Articles by Terry Karkos

Maine Warden Scott Osgood photographed this dead, 31-year-old bald eagle and its prey, a 2½-foot lamprey eel, on April 25 during an investigation into the eagle's death. Both were electrocuted on the power line above them.

Wardens: Bald eagle dies after grabbing lamprey, hitting power line

By Terry Karkos on July 09, 2015, at 12:18 p.m.

River Valley residents in shock over deaths, injuries in Brewer accident

By Terry Karkos on July 17, 2014, at 6:43 a.m.
Forester Jeff Williams stands on property in North Yarmouth that has been overtaken with honeysuckle, at right, Japanese bayberry, bittersweet, burning bush and multiflora rose, all invasive species. "The homeowner wants to do a commercial harvest, but I have advised him against it," Williams said. "Once harvested, the honeysuckle would make it difficult to regenerate the native trees and plants."

Pandora’s Box: Waging war on invasive plants in Maine is a full-time job

By Terry Karkos on June 29, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.
A 1997 GMC Jimmy in the foreground traveled about 1,500 feet through front yards lining Harlow Hill Road, ran over hedges and crossed through two lanes of back and forth traffic on Roxbury Road without hitting anything before slamming into the Speck Mountain Evangelistic Church and Outreach at 33 Roxbury Road in Mexico.

Two elderly Rumford residents shaken up in bizarre accident in Mexico

By Terry Karkos on May 25, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.

Gray woman gives birth in driveway by herself

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 24, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.

Missing snowmobiler found in Byron camp

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 05, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
The driver of this demolished 2010 Hyundai Elantra was taken to Rumford Hospital on Friday afternoon when a tire that came off a loaded logging truck on Route 2 near Rumford Center smashed into the car, police said.

Tire falls off logging truck, destroys car and injures motorist in Rumford

By Terry Karkos on Jan. 04, 2014, at 6:09 a.m.
Framed through the arch of a fishing rod, Jonathan James, of Eddington, is seen adjusting fishing lines on West Grand Lake in June.

New fishing rules for 2014 include allowances for year-round fishing in some ponds and lakes

By Terry Karkos on Dec. 27, 2013, at 8:27 a.m.

Rumford town manager ‘disappointed’ with mill’s machine shutdown after $1.1 million tax reduction

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 20, 2013, at 5:41 a.m.
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Two Peru men facing drug trafficking charges

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 16, 2013, at 6:08 a.m.
Jay schools' running, race-walking and skiing coach and educator Randy Easter, left center, strides past fellow participants at the Spruce Mountain High School track in Saturday afternoon's Running for Randy 1-mile family fun run/walk fundraiser for Easter in his fight against cancer.

Community honors beloved Jay coach, educator battling cancer

By Terry Karkos on Nov. 11, 2013, at 5:35 p.m.

New high-end alpine ski shop opens in Bethel

By Terry Karkos on Oct. 25, 2013, at 7:33 a.m.
Hoping to save their beloved downhill ski area, Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford, 14-year-old Curtis Gauvin of Rumford, flanked at left by Avery Sevigny, 11, and at right by her sister Rylee Sevigny, 10, both of Mexico, organized a 5-kilometer fun run for Aug. 10 that starts and ends at the Hosmer Field track on which they're standing. All proceeds from the race they've dubbed the "Hit the Track for Black 5K" will go to Black Mountain.

Youths organize fun run to save Rumford ski area

By Terry Karkos on July 12, 2013, at 8:06 a.m.

Rumford selectmen OK animal shelter deal, get update on Black Mountain

By Terry Karkos on July 04, 2013, at 10:04 p.m.

Otisfield town meeting voters OK petition opposing transportation of tar-sands oil

By Terry Karkos, Sun Journal on June 30, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.
Black Mountain ski area

Black Mountain owner closes Rumford ski area

By Terry Karkos on June 26, 2013, at 11:02 a.m.

Budget angst brews unrest at Rumford board meeting

By Terry Karkos on June 23, 2013, at 8:43 p.m.

Burglary, theft charges pending against West Paris man shot by state trooper

By Terry Karkos on June 14, 2013, at 12:52 p.m.
Deputy Chief Chris Bryant of the Rumford Fire Department, center left, and Al White, a tenant at 1806 Route 2 in Rumford, talk outside a garage that caught fire late Saturday afternoon when flames engulfed a riding lawnmower parked beside the garage.

Riding lawnmower catches fire, burns Rumford garage

By Terry Karkos on May 19, 2013, at 5:34 p.m.
Rumford firefighter Jeff Harren waits to throw more absorbent material onto fluids leaking from a Chevrolet Blazer involved in a three-vehicle collision on Route 108 in downtown Rumford on Friday.

Woman suffers injuries in 3-vehicle Rumford crash

By Terry Karkos on May 18, 2013, at 6:09 a.m.