1 killed, 1 seriously injured in Dedham crash

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:07 p.m.
A Milbridge man was killed Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the centerline on Route 1A and crashed into a van, according to Maine State Police.
Matthew Braun leads the Biddeford chapter of Young People in Recovery.

As a teen this man felt so alone. How his school could have helped.

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Principals want to better support students’ mental health, but they need the tools — and guidance themselves.

Emera Maine warns customers of payment demand scam

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
Emera Maine on Wednesday issued a warning to customers about a scam circulating in Hancock County. A number of small businesses were targeted earlier in the day in the Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island areas. Customers there have received calls that appear to be coming from an Emera Maine number …
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.

Crash shuts down Route 1A in Dedham

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 28, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
A “serious” motor vehicle crash has temporarily shut down U.S. Route 1A.
Ally Beeman, 13, reacts to her "big" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Tabitha Fillion, while waiting for sunset at the harbor in Rockland on a brisk evening in mid-September.

‘An urge to help': How a caring adult changes the course of a child’s life

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:21 a.m.
Maine, however, is neither funding its mentoring programs nor advising them.
The discovery of materials used in methamphetamine manufacturing led to the arrest of an Ellsworth man on a felony drug charge on Monday. The items were allegedly found in his possession as he emerged from the woods near the Ellsworth motel at which he was staying.

Ellsworth man accused of making meth near motel

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
An Ellsworth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Monday after state drug agents allegedly found him in possession of methamphetamine-making materials in the woods near his Ellsworth motel room. Scott Bagley, 51, is charged with aggravated operation of a methamphetamine lab, a Class A felony …
An estimated $8,000 in heroin and $1,100 in cash were seized as the result of a traffic stop by Maine Marine Patrol officers on Friday. Two Trenton residents and a Connecticut man are facing drug charges in connection with the seizure.

Trenton traffic stop leads to heroin-related arrests

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
What began as a traffic stop on Friday on Route 230 ended with the arrests of a local couple and a Connecticut man, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Tuesday. Ronald Golden, 31, of Meriden, Connecticut, and 28-year-old Austin Kleffman of Trenton both were …
Daren the lion asks for a high-five at a D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony.

The research isn’t with D.A.R.E — but police love it, and Maine schools still use it

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
Around 60 schools in Maine still use D.A.R.E., more than any other packaged program.
"I was there," U.S. Army veteran Rob Jones, 23, of Brewer said when Iraq was mentioned in the presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Scrooge McDuck versus mac and cheese? Mainers react to presidential debate.

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 11:08 p.m.
Mainers’ reactions to Monday’s showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew reactions ranging from the serious to the surreal to the incredulous.

Hancock County man dies in Ellsworth rollover

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
A Fletcher’s Landing Township man died Sunday after the pickup he was driving crossed the centerline, left the roadway and went airborne, ejecting him as it rolled over several times.
High school students and school staff interact during the event One Life Project - Youth Voice at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sept. 20.

Maine teens shared these raw, powerful ideas to prevent addiction

on Sept. 26, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
“Our generation is dealing with these issues firsthand, so we should have a say in the decisions that will be made.”
A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab receives $15 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory will receive $15 million over the next five years as part of an effort to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jackson Lab to share $25 million award to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Ed Morin, MPBN on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
The National Institute on Aging is awarding $25 million to the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor and Indiana University to support a new effort to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

Car crash closes Route 3 in Trenton near airport

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 3 p.m.
A car crash near the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport has forced the closure of Route 3.

Before addiction there’s a child

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
A look at preventing one of the largest public health problems of this time.
The last time Jake had a full year of school was three years ago, in sixth grade.

The solitary journey of a Maine boy expelled from school

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
It’s clear why many schools opt to kick out kids like Jake. But in the long run, doing so may cost more and make communities less safe.
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.

Maine woman pleads guilty to embezzling $83K

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 21, 2016, at 8:51 p.m.
Jodi Webber faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
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.”