Mount Desert Island
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A month after she donated 87,000 acres in northern Penobscot County to the National Park Service to create Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, philanthropist Roxanne Quimby has bought an oceanside campground near here that she plans to reopen.
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.
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.”
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1:53 p.m.
A local man convicted three years ago of possession of child pornography is facing charges that he sexually molested and assaulted a girl for years, starting when she was 8 years old.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
A man with a significant domestic violence history has been indicted in Washington County on multiple charges, including aggravated attempted murder, in connection with an alleged hatchet attack on a woman in Milbridge this past June.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 21, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
“The ice has melted so much that actually we had to look for ice rather than try to avoid it.”
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
“There was a sizable amount of money taken from the bank.”
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
A man has been arrested in the wake of the robberies of a discount store and then a bank Monday morning, according to the local police chief.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:25 a.m.
The humpback whales that summer off the coast of Maine are no longer at grave risk of extinction.
on Sept. 11, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
I never met Robert and Jackie Norton, but I remember who they were. Fifteen years ago today, the Lubec couple were among the passengers on American Airlines Flight 11 when it was flown deliberately into the North Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City. Robert, 85, was …
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:59 a.m.
A power outage has resulted in more than 3,500 Emera customers on Mount Desert Island losing electricity Saturday.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
A fire Thursday morning destroyed a lobster boat tied to a mooring ball off Hopkins Point, according to the Coast Guard.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 08, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
In an area where developers once competed for approval to build liquefied natural gas import terminals, the last of these proposals has been rejected by federal regulators.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:28 p.m.
Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King and Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin said there is no scientific justification for banning the importation of live lobsters.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:54 a.m.
Two people have died in a crash on Route 3 that involved a commercial truck.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
A severe motor vehicle accident on Rt. 3 by Ellsworth Chainsaw has resulted in the road being shut down.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 05, 2016, at 6:36 a.m.
This faded mill town perched on the American side of the St. Croix River is actually one of Maine’s lucky ones: It still has a mill.
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 02, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
“I just feel this great sense of freedom that I’ve turned this responsibility over to this agency that really knows how to handle it.”
By Bill Trotter on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
A 61-year-old man survived a scary incident relatively unscathed when his pickup truck crashed into the Union River.
By Bill Trotter on Aug. 31, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
“There is still a bright future for the forest products industry right here in the great state of Maine.”