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ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
BDN coastal reporter Nick McCrea helps set up for the Maine Celtic Festival in Belfast.

The heavy lifting behind a Maine summer festival

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
The dozens of festivals that pop up in communities across the state during summer months play a key role in that vitality, bringing out locals and visitors are looking for a chance to get out and enjoy Maine’s fleeting warm weather.
A rendering of Linda Bean's proposed Wyeth gallery and learning center in Port Clyde.

Locals still pitted against Linda Bean’s Wyeth center proposal

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 09, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
Tensions ran high Tuesday night as the St. George Planning Board yet again delayed the decision of whether to allow Linda Bean to build a Wyeth Reading Room in the village of Port Clyde.

Bagaduce Music Lending Library

on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.
Kevin S. King

Man who hid stolen gold, guns and drugs in Maine home pleads guilty

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 08, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
A Waldoboro man convicted of grand theft in Florida after police found $200,000 of stolen gold under a false floor in his basement nearly two years ago has returned to Lincoln County and pleaded guilty to possessing firearms and heroin.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
BDN coastal reporter Nick McCrea (right) helps clean the dishwasher while Julie Horton cleans the refrigerate of a Bayside cottage rental after guests had left.

Every stain, loose hair and crumb: What it’s like to clean cottages for tourists

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 08, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
On this Saturday — and every summer Saturday — Jennika Lundy, owner of Bayside Cottage Rentals in Northport, is frantically busy. Today, 17 cottages will change hands, and each takes hours to prepare.
The Lincoln Theater marquis lights up Main Street in Damariscotta.

Petitioners seeks to halt commercial development in Damariscotta

By Maia Zewert on Aug. 07, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.
The petition calls for a temporary ban on new retail buildings larger than 2,500 square feet and on any new construction, expansion or use that requires approval.
D.L. Allen III

Maine man pleads guilty to playing part in sale of heroin that caused fatal overdose

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 07, 2017, at 4:50 p.m.
D.L. Allen III was sentenced to five years in custody with all but 30 days suspended, plus three years of probation and a $400 fine.
Talicia Martins

Socialite daughter of famous ballet couple busted for Maine burglaries

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 07, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
A 21-year-old arrested and charged for burglarizing three Camden businesses last week with a friend is the daughter of Darci Kistler, former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, and Peter Martins, chief of the ballet company.

Bicyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by car in Knox County

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 05, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
A 21-year-old woman suffered serious injuries Thursday night when her bicycle was struck by a car in St. George, police said Saturday.
Jonathan Menard says he can't remember leaving work and riding his bicycle home that night.

Brunswick man hit by alleged drunk driver out of coma

By CBS 13 on Aug. 05, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
Jonathan Menard, 23, says he can’t remember leaving work and riding his bicycle home that night.
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Talicia Martins

Two from New York arrested for robbing string of Camden businesses

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 04, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
Camden Police have arrested and charged two young adults from New York who burglarized three businesses earlier this week in downtown Camden.
Andrew P. Baldwin Jr. (left) stands with his attorney, William Pagnano, during his sentence hearing at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Maine man goes to jail for three years for sexually assaulting teen

By Abigail Adams on Aug. 04, 2017, at 4:24 p.m.
A Friendship man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Waldoboro in December 2016.

Seaside property next to Maine’s ‘lost colony’ hits market for $1.25 million

By Darren Fishell on Aug. 04, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
Ducktrap River of Maine, which makes smoked salmon and other fish products at its Belfast facility, is expanding after purchasing a vacant building next door.

Belfast salmon smoker planning $5 million expansion to meet boosted demand

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 02, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
A local company that makes smoked salmon and other seafood products is taking over a shuttered building next door to meet increased national demand for its products.
Bianca Giron, left, and Mary Ann Persad pose topless as cooked lobsters in Rockland near the entrance of the 70th annual Lobster Festival. Giron and Persad are volunteers with PETA protesting the boiling alive of lobsters.

Two topless women want you to picture them when you cook lobsters

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 02, 2017, at 4:22 p.m.
Last year, one PETA protester lay topless on a giant dinner plate, positioned on the same corner as this year’s protest.
The Harvey Gamage docked at Gamage Shipyard.

A schooner turned floating classroom visits its Maine birthplace

By Remy Segovia, Lincoln County News on Aug. 02, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
Harvey Gamage, the shipbuilder, owned and operated the Gamage Shipyard from 1924 until his death in 1976.

Open House and annual summer picnic

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.

Passenger dies after being thrown from vehicle in Bath crash

BDN staff reports on Aug. 02, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
Sheldon Curtis, 31, of Tenants Harbor, a passenger in the front seat of the Jeep, died as a result of massive head injuries.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
Cameron Brann trudges through the mud looking for a spot to dig for bloodworms in a mudflat on the Jordan River in Lamoine. Brann, who is still new to digging, digs year-round and hopes to dig around 500 worms a day.

I made one very big mistake during my day as a bloodwormer

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1 a.m.
I followed Brann down past the seaweed strewn rocks and into the muck. This is where it went wrong for me.
Pilings set deep in the sand near the northern end of Popham Beach are all that remain of the Boston Boat pier and the state pier, which according to historians was used by the Eastern Steamship Company boats from the 1880s until 1911. Neighbors and other Phippsburg residents objected when Jack Parker, whose house looks out over the pilings, applied to remove the pilings.

Phippsburg files appeal to stop removal of Popham Beach pilings

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
Jack Parker said at a November selectmen’s meeting that he wanted to remove the pilings “to protect the beach from erosion with rising sea levels,” according to meeting minutes.