Police are staged in a parking lot on the Bucksport Road in Ellsworth Monday. They are looking for Aaron Wagner, 41, who is suspected of firing a gun at an occupied vehicle Sunday.

Ellsworth shooting suspect arrested overnight, police say

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:29 p.m.
Aaron Wagner, 41, of Ellsworth fired a gun at a car Sunday evening in the parking lot of Deane Street Apartments, according to police.

Thoreau Gathering Launches with Roundtable on Environmental Communications

on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
Steven Nygren

Man pleads not guilty to embezzling $730,000 from Brooklin Boat Yard

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 24, 2016, at 12:04 p.m.
The former chief financial officer of Brooklin Boat Yard is charged with stealing about $730,000 from the company.
Aaron Wagner, 41, of Ellsworth

Ellsworth manhunt prompts closure of schools

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:10 a.m.
A rear window of the vehicle was shot out in the incident.
A bowl of Vietnam-style curry is seen at the home of Bich Nga Burrill, chef for Far East Cuisine in Winterport. Burrill has been a fixture at local farmers markets for over a decade, serving up fresh Vietnamese dishes to many in Maine.

Winterport woman dishes up stories alongside Vietnamese food at area markets

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 24, 2016, at 6:36 a.m.
Fail Better Farm owner Clayton Carter said recently that the yield of several vegetables was significantly lower due to the drought in Maine.

Weather Service: Current rain won’t cure Maine drought conditions

By Jen Lynds on Oct. 21, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.

Police seek public’s help in finding Lamoine woman

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 20, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and the Maine Marine Patrol are involved in the search.
Dead fish below the Brunswick dam from Oct. 15 and 16, 2016.

Dam operator accused of killing thousands of fish in Maine

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Oct. 20, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Conservation groups are raising red flags about what they say are two significant fish kills in Ellsworth and Brunswick over the past week.
Dana Mosher, outgoing executive director of Camp CaPella, points to details on a map that show the camp's expansion plans on Wednesday in Dedham. Mosher said the expansion will include increased parking, two cabins, a small tenting area and a network of nature trails.

‘A new phase’: Trail network, cabins part of Camp CaPella expansion plans

By Bill Trotter on Oct. 19, 2016, at 6:35 p.m.
Doris Buffett, sister of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has pledged to donate $80,000 to go toward construction of the two cabins.

Pancake breakfast slated at Penobscot church

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
The State House shines through the the fog on June 16, 2015.

LePage promised transparency, but multimillion-dollar contract awards remain in the shadows

By Danielle McLean on Oct. 18, 2016, at 6:04 a.m.
It is nearly impossible for Maine residents to know how much state money is being spent on contracted services, which private businesses and nonprofit organizations receive large state contracts, and why those vendors won the work — even though a new state law requires information about competitive contracts to be made public online.
Washington Academy students drag totes containing pots of clams off the flats to take back to the University of Maine at Machias to study the clams’ growth.

Portion of Down East coast reopened to shellfish harvesting

By A.J. Higgins, Maine Public on Oct. 16, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
These areas were reopened after levels of a toxin that can causes amnesic shellfish poisoning were determined to have declined.
On Nov. 8, voters in the 2nd Congressional District could be motivated to turnout at a higher rate because of a controversial ballot question that would expand background checks to include all private gun sales and transfers. That could be a deciding factor in whether the 2nd District goes red.

In fight over 2nd District, opposition to Question 3 could boost Republicans

By Christopher Cousins on Oct. 16, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Numerous voters in the district say defeating Question 3 will motivate how they approach other contests on the November ballot.

Breakfast buffet in Bucksport to aid heating assistance fund

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.

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

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

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.

Homemade soup and chowder supper slated at North Sedgwick Baptist Church

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.

Emera, CMP restore power to wind-ravaged coastal, eastern Maine

By Judy Harrison on Oct. 10, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
High winds and heavy gusts knocked out power to more than 7,300 people in Penobscot, Hancock and Washington counties on Monday.
A fresh panini is seen at Verona Wine and Design in Bucksport on Wednesday. Mike and Colleen Gross opened the store and tapas restaurant in June.

Tapas and wine bar joins Bucksport’s downtown renaissance

By Emily Burnham on Oct. 10, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Offering tapas-style small plates, desserts and a carefully selected wine and beer menu, as well as wine and gifts for purchase, Verona Wine & Design is an intimate, laid-back eatery that’s a welcome addition to the growing, diversifying Bucksport downtown.