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Ward Brook Road resident Holly Giles speaks in favor of a disorderly housing ordinance as Wiscasset Police Chief Jeff Lange looks on during a meeting of the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Pit bull attack spurs police chief to ask for more power to crack down on problem homes

By Abigail Adams on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:23 a.m.
The ordinance would not only be an extra tool for law enforcement, but would also enable landlords to work with their tenants to “keep them contained.”
The interior of the Mason Station power plant in February. Joseph Cotter of Mason Station LLC recently proposed transforming the old power plant into a marijuana dispensary and production facility.

Moratorium vote could stall plans for ‘marijuana tourism’ site in Wiscasset

By Abigail Adams on Jan. 05, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
Wiscasset voters soon will decide whether to adopt a six-month ban on marijuana-related businesses to give the town time to develop regulations for the businesses.
The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is floated from the dock for the first time during its October 2015 christening at Bath Iron Works.

Maine shipyard prepares to deliver $1.5 billion destroyer to Navy

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 6 p.m.
The DDG 115 “looked great and performed well,” new BIW President Dirk Lesko said in a release. “It’s a ship Bath Iron Works can be proud of.”
Belfast City Hall.

Belfast stalls marijuana sales, social clubs as it awaits regulations

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 04, 2017, at 5:18 p.m.
Belfast has put a hold on any retail marijuana operations for at least 180 days, and perhaps longer, as it weighs how to regulate the expected industry.
Henry A. Eichman

10 more sex abuse charges filed against Maine teacher

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.
The founder of the Midcoast Youth Theater charged in September 2016 with six counts of unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of children pleaded not guilty Tuesday to those allegations, as well as 10 additional charges alleging similar conduct against two others.
A plow works to remove snow from a bridge in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Ice storm in Maine cancels school for many, delays for others

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 04, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
“Bangor reported 0.15 inches of ice. That glaze of ice can make traveling dangerous.”
Mark Westrum

Maine jail chief will get to plead to lesser OUI charge if he attends counseling, AA

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
A charge of aggravated operating under the influence filed against the correctional administrator for Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset will be dismissed and he will plead to a lesser charge if he abides by conditions set by a judge on Tuesday.
The eye-catching former Dos Amigos restaurant, which has been sold to Anna Wagner, who hopes to give the space a drastically new look and open a coffee shop and lounge, can be seen Tuesday off Route 1 in Northport.

Former midcoast Mexican restaurant getting major makeover

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 04, 2017, at 7:17 a.m.
The gaudy, lime green former home of Dos Amigos Mexican restaurant, at 144 Bayside Road, is getting a makeover and a new life, likely as a cafe and lounge.

Rockport man suffers serious injuries, escapes burning mobile home

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 03, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
A Rockport man suffered serious injuries when fire swept through his mobile home early Tuesday, according to the Maine fire marshal’s office.

Police find stolen guns hidden in snow after burglary at Route 1 shop

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 03, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
An undisclosed number of handguns stolen from store on Route 1 in Brunswick were recovered not long after the burglary. They were hidden in the snow.
Shawn Kivlin

Belfast man accused of threatening woman, three children with machete

By CBS 13 on Jan. 03, 2017, at 8:31 a.m.
Police say a man held a machete against a woman’s throat and threatened to kill her and her three children.

One person brought to hospital following Rockport house fire

By CBS 13 on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.
One person has been brought to the hospital in an overnight fire in Rockland.
Leverett "Tink" Mitchell

Bath city councilor, former fire chief dies

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
Leverett “Tink” Mitchell was 68.

Rockland firefighter flown to hospital after fighting fire

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
“He had a breathing issue.”

Phippsburg man in custody following overnight standoff

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
A 54-year-old Phippsburg man was arrested early Monday morning after a standoff at his home that lasted more than seven hours.
Marina Moscone (right) and her daughter Sasha, 4, take a walk through Chapin Park in Bangor on Friday.

Maine power companies still grappling with effects of season’s first nor’easter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 31, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
As of noon on Saturday, more than 16,000 CMP customers were without electricity. Meanwhile, nearly 700 Emera Maine accounts were waiting for service to be restored.
A Mercury Grand Marquis is pulled from the scene of a crash that temporarily closed both lanes of traffic on Route 32 in Waldoboro on Friday.

Two people walk away from crash that police say ‘should have been fatal’

By Abigail Adams on Dec. 31, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
Two individuals walked away from a single-vehicle crash that temporarily shut down both lanes of traffic on Route 32 in Waldoboro on Friday evening.
Kate Pendleton (right) and her brother, Kody Pendleton, relax in Kate's apartment in Belfast on Wednesday. Pendleton had a hard time finding an affordable apartment in Belfast. She recently moved into her small apartment above someone's garage earlier this year.

Why it is so hard for midcoast residents to find a decent place to rent

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 31, 2016, at 7 a.m.
“The competitiveness of trying to find an apartment is one of the most stressful factors. It’s like a battle of the fittest.”
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Nor’easter blankets Maine, collapses UMaine’s Mahaney Dome

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
The snow knocked out power to more than 100,000 residents, brought down utility lines and even caused the University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome to collapse.

Officials identify man who died in Pownal fire

By BDN Staff Report on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
The fire broke out about 1 a.m. Friday.