Midcoast

 

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
Community Shellfish LLC owner Boe Marsh hopes to repurpose this lobster pound as a space for aquaculture, particularly for the growth and harvesting of oysters and clams.

Midcoast lobster pound co-op sees a promising future in aquaculture

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on June 11, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
The co-op will continue in its current role as a base of operations for local lobstermen and other commercial fishermen, and the new owner is reintroducing aquaculture, a field the co-op first experimented with in previous years.
The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards warning, effective through Saturday evening, for coastal Hancock and Washington counties as well as the midcoast and southwest regions of the state.

Be careful if you’re out on the water today, weather service warns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Warmer air temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on land may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures, which currently are in the 40s.
Officer Erick Halpin

Midcoast officer’s quick thinking helps save man who overdosed

By Maia Zewert on June 10, 2017, at 9:56 a.m.
Hospital personnel said his quick thinking saved the man’s life.

Teen suffers serious injuries in Swanville crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2017, at 7:29 p.m.
Garrett Smith, 18, was traveling south on Oak Hill Road shortly before 11 a.m. when he lost control on a curve.
MSAD 28 and Five Town CSD voters will cast their ballots on June 13 in favor of or against the construction of a $25 million bond for a new Camden-Rockport Middle School.

Camden, Rockport voters to decide on $25 million middle school proposal

By Alex Acquisto on June 09, 2017, at 3:29 p.m.
Local residents and their neighbors in Rockport will vote on June 13 whether to sanction the construction of a new $25 million middle school.

Bomb threat at L.L. Bean facility in Brunswick sparks investigation

By CBS 13 on June 09, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
Police are investigating a report of a bomb inside the L.L. Bean manufacturing facility.
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the start of Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017.

111-year-old Freeport woman’s birthday wish: to meet Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

By Michelle Williams, MassLive.com on June 08, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
As a birthday wish, she sent Brady a letter asking to meet him, though she has yet to hear back.
Brandon Gignac

Man who terrorized grandparents charged with assaulting another relative

By Tammy Wells, Journal Tribune on June 08, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
He became argumentative with relatives on Tuesday morning at a home on Old Limington Road and began destroying property for unknown reasons.
Maine State Police, Penobscot County Sheriff, and Brewer police work on the scene where 54-year-old Mark Ellis was killed after more than a 12 hour standoff with police at his home in Orrington on Wednesday.

Fatal police shootings surge in Maine in 2017

By Judy Harrison on June 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Twice as many people have been fatally shot by Maine police so far this year as in all of 2016 and 2015 combined.
Derek Dall

Two men arrested in connection with Brunswick robbery

By Beth Brogan on June 07, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
Brunswick police on Wednesday arrested two area men wanted as suspects in an alleged strong-arm robbery on Tuesday.
Audra Caler-Bell will be Camden's new town manager starting July 1.

Camden picks Rockland’s interim manager for top admin post

By Alex Acquisto on June 07, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
Audra Caler-Bell, longtime interim city manager in Rockland, will become the permanent town manager of Camden.
The building on the left is the focus of a court appeal filed by a neighbor to the Nebo Lodge on North Haven.

Maine’s highest court sides with island inn over neighbor’s complaint

By Alex Acquisto on June 07, 2017, at 10:48 a.m.
Maine’s highest court has sided with the owners of Nebo Lodge.
POLL QUESTION
Goats and two of four greenhouses are seen at Chase Street Farm in Monroe, June 20, 2016.

Small earthquake shakes up midcoast Maine

By Nick McCrea on June 07, 2017, at 10:46 a.m.
If you felt a little bit shaky Wednesday morning in midcoast Maine, you’re not alone.

Police investigating unattended roadside death in Bucksport

By Alex Acquisto on June 07, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
The Bucksport Police Department is investigating the death of a local man, after his body was found on the side of the road.

Brunswick man tells police that drinking partners robbed him

By Beth Brogan on June 06, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
Waltz declined to say how much money was allegedly taken other than to say it was less than $1,000.
A Mount Desert Island scallop diver cuts out the innards of a scallop.

NOAA launches survey on health of Maine’s scallops, corals

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is launching two new surveys in the Gulf of Maine to gather data on two species whose management has become controversial — scallops and corals.

Former Maine man pleads guilty to 1995 sex crimes against teenager

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
During an interview with federal agents, Miller reportedly admitted abusing the teen in 1995.
This 8-inch by 10-inch mounted print of Charles W. Morse on horseback in New York City, circa 1907, is part of a collection of Morse's letters, photos and other documents listed by Between the Covers Rare Books for $30,000.

A Maine high school is named after this ‘Ice King.’ Now you can own his private papers.

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
Letters, photographs and other papers from Charles W. Morse, a Bath native, financier and shipping magnate for whom the city’s high school is named, have been listed for sale by a rare books dealer in New Jersey — for $30,000.
Katherine Harriman

Bangor woman sentenced for running over man with car

By Nick McCrea on June 01, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
A Bangor woman will spend a year in jail for running her former boyfriend over with a car.