A trash truck driver prepares to dump his load of municipal solid waste at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington on Sept. 17, 2009.

The long history of lobbying behind Maine’s trash fight

By Darren Fishell on July 18, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
In large part, these efforts centered on the same bills, setting restrictions on new landfill capacity, influencing the state’s waste management priorities and attempting to create new incentives for energy generated from trash.
Sketch of proposed church in Greenville.

Holy Family Parish in Greenville launches capital campaign to construct new church

on July 14, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.

Brownville Community Church’s auction and supper Aug. 6

on July 11, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Clifford J. Sprague

Man involved in Guilford pharmacy robbery gets nearly 3½ years on federal charges

By Judy Harrison on July 01, 2016, at 4:04 p.m.
An Exeter man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to three years and five months in federal prison for his role in a 2012 Guilford pharmacy robbery and lying to obtain disability benefits.
Benjamin D. Steeves

Grand jury indicts Holden man accused of assaulting girls

By Judy Harrison on June 30, 2016, at 5:56 p.m.
Benjamin D. Steeves, 29, was indicted on one count each of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact, both Class A crimes, two counts of unlawful sexual contact, one a Class C crime, the other a Class D crime, and four counts of assault, a Class D crime.

Dessert pie sale at Dover-Foxcroft church

on June 29, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.

Dexter man killed in Route 94 crash

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
A local man was killed Sunday evening when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Garland Road, police said.

Police: Greenville man dies after altercation over rental property

By Dawn Gagnon on June 26, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
No charges have been filed and no arrest had been made as of Sunday afternoon, according to a state police spokesman.

State police investigate death of Greenville man

Bangor Daily News on June 26, 2016, at 8:44 a.m.
A team of Maine State Police detectives have converged in Greenville to investigate what led to the death of a local man Saturday.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
A sign points toward the Appalachian Trail on Pleasant Street in Monson in this September 2015 file photo.

Appalachian Trail center to educate hikers on Baxter State Park regulations, resources

By Aislinn Sarnacki on June 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A newly-expanded Appalachian Trail Visitor Center opened in Monson that will provide hikers with information about Baxter State Park’s regulations and resources.
Keenan Larry

Maine teen sentenced to jail for ‘sexting’ 13-year-old’s video

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 20, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
An 18-year-old was sentenced Monday to 10 days in jail for receiving and sharing pornographic images of an underage girl from Piscataquis Community High School.


on June 17, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
A missing Greenville woman was found safe Tuesday afternoon.

Officials: Greenville woman was in good condition when found

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 15, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.
A Greenville woman who had been missing since Monday morning was in good condition when she was found in the woods Tuesday afternoon.
Clarice Jardine

Missing Greenville woman found alive

By Dawn Gagnon on June 14, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
A Greenville woman missing since Monday morning has been found alive, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Dessert pie sale slated at Dover-Foxcroft church

on June 14, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
Clarice Jardine

Greenville police seek help in finding woman with dementia

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
Police are asking for the public’s help in searching for a 76-year-old woman with dementia.
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Another season… for makin’ whoopie!

on June 10, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
Yes, it’s a lot of work. yes, it’s absolutely insane to see 10,000 people showing up in a town with a population of 4,000. Planning takes months, and sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind in the process, but on that day, man is it so worth it.
Big Spencer Mountain is seen across Moosehead Lake from the beach at Lily Bay State Park in the town of Beaver Cove near Greenville.

Anti-wind power group claims victory in protecting Moosehead Lake from developers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 08, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
Industrial wind power projects will be more difficult to site on the west side of Moosehead Lake, after a state planning board voted unanimously Wednesday to remove six unincorporated areas from an expedited wind permitting area.