Midcoast

 
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.”
The current Owls Head Central School.

Rockland-area voters approve bond for renovations, new school

By Alex Acquisto on March 01, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
The new community school in Owls Head that is expected to cost about $9.3 million to build.
The replica of Fort William Henry at the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. In a Feb. 14 letter to Friends of Colonial Pemaquid President Don Loprieno, Gov. Paul LePage said a lease agreement between the nonprofit and the state for the management of the site is “off the table.”

LePage withdraws support for Colonial Pemaquid lease

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on March 01, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
After being in talks for more than a year, Gov. Paul LePage wrote that a deal is “off the table” between The Friends of Colonial Pemaquid and the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site.

Police: Belmont man killed in Waldo was stabbed

By Nick McCrea on March 01, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
Police now say they’re investigating his death as a homicide.

Richmond man accused of beating 76-year-old father who later died

By CBS 13 on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.
A Richmond man is behind bars, accused of beating his 76-year-old father so severely he died.
Attorney Walter McKee, left, and his clients former South Thomaston Fire Chief Wayne Brown, center, and former firefighter Colin Grierson, await the start of a civil trial brought by the town against Brown and Grierson for the return of nearly $15,000.

Judge orders former fire chief to account for missing $15K

By Alex Acquisto on Feb. 27, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
The former South Thomaston fire chief has been ordered to account for approximately $15,000 that went missing from the town’s fireman’s association.
Aaron Clark

Ex-high school teacher sentenced to probation for sex crime against student

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 27, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
Miranda Hopkins

Troy woman pleads not guilty in death of infant son

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 27, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
Miranda Hopkins, 32, has been out on bail since her indictment earlier this month.
Tempus Jets Bombardier Global Express undergoing maintenance in the Newport News, Virginia, in 2013.

Lender’s lawsuit, rent owed at Maine site add to Tempus Jets’ struggles

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Feb. 27, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
A lender has sued the Virginia-based parent company of Brunswick aircraft refurbisher Tempus Jets and its co-founder, seeking payment of loans it says are worth more than $26 million.

Money stolen from dozens of Downeast FCU member accounts

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 26, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
A skimmer was found at the ATM at the credit union’s Lincolnville Avenue branch, and at least two dozen customers have told police money is missing from their accounts.
Geoff and Nancy Ragsdale

To help Maine seniors ‘age in place,’ it takes two villages

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Feb. 26, 2017, at 7:50 a.m.
There are many models for making communities age-friendly, but Bowdoinham and Richmond have found a way to work with existing organizations.
A sketch of Linda Bean's proposed Wyeth Center in Port Clyde.

Wyeth museum proposed by Linda Bean rankles some Port Clyde residents

By Alex Acquisto on Feb. 25, 2017, at 9:11 a.m.
Linda Bean, heir to the L.L. Bean family fortune, has more plans in the works for the scenic seaside village of Port Clyde, and not all the local residents are happy about it.

Forecast calls for freezing rain to sweep across northern Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:35 p.m.
Ice accumulations of up to around a tenth of an inch could lead to slick road conditions and scattered power outages across the northern part of the state.
The Lobster Pound Restaurant in Lincolnville is closed for good.

Iconic midcoast eatery going up for auction

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 24, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
The former owners of the Lincolnville Lobster Pound announced in December that the business wouldn’t be opening its doors next season, closing the books after nearly a century.
Glenn Reed, 69, of Searsmont was arrested Feb. 22 for unlawful sexual touching, a Class D crime. He has a long history of sexual crimes in the midcoast.

Midcoast man with long history of sex crimes arrested again

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 24, 2017, at 12:12 p.m.
A Waldo County man with a 30-year history of sexual crimes is back in jail after he allegedly touched a woman in a “sexually inappropriate manner” while they were in a vehicle together, according to police.

Albion man in serious condition after single-vehicle crash

By Abigail Adams on Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
Christopher Poulin, 34, is in serious condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
After Brunswick town councilors voted to reject a petition seeking a townwide vote on overturning the council's decision to sell a waterfront lot, petitioners have filed a lawsuit that alleges the decision violated municipal statutes.

Brunswick residents sue town after council rejects petition on coastal park

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
A conflict between residents and Brunswick officials over public access to coastal property is likely going to court.