Rachel Borch, 21, stands along an overgrown area of the trail she runs along Alford Lake, much like the section where she was recently attacked by a rabid raccoon while jogging near her home in Hope. The raccoon lunged at her and bit her on the thumb, not letting go. Borch drowned the animal in a puddle.

Maine jogger who killed rabid raccoon becomes overnight media sensation

By Alex Acquisto on June 16, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
“I didn’t choose the rock star life, the rock star life chose me,” Rachel Borch said with a grin, sitting at her kitchen table as her mom fielded another call from another reporter.
The Standard of Newcastle boathouse. Kieve-Wavus Education Inc. plans to buy the building.

Education group meets strong opposition in plan to buy midcoast boathouse

By Maia Zewert on June 15, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
The Newcastle Board of Selectmen learned about Kieve-Wavus Education Inc.’s plans to purchase the boathouse behind The Standard of Newcastle condominium building to use for a leadership program, but the plan has met with opposition from the condominium association.

Durham man critically injured in motorcycle crash

By Beth Brogan on June 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A Durham man remained in “extremely critical condition” Thursday morning following a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening on Route 196.

Maine woman charged with manslaughter, OUI after Route 1 crash that killed couple

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.
Danielle R. Ward, whom police said was operating under the influence when her vehicle struck another vehicle on Route 1, killing a Woolwich couple in January, has been indicted for manslaughter.
Conceptual sketches for a new, $28 million elementary school approved by Brunswick voters on Tuesday. The school, to house 660 preschool through second-grade students, will be built on the former Jordan Acres School site. The school will be funded by local dollars only after voters supported foregoing the process to apply for state funding, which typically takes years.

Brunswick voters OK borrowing $28 million to build school without state aid

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
The bond, which passed 2,040 to 1,779, will fund a school to replace the 62-year-old Coffin School.
Warden Susan Blagden reads the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum on Tuesday.

Attorney: Wiscasset illegally barred public from ballot count

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
An attorney contacted by the town of Wiscasset said an election warden illegally kept reporters and residents away from a ballot count.
Rachel Borch, 21, stands in the woods near her home in Hope. Borch was attacked while on a jog in woods near her home by a rabid raccoon and had to drown the animal in self defense.

Mainer attacked by rabid raccoon drowns it in puddle

By Alex Acquisto on June 14, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
“I didn’t think I could strangle it with my bare hands,” Rachel Borch remembers thinking, but holding it under the water might do the trick. “With my thumb in its mouth, I just pushed its head down into the muck.”

Teen with keys under his pillow charged with Skowhegan car fires

By Judy Harrison on June 14, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
A 15-year-old local boy has been charged with arson and burglary in connection with four car fires set early Monday morning.

Fox thought to have rabies attacks man in Topsham

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
“He was out walking around, and a gray fox just literally ran right up to him and grabbed onto his hand.”
Camden and Rockport voters approved a $25 million bond June 13 that will bring a new middle school to MSAD 28.

Camden, Rockport voters approve $25 million middle school bond

By Alex Acquisto on June 14, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
Voters here and in the neighboring town of Rockport overwhelmingly approved Tuesday a $25.2 million bond to construct a new middle school for the two towns’ middle school students.
Wiscasset Selectman Ben Rines (from left), candidate for selectman Bob Blagden, and Town Manager Marian Anderson await the results of Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.

Wiscasset voters reject school energy project, town planner’s budget

By Abigail Adams on June 14, 2017, at 9:16 a.m.
The Wiscasset School Department’s proposed $1.75 million energy conservation performance contract, the town planner’s budget and two social service requests were voted down at Wiscasset’s annual town meeting by referendum Tuesday, June 13.
Jon Fishman, drummer in the band Phish, introduces U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Portland, March 2, 2016.  Fishman has been elected as a selectman in Lincolnville.

Phish drummer, filmmaker elected as Lincolnville selectmen

By Nick McCrea on June 14, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
The drummer for the rock band Phish has been elected to public office in an unusually star-studded election for the town’s five-member selectboard.
Brunswick voters approve multimillion-dollar plan to build elementary school.

Brunswick voters approve new elementary school

By CBS 13 on June 14, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
Voters approved a multimillion-dollar plan by just a couple hundred votes.

Maine man pleads guilty to selling heroin, crack

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2017, at 7:37 p.m.
Daniel Pallis faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and at least three years of probation, according to a release from acting U.S. Attorney Richard W. Murphy.

Freeport retailer Sashay’s files for bankruptcy

By Darren Fishell on June 13, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.
The downtown Freeport women’s clothing boutique Sashay’s has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, seeking to liquidate all of its assets.
Rion Smith

Harpswell man accused of assaulting two men with pipe or bat

By Beth Brogan on June 13, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
One of the men was taken to Mid Coast Hospital after he was allegedly struck several times in the head.
Damariscotta Board of Selectmen Chair Robin Mayer and Vice Chair Ronn Orenstein hold a 1959 wood carving by the late Damariscotta artist Maurice “Jake” Day. The carving, along with the town seal behind Mayer and Orenstein, were both carved by Jake Day in 1959 and recently restored by his grandson Dan Day.

Grandson restores famed artist’s display in Damariscotta Town Office

By Maia Zewert on June 13, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
“Dan restored both pieces out of love for his grandfather and a deep respect for Damariscotta, where he and many generations of Days were born and raised.”
Chief Petty Officer Mervin 'Sonny' Grotton is shown in this undated photo. Grotton was shot and killed in his yard in Belfast, Maine in December 1983. Grotton's widow Norma Small, 61, was arrested Wednesday in Kansas, and two other men, were indicted for the murder. Police said Small hired Fuller to shoot her husband. Smith introduced the two, police said.

CBS to air program on NCIS investigation into infamous Belfast murder

By Alex Acquisto on June 13, 2017, at 2 a.m.
“The Sting,” a CBS “48 Hours” episode about Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents who delved into an infamous 1983 murder of a Belfast Navy chief petty officer, will air on Wednesday.

Brunswick man fires gun, holds police at bay with wife trapped in home

By Beth Brogan on June 12, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
An elderly man kept officers at bay for nearly an hour Monday, allegedly shooting a gun and destroying the inside of his home where his wife was trapped.
Longtime Bath City Manager Bill Giroux has resigned effective July 6.

Bath city manager resigns after 11 years on the job

By Beth Brogan on June 12, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
“I feel like it’s a good time to move along.”