Ali Sinclair, a 2012 graduate of Maine Central Institute, who recently graduated from the University of Southern Maine id seeking help to fund a World Race missions trip that will take her to 11 countries in 11 months. She will do various kinds of social service work in each country.

Recent USM grad seeks help to fund mission trip to third world countries

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 8:35 a.m.
PITTSFIELD — Ali Sinclair, a 2012 graduate of Maine Central Institute, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Southern Maine, is seeking to help others in need. She will embark in October on a mission trip called the World Race. She will travel to …

Thomaston Dog Park Association gives kudos to its supporters

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:48 a.m.
THOMASTON — The Thomaston Dog Park Association extends thanks to those who attended recently the first Lobster Lunch fundraising event to benefit the park. Attendees enjoyed lobster, corn, coleslaw, a roll, beverages and desserts at Thomaston Town Landing on a near perfect August afternoon. Special thanks for making the event possible …
Axel Stewart (left), 19, of Epsom, N.H., plays the mandolin for his sister, Madeleine, while seeking a quiet moment in the trees at Maine Fiddle Camp, a multi-generational summer camp experience that celebrates traditional music in Montville.

Music made under the pines at Maine Fiddle Camp

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
It’s a music camp for people of all ages and all abilities. They stay in rustic cabins or in tents, and spend most of their time playing music and improving their skills, which can range from rudimentary to near-professional.
The Maine Warden Service called in a Maine Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter to help rescue a 14-year-old Appalachian Trail hiker from Virginia who injured his leg on Barren Mountain, southeast of Greenville.

Appalachian Trail hiker, 14, rescued from Barren Mountain

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 24, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
The 14-year-old was flown to C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville for treatment of his injury, Cpl. John MacDonald said.
The stern of El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on Nov. 1, 2015.

El Faro captain ordered crew to abandon ship before sinking

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Twenty-six hours of newly recovered audio offer chilling detail into the final hours before the 790-foot ship sank.
A crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Coldbrook Road exit caused major traffic delays for motorists on Tuesday night.

Veazie man in critical condition after I-95 crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Brian Richardson suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash, which occurred about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes near the Coldbrook Road exit.

The mayor’s proposed rental regulations could hit legal roadblocks, experts say

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
Some legal experts have concerns about whether a number of the measures would stand a constitutional test and be enforceable.

Report: Woman who mistook Dairy Queen for McDonald’s charged with OUI

By Abigail Curtis on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
It is the second time in a month that police have charged Christy Neumann, 42, for driving while intoxicated with children in her car.
Douglas Merrifield

Judge lowers bail, frees Rockland man accused of torturing son

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 24, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
A sheriff has called it “one of the worst” domestic violence cases she has seen.
Troy McVey (left) appears in court for his arraignment to be charged with the murder of a man in Hollywood, while his lawyer, Arthur P. Lindars, looks on in Los Angeles, California, in this January 2015 file photo.

Former Maine man granted third trial in Hollywood shooting

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
“[Troy] McVey’s defense attorney asked for a new trial on the manslaughter conviction, and the judge granted the motion this morning.”
The East Branch of the Penobscot River runs through parts of the area of Elliotsville Plantation Inc.

What we know about access to North Woods national monument land

By John Holyoke and Nick McCrea on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Those interested in visiting the new attraction might be wondering what kind of activities will, and won’t, be allowed on its 87,563 acres.
Francis Murphy

Maine man, 83, indicted in connection with assault on companion

By Judy Harrison on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
An 83-year-old man arrested in June after allegedly attacking his 85-year-old companion and attempting to strangle her was indicted.
A sign is seen outside a Dollar General store in Chicago, Illinois in this May 2016 file photo.

Vote planned to block Dollar General construction in Thomaston

By Stephen Betts on Aug. 24, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Dollar General has proposed constructing a 9,100-square-foot store on a lot fronting Route 1 adjacent to the Strong Insurance Company.

Maine man accused of dumping household items, tires on private land

By Abigail W. Adams, Lincoln County News on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:49 p.m.
Littering of amounts more than 15 pounds carries a minimum fine of $500.
Hunter Bragg

Report: Father tried to save son after dog attack

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton said Wednesday that the 2½-month-old investigation of the incident is ongoing.
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to stop in Portland

By Sun Journal on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
The campaign is hoping to sell Gary Johnson as a good alternative to the Democrat and Republican offerings this year.
Robin Schmidt (right) and her parents, Barbara (left) and Harry Emmons, eat breakfast at the Howard Johnson Restaurant and Lounge in Bangor in this March 2015 file photo.

Restaurant, lounge at Bangor Howard Johnson to close

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
The Howard Johnson Restaurant and Lounge in Bangor — one of only two left in the nation — is putting away its aprons and spatulas.
Mark Hamilton of Walpole participates in a vigil against racism on Monday at Veterans Memorial Park in Newcastle.

Midcoast Maine churches join national protest against racism

By Maia Zewert, Lincoln County News on Aug. 24, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
“We want to be a visible presence in our community, not only expressing intolerance for racism and xenophobia, but also calling for all of us to confront racism in all of its forms.”
Masons on a Mission Volunteer Lorrie Kniesner with a family receiving a Masons on a Mission built stove.

Stone mason to talk about Masons on a Mission work in Guatemala

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 3:37 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — J. Patrick Manley of Washington, a stone mason by trade who started the charitable organization Masons on a Mission, will speak on “Laying Foundations for Change,” 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at First Universalist Church in Rockland, 345 Broadway. Manley will present a slide show detailing the experiences of …

Corinth church to hold baked bean supper

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth, Maine CORINTH, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St. The menu will include two varieties of baked beans, hot …