Bill Trotter

Mount Desert Island

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.”
Forrest Sapiel

Man convicted of possessing child porn charged with assaulting girl

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.
Linwood Doughty

Grand jury indicts man accused in Milbridge hatchet attack

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.
A tender ferries passengers back to the cruise ship Crystal Serenity as it sits anchored off Bar Harbor in Frenchman Bay on Sept. 13. The ship stopped in Bar Harbor on Sept. 13 at the tail end of making the first-ever voyage by a large cruise ship through the Northwest Passage along the northern coast of Canada.

Cruise ship visits MDI at end of historic Northwest Passage voyage

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.”
Devon S. Andrews

Man charged in connection with Machias bank robbery

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
“There was a sizable amount of money taken from the bank.”

Man arrested after Machias store, bank robbed

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.
A humpback whale breaches on the way back from a day trip on Anacapa Island, off the coast near Ventura, California, in May 2008. The U.S. government on Sept. 6 removed most of the world's humpback populations from the federal list of endangered species

Maine’s humpback whales enjoying better times, no longer ‘endangered’

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.

Remembering 9/11 victims Robert and Jackie Norton

on Sept. 11, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.

More than 3,500 Emera customers lose power on MDI

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.
Coast Guard responders work Thursday to extinguish a fire that destroyed the lobster boat Bigger Dirls in Jonesport.

Fire destroys lobster boat off Jonesport

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.
A photo illustration of the Downeast LNG facility as proposed for Robbinston in 2005.

Last of LNG import terminals proposed in Maine dismissed by feds

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.
A man sorts lobsters at Ready Seafood on April 28 in Portland.

Europe could vote next spring to ban live North American lobsters

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.
A Lane Construction truck blocks Route 3 on Tuesday afternoon after it was involved in a fatal crash near Ellsworth Chainsaw. The truck collided head-on with Pontiac sport-utility vehicle around 8:40 a.m., killing two women in the SUV, according to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Route 3 was closed for several hours with traffic re-routed on Routes 230 and 204.

Two dead in Route 3 crash in Trenton

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.

Crash closes Route 3 in Trenton

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.
Vapor floats into the air last month above the Woodland Pulp and St. Croix Tissue mill in Baileyville, Maine, where construction workers were nearing completion of the installation of two new tissue machines that have led to the creation of 80 new jobs at the mill. The second machine began production earlier this month, mill officials have said.

Woodland pulp mill expansion ‘a great source of happiness’ for Baileyville

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.
Millinocket residents [left to right] Mark Picard and Anita Mueller sit by Roxanne Quimby during speeches at a public celebration for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Sunday.

Roxanne Quimby celebrates ‘freedom’ after handing off North Woods land

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.”

Truck crashes into Maine river at high speed

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.
Rolls of paper towels stand on a folding table in front of where a new St. Croix Tissue sign later was ceremonially unveiled Wednesday at the Woodland Pulp building in Baileyville.

80 paper industry jobs created in Down East mill expansion

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.”
Eric Fletcher mug shot

Manslaughter defendant arrested during drug bust

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 30, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
A Harrington man facing a charge of manslaughter in a man’s overdose death is behind bars again following another drug bust.

Man struck, killed walking along road in Indian Township

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 29, 2016, at 5:22 p.m.
Anthony S. Dana, 27, was hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Impala about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Chief Alexander Nicholas said Monday.