Joseph Gilley

Search over for missing Enfield man

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:17 p.m.
Joseph Gilley, 26, was located near his house Wednesday afternoon.
Rail bridges such as this one crossing Dickey Brook in Frenchville are slated for repairs or replacement in the next three years as part of a nearly $16 million Maine Northern Railways project. Nearly half of the cost is being funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Nearly $16 million in work to strengthen rail system in Aroostook, northern Penobscot

on Aug. 10, 2017, at 2:37 p.m.
The project will allow the Maine Northern Railway to carry more freight and improve possibilities for job growth.

Millinocket hospital nurses threaten 1-day strike

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 09, 2017, at 6:20 p.m.
“If we do have to strike, we will have nurses in scrubs standing by so we can run in and help if they need us.”

Woman killed, man injured in Etna crash

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 04, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
The crash happened near the intersection of Stage Road and Route 2, known locally as Reynolds Road.
Nicholas Spencer

Drunk driving Greenbush man gets 2.5 years for death of his brother

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Aug. 02, 2017, at 6:47 p.m.
Nicholas Spencer was driving at a high rate of speed on the County Road in Milford when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole and a large 800 pound rock.
A sign posted at the Abol Campground ranger station. BDN file photo

Man found dead in Baxter State Park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 30, 2017, at 5:05 p.m.
The body was found on Chimney Pond Trail.
An explosion at a home off North Chester Road on Sunday was caused by an unintentional mixing of pool-cleaning chemicals, Lincoln firefighters said. No injuries were reported.

Bad mix of ‘everyday pool chemicals’ causes explosion in Chester

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 30, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“It was an honest mistake.”
An image of Southern Cove in Orrington with the former HoltraChem plant, in the top right, and Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in the bottom right, printed in a remediation report by environmental firms CDM Smith, Inc. and Anchor QEA. The circles indicate areas of mercury contamination in the Penobscot River.

Firm studying how to deal with 9 tons of mercury in Penobscot River

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 29, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
The now defunct HoltraChem Manufacturing Co. made chlorine, pesticides and papermaking chemicals in Orrington, and Amec Foster Wheeler is researching ways to get rid of contaminants dumped into the Penobscot.
Ashley Norman's horse, Yukon, lays on its side after falling partway through a bridge in Hudson on Sunday.

Horse, rider OK after horse falls partway through bridge in Hudson

By Alex Acquisto on July 25, 2017, at 8:05 a.m.
A woman and her horse fell partway through a bridge in Hudson on Sunday, after the horse got spooked by a turkey.
Officers from Lincoln and the Maine State Police are investigating a deadly car-motorcycle crash near Drinkwater's Variety on Route 2.

Motorcyclist killed in Lincoln crash identified

By Dawn Gagnon on July 23, 2017, at 2:35 p.m.
The man who died in crash in Lincoln on Saturday afternoon has been identified as Jeffrey Luddon, 50, of Howland.
LINCOLN, Maine -- 07/22/17 -- Officers from Lincoln and the Maine State Police are investigating a deadly car-motorcycle crash near Drinkwater's Variety on Route 2. A man, whose name has not yet been released, died at the scene.

Motorcyclist dies in Lincoln crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 22, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.
William Bradbury

Man facing sex charges, accused of causing standoff remains jailed

By Judy Harrison on July 20, 2017, at 2:16 p.m.
William Bradbury remained Thursday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post $5,000 cash bail.
State police stand down but a cruiser still blocks Route 2 in Lincoln outside the home of William Bradbury following the latter's arrest on sexual assault charges and a 22-hour standoff with police.

Police used tear gas in 22-hour Lincoln standoff that ended when suspect surrendered

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 18, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
William Bradbury, 56, was charged with two counts of Class C sexual abuse of a minor after surrendering to Maine State Police at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Police blocked off a large section of Route 2 shortly before noon on Monday as they attempted to diffuse a standoff situation in the vicinity. The section of roadway that was closed to traffic ran from just north of the Knights of Columbus Hall to the Sargent Materials concrete and aggregate plant.

Lincoln, state police at scene of standoff in Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 17, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
Lincoln police and members of the Maine State Police’s tactical team are at the scene of a standoff in the vicinity of Route 2 and Mohawk Road.
All 11 members of Newburgh's volunteer fire department quit in May.

Two months after mass resignations, Newburgh finally has enough firefighters

By Dawn Gagnon on July 16, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Two months after the entire Newburgh Volunteer Fire Department resigned, the crew’s membership level is back to a level that allows the department to respond to fire, medical and other emergency calls.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill as seen on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

Former Lincoln mill manager will lead early cleanup of hazardous, radioactive waste

By Darren Fishell on July 14, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
The former manager of the bankrupt Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill will lead early cleanup work at the contaminated industrial site under a settlement with federal regulators.

State names 3 finalists in school consolidation pilot project

By Nick McCrea on July 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Three groups of Maine schools, representing districts that are struggling with declining enrollment and flagging finances, are vying for state support to create new, creative models for consolidation.

Woman says Lincoln man posed as younger man on social media, sexually assaulted her

By Julie Manganis, The Salem News on July 11, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Brendon Ireland, 42, of Lincoln, Maine, is now facing a charge of indecent assault and battery after the woman told police he sexually assaulted her.
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.

Lincoln leaders to wait on criminal case before deciding town manager’s fate

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 07, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s hard, if someone is found guilty, to continue to employ them in a town manager role.”