The discovery of materials used in methamphetamine manufacturing led to the arrest of an Ellsworth man on a felony drug charge on Monday. The items were allegedly found in his possession as he emerged from the woods near the Ellsworth motel at which he was staying.

Ellsworth man accused of making meth near motel

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
An estimated $8,000 in heroin and $1,100 in cash were seized as the result of a traffic stop by Maine Marine Patrol officers on Friday. Two Trenton residents and a Connecticut man are facing drug charges in connection with the seizure.

Trenton traffic stop leads to heroin-related arrests

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.

Hancock County man dies in Ellsworth rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
A Fletcher’s Landing Township man died Sunday after the pickup he was driving crossed the centerline, left the roadway and went airborne, ejecting him as it rolled over several times.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab receives $15 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory will receive $15 million over the next five years as part of an effort to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jackson Lab to share $25 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Ed Morin, MPBN on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and Indiana University to support a new effort to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

Car crash closes Route 3 in Trenton near airport

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3 p.m.
A car crash near the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport has forced the closure of Route 3.

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
Urchin harvesters Clint Richardson and Joe Leask put their boat into the water in St. George before dawn. The pair met up at 4 a.m. in Bath before making the hourlong drive up the coast.

State hopes new card system can help revive struggling urchin fishery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The goal, according to DMR officials, is to better manage the struggling fishery, which has seen far better times.

Maine woman pleads guilty to embezzling $83K

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:51 p.m.
Jodi Webber faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
A tender ferries passengers back to the cruise ship Crystal Serenity as it sits anchored off Bar Harbor in Frenchman Bay on Sept. 13. The ship stopped in Bar Harbor on Sept. 13 at the tail end of making the first-ever voyage by a large cruise ship through the Northwest Passage along the northern coast of Canada.

Cruise ship visits MDI at end of historic Northwest Passage voyage

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 21, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
“The ice has melted so much that actually we had to look for ice rather than try to avoid it.”

Public supper planned for Sept. 24 in Ellsworth

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:41 a.m.

Rising seas, bigger storms threaten sewer plants

By Craig Idlebrook, The Island Institute on Sept. 19, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
The costs for making wastewater infrastructure resilient would be staggering if incurred all at once.
Maine Focus
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services used federal funds in 2015 to pay for services for seniors and residents with disabilities even though federal law restricted the use of those funds to services for children and their families.

After denying it misused millions in welfare funds, Maine changed its spending to follow the law

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“The BDN has their facts wrong,” DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in June. Then, her department retroactively changed its spending to line up with the law.

Tremont man arrested after hit-and-run that seriously injured man walking dog

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 18, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
A Tremont man was arrested on several charges after he allegedly struck another man with his vehicle on Saturday, causing serious injuries, and then left the scene.
A humpback whale breaches on the way back from a day trip on Anacapa Island, off the coast near Ventura, California, in May 2008. The U.S. government on Sept. 6 removed most of the world's humpback populations from the federal list of endangered species

Maine’s humpback whales enjoying better times, no longer ‘endangered’

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
The humpback whales that summer off the coast of Maine are no longer at grave risk of extinction.
Meteors fall through the night sky over Cadillac Mountain during the annual Perseid meteor shower, as seen from Schoodic Point in Winter Harbor in the early pre-dawn hours, Aug. 12, 2016.

Saving Maine’s dark skies: Acadia festival to celebrate the stars

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
“[We found] one of the darkest locations on the eastern seaboard,” Chad Moore said of Acadia National Park. On a clear night in Acadia, visitors can see the band of the Milky Way with the naked eye, and on occasion they’ll catch a colorful show of the Northern Lights.