Stories about Midcoast

 
Sarah Diment, owner of The Beachmere Inn, is stepping in as a housekeeper because she can't find enough people to work at her inn. Labor shortages are plaguing the hospitality industry in Maine.

With tourist season around the corner, Maine’s hospitality industry is facing a crisis

By Kathleen Pierce on April 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
As the summer of 2017 approaches, a perfect storm for the seasonal hospitality industry is gathering over Vacationland.
Starflower blooming on Sears Island.

“Spring Blooms” Wildflower Walk on Sears Island

By Ashley Megquier on April 25, 2017, at 7:51 p.m.
Portland real estate developer Arthur Girard, center, outbid Cook's Lobster & Ale House owners Nick and Jennifer Charboneau on Tuesday, paying $510,000 for the commercial wharf adjacent to the restaurant.

Developer outbids Cook’s Lobster owner to buy historic Maine island wharf

By Beth Brogan on April 25, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Arthur Girard said he’s not sure what he’ll do with the property.
Louis (left) and Mowgli, pet Nigerian dwarf goats, play on top of an overturned rowboat in their pen. The pair gained internet fame after breaking out of their pen in Belfast, getting into a neighbor's garage, and spending the day in a Belfast police officer's cruiser.

Newly famous Maine goats return to quiet life at home after a Sunday on the lam

By Nick McCrea on April 25, 2017, at 1:59 p.m.
It’s been a weird week of animal-related shenanigans in Belfast.

Workshop: What About Demons? (New Date!)

By Maine Jung Center on April 25, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.

Midcoast area author to hold book signing May 20

on April 25, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.

Bowles Receives Award For Excellence

By Charndra Michaud on April 25, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.
A reenactment of a flag raising at Iwo Jima at the beach cliffs near the Marginal Way walkway in Ogunquit on Sunday morning.

Iwo Jima flag raising reenactment on Maine beach a somber tribute

By Liz Gotthelf, Journal Tribune on April 25, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
“It sends a chill up your spine.”

1850’s Political Rally and Dinner

By Community Outreach Director on April 24, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.

Medomak Valley High School third quarter honor roll

on April 24, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.

Free community supper May 6 at Belfast church

on April 24, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.

Windows & Doors OPEN HOUSE

By EliseBr on April 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center to Hold Spring Fling on Saturday, May 13 in Camden Harbor Park

By Amie Hutchison on April 24, 2017, at 2:08 p.m.

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center holds Spring Fling on Saturday, May 15 at Camden Harbor Park

By Amie Hutchison on April 24, 2017, at 1:47 p.m.
Jacob Bastarache

Brunswick man charged following altercation with gun

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A Brunswick man who allegedly pointed a loaded handgun at several others outside a Brunswick restaurant Friday night remained in Cumberland County Jail Monday afternoon.
David Alan Torres

Lisbon man accused of assaulting woman outside Brunswick restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 24, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
A Lisbon man allegedly dragged his girlfriend across a parking lot and attempted to strangle her outside a restaurant.
Casey Nelson holds Violet, the puppy her family will foster. The Nelsons, of Damariscotta, volunteer with Underhound Railroad, a nonprofit orgainzation that provides forster homes for dogs rescued from high-kill shelters. (Maia Zewert photo)

Maine group rescues dogs from high-kill shelters in the South

By Maia Zewert on April 24, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
“It never gets old,” Coombs said. “It can be stressful and frustrating, but at the same time, you know that you’re saving their lives.”
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats reunited with owner after ride-along with Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
A pair of goats found hanging out near the parking lot for the Rail Trail along the Passagassawakeag River Sunday morning have been reunited with their owner.
The Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, is scheduled to arrive Sunday at her new home at Maine Maritime Museum.

Historic wooden schooner Mary E returns to Bath

By CBS 13 on April 23, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
The historic schooner Mary E, believed to be the oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner still afloat, arrived on Sunday at its new home, the Maine Maritime Museum.
Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick is looking for the owners of two goats found Sunday morning near the parking lot for the Rail Trail on the Passagassawakeag River.

Runaway goats get a ride and veggies from Belfast police

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 12:17 p.m.
“Got goats? We do, and they do not belong to us,” the Belfast Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.