Bill Trotter

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Two people have been charged with felony drug trafficking following a drug bust on Lubec on Oct. 12. According to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, police seized heroin and cocaine with a total estimated street value of $15,000 and nearly $5,000 in cash believed to used to buy drugs during the bust.

Two charged with trafficking in Down East drug bust

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 18, 2016, at 8:23 a.m.
The street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be $15,000, police said.

Alleged dealer in fatal overdose, career burglar indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:35 p.m.

Officials, legislators oppose closure of DHHS office in Calais

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
City officials and state legislators remain hopeful that the agency will reconsider its decision.

Blue Hill man dies in car crash

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 12, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
A local man died Monday when a sport utility vehicle he was driving crashed on Route 176.
Dr. Edison Liu, the president and CEO of Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor

Jackson Lab expanding to China

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 11, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory announced it will partner will Wenzhou Medical University on clinical genomics research.
Shipping containers stand stacked at the Eimskip facility on Commercial Street in Portland on Wednesday.

‘I see opportunities’: Thawing Arctic could make money for Maine

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 07, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
“I see opportunities,” said Dana Eidsness, director of Maine North Atlantic Development Office, which is part of the Maine International Trade Center.

Orland man acquitted of causing puppy’s death

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5:03 p.m.
An Orland man accused of causing the death of a puppy last December has been found innocent of the alleged crime.
Dan Harrington (center), a worm digger from Woolwich, speaks recently at a local bait shop in favor of a bill submitted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin (right) that would allow marine harvesters to access the intertidal zone at Acadia National Park and would give retroactive congressional approval to a 1,400-acre expansion of the park last year on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Poliquin submits bill on Acadia mudflat access, Schoodic land transfer

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Whether clam and worm harvesters can continue to dig in the mudflats abutting Acadia National Park may depend on the park’s recent expansion on the Schoodic Peninsula.

Milford man acquitted of sexual assault

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
“I hope that all parties are able to move on with their lives and put whatever happened in this case behind them.”

Arctic Council gathering to be held in Portland

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
Nearly 250 people are expected to attend the Arctic Council gathering, which includes several events scheduled from Oct. 3-6 in Maine’s largest city.
A valid motor vehicle inspection sticker is shown above a fake inspection sticker made from a food carton that the Hancock County Sheriff's Department confiscated Wednesday from a motorist in Surry.

Maine man accused of trying to pass off food carton as inspection sticker

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 30, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The deputy added that printed cooking instructions were legible on the fake sticker.
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A picnic table sits undisturbed earlier this summer at an oceanside camp site at the defunct Ocean Wood Campground, which closed in 2009. Philanthropist Roxanne Quimby bought the campground last week at auction and plans to reopen it.

Quimby buys oceanside campground to reopen it

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.
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Urchin harvesters Clint Richardson and Joe Leask put their boat into the water in St. George before dawn. The pair met up at 4 a.m. in Bath before making the hourlong drive up the coast.

State hopes new card system can help revive struggling urchin fishery

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.
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.
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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.