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More than 1,500 without power in Hancock County

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
Emera Maine crews believe a beaver felled a tree near Route 1, knocking out power.
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Entrepreneur David Evans Shaw of Scarborough announced Saturday that he would donate $1 million as initial funding for collaborative programs between the National Park Service, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other institutions.

Maine entrepreneur gives $1 million for science programs in Acadia

By Judy Harrison on June 25, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
A Maine entrepreneur announced Saturday that he would donate $1 million as initial funding for collaborative programs between the National Park Service, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other institutions.
Jennifer (left) and Michael Popper

Kayakers’ families recount fatal excursion off Corea

By Bill Trotter and Nok-Noi Ricker on June 24, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
“They tried to get back in and couldn’t get the skirts connected,” Chris Popper said. “The water was way too high” and kept knocking them over.

Ellsworth police seek alleged school vandal

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
City police are seeking a young man allegedly responsible for vandalizing the city’s new school, according to a posting on Ellsworth police’s Facebook page.
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Lobsterman Mike Hunt had just finished dinner on Wednesday when he got a call asking for help searching for three past-due kayakers, who'd left from nearby Gouldsboro Bay Wednesday afternoon.

‘Very tragic outcome’: Kayakers who died near MDI identified

By Bill Trotter and Nok-Noi Ricker on June 23, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
A New Jersey woman whose kayak capsized was rescued by a lobsterman, but her two paddling companions died after they encountered a brief squall off the local village of Corea.

Gouldsboro town official identified as victim in kayaking tragedy

By Bill Trotter on June 23, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
One of the two men who died Wednesday when a squall capsized a trio of ocean kayakers off the local village of Corea has been identified.
Lena Fisichelli, 5, of Winter Harbor holds a horseshoe crab on June 20 while on a guided nature walk organized by the Blue Hill Heritage Trust at Snow Maude E. Eugene Snow Natural Area in Brooksville.

Horseshoe crabs creep up the Bagaduce River

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 23, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
During high tide on June 20, the day of the summer solstice and the full moon, the Blue Hill Heritage Trust guided local residents to find these ancient creatures.
Local lobsterman Mike Hunt had just finished dinner Wednesday when he got a call asking for help searching for three past-due kayakers, who'd left from nearby Gouldsboro Bay on Wednesday afternoon.

‘Very tragic outcome’: Details emerge about rescue, recovery of kayakers near MDI

By Bill Trotter and Nok-Noi Ricker on June 23, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
A storm that blew through the area at about 5 p.m. is believed to have played a role in the incident.

Two kayakers die, third hospitalized after capsizing near MDI

By Bill Trotter on June 23, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
“This is a very tragic outcome,” Kenneth Stuart, the command duty officer at Sector North New England, said.
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Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
Lobster lay in a crate at the Stonington Lobster Co-op dock in this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo.

More fishing grounds closed after mercury contamination found

By Abigail Curtis on June 22, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
Mercury contamination found in lobsters caught in the uppermost portion of Penobscot Bay has led to this week’s decision by state fishery officials to nearly double an area closed to lobster and crab fishing.

Five arrested in connection with Hancock County meth lab bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the sale of methamphetamine in Hancock County.

Meth labs found in Hancock, Patten

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 22, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Drug agents are investigating the discovery of a pair of methamphetamine labs Wednesday morning.

Orland church to hold public baked bean supper

on June 22, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, Off Route 1 near river in Orland Village, Orland, Maine For more information: 207-469-0077 ORLAND, Maine — The Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1 near the river in Orland Village, will hold a baked bean …
A Gouldsboro man was injured in a crash on I-95 in Fairfield on Monday.

I-95 crash sends Gouldsboro man to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 21, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
A Gouldsboro man returning home from a wedding was injured Monday night in a crash on Interstate 95 in Fairfield, state police said.
A garage in Orland was destroyed by fire Monday.

Orland garage destroyed by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 21, 2016, at 9:02 a.m.
Smoke was spotted from “quite a distance” as crews responded to the scene.

Two arrested in MDI heroin trafficking bust

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | A New Hampshire man and a Southwest Harbor resident have been charged with trafficking in heroin as the result of an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, the Southwest Harbor Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Andres Martinez, 42, of …

Crash causes outage for more than 1,600 Emera customers

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 20, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
More than 1,600 customers in Amherst, Bradley, Clifton, Dedham, Eddington, Holden and Mariaville were in the dark.
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George Stevens Academy dean of students Libby Rosemeier with the Twinkie that has been residing at the school for 40 years. The snack was taken out of its package and placed on top of a classroom blackboard in 1976 by chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti, who has since retired.

40 years later, Twinkie remains intact at Maine school

By Bill Trotter on June 20, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
An ongoing unscientific, four-decade experiment at George Stevens Academy is helping to feed that perception that Twinkies are invulnerable to the force of decay.

The 40-year-old Twinkie

By Gabor Degre on June 20, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
The 40-year-old Twinkie