Articles by Heather Steeves

 
Regal Molly sits atop a cat tower at the Pets Are Worth Saving shelter in Rockport on Tuesday.

Cramped Rockport animal shelter needs $1 million for expansion

By Heather Steeves on July 04, 2012, at 11:56 a.m.
Bella Baldwin, in a 1971 yearbook photo.

Rockland man making film based on mysterious Vinalhaven drowning case

By Heather Steeves on June 28, 2012, at 6:03 p.m.

Rights panel: Denny’s employee treated badly, but not fired, because of OCD

By Heather Steeves on June 27, 2012, at 6:37 p.m.
POLICE BEAT

Thomaston man arrested for allegedly assaulting pregnant girlfriend

By Heather Steeves on June 22, 2012, at 7:01 p.m.

Rockland to celebrate arrival of summer on Saturday

By Heather Steeves on June 21, 2012, at 6:31 p.m.
Gabe Ruesswick, 8, of Camden, types numbers in his calculator to determine how many objects he and his classmates found at a staged archeological dig site in 2011. Ruesswick was in an all-boys third-grade class in Camden-Rockport Elementary School.

Boys-only class in Rockport sees academic success — and critics

By Heather Steeves on June 21, 2012, at 1:10 p.m.
Christopher Gamage

Owls Head firefighter allegedly drains half of town’s fire truck gas budget on his own car

By Heather Steeves on June 21, 2012, at 11:33 a.m.

Camden schools get new superintendent

By Heather Steeves on June 20, 2012, at 4:13 p.m.
POLICE BEAT
Christopher Cunningham

Toddler taken from parents after spanking allegedly leaves ‘severe’ bruises

By Heather Steeves on June 19, 2012, at 3:35 p.m.
Dennis Dechaine (left) walks out of a meeting with attorneys at the Maine State Prison in Warren in 2009.  Dechaine met with famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey (right) who agreed to be a consultant on his petition for a new trial.

Drug plea gets three months tacked on to Dechaine’s life sentence

By Heather Steeves on June 19, 2012, at 10:45 a.m.

Four teens charged after thefts at Hope camps

By Heather Steeves on June 18, 2012, at 10:13 p.m.
The Aldersgate United Methodist Church has filed a lawsuit claiming Rockland is discriminating against the church in its taxation.

Pay property taxes, Rockland tells church

By Heather Steeves on June 18, 2012, at 10:05 p.m.
The Rozalia Project, a nonprofit that cleans harbors and beaches, pulled a bicycle out of Rockland Harbor on Sunday. The nonprofit then invited the public onto its sailboat to watch its underwater robot fish around for trash underwater.

Underwater robot helps find, remove trash from Rockland Harbor

By Heather Steeves on June 17, 2012, at 7:43 p.m.
Richard Scott teaches a class on scythe maintenance on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Farm and Homestead Day at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association fairgrounds in Unity.

Farmers, gardeners learn new skills at Farm and Homestead Day in Unity

By Heather Steeves on June 17, 2012, at 2:44 p.m.
Irving Silverman stands in front of the nonoperational lighthouse his wife built for him before she died in Bernard recently. In her memory, Silverman performed weddings as a notary public for years, marrying 34 couples. Now that Silverman is 92 years old and can no longer live alone in Maine full-time, his notary license cannot be renewed.

92-year-old notary public forced to stop marrying couples in Bernard lighthouse

By Heather Steeves on June 17, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Elaine Webb stacks cookies to be offered for sale at Rooster Brother in Ellsworth in August 2004.

Ellsworth’s Rooster Brother cooking supply store turns 25

By Heather Steeves on June 17, 2012, at 10:40 a.m.

70-year-old hiker rescued after falling near Bass Harbor Lighthouse

By Heather Steeves on June 17, 2012, at 10:23 a.m.

Midcoast children offered free meals this summer

By Heather Steeves on June 16, 2012, at 11:36 a.m.
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Carleton Leavitt, who owns the new cobbling shop Kiss My Boots in Hope, worked on re-soleing a pair of men's leather shoes recently.

Midcoast man teaches himself shoe skills, opens Kiss My Boots cobbler

By Heather Steeves on June 12, 2012, at 10:53 a.m.
The Coastal Mountains Land Trust will open Beech Nut, a 1915 sod-roof hut, for a few days this summer.

Land trust to open unique Rockport picnic cottage on select days

By Heather Steeves on June 09, 2012, at 4:15 p.m.