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Firefighters battle a blaze on Feb. 10, 2013, that destroyed a landmark Owls Head business, Frankie's Garage.

Owls Head seeks to kill lawsuit over garage fire before trial

By Stephen Betts on May 23, 2016, at 12:47 p.m.
The town’s attorney argues the municipality should be ruled immune from a $400,000 lawsuit filed against it by the owner of a commercial garage destroyed by fire.

Police charge 10 in Owls Head underage drinking party

By Stephen Betts on May 23, 2016, at 12:04 p.m.
Teenagers were issued summonses Saturday night for underage drinking.
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A Confederate solider walks into the Company B, 20th Maine Infantry Civil War re-enactors' camp Saturday during a School of the Soldier at Fort Knox in Prospect. The company freshened up their skills during the weekend to get ready for re-enactment season.

Re-enactors teach the art of Civil War at Fort Knox

Bangor Daily News on May 22, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
Civil War re-enactment training took place at Fort Knox in Prospect on Saturday.

Hope to hold candidates night

on May 22, 2016, at 7:18 a.m.
The Hope Fire Department, will be sponsoring a candidates night 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26.
Jennifer and Nick Charboneau make a toast in the newly expanded pub at Cook's Lobster and Ale House. The modern space features multiple Maine beers on tap and will be open year-round with a limited menu in the winter.

Family revives Bailey Island landmarks, makes two dreams come true

By Kathleen Pierce on May 21, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
A family from Lewiston has taken over the iconic Cook’s Lobster House and the Bailey Island Motel.
Captain Noah Barnes discusses the work done to restore the former Nathaniel Bowditch into the Ladona. The schooner is berthed in Lermond's Cove in Rockland.

Restoration of historic Rockland schooner a labor of love

By Stephen Betts on May 20, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
After 20 months of hard work, the schooner Ladona was recommissioned Friday at Windjammer Wharf in Lermond’s Cove in Rockland.
James Scheider

Five accused of making meth indicted in Waldo County

By Abigail Curtis on May 20, 2016, at 6:25 p.m.
BELFAST | Five people accused of making methamphetamine in their homes in Northport and Belfast were indicted last week by the Waldo County grand jury. The charges stem from two March drug busts, one in Northport and one in Belfast. Three people were indicted in connection with the lab …
Matthew Cox

Former Searsport coach indicted on sexual exploitation charge

By Abigail Curtis on May 20, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
Matthew Cox, 35, of Stockton Springs was arrested after an investigation of claims there was an inappropriate relationship between the coach and a student athlete.

Camden police arrest woman twice in one day for skipping out on bills

By Stephen Betts on May 20, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
A 61-year-old woman who had been arrested last month for staying at an inn after being ordered to leave for not paying was arrested twice Thursday after committing similar offenses, according to police.
Regional School Unit 71 Superintendent Paul D. Knowles

Belfast-area residents to vote on $25.9 million school budget

By Abigail Curtis on May 20, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
Residents of Regional School Unit 71 will be asked next week to validate a $25.9 million budget next week — and not every voter who lives in the five-town school district is pleased with that number.

Meals on Wheels plans Rockland expansion

By Stephen Betts on May 20, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
MCH has filed an application with the Rockland code enforcement office to build a 520-square-foot addition to the ground floor of the Methodist Conference Home.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Union sues Bath Iron Works, claims arbitrator bias

By Beth Brogan on May 20, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
The largest union at Bath Iron Works filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the company.
Wally O'Brien teaches the author's daughter, Zoe, how to operate the loom.

A visit with old friends reminded me what the good life is all about

By Sarah Kilch Gaffney on May 20, 2016, at 8:19 a.m.
I have visited them many times over the last decade, and sometimes a year or two goes by between visits, but I cherish every time I make my way to their home.

Advocate for families of Maine murder victims faces theft charge

By Stephen Betts on May 19, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
Patrick A. Day is accused of falsely claiming his identity had been stolen in an effort not to repay a loan.

Report: Lincoln County woman arrested in alleged ‘lost dog’ scam

By Seth Koenig on May 19, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The suspect would go door-to-door claiming to be looking for a lost dog, then ask to use the bathroom.
Fayum Mummy Portrait Mask,” Egyptian, ca. second century AD, painted on wood with applied gilt leaf.

Bowdoin College acquires 2,000-year-old mummy portrait

By Beth Brogan on May 19, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
A recently acquired Egyptian portrait created nearly 2,000 years ago that originally covered the face of a mummy will be on public display through June 5 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Theodore Berry represents himself at a hearing in Rockland District Court last year.

Rockland man’s plea to lesser charge ends assault trial

By Stephen Betts on May 19, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
The jury had deliberated for more than four hours over two days on the assault charge when 25-year-old Theodore Berry agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange on his first day on the job, Monday, May 16.

Wiscasset’s new police chief on duty

By Abigail Adams on May 19, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
Wiscasset’s new police chief has arrived. Jeffrey Lange was sworn in and began duty on Monday, May 16; he brings nearly 30 years of public safety experience to his new role as head of the Wiscasset Police Department. In his career, Lange has worked on gang and …
Jeremy Dennison

Rockland man gets nine months in jail for leaving sick child home alone

By Stephen Betts on May 19, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
A Rockland man who left his sick 4-year-old daughter home alone while he went to a bar will serve nine months in jail. Jeremy Dennison, 30, pleaded guilty Thursday in Knox County Unified Court to endangering the welfare of a child and refusing to submit to arrest. …

Cushing woman sentenced for stealing drugs from neighbor

By Stephen Betts on May 19, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
Rebecca L. Hinsey admitted stealing pain medication from a neighbor who had gone to a bereavement support group meeting.