Portland Police Officer Mark Keller said his department stages sting operations targeting johns a few times a year. He'd like to see more, but resources, manpower and expertise are in short supply.

Maine police know sex trafficking is here, yet many still fail to fight it

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 08, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
“Our range of what we can do is very limited,” said one police officer. “We’re losing.”

Third Friday supper slated at St. Andrew Lutheran Church

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-7641 ELLSWORTH, Maine — The third Friday supper will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, the brown church across …
A Lane Construction truck blocks Route 3 on Tuesday afternoon after it was involved in a fatal crash near Ellsworth Chainsaw. The truck collided head-on with Pontiac sport-utility vehicle around 8:40 a.m., killing two women in the SUV, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Route 3 was closed for several hours with traffic re-routed on Routes 230 and 204.

Two dead in Route 3 crash in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Two people have died in a crash on Route 3 that involved a commercial truck.

Crash closes Route 3 in Trenton

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A severe motor vehicle accident on Rt. 3 by Ellsworth Chainsaw has resulted in the road being shut down.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet slated at Bucksport church

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 9:20 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be held 6:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St. The cost is $8, $4 …

Orono man killed in Acadia motorcycle crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
An Orono man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday.

Motorcycle crash claims man’s life in Acadia

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
An unidentified man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday after passing several cars at a high rate of speed

Ultralight aircraft crash injures Trenton man, horse

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 03, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
A 67-year-old local man crashed his ultralight aircraft into a barn near his airstrip and injured his horse on Saturday.
Millinocket residents [left to right] Mark Picard and Anita Mueller sit by Roxanne Quimby during speeches at a public celebration for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Sunday.

Roxanne Quimby celebrates ‘freedom’ after handing off North Woods land

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“I just feel this great sense of freedom that I’ve turned this responsibility over to this agency that really knows how to handle it.”

Truck crashes into Maine river at high speed

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
A 61-year-old man survived a scary incident relatively unscathed when his pickup truck crashed into the Union River.

Baked bean supper slated at Holden church

on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road, Holden, Maine HOLDEN, Maine — A homemade baked bean supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Holden Congregational Church, 9 Rider Bluff Road. The menu will include baked beans, hot …

Two people injured in crash in Blue Hill

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Two people were taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash shortly before noon Sunday on the Ellsworth Road.

Dedham man dies in motorcycle crash in Pennsylvania

By Sarah Hofius Hall, The Times-Tribune on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
David Hazen, 63, of Dedham died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with another vehicle.

Acadia centennial celebration

By Ashley Conti on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
With Jordan Pond and The Bubbles mountains as a backdrop, a few hundred people gathered Saturday morning on the Jordan Pond House lawn to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia.
Members of the Rockefeller family pose for a photo with a new plaque at the Jordan Pond House during a celebration of the 100 years of conservation and community stewardship as part of the year-long Acadia Centennial and the Centennial of the National Park Service Saturday.

Park service celebrates the role of private philanthropy at Acadia centennial

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 28, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
The Rockefellers were crucial to the creation of the park when John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated thousands of acres on MDI to the National Park Service.
A house in Otis was destroyed in an early morning fire.

Fire destroys home on Beech Hill Pond

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 26, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
The residents of a West Shore Road home near Beech Hill Pond that caught fire early Friday were able to get out of the burning building, but the house, garage and a vehicle in the driveway were destroyed.

Weekend entry fees waived at Acadia

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:12 p.m.
In celebration of the centennial of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service, both of which were created in 1916, admission to Acadia is free this weekend.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island. People who work in the intertidal zone next to Acadia National Park say park officials recently have been cracking down on their activities after decades of letting them work without hassle.

Worm diggers, other marine harvesters decry Acadia enforcement on tidal flats

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 25, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
As the National Park Service expands its reach on the Schoodic Peninsula, the ripple effects are causing alarm in the intertidal zone around Acadia National Park.
The Captain Henry Lee, a Maine State Ferry boat, arrives in Bass Harbor in an April file photo.

Deliveries to 2 Down East islands in jeopardy after Postal Service crackdown

By Patty Wight, MPBN on Aug. 24, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
“He’s a lifeline to the mainland for both of these communities,” Krafjack says.

Canada takes guns from & expels Texans who crossed Maine border

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 9 a.m.
Two Texas tourists found out the hard way earlier this month that while it may be easy and innocuous to bring your firearms with you on a road trip halfway across the continent to Maine, it gets more complicated if you try to go just a little further north. That’s …