All-terrain vehcile riders and walkers enjoy the multiuse Down East Sunrise Trail that runs from Ellsworth to Ayers Junction in Pembroke on Friday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest section of the trail was held Friday morning at the Ellsworth trail head.

Officials celebrate Sunrise Trail extension into central Ellsworth

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 02, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
“We realize the economic and tourism benefit [the city will receive] from the trail.”
Paul Chiumiento

Orland man gets 6 years for drug trafficking

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.

Saariaho’s L’Amour De Loin Encores in HD at The Grand, Ellsworth

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
A downtown merchant attempts to keep ahead of Thursday’s storm that closed schools and many businesses in Presque Isle and most of Aroostook County.

Second storm this week ups snowfall total to 22 inches in County

By Anthony Brino on Dec. 01, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
The second major snowstorm to hit Aroostook County this week already had the total snow depth at 22 inches in Caribou by late Thursday afternoon.
Steve Sherman demonstrates how his skidder, nicknamed Matilda, works in Oxbow, Maine.

The forces pulling apart the lives of Maine’s loggers

on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Three loggers fight to survive as the world shifts around them.
Steve Sherman, the first assessor in Oxbow Plantation, led his community through the process of deorganizing, culminating in a final town vote Nov. 8. He’s pictured on his Christmas tree farm in Oxbow on Nov. 7.

How the decline of Maine’s rural places changes the people left behind

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.
Three people grapple with the decline of the communities that made them.

Night on the Town in downtown Bucksport

By Brook Minner on Nov. 28, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
The first major snow of the season hit northern Maine over Thanksgiving weekend. By early Sunday, the National Weather Service reported that 10 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Aroostook County.

Rain to fall across most of the state Tuesday, with snow in The County

By Judy Harrison on Nov. 27, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
A fast moving wave of low pressure is expected to sweep across Maine, bringing 2 to 3 more inches of snow to northern Aroostook County and rain to the rest of the state.

Aging Furry Friends Food Bank fundraiser on now until Dec. 26

on Nov. 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Just over a month ago, Brooklin resident Libby Chamberlain was thrust into the national spotlight as the founder of Pantsuit Nation, a now 3.7 million-member strong invitation-only Facebook group of Hillary Clinton supporters who have banded together to share and listen to personal stories initially about the election and now about strength, unity and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Pantsuit Nation’s founder refuses to be defeated by Clinton’s loss

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 23, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
She decided that “Pantsuit Nation was more important on Wednesday morning than it was on Tuesday morning.”
Maine artist Philip Frey poses for a portrait in front of a selection of his artwork on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor on Sept. 22.

Mindful of every brush stroke, Maine painter Philip Frey finds solace in landscape

By Emily Burnham on Nov. 23, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
In Frey’s paintings, the light and shadows feel natural, unforced, neither precise nor loose. The colors are deeper. There’s a stillness.

Orland man killed in Castine rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on Nov. 20, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.

Feds get injunction against Sullivan quarry, owner

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
In the latest chapter of a seven-year dispute over safety measures at a local quarry, a federal agency has obtained a permanent injunction against the quarry company and its owner.

Official: Pending inmate release prompts security precautions at MDI school

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 17, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
All scheduled classes and activities will go ahead as planned, the superintendent said.

Seaboard FCU runs Sock-in-a-Box campaign

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.

Bangor authors hold signings for new children’s book

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 1:28 p.m.
Lantern walk from past years.

Make lanterns for the Southwest Harbor lantern walk

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
A woman arranges greenery Thursday in a planter on Main Street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Even though the Mount Desert Island village has struggled economically to maintain its year-round character, town officials this week voted not to allow cruise ships to offload passengers at the local marina.

Defying trend, Northeast Harbor on MDI says no to cruise ships

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 12, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
In Northeast Harbor, the largest village in the town of Mount Desert, residents have faced an uphill battle in maintaining its year-round character — a struggle not unusual in coastal towns where wealthy summer residents pay top dollar to own houses on or near the ocean.

Winds knock out power to thousands

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 11, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
High winds Friday knocked out power to thousands of electricity customers throughout the state.

“The Girl on the Train” at The Alamo Theater in Bucksport

on Nov. 09, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.