Alex Barber

Somerset Bureau

Alex Barber covers mid-Maine, which encompasses most of Penobscot County, from Newport.
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St. Albans man accused of stealing from Newport police officer’s Jeep

By Alex Barber on Dec. 30, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
A portable heated shelter was unveiled at Big Squaw Mountain Ski Resort on Big Moose Mountain on Friday. The shelter will be for the mountain's racing program. It was donated by Birches Resort in Rockwood in the memory of avid skier of the mountain, Tunney King Jr., who died earlier this year.

Winter storms have Moosehead ready for sleds

By Alex Barber on Dec. 27, 2013, at 4:31 p.m.
Early conceptual designs for a public works garage on Cemetery Road in Newport by Dirigo Engineering.

Newport considering new public works garage

By Alex Barber on Dec. 26, 2013, at 4:44 p.m.
Waterville Mayor Karen Heck greets Evan Vigue, 9, of Waterville after he donates $65.43 he raised with his two friends Owen Harris, 10, and Carson Harris, 5, both of Waterville, to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter on Monday.

‘Cash mob’ at Waterville homeless shelter raises at least $5,000 despite bad weather

By Alex Barber on Dec. 23, 2013, at 5:02 p.m.
Marilyn Ruth Snow

Rockland-area watercolor artist remembered as loving grandmother

By Alex Barber on Dec. 22, 2013, at 8:09 p.m.

Coast Guard suspends search for source of Casco Bay distress call

By Alex Barber on Dec. 22, 2013, at 1:22 p.m.
Bangor Public Works employee Bud Green operates snow removal equipment near the Hannibal Hamlin statue in downtown Bangor on Sunday morning.

Ice storm knocks out power to thousands in Maine; more freezing rain to come Monday

By Alex Barber on Dec. 22, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.
A pedestrian was hit on Vermont Avenue and dragged to the nearby Airport Mall Hannaford's parking lot, where the person was found dead on Saturday night. The accident is under investigation by the Bangor Police Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Pedestrian killed in Bangor was dragged to Airport Mall parking lot from Vermont Avenue

By Alex Barber and Judy Harrison on Dec. 21, 2013, at 10:40 p.m.
Ellsworth City Councilor Marc Blanchette talks to Bangor Hydro crews on Birch Avenue in Ellsworth on Sunday morning. Power on the street was out for about three hours before being restored shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Mainers can expect more than half an inch of ice, power outages Sunday into Monday

By Alex Barber on Dec. 21, 2013, at 12:24 p.m.
Fire crews from Newport, Corinna and Pittsfield responded to a fire at 99 Elm St. in Newport on Saturday morning. No one was injured.

Heater suspected cause of fire in Newport apartment building

By Alex Barber on Dec. 21, 2013, at 9:35 a.m.
A Bangor Police Officer performs a field sobriety test on a woman after a traffic stop.

Heading to a party? Police across Maine stepping up drunken driving patrols

By Alex Barber on Dec. 20, 2013, at 8:16 a.m.
Shaquanna Khaleelah

Police arrest 10, including suspected gang members, in Augusta heroin bust

By Alex Barber on Dec. 19, 2013, at 12:23 p.m.
Abby Fowler

Skowhegan woman indicted for alleged possession of heroin

By Alex Barber on Dec. 13, 2013, at 11:23 a.m.
Darryl Brown, manager of the east-west corridor project, seen in an April 2, 2013 file photo.

Cianbro remains committed to east-west highway project despite opposition, company official says

By Alex Barber on Dec. 13, 2013, at 5:36 a.m.

Dexter council extends east-west highway moratorium in narrow vote

By Alex Barber on Dec. 12, 2013, at 10:08 p.m.

Charleston group withdraws support of ordinance blocking east-west corridor development

By Alex Barber on Dec. 11, 2013, at 6:43 p.m.

Three men arrested in connection with Newport garage burglary

By Alex Barber on Dec. 10, 2013, at 4:55 p.m.
A window was destroyed at Kid Friendly on Water Street in Skowhegan. Police are looking for a suspect who broke into four downtown Skowhegan businesses late Sunday night or early Monday morning.

Skowhegan police investigating four downtown burglaries

By Alex Barber on Dec. 10, 2013, at 2:58 p.m.
Graham Long

44-year-old Dover-Foxcroft man arrested after girl, 15, found intoxicated, unresponsive

By Alex Barber on Dec. 10, 2013, at 2:32 p.m.
One half of a super suite in the new inpatient wing of Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield on Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

With $2M campaign, Cianchette family renews support for Pittsfield hospital — half a century later

By Alex Barber on Dec. 10, 2013, at 12:38 p.m.