High winds leave more than 6,000 Mainers without power

By Dawn Gagnon on April 15, 2014, at 8:49 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Emera Maine and Central Maine Power repair crews worked through the night to restore power to more than 6,000 customers who lost it Tuesday, according to the utilities’ live outage and restoration maps. By 7 a.m. Wednesday, CMP had 340 outages left, mostly in Waldo and Cumberland …

Winterport man sentenced after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child

By Abigail Curtis on April 15, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A Winterport man charged last summer with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a child was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, with all but nine months suspended. David Hyatt, 74, pleaded guilty last week at Waldo County Superior Court to three charges of unlawful sexual …
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Husking Corn, Farmington, Maine. Penobscot Marine Museum

Searsport Farmers Market opens May 13

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 20, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 3, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 10, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.Tuesday, June …
Dutch duit found last summer in Cape Jellison by Searsport District Middle School students working at an archaeology field school.

Searsport middle school students dig up history at archaeological field school

By Abigail Curtis on April 15, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
SEARSPORT, Maine — Last spring, the students at Searsport District Middle School spent a couple of days in Stockton Springs digging test pits, searching for artifacts and learning how to correctly catalog their finds. This week, the junior archaeologists learned that what they carefully excavated from the yard around a …
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Plant sale at UU Church in Rockland

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-8750 ROCKLAND, Maine — First Universalist Church will hold a plant sale, featuring organic seedlings from Hatchet Cove Farm, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, at the church, 345 Broadway, Route …
The Maine State Ferry Terminal in November.

Feds award $1 million for Maine ferry service upgrades

By Stephen Betts on April 15, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The islands served by the Maine State Ferry Service will see improvements to their marine transportation system, thanks to a $1 million grant from U.S. Department of Transportation. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree on Monday announced the release of the federal money. The …

Car stolen from Rockland found trashed in Waldoboro

By Stephen Betts on April 15, 2014, at 10:06 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A car stolen last week in Rockland was found Sunday, but it was severely vandalized. The Kia Sephia was reported stolen in Rockland on April 6. The license plates from the car had been found Wednesday in Waldoboro, near where a resident reported someone had stolen the …
Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli

Rockland names acting fire chief

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 8:21 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — A veteran firefighter will be taking the helm of the department on May 1. Assistant Chief Adam Miceli will be the interim fire chief, Acting City Manager Tom Luttrell announced Monday night. He said Miceli has agreed to serve in the position through the council’s upcoming budget …
Earl Leathers

Lincoln County man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

By Abigail Curtis on April 14, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — A Waldoboro man has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor after information came to light about two incidents that allegedly happened in 2012 in Belfast City Park. Earl Leathers, 27, was arrested Friday after an investigation by Detective Merl Reed of the Waldo County Sheriff’s …
Damien Ingraham

Knox man who allegedly urinated on girlfriend’s clothes arrested

By Abigail Curtis on April 14, 2014, at 5:13 p.m.
KNOX, Maine — A local man who allegedly urinated on his girlfriend’s clothes during a fight was arrested very early Sunday morning and charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence assault. The girlfriend of 33-year-old Damien L. Ingraham called police at 1:18 a.m. Sunday to report that she had been …
Cecil Worster

Body found in river identified as Bangor man missing since November

By Abigail Curtis on April 14, 2014, at 4:46 p.m.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — The body found floating in the Penobscot River on Sunday morning has been identified as a Bangor man who was reported missing last November, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Cecil Worster, 46, was believed to have left his home near the Hampden town line …

Pair arrested after allegedly stealing diamond necklace in Freeport, crashing car during high-speed chase

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Two men who allegedly stole a $3,650 diamond necklace from Brown’s Goldsmiths in Freeport on Friday afternoon were arrested on Route 1 after fleeing from police and striking two other vehicles before crashing. Teak William Lee, 22, of Georgetown and David R. Goodglass, 21, of South Portland …
George and Marian Benson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday.

Maine couple that cooked together, stayed together — for 60 years and counting

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
HOPE, Maine — Perhaps it was fate that George and Marian Benson would get married and run a restaurant together. George said he and Marian went out on one date when they lived in Maine more than 60 years ago but that she doesn’t recall that first date. A few …
Barry Mills, center, stands with former Sen. Olympia Snowe and his wife, Karen Gordon Mills, in this April 1, 2009 photo. Mills has announced he will step down from his post as president of Bowdoin College.

Barry Mills to step down as president of Bowdoin College in 2015

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin College President Barry Mills announced Monday that he will step down in June 2015. Mills, 63, has served as president of the college for 13 years. In an email to the Bowdoin community, he wrote that he does not plan to retire but “will seek another …
Patrick Ridley

Bath man allegedly tied up, tried to strangle former girlfriend in kidnapping

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Police on Monday released more details about the alleged kidnapping of a Brunswick woman by her ex-boyfriend Thursday night. Patrick Ridley, 28, whose last known address was in Bath, was charged Friday after police say he kidnapped his 24-year-old former girlfriend, took her to another residence, tied …
Elbert Ranquist Jr.

Suspect in Rockland pharmacy robbery set to change plea

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 8:39 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A 43-year-old Cushing man is scheduled to change his plea to guilty Thursday in federal court to a charge that he robbed a Rockland pharmacy at knifepoint. Elbert Ranquist Jr. faces up to 20 years in prison followed by up to three years of supervised release if …

Knox County sheriff probes two home break-ins, including theft of cash on Vinalhaven

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two residential burglaries, including one in which a large amount of cash was reported stolen. The burglary involving the cash theft occurred on Vinalhaven. The break-in was reported shortly before 5 p.m. Friday. The home was unlocked, according to the …

Rockland-area school board seeks public input for superintendent search

By Stephen Betts on April 14, 2014, at 7:57 a.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The Regional School Unit 13 board is asking for public input on what qualities the next superintendent should have. The board will hold a forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Oceanside High School East in Rockland to solicit suggestions. Board member Marla McGeady said …

Body found in Penobscot River

By Stephen Betts on April 13, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — A male body found in the Penobscot River on Sunday morning has been taken to the Maine medical examiner’s office for identification. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office issued a news release Sunday saying that a resident who lives along the river in Stockton Springs spotted what …

After manhunt, Bath man charged with kidnapping

By Stephen Betts on April 12, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — A two-day investigation by Brunswick and Lisbon police ended late Friday with the arrest of a Bath man for kidnapping and assault. Brunswick police arrested Patrick Ridley, 28, whose last known address was Bath. Ridley with was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and misuse of a public …
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