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Casey Nelson holds Violet, the puppy her family will foster. The Nelsons, of Damariscotta, volunteer with Underhound Railroad, a nonprofit orgainzation that provides forster homes for dogs rescued from high-kill shelters. (Maia Zewert photo)

Maine group rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the South

By Maia Zewert on April 24, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
“It never gets old,” Coombs said. “It can be stressful and frustrating, but at the same time, you know that you’re saving their lives.”
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats reunited with owner after ride-along with Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
A pair of goats found hanging out near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River Sunday morning have been reunited with their owner.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner Mary E returns to Bath

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
The historic schooner Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, arrived on Sunday at its new home, the Maine Maritime Museum.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail on the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats get a ride and veggies from Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
“Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us,” the Belfast Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Police: Driver checking GPS caused head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
A Jeep Wrangler, operated by Spencer Knowles, 16, of Arrowsic, was traveling northbound on Route 1. Knowles was looking at his GPS when his vehicles crossed the center line into the southbound lane.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner returns to Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 21, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
“This is a vessel of remarkable importance, despite its modest size.”

Hancock County couple dies in South Carolina crash

By Nick McCrea on April 21, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
A crash in South Carolina claimed the lives of a Hancock County couple tied to a popular Route 1 restaurant.
Christopher I. Maclennan

Newcastle man indicted for December assault with stun gun

By Beth Brogan on April 21, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
Christopher I. Maclennan was charged with attempting to strangle his girlfriend with a cord and allegedly using a stun gun on her.
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Two injured in head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
A head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset sent the drivers of both vehicles to area hospitals Thursday evening and closed both lanes of traffic for more than an hour.
The Camden Snow Bowl in Camden.

Audit rips board for Camden Snow Bowl’s ‘terribly mismanaged’ redevelopment

By Alex Acquisto on April 20, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
Elvers sit in a net in Card Mill Stream in Franklin.

Maine man pleads guilty in Virginia to illegal trafficking in elvers

By Beth Brogan on April 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Richard Austin will be sentenced July 19 in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia.

Fire marshals seek cause of blaze that destroyed Richmond home

By Beth Brogan on April 20, 2017, at 10:08 a.m.
A good portion of the structure is still standing, “but for the most part it will need to be rebuilt.”
The Haggett Garage on Water Street in Wiscasset.

State takes Wiscasset garage through eminent domain

By Abigail Adams on April 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The MDOT filed a notice of condemnation April 5, a legal notice announcing the department was taking the Haggett Garage, owned by Coastal Enterprises Inc., through eminent domain.
Mark Westrum

Embattled Maine jail leader resigns amid new woes after OUI arrest

By Beth Brogan on April 19, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
Mark Westrum, who served for nearly nine years as correctional administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail, resigned from that position on Wednesday, six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence.
Bill Sutter, spokesman for the Wiscasset Taxpayers Alliance, points out a downtown building he said was once considered as a location for a parking lot in December 2016 in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset petition prompts new vote on proposed Route 1 traffic fix

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
The vote will not be binding, and the MDOT does not need permission from voters on the details of the project.

Wiscasset warns residents to pay back taxes or face eviction

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Several Wiscasset residents will be given 60 days to pay their delinquent tax bills or receive an eviction notice from the town.
A moose crossing the Veteran's Memorial Bridge in Belfast on Wednesday morning made for an unusual commute. After crossing the span, the moose continued down Route 1 and sightings have since been reported on Lincolnville beach and in the seaside community of Bayside.

Moose on a mission ties up traffic on busy Maine bridge

By Nick McCrea on April 19, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
An unusual jaywalker briefly tied up traffic on a busy Belfast bridge Wednesday morning.
Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said a home on South Clary Road was likely a total loss following two fires Sunday.

Maine home destroyed by second of two fires in same day

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
A Jefferson home is likely a total loss following two fires on Monday.
Andrew Seddon

Registered sex offender arrested at Wiscasset school concert

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Wiscasset police arrested a registered sex offender at a recital at Wiscasset Middle High School.

Portland man tells police he hit 80 mph before driving into pond

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
A 34-year-old Portland man was charged Friday with driving to endanger after driving his Volkswagen into a pond at the Mere Creek Golf Club.