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The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week

By Targeted News Service on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, to deter …

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Bath Iron Works cuts 160 jobs, including layoff of 30 workers

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:48 a.m.
Bath Iron Works on Friday announced it would lay off 30 employees as part of a larger elimination of 160 positions in engineering and support areas such as human resources and finance.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
Urchin harvesters Clint Richardson and Joe Leask put their boat into the water in St. George before dawn. The pair met up at 4 a.m. in Bath before making the hourlong drive up the coast.

State hopes new card system can help revive struggling urchin fishery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The goal, according to DMR officials, is to better manage the struggling fishery, which has seen far better times.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies about the company opening unauthorized accounts under customers' names at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on Tuesday.

Wells Fargo CEO resigns from Fed advisory council

By Dan Freed, Reuters on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, wrote a letter on Thursday to San Francisco Fed Chairman Roy Vallee asking him not to appoint Stumpf for a third one-year term.
This is a 1 1/2-week old lobster larva, slightly less than an inch long, magnified under a microscope.

Warming waters threaten young lobsters, study finds

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
“With lobsters now comprising 80 percent of the state’s overall fishery value [of $616 million], Maine’s coastal economy is perilously dependent on this single fishery.”
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield is shown in a photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, taken in July.

Court affidavit: Fairfield murder victim shot twice in head

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Documents filed Thursday at the Somerset County Courthouse indicate that Valerie Tieman of Fairfield died from two gunshot wounds to the head.
Hillary Clinton greets the crowd along with Sen. Bernie Sanders during an event in which she was endorsed by Sanders at Portsmouth High School on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders leaders on college campuses turning their backs on Clinton campaign

By Alex Daugherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
“People are excited to talk about how much they hate Trump, but there’s not a huge excitement about Hillary,” said Elizabeth Siyuan Lee.
The grave markers of Jewett Williams' ancestors, which have been restored in preparation for the return of the Civil War veteran's remains from Oregon to the family burial site, can be seen Sept. 16 in Hodgdon.

Despite dispute, Maine Civil War veteran to be laid to rest in Hodgdon

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
Hodgdon Town Manager Jim Griffin said town officials have been busy over the past week getting the cemetery ready for the ceremony.
Craig Dickstein, a trail maintainer for the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, tears down the old outhouse along the AT at the base of Pleasant Pond Mountain as part of a privy replacement project. The plan to replace all 42 privies that the MATC maintains along the AT in Maine, began in 2013. The old pit-style privies are being replaced with new, more sustainable and environmentally friendly privies.

A privy problem: Maine group races to replace outhouses on Appalachian Trail

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
Outhouses on Appalachian Trail are filling up and falling apart.
An aerial photo, taken March 18, 2012 of First Wind's 60 megawatt, 200 wind turbine Rollins Wind project, 8 miles east of Lincoln.

Turbine critics weigh in on proposed rules for future wind power development

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
“The new rules will provide us more guidance when we review an application” for a proposed wind development, said Mark Bergeron.
Spectators watch as moose are brought to the Ashland tagging station on the first day of the 2015 Maine moose hunting season.

Moose on the loose: Hunters to kick off season in Maine

By John Holyoke on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Bright and early Monday morning, this year’s first group of moose hunters will head into the woods hoping for the best.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Diocese of Portland (left) enjoys a moment with Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety during Gerety's 75th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on June 29, 2014, in Totowa, New Jersey. Gerety, who served as bishop in Maine from 1969-74, died at the age of 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New Jersey.

World’s oldest Catholic bishop, who served in Maine, dies at age 104

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
The world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop, who championed civil rights and encouraged women to take a more active role in the church, has died in New Jersey at age 104, church officials said Wednesday.

Maine Beer Company releases beer commemorating the North Woods Monument

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:19 p.m.
Maine Beer Company of Freeport announced the release of Woods and Waters IPA, brewed to commemorate the the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Bristol Mills native to appear on MTV’s Catfish

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 12:57 p.m. Bristol Mills resident Zachary Miller will be featured on the season finale of popular MTV documentary series Catfish after his likeness was used to trick people online, according to a Lincoln County News Report. Miller had his photos taken from his social media and used to create fake profiles.  …

Is Pumpkinhead Ale responsible for the pumpkin spice craze?

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
Pumpkin spice is becoming omnipresent. When the leaves start to turn, Shipyard Brewing Company releases Pumpkinhead Ale, only whipping up the pumpkin spice frenzy more. In the BDN Newsroom, we asked the question: “is Pumpkinhead responsible for the explosion of pumpkin spice?” The timeline checks out. Pumpkinhead was first brewed …

American Pickers are returning to Maine to look for our best junk

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History Channel’s American Pickers, announced on Sept. 15 that they will be returning to Maine to explore collections of our residents.

Caribou native astronaut featured in NASA video, after her epic Twitter ‘mansplaining’ incident

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
NASA this week released a music video featuring a song from rock songwriter Grace Potter, “Look What We’ve Become,” highlighting the work over the years of female scientists and engineers with the space organization. Front and center in the music video? Caribou native and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir. Meir is …
Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, briefs the crowd during a park service listening session on Tuesday at Medway Middle School.

North Woods monument ‘an educational opportunity’ for children, residents say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“I think we can develop some businesses around it in Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket, and I think we can do it together.”