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COA President Declares Support for International Students

By College of the Atlantic on Feb. 06, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Tenants Harbor fisherman and seaweed harvester Hale Miller maneuvers his barge while harvesting rockweed off the Muscle Ridge Islands in July 2016.

Maine’s coastal waters are unhealthy from carbon, acidity. Are seaweed gardens the answer?

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:14 a.m.
A new study from Bigelow Laboratory for Marine Sciences in Boothbay indicates growing and harvesting seaweed may be an antidote for increasing carbon and acidity levels in the ocean, which is harming a variety of marine life.
Christopher J. Kidder

Vandal who torched Ellsworth homestead, injuring firefighter, gets 3 years

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 03, 2017, at 5:47 p.m.
A man who set fire to a homestead at a bird sanctuary three years ago has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty this week to multiple charges.
Anah Shriners Annual Meeting and Ceremonial held in Bangor

Anah Shriners Annual Meeting and Ceremonial held in Bangor

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
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Steve Sherman, first assessor of Oxbow Plantation, hangs the American flag outside the community center, where residents came Nov. 8, 2016, to vote in favor of dissolving their local government.

Maine’s efforts to help rural towns didn’t work. Here’s what it can learn from Vermont

By Corlyn Voorhees on Feb. 02, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
“We don’t come in with our own agenda. It’s about helping communities become collective teams for action.”

Blue Hill woman dies in car crash

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 01, 2017, at 4:49 p.m.
Sara Wardamasky, 53, died at the scene of the crash on Route 15 in Sedgwick.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island in this May 2016 file photo. Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin are working together on federal legislation that would allow marine harvesters to work in intertidal zones owned by Acadia National Park and would give Congressional approval to a recent expansion of Acadia on the Schoodic Peninsula.

King, Poliquin team up on Acadia boundary bill

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 31, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin are combining their efforts to address boundary issues at Acadia National Park.
GOING COASTAL

‘Alt’ NPS campaign spreads to federal Maine properties

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

‘Alt’ NPS campaign spreads to federal Maine properties

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

Hiker who fell 60 feet from Acadia cliff writes ‘thank you’ to rescuers

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 7 a.m.
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Sliding footsteps in the build up of slush on downtown Bangor sidewalks Tuesday morning. A storm that is expected to last all day and into early Wednesday, laying ice, sleet or snow depending on region, has closed judicial centers, city halls, schools and businesses all around the state.

Storm encases Maine in ice, sleet and snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Nearly an inch of ice will create hazardous travelling conditions, especially for those out on foot.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
The 40 grams of heroin valued at $12,000 that was allegedly found during a traffic stop on Monday in Southwest Harbor.

MDI traffic stop nets heroin trafficking arrests

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 23, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.
GOING COASTAL

Cancer claims life of renowned Passamaquoddy birch bark canoe maker

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

Cancer claims life of renowned Passamaquoddy birch bark canoe maker

on Jan. 23, 2017, at 7 a.m.

Body recovered from Penobscot River in Bucksport

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 21, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
The state medical examiner is working to identify a male body recovered from the river on Saturday.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.
Burnt Coat Harbor can be seen on Swan’s Island in this September 2016 file photo.

Regulators deny Maine islands’ attempt to lower electric bills

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Jan. 18, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
The residents of two remote Down East islands, Frenchboro and Swan’s Island, pay some of the highest electric bills in the nation, and they’ve proposed to abandon their local electric cooperative to join with the mainland customers of a large utility who enjoy cheaper distribution rates.
Visitors to Acadia National Park in Maine gather along the shore next to Thunder Hole on Sept. 6, 2016, to watch heavy surf kicked up by the remnants of Hurricane Hermine as the storm blew to the northeast off the coast. Acadia National Park had its busiest year last year in 27 years -- and perhaps ever -- with a record estimate of 3.3 million visits. Bill Trotter|BDN

Acadia smashes park visitation record in 2016

By Bill Trotter on Jan. 18, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
Maine’s only national park got more than 3 million visits in 2016.
Anthony Yurchick

Blue Hill man accused of armed robbery in Brewer

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m.
Basically every officer on duty had a hand in apprehending an armed robbery suspect who used a firearm to demand cash at the Brewer Motor Inn early Tuesday, according to Brewer police.