Two arrested in MDI heroin trafficking bust

By Dawn Gagnon on June 20, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | A New Hampshire man and a Southwest Harbor resident have been charged with trafficking in heroin as the result of an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, the Southwest Harbor Police Department and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Andres Martinez, 42, of …

Crash causes outage for more than 1,600 Emera customers

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 20, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
More than 1,600 customers in Amherst, Bradley, Clifton, Dedham, Eddington, Holden and Mariaville were in the dark.
George Stevens Academy dean of students Libby Rosemeier with the Twinkie that has been residing at the school for 40 years. The snack was taken out of its package and placed on top of a classroom blackboard in 1976 by chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti, who has since retired.

40 years later, Twinkie remains intact at Maine school

By Bill Trotter on June 20, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
An ongoing unscientific, four-decade experiment at George Stevens Academy is helping to feed that perception that Twinkies are invulnerable to the force of decay.

The 40-year-old Twinkie

By Gabor Degre on June 20, 2016, at 6:32 a.m.
The 40-year-old Twinkie


on June 17, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
  Calais Regional Hospital To Dakota Close and Brent Delnicki, Baileyville, a son, Carter William Delnicki, on Feb. 2, 2016. To Justine and Patrick Means, Pembroke, a daughter, Natalie Grace Means, on Feb. 14, 2016. To Jamie and William Delnicki, Baileyville, a son, Alexander William Delnicki, on Feb. 18, 2016. …
Josef. F. Messer

Hancock man linked to assaults on 5-year-old arrested

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 16, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
A Hancock man wanted on an outstanding warrant for two alleged assaults on a 5-year-old boy has been located and arrested.

Ellsworth church to hold public supper June 25

on June 16, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, State and Church streets, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-669-2028 ELLSWORTH, Maine — A public supper will be held 5:30-6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, corner of State and Church streets. …
Morris E. Zukerman, a longtime seasonal resident of the Maine town of Cranberry Isles of Mount Desert Island, walks out of the Manhattan federal court in New York on May 23. Zukerman has been indicted on charges that he evaded paying $45 million in federal income taxes. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Indictment claims seasonal Maine resident dodged $45 million in taxes through phony transactions

By Jesse Drucker, Bloomberg on June 15, 2016, at 7:10 p.m.
Morris Zukerman, a longtime summer resident of Islesford, reportedly avoided income and sales taxes by hiding his gains in phony commercial and charitable transactions.
Josef. F. Messer

Police searching for Hancock man accused of injuring 5-year-old boy

By Bill Trotter on June 15, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
Police are looking for a local man indicted last week on charges stemming from two alleged assaults on a 5-year-old boy, according to officials. Josef F. Messer, 34, of Hancock was indicted June 9 by the Hancock County grand jury on two counts of assault on a …

Applicants, donors sought for program that awards grants to seniors in need

By Johanna S. Billings on June 15, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
Mini-grants can be used for expenses such as glasses, dentures, insurance deductibles and equipment such as wheelchairs and wheelchair ramps.
Jayne (right) and David Silverman, the new owners of the Lucerne Inn, pose for a photo on Monday in Dedham.

New owners ‘fell in love’ with The Lucerne Inn

By Bill Trotter on June 14, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“You can’t replicate 200 years,” David Silverman said of the inn’s history. “You can’t replicate this view. There’s really nothing like it in the area.”
Randy Beal enjoys the Bangor Pride Festival at Pickering Square in Bangor, June 28, 2014. The festival allowed the city to honor and celebrate its gay and lesbian community. On Monday, several vigils are scheduled to honor the memory of the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils to be held across Maine for victims of Orlando shooting

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 13, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
Numerous vigils are scheduled throughout the state Monday in memory of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, over the weekend.

Lightning blamed for fire that destroyed Deer Isle home

By Bill Trotter on June 10, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
A fire that destroyed a woman’s home Wednesday morning after she left for the day is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike the night before.
Acadia National Park officials hope to re-point masonry on Duck Brook Bridge this year but have to look into whether the project might adversely affect bats that may be living inside the structure.

Acadia officials: Bridge project to consider impact on bats

By Bill Trotter on June 09, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
Acadia officials say they want to do what they can to protect their bats from harm in order to preserve the ecological balance of the park’s resident species.
Ellsworth police were seeking this 13-year-old girl, who last was seen in the vicinity of the Ellsworth Public Library at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Police locate teen who went missing in Ellsworth

By Bill Trotter on June 09, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
A teenage girl who went missing Wednesday evening in downtown Ellsworth has been found and reunited with her family.
Khaitlynn Prosser

Ellsworth police seek missing 13-year-old girl

on June 09, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.
Police are searching for a teenage girl last seen leaving the Ellsworth Public Library on Wednesday evening.
Ellsworth police are seeking this 13-year-old girl who last was seen in the vicinity of the Ellsworth Public Library around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Search on for missing girl last seen in Ellsworth

By Dawn Gagnon on June 08, 2016, at 10:22 p.m.
The girl is described as being 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown eyes and shoulder length brown hair.

Emera crews restore power to 1,200 customers

By Dawn Gagnon on June 07, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
Emera spokesman Bob Potts said shortly before 7 p.m. that repair workers will be out in the field until power to all customers has been restored.
Jeffrey Barnard

Ellsworth man shot by police pleads guilty to federal gun charge

By Judy Harrison on June 07, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
BANGOR | A man shot in the face by police more than a year ago during a standoff at his Ellsworth home pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the incident in which he was injured. Jeffrey …
Christopher Files

Missing Dedham man found

By Bill Trotter on June 07, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
A local man who was reported missing by his family has been located and is safe, according to police.