Mount Desert Island
on March 31, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Finding lobster or items related to Maine’s largest commercial fishery in Bangor is not that unusual — as long as you’re talking about Bangor, Maine. Finding such items in Bangor, Wales, however — as in next to England, part of the United Kingdom — is a little different. Fresh on the …
By Bill Trotter on March 30, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
Police are investigating a burglary that occurred last weekend at a pet store.
By Bill Trotter on March 30, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
This surveillance video shows someone prying open a cash register and making off with a safe inside a box at Maine Pet & Aquarium in Ellsworth.
By Bill Trotter on March 29, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
More than three months after abruptly parting ways with its prior top official, the local chamber of commerce has selected a new executive director.
By Bill Trotter on March 25, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
After coming to a halt earlier this month, demolition work at the former Verso Paper mill has yet to resume, according to a town official.
By Bill Trotter on March 25, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
“The purchase of the red house will provide a permanent and sustainable base for the land trust’s operations.”
By Bill Trotter on March 24, 2016, at 5:51 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A Surry man has been sentenced to serve 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to unlawful furnishing of drugs and then committing other crimes. Gary W. Goodrich III, 19, got into trouble last August after he provided marijuana to three boys at Edaco Court mobile home …
By Bill Trotter on March 23, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
Some fishermen said elver prices this year could be as low as $800 per pound, while others said it could be $2,500 per pound or higher.
on March 22, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Acadia National Park shuts down several trails in spring and early-to-mid summer while the migratory raptors return to their cliffside scrapes (as their nesting areas are called) to reproduce.
By Bill Trotter on March 19, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
“When the ice is out on the ponds, the eels start running.”
By Bill Trotter on March 18, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
Every Sunbeam eventually fades.
By Bill Trotter on March 16, 2016, at 7:34 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A former teacher from Mount Desert Island was found guilty Wednesday of three charges connected to a series of sexual assaults he allegedly committed on an underage girl who previously had been a student in his classroom. Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, 48, was acquitted of five charges …
By Bill Trotter on March 16, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | Testimony has concluded in the trial of a former teacher from Mount Desert Island who is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl who had been a pupil in his classroom. The jury in the trial of Benjamin H. Hodgdon II began deliberations late Wednesday morning, after …
By Bill Trotter on March 15, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
A 93-year-old man died Tuesday as a result of a fire at his home at 344 Surry Road.
By Bill Trotter on March 15, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
Sgt. Scott Richardson of the State Fire Marshal’s Office talks about a fatal fire Tuesday morning in Ellsworth.
By Bill Trotter on March 15, 2016, at 12:16 p.m.
One death has been reported in a house fire at 344 Surry Road Tuesday morning.
By Bill Trotter on March 14, 2016, at 1:41 p.m.
Timothy Philpott is believed to have gone missing in January in the area around Sargent Mountain in Acadia National Park.
By Bill Trotter on March 11, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
A local man has pleaded guilty in federal court to setting fire to another man’s lobster boat, according to a federal prosecutor. Jeremy Eaton, 39, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for setting the fire, which destroyed the fishing boat Heritage on …
By Bill Trotter on March 11, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
The lead contractor overseeing demolition of the former local paper mill appears to no longer be involved with the project and efforts are being made to find a new firm to take its place, according to a town official.
By Bill Trotter on March 11, 2016, at 1:14 p.m.
Carl W. Gray, 41, is facing a civil charge of tampering with another fisherman’s gear and three criminal charges associated with the Oct. 5 incident.