A recent photo of the rockbound coast of Acadia National Park. Some visitors are taking part of that coast back home stone-by-stone, a practice that is not only harming the park but is illegal.

Park ranger says taking rocks from Acadia an increasing and illegal problem

By Julia Bayly on July 27, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Last week, Acadia National Park was named “ America’s Favorite Place,” by ABC’s Good Morning America. Every year, millions of people come to take in the park’s scenic rockbound coastline. But some of those visitors are taking parts of that coastline with them, a practice …

Down East, Hancock County Births

on July 25, 2014, at 4:34 p.m.
Down East Community Hospital, Machias To Chris and Crystal Perry, Beddington, a son, Remington Scott Perry, on June 7, 2014. To Jason and Mary Norman, Machias, a son, Clayton Michael Norman, on June 11, 2014. To Adrian and Lacey Arsenault, Princeton, a son, Owen Steven William Arsenault, on June 12, …
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Maine properties added to National Register of Historic Places

Bangor Daily News on July 25, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
The following Maine properties have been entered in the National Register of Historic Places, according to Earle G. Shettleworth Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. These properties have been documented, evaluated and deemed worthy of preservation as part of the nation’s cultural heritage. The Dixmont Town House, Dixmont …

Great white shark spotted in Passamaquoddy Bay

on July 24, 2014, at 7:23 p.m.
In 2012, it was squid. This summer, it’s jellyfish that seem to be showing up in unusual abundance in the historically cold water of the Gulf of Maine. And now there’s a report of another kind of visitor being spotted along Maine’s coast – one that may send chills up your …

Man falls 30 feet after losing footing during photo op on Cadillac Mountain

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A California man has been taken by helicopter to a Bangor hospital after losing his footing Wednesday while posing for a photo near the top of Cadillac Mountain, according to park rangers. It is the fifth rescue by Acadia rangers of an injured or lost …
Head coach Jack Cosgrove looks on as sophomore quarterback Daniel Collins scrambles for yardage during the 10th annual Jeff Cole scrimmage at Morse Field at the University of Maine.

Members of UMaine football team accused of illegal drinking at Sand Beach

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A gathering Saturday at Sand Beach that included members of the University of Maine football team resulted in four players being charged with alcohol violations, according to national park rangers. Ranger Richard Rechholtz said three people were charged with underage drinking after being seen drinking …

Ellsworth to spend $95,000 on school stadium improvements

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 2:33 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Del Luce Stadium, the track and field complex on Forest Avenue where many local high school students compete in athletic events, is about to get a facelift. The City Council voted Monday night to spend $91,909 on new bleachers for the facility. The councilors also approved spending …

Police: Bucksport man damaged cruiser while being arrested

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A Bucksport man was arrested Monday after he reportedly tried to elude local authorities and damaged a police cruiser while doing so. The damage to the cruiser was minimal, according to Sgt. David Kerns. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning after Officer Brad O’Neill …
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MDEA arrests 3 in 2 heroin investigations

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people have been arrested on drug trafficking charges as a result of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigations in the Ellsworth and Bangor areas. Alfred Ruiz Garcia, 50, of Portland was arrested Monday on a Class A charge of aggravated trafficking in heroin. Garcia recently was released …

Power outage planned in Bar Harbor

on July 22, 2014, at 8:26 p.m.
The power is going to go out again early Wednesday, but this time it is a planned outage by Emera Maine. The electrical distribution company indicated in a release issued Tuesday that the outage will enable Emera crews to repair a transmission line that was damaged by a tree limb …
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Planned power interruption in Bar Harbor

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Emera Maine plans to repair a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree related to tropical Storm Arthur. Repairs will occur between 2 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, and will affect the areas from Young’s Corner Substation on Eagle Lake Road to Jackson Laboratory, all …
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Arraignment delayed for Ellsworth man shot in the face

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 4:08 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The arraignment of an Ellsworth man who exchanged gunfire with police during an overnight standoff that ended when he was shot in the face last month was delayed Tuesday for two weeks because of the defendant’s health problems. Jeffrey Paul Barnard, 50, was scheduled to plead not …

Bucksport woman sentenced for embezzling nearly $3 million from bank accounts

By Judy Harrison on July 22, 2014, at 2:23 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A Bucksport woman who admitted to embezzling nearly $3 million from a Maine bank and not reporting the stolen income on her tax returns was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to eight years and one month in federal prison. Lynn M. Bowden, 62, also was sentenced …

Ellsworth residents: Neighborhood ‘terrorized’ by backyard fireworks displays

By Bill Trotter on July 22, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A group of area residents who say they feel ‘terrorized’ by residential fireworks displays on Monday asked the City Council to help restore peace in their neighborhood. After hearing their concerns, the council indicated that it would schedule a public workshop at which concerned residents can discuss …
Jordan Pond is seen from the South Bubble Trail on July 6, 2014, near the summit of South Bubble mountain in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.

Report: National Park Service visitors spent $8.5 million less in Maine in 2013

By Bill Trotter on July 21, 2014, at 4:42 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Visitors to Maine’s only national park are estimated to have generated $191.5 million for the state’s economy last year, according to the federal agency that runs the park. A new National Park Service report also indicates spending by visitors to Acadia and to the Saint …
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WWII B17 Bomber Tours and Flights At Bar Harbor – Hancock Co Airport Jul 28-Aug 6

By Laural Scholl on July 21, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, July 31, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Aug. …

New York man charged after wreck in Bar Harbor

By Tim Cox on July 19, 2014, at 5:17 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A man from Monroe, New York, was arrested on two charges after the sport utility vehicle he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree early Saturday, Bar Harbor police reported. Keith Karabec was charged with operating under the influence and failure to report …
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor to speak in Castine

By Sally Chadbourne on July 18, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. Taylor’s appearance is in connection with Castine Historical Society’s summer exhibition highlighting the town’s occupation by British …

Power goes out — again — in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 17, 2014, at 7:57 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Another day, another power outage. For the second time this week, local residents and businesses have been disconnected from the electrical grid. On Sunday, it was a fallen tree branch that knocked out power to approximately 2,500 Emera Maine customers. On Thursday, it was a utility …
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3 members of alleged oxycodone ring plead guilty

By Bill Trotter on July 17, 2014, at 7:44 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Three people who police say were involved in an oxycodone distribution ring in Hancock County have pleaded guilty and received jail sentences. Wendy G. Cassidy, 31, of Bucksport; Brandie M. Higgins, 39, of Eastbrook; and Joel O. Allen Jr., 27, of Orland, were each sentenced in Hancock …
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