Stories about Down East

Stearns celebrates after defeating Narraguagus during their Class C girls basketball quarterfinal game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Tuesday.

Top-seeded Stearns girls survive ‘C’ North scare from Narraguagus

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 21, 2017, at 8:51 p.m.
The Minutemen were able to survive the upset-minded Lady Knights 51-41.

Book Sale: Friends of the Ellsworth Public Library

By Amy Wisehart on Feb. 21, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
A red pickup truck pulls away from the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport last week. The state prison is again being proposed for closure as cost-saving measure in the proposed state budget.

Down East prison back on state budget chopping block

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 21, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility, which overlooks the local fishing village of Bucks Harbor, once again is proposed for closure as a cost-saving measure in the latest proposed state budget.
Frederika King

Eagle Hill Institute to host piano recital

By Johanna S. Billings on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:11 a.m.
The University of Maine at Machias has entered into a partnership with the University of Maine in an effort to turn around the declining enrollment at the state's smallest university. The partnership will bring more opportunities to the students at both campuses.

Merger with UMaine could save struggling Machias campus

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
“We have to start prioritizing our young people in this county.”

Celebrating the Good in our Maine Community with Vincent Ewald of the Ark Animal Shelter

By Vincent Ewald on Feb. 16, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.

“The Secret Life of Pets” Showing at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on Feb. 16, 2017, at 1:24 p.m.

Winter Jazz Concert at Steuben Library

By Jeanne Benedict on Feb. 16, 2017, at 1:17 p.m.
The Woodland Pulp and St. Croix Tissue mill in Baileyville, Maine.

Baileyville mill workers exposed to toxic gas

By Bill Trotter on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
A leak of poisonous gas at the local pulp and tissue mill has resulted in several people being brought to the hospital, according to a report from WLBZ.
Friends Lily Bernier (left) and Abby Bergmark, fourth graders at the Mary Snow School, walk down a plowed sidewalk on Linden Street in Bangor on their way to school Thursday morning

See where the storm dropped the most snow around the state

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 16, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Southern Maine and some Down East areas bore the brunt of the snowstorm that passed over the state Wednesday night.

Two men from out of state arrested in drug sting in Washington County

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
Two men from southern New England accused of selling heroin and crack cocaine in Washington County were arrested in a sting operation.
Red Anemone

Sunday Talk Highlights Eastport-Area Underwater Photography

By Lauren Koss on Feb. 15, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.

Winter Hike/Snowshoe at Machias River Preserve

By Holly Byers on Feb. 15, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
An Eastern Maine Railway plow train approaches the Route 171 crossing in Wytopitlock Wednesday morning as it works to clear rail lines following the blizzard earlier this week.

Third storm in a week to drop up to a foot of snow overnight

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
A winter storm warning is in place for much of the state from 1 p.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Plow train going through Danforth

By Dave on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.

Central girls basketball team finds its touch, ousts Washington Academy

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 14, 2017, at 9:10 p.m.
The victory advances Central (14-5) to the regional quarterfinal against No. 3 Foxcroft Academy (14-4) at 8 p.m. Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
Bangor’s Katie Butler (right) puts up a shot against Edward Little’s Jordyn Reynolds during a game at Red Barry Gym in Bangor in December 2016. Bangor will open Class AA tourney play when it takes on Cheverus in a quarterfinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Here’s how to watch every Maine high school basketball tournament game

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 14, 2017, at 5:01 p.m.
The quarterfinals can be watched at, the semifinals and finals can be watched at, and the MPBN website is
The Down East Community Hospital as seen from Court Street in Machias in this January 2008 file photo.

Court rejects reinstatement of suspension of nurse who discharged patient later found dead in snow

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
John S. Zablotny of Steuben was the nursing supervisor on duty at Down East Community Hospital in Machias on Jan. 1, 2008, when patient Reid Emery, 61, of Eastport asked to be discharged against his doctor’s advice.

*Winter Festival 2017*

By Milbridge Public Library on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.

Pancake supper on Feb. 28 to benefit Special Olympics

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.