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Christopher I. Maclennan

Newcastle man indicted for December assault with stun gun

By Beth Brogan on April 21, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
Christopher I. Maclennan was charged with attempting to strangle his girlfriend with a cord and allegedly using a stun gun on her.
The drivers of both vehicles in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset were brought to area hospitals the evening of Thursday, April 20.

Two injured in head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 21, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
A head-on collision on Route 1 in Wiscasset sent the drivers of both vehicles to area hospitals Thursday evening and closed both lanes of traffic for more than an hour.
The Camden Snow Bowl in Camden.

Audit rips board for Camden Snow Bowl’s ‘terribly mismanaged’ redevelopment

By Alex Acquisto on April 20, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.
Elvers sit in a net in Card Mill Stream in Franklin.

Maine man pleads guilty in Virginia to illegal trafficking in elvers

By Beth Brogan on April 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Richard Austin will be sentenced July 19 in federal court in Norfolk, Virginia.

Fire marshals seek cause of blaze that destroyed Richmond home

By Beth Brogan on April 20, 2017, at 10:08 a.m.
A good portion of the structure is still standing, “but for the most part it will need to be rebuilt.”
The Haggett Garage on Water Street in Wiscasset.

State takes Wiscasset garage through eminent domain

By Abigail Adams on April 20, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The MDOT filed a notice of condemnation April 5, a legal notice announcing the department was taking the Haggett Garage, owned by Coastal Enterprises Inc., through eminent domain.
Mark Westrum

Embattled Maine jail leader resigns amid new woes after OUI arrest

By Beth Brogan on April 19, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
Mark Westrum, who served for nearly nine years as correctional administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail, resigned from that position on Wednesday, six months after he was arrested for operating under the influence.
Bill Sutter, spokesman for the Wiscasset Taxpayers Alliance, points out a downtown building he said was once considered as a location for a parking lot in December 2016 in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset petition prompts new vote on proposed Route 1 traffic fix

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
The vote will not be binding, and the MDOT does not need permission from voters on the details of the project.

Wiscasset warns residents to pay back taxes or face eviction

By Abigail Adams on April 19, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
Several Wiscasset residents will be given 60 days to pay their delinquent tax bills or receive an eviction notice from the town.
A moose crossing the Veteran's Memorial Bridge in Belfast on Wednesday morning made for an unusual commute. After crossing the span, the moose continued down Route 1 and sightings have since been reported on Lincolnville beach and in the seaside community of Bayside.

Moose on a mission ties up traffic on busy Maine bridge

By Nick McCrea on April 19, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
An unusual jaywalker briefly tied up traffic on a busy Belfast bridge Wednesday morning.
Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said a home on South Clary Road was likely a total loss following two fires Sunday.

Maine home destroyed by second of two fires in same day

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
A Jefferson home is likely a total loss following two fires on Monday.
Andrew Seddon

Registered sex offender arrested at Wiscasset school concert

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Wiscasset police arrested a registered sex offender at a recital at Wiscasset Middle High School.

Portland man tells police he hit 80 mph before driving into pond

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
A 34-year-old Portland man was charged Friday with driving to endanger after driving his Volkswagen into a pond at the Mere Creek Golf Club.
Rebecca Grant walks to the office where she currently works at St. Joseph Healthcare on March 20, 2017. She said it was a struggle to get by after she was laid off from FairPoint Communications in July 2015.

Politicans say they want people to work, but they ignore this fast route to a job

on April 17, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
There’s a way to get more people out of poverty, but it’s a “bewildering maze.”

Couple charged with burglary in connection with string of break-ins in 3 counties

By Dawn Gagnon on April 16, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
Jeremy Regimbal, 27, and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Ricci Boutilier, were indicted on two counts each of burglary and nine counts each of theft by unauthorized taking by the Penobscot County grand jury.

Boothbay man arrested after fire, standoff with police

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
A Boothbay man has been arrested following an altercation with Lincoln County police Friday night.
Bubbles are seen through a glass of water

Student project clued Boothbay schools into the high lead levels in school water

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
According to data posted on the school district’s website, one high school sink tested at 230 micrograms of lead per liter, more than 10 times the Environmental Protection Agency maximum.
John Andretta Jr.

Maine man sentenced to 4 years for role in bringing deadly heroin to state

By J.W. Oliver on April 14, 2017, at 3:02 p.m.
The arrest was the third in connection with the fatal overdose of a Wiscasset man on Aug. 12, 2016.
The house at 28 College Street in Brunswick.

Bowdoin wins legal fight to buy home where owner says ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ was written

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
Bill Sutter, spokesman for the Wiscasset Taxpayers Alliance, points out a downtown building he said was once considered as a location for a parking lot in Wiscasset.

Petition adds potential roadblock to Route 1 traffic fix in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on April 13, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
The Wiscasset Taxpayer Alliance returned the petition to the town office on April 6.