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Stonington man convicted of burning boat charged with second arson

By Dawn Gagnon on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
A Stonington man who was sentenced to seven years in prison last month for torching a lobster boat now faces a new arson charge for a fire two years ago that destroyed a camper in Stonington.
Marine harvesters dig for clams or worms in the tidal flats between Trenton and Mount Desert Island.

Maine mussels and clams recalled

By CBS 13 on Oct. 04, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.
The recalled shellfish were harvested from Sept. 25th through Sept. 30th.
Burnt Coat Harbor can be seen recently on Swan’s Island.

Maine island mail carrier gets his job back

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on Oct. 03, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.
A longstanding mail carrier for Swan’s Island and Frenchboro has been restored to his position after he lost the contract over a dispute with the U.S. Postal Service.

Orland man acquitted of causing puppy’s death

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
An Orland man accused of causing the death of a puppy last December has been found innocent of the alleged crime.
Dan Harrington (center), a worm digger from Woolwich, speaks recently at a local bait shop in favor of a bill submitted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (right) that would allow marine harvesters to access the intertidal zone at Acadia National Park and would give retroactive congressional approval to a 1,400-acre expansion of the park last year on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Poliquin submits bill on Acadia mudflat access, Schoodic land transfer

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Whether clam and worm harvesters can continue to dig in the mudflats abutting Acadia National Park may depend on the park’s recent expansion on the Schoodic Peninsula.
MAINE FOCUS
The end of the state’s 27 Healthy Maine Partnerships comes as the Maine Department of Health and Human Services changes the way it handles substance use, tobacco and chronic disease prevention, but with little public explanation of the changes it’s making.

Maine dissolves 27 local public health groups with little explanation

By Adanya Lustig, Matthew Stone and Rosie Hughes on Sept. 30, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The LePage administration is undoing a structure created after years of statewide discussion and planning.

Milford man acquitted of sexual assault

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
“I hope that all parties are able to move on with their lives and put whatever happened in this case behind them.”
One Life Project - Youth Voice.

These are some of the best ways to prevent drug use

on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
Does your local school know about them?
A valid motor vehicle inspection sticker is shown above a fake inspection sticker made from a food carton that the Hancock County Sheriff's Department confiscated Wednesday from a motorist in Surry.

Maine man accused of trying to pass off food carton as inspection sticker

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The deputy added that printed cooking instructions were legible on the fake sticker.

1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Dedham crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A Milbridge man was killed Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 1A and crashed into a van, according to Maine State Police.
Matthew Braun leads the Biddeford chapter of Young People in Recovery.

As a teen this man felt so alone. How his school could have helped.

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Principals want to better support students’ mental health, but they need the tools — and guidance themselves.

Emera Maine warns customers of payment demand scam

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
A picnic table sits undisturbed earlier this summer at an oceanside camp site at the defunct Ocean Wood Campground, which closed in 2009. Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby bought the campground last week at auction and plans to reopen it.

Quimby buys oceanside campground to reopen it

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A month after she donated 87,000 acres in northern Penobscot County to the National Park Service to create Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, philanthropist Roxanne Quimby has bought an oceanside campground near here that she plans to reopen.

Crash shuts down Route 1A in Dedham

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A “serious” motor vehicle crash has temporarily shut down U.S. Route 1A.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.
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.