Bill Trotter

Mount Desert Island

 

Three people arrested in Route 9 drug bust

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 28, 2016, at 2:26 p.m.
Troopers allegedly found 128.9 grams of crack cocaine packaged into individual doses and 126.8 grams of heroin, also packaged into individual doses.
POLL QUESTION
STONINGTON, Maine -- 11/18/16 -- Isle Au Haut lobsterman Payson Barter maneuvers his vessel Perseverance through the harbor in Stonington after a day of fishing. Barter said the 2016 fishing season has been fruitful and that prices fishermen have gotten are "about the same" as they were in 2015, when the average annual price rose above $4 per pound for the first time since 2007.

What’s on a real roll? Demand for the Maine lobster

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 24, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
The demand for lobster is on a roll — often literally. And that is helping to keep the price that Maine lobstermen are getting for their catch near historic highs.
Just over a month ago, Brooklin resident Libby Chamberlain was thrust into the national spotlight as the founder of Pantsuit Nation, a now 3.7 million-member strong invitation-only Facebook group of Hillary Clinton supporters who have banded together to share and listen to personal stories initially about the election and now about strength, unity and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Pantsuit Nation’s founder refuses to be defeated by Clinton’s loss

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 23, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
She decided that “Pantsuit Nation was more important on Wednesday morning than it was on Tuesday morning.”

Feds get injunction against Sullivan quarry, owner

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 18, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
In the latest chapter of a seven-year dispute over safety measures at a local quarry, a federal agency has obtained a permanent injunction against the quarry company and its owner.

Official: Pending inmate release prompts security precautions at MDI school

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 17, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
All scheduled classes and activities will go ahead as planned, the superintendent said.

Midcoast lobsterman charged with exceeding 800-trap limit

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 14, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
The lobsterman is accused of fishing 956 traps, which is 156 more than the 800-trap limit.
A woman arranges greenery Thursday in a planter on Main Street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Even though the Mount Desert Island village has struggled economically to maintain its year-round character, town officials this week voted not to allow cruise ships to offload passengers at the local marina.

Defying trend, Northeast Harbor on MDI says no to cruise ships

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 12, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
In Northeast Harbor, the largest village in the town of Mount Desert, residents have faced an uphill battle in maintaining its year-round character — a struggle not unusual in coastal towns where wealthy summer residents pay top dollar to own houses on or near the ocean.

Winds knock out power to thousands

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 11, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
High winds Friday knocked out power to thousands of electricity customers throughout the state.
Officials from the Atlantic States Marine Commission decided Thursday to cancel the Gulf of Maine shrimp season for the fourth year in a row. Recent stock reports of the fishery suggest that the northern shrimp population in the gulf is the lowest on record.

Regulators cancel 2017 Maine shrimp season amid concerns about depleted stock

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 11, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
For the fourth year in a row, interstate fisheries regulators have decided against allowing commercial shrimp fishing this winter in the Gulf of Maine.
Fred Moore III

Tribe: Moore recalled as Passamaquoddy chief at Pleasant Point

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 09, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
GOING COASTAL

Maine woman starts viral celebration of Clinton’s wardrobe

on Nov. 08, 2016, at 12:17 a.m.
Backhoes work to tear down the former Verso Paper mill on Friday in Bucksport.

Two years after mill closure, Bucksport presses on in redefining itself

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 04, 2016, at 8:48 p.m.
“Bucksport is doing well,” Susan Lessard said. “It feels like people have emerged from the shadows [of the mill’s closure] to do all sorts of creative things.”
GOING COASTAL

There’s a Bar Harbor on Mars now

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6 a.m.
GOING COASTAL

NASA explores, names part of Mars after Bar Harbor, Maine

on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Daniel P. Bergin

Maine man accused of baseball bat attack

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 02, 2016, at 5:47 p.m.
Lorelei Leslie

Body of missing Lamoine woman found

By Bill Trotter on Nov. 01, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
Lorelei Leslie, 57, was reported missing from her home in Lamoine on Oct. 20.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.

Reward offered for information in Hancock County lobster ‘trap war’

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
An escalating “trap war” taking place in the coastal waters of Hancock County has cost lobstermen hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost gear and is prompting state officials to offer a reward for information.
Mary Kellett (right) is accompanied by Hancock County District Attorney Carletta "Dee" Bassano as she walks to the Penobscot Judicial Center for her prosecutorial misconduct hearing by the Maine Board of Overseers in this October 2012 file photo.

Former Maine prosecutor appeals federal court ruling against her

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 31, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Mary Kellett is being sued in federal court by Vladek Filler over how she handled his now-discredited sexual assault case when she prosecuted him the late 2000s.
GOING COASTAL

Suspected mountain lion filmed near Maine border

on Oct. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.

Nine neglected horses on the mend in Windham

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 28, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
“Soon, all nine horses will complete their courses of rehabilitation and be available for adoption.”