Midcoast

 
Jon Fishman, drummer for Phish, performs on stage at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on July 3, 2013.

Inspired by Bernie Sanders, Phish drummer runs for local office in Lincolnville

By Nick McCrea on April 12, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Jonathan Fishman, the drummer for Phish and side project Touchpants, has decided to have a go at public office.

Possible replacements for longtime district attorney named

By Nick McCrea on April 12, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Republicans representing several counties have picked two attorneys they’d like to fill the role of their longtime district attorney.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Plane crashes on I-295 in Bowdoinham, but pilot and passenger walk away

By Beth Brogan and Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.
This house at 180 Abrams Mountain Road, called "The Froggery," sold at auction over the weekend for an undisclosed sum. Earlier this year, it was listed for $10.9 million, making it the most expensive house on the market in Maine.

Former midcoast mansion owner sues auctioneer who sold it for mere $1.4 million

By Nick McCrea on April 11, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
The former owner of a $10 million island mansion is suing a high-end, Florida-based auctioneer after his home sold for a meager $1.375 million last June.
A Waldoboro firefighter sweeps debris out of the road at the scene of a three-car collision on Route 1 Monday morning.

Crash forces closure of Route 1 in Waldoboro

on April 10, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.
A three-vehicle collision closed Route 1 on Monday morning and sent four people to the hospital.

Mystery boom befuddles Maine authorities

By Beth Brogan on April 10, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
State police and other public safety officials say they have no explanation for a loud “boom” reported by residents of Kennebec and surrounding counties at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
A truck went into the water while attempting to retrieve a boat at Pine Street Landing in Waldoboro Sunday afternoon.

Pickup goes into Medomak River in Waldoboro

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on April 10, 2017, at 7:31 a.m.
No injuries were reported after a vehicle went into the Medomak River at Pine Street Landing on Sunday.
Henry A. Eichman

Founder of Midcoast Youth Theater facing new sexual assault charges

By Judy Harrison on April 08, 2017, at 9:02 a.m.
The founder of the Midcoast Youth Theater previously charged with 16 sex charges against children was indicted on one count each of unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual touching.
Maine Maritime Academy men's basketball coach David Muchnick (right) has resigned after three seasons.

Maine Maritime men’s basketball coach resigns after three seasons

By Ernie Clark on April 07, 2017, at 4:40 p.m.
MMA went 13-62 during David Muchnick’s tenure, including a 4-14 North Atlantic Conference finish during the 2015-2016 season that was the program’s best since 2011.
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Payten Simmons (right) and Silas Miller Six listen to their instructor Terry Moore (left) at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland during the fisherman's academy. Six Oceanside High School students are participating in the school’s program designed to keep young fishermen in school instead of dropping out without a high school diploma.

Future lobstermen are staying in school thanks to unique Maine program

By Alex Acquisto on April 07, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The fisherman’s academy at Oceanside High School caters to students whose ties to the ocean run deep and who will more than likely pursue careers working as commercial fishermen.
An adult mosquito harvesting a blood meal. Improper application of insect repellent could increase your chances for bites.

You’re putting your insect repellent on wrong

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There’s actually a right and a wrong way to put on insect repellent,” said Michael Bentley, staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association.
Morrill native Matt Benjamin was looking for adventure and a career in stock car racing when he departed for Virginia with his friend Trevor Pollard of Searsmont. Ten years later, both are enjoying working for racing teams based in North Carolina.

Life in the fast lane: Belfast High graduates find a home in auto racing

By Larry Mahoney on April 06, 2017, at 6:18 p.m.
A decade after graduating from Belfast High School, Matt Benjamin and Travis Pollard are living their dreams in the world of racing.
Lincoln Academy Associate Head of School Andrew T. “Andy” Mullin.

Lincoln Academy administrator will keep job after OUI arrest

By J.W. Oliver on April 06, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Lincoln Academy Associate Head of School Andrew T. “Andy” Mullin is serving a 12-day suspension and must see a counselor, but will keep his job.
An adult female deer tick. The National Pest Management Association predicts 2017 will be a bad season for mosquitoes and ticks.

Pest experts predict bad tick, mosquito season for Northeast

By Aislinn Sarnacki on April 06, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
For the Northeast, the bi-annual Bug Barometer states that “higher tick populations may result from the unseasonably warm winter.
Chelsea Larrabee

Teen gets 3 years in prison for car accident that killed passenger

By Nick McCrea on April 06, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
A 19-year-old woman will spend three years in prison after a high-speed car crash that killed her friend.
Tony, Ross and Laura Moskwa are the new owners of The Bradley Inn. The Moskwas, formerly of Auburn, California closed on the inn Thursday, March 30.

California family buys historic coastal Maine inn

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on April 06, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.
The Bradley Inn at Pemaquid Point is under new management.

Fire rips through Whitefield house family owned for generations

By Lincoln County News on April 06, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
Four generations of Fergussons have lived at 342 Jefferson Road in Whitefield, co-owner George Fergusson said. The house was consumed with flames Wednesday.
The City of Belfast has decided to scrap the idea of charging a fee for plastic bags used at large stores and instead is looking at enacting a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses. The ban would be similar to similar restrictions adopted or being considered in other municipalities in midcoast and southern Maine.

Belfast Council scraps plastic bag fee idea, eyes stronger ban

By Nick McCrea on April 05, 2017, at 1:55 p.m.
The Belfast City Council has mothballed a proposed fee on single-use plastic bags and instead wants to consider an outright ban.

Police accuse Waldoboro pair of stealing checks, forgery

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on April 05, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
A man and woman from Waldoboro face charges of forgery and theft after allegedly stealing checks from another Waldoboro man and forging $8,480 in checks.
POLL QUESTION
A glass of water is seen during the taste testing at the Maine Rural Water Association's 34th Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Dec. 11, 2014.

Maine’s wells could be polluted with arsenic, lead

By Abigail Curtis on April 05, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
“The major problem is that Maine has a high reliance on wells, but very few people test their wells.”