to former employer

By J.W. Oliver on March 03, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Joseph F. Corson of Bristol was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $360,000 he stole and spent on cars, an ATV trailer, lawn tractor and more.
This waterfront property in Owls Head, that was valued by the town at nearly $500,000, was sold by the state for $205,000 while its owner was in a psychiatric hospital.

State can’t be sued for selling off midcoast man’s property and house, court rules

By Alex Acquisto on March 03, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday ruled that the state could not be held liable for its actions in 2013 when it took over a man’s property in Owls Head, sold it at half its market value and euthanized his cat.
Hollie Ann Beal talks about renovations to her small Stockton Springs house, which was declared a dangerous building by town officials two years ago.

The long battle over a condemned Stockton Springs home could end soon

By Nick McCrea on March 02, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.
A contentious 2 1/2-year legal dispute over an old grain storage shed turned home could finally be coming to a close.
Habib Dagher, director of UMaine advanced structures and composites sector, speaks to the crowd during a trip to celebrate the first year of the University of Maine's floating wind turbine, VolturnUS in 2014.

Fishermen air concerns about floating wind turbine test site off Monhegan

By Nick McCrea on March 01, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
“It’s a balancing act. Renewables are positive unto themselves, but as fisherman we have to be able to get to the fish.”