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Woman, grandson, cat escape Boothbay house fire

By J.W. Oliver on Nov. 06, 2016, at 9:43 a.m.
Flames were coming out of the gables and a skylight of the two-story home when firefighters arrived, according to the fire chief.
Belfast Area High School can be seen on Friday in Belfast. Belfast-area residents have a $7.6 million bond question on their ballots asking for money to renovate the high school.

Voters to decide on $7.6M proposal to renovate 51-year-old Belfast school

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 05, 2016, at 10 a.m.
“The building is showing its age, and it needs some attention quickly,” Superintendent Paul Knowles said Friday during a tour of the school.

“The General” to be screened with live musical accompaniment by Los Sorciers Perdus at Belfast’s Colonial Theatre.

By mike hurley on Nov. 04, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
A teen driver accidentally backed her car up a utility pole guy wire in Freedom on Thursday, according to the Waldo County Sheriff's Office.

Teen driver backs up onto utility pole guy wire

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 04, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
“Deputy Mulligan was able to assist the operator out of the vehicle and get her safely away from the car, which had backed up the wire so far it was resting on its front bumper,” Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton said Friday.

Two charged in Stockton Springs meth bust

By BDN staff reports on Nov. 04, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Two have been charged with selling meth, one from Stockton Springs and the other from the country of Mexico.
Daniella Tessier gives a a kiss to a goat int he goat pasture at Peace Ridge in Brooks Tuesday. The farm animal sanctuary has a new, 800-acre home in Brooks where more pigs, chickens, goats and other rescued animals can live out their lives more freely.

Maine sanctuary provides safe haven for farm animals

By Abigail Curtis on Nov. 04, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
“The animals own the property, not me. This is their home.”
Students move about on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick

Bowdoin College confirms two cases of mumps

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 04, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
Two Bowdoin College students have contracted mumps and a third case is suspected.

State police apprehend man in Waldoboro after nightlong standoff

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 04, 2016, at 8:10 a.m.
The Maine State Police tactical team arrested a man shortly after 7 a.m. Friday following a standoff that began late Thursday night.

Man arrested in connection with Waldoboro standoff

By CBS 13 on Nov. 04, 2016, at 7:28 a.m.
The standoff began around midnight Friday.

Former Rockport chief accepts loss of police certification

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2016, at 6:25 p.m.
Mark Kelley served the Rockport Police Department for more than 30 years.

Rockport education technician resigns after allegedly bringing gun to school

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
The chief said there was no indication that there were any ill intentions on the part of Meagan Collier.
A Bowdoinham man was charged with operating a watercraft under the influence following an Oct. 30 crash on Swan Island that injured two women.

Bowdoinham man charged with OUI following boating crash that injured two

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 03, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
A Bowdoinham man has been charged with operating under the influence while boating after a crash that seriously injured two women.

Speeding car leads police to midcoast home break-in

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 03, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A speeding Hummer caught the attention of police Tuesday night and led to a teen being charged with breaking into a home and stealing the vehicle.

Hunting accident lands Phippsburg man in hospital with gunshot wound

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 03, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.
The rifle hit the pavement and discharged, sending a bullet through his arm and wrist.

In second trial, jury acquits Maine man of sexual assault charges

By Abigail Adams on Nov. 03, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all 11 charges.
Rick Fitzsimmons (right) works with Eye Cheenthada (second from right), 17, to drill anchor holes while Liam MacMillan (left), 16, and Colby Johnson, 15, measure boards at the Penobscot Marine Museum's Hamilton Educational Center in Searsport in this January 2016 file photo.

The state’s first high school for future sailors is getting closer to opening

By Nick McCrea on Nov. 03, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
“We’re a maritime state, we need to get back to that with our kids,” Rep. James Gillway said. “It’s part of our heritage.”
Orono resident Jeff Sanders went to the town office for early absentee voting on Wednesday in Orono.

Maine city, town clerks say early voter turnout strong this year

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“We haven’t see this many absentees since 2008,” the Bangor city clerk said.
A map of Sherman Marsh.

I-395 connector may cost Newcastle residents waterfront access

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Nov. 02, 2016, at 6:06 p.m.
“They’re looking to take the rights over the use of the property with eminent domain,” Town Manager Jon Duke said.
Wiscasset Taxpayers Alliance spokesman Bill Sutter addresses the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen on Tuesday in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset keeps squabbling over Route 1 traffic fix

By Abigail Adams on Nov. 02, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
The Maine Department of Transportation is asking the town of Wiscasset to sign a letter of intent instead of a more formal contract regarding the town’s future maintenance responsibilities in connection with a downtown improvement project.
Mandy Dennison

Mother reaches plea deal after child found in drainage ditch

By Stephen Betts on Nov. 02, 2016, at 11:13 a.m.
A local woman will avoid jail time if she adheres to a series of conditions after admitting to endangering the welfare of her 3-year-old son, who was found lying in a drainage ditch but unharmed near her apartment complex.