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Steven H. Moon

Surry man convicted of reckless conduct in manslaughter trial

By Bill Trotter on May 21, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A Surry man has been acquitted of manslaughter and other charges but found guilty of reckless conduct in connection with a fatal May 2011 accident on Newbury Neck Road. Steven Moon, 23, was accused of driving a 1997 Subaru Legacy wagon when it went off the road …
POLL QUESTION
The app-based ride sharing service Uber plans to start operating in beach towns in Maine for at least part of the summer, starting Memorial Day weekend. The company started operating in Portland in October 2014.

Uber to give Bar Harbor, Maine beach towns summertime test

By Darren Fishell on May 21, 2015, at 1:27 p.m.
PORTLAND | The app-based ridesharing service Uber will expand its Maine operations to the seaside towns of Bar Harbor, Old Orchard Beach, Ogunquit and Kennebunk in a summertime experiment. The controversial taxi competitor announced Thursday it will start offering rides in those beach towns at 5 p.m. Friday, in …
Christopher Saenz looks around the courtroom Monday.

Examiner: Ellsworth mother died of blunt force trauma

By Judy Harrison on May 21, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.
BANGOR | The medical examiner who performed the autopsy on the Ellsworth woman who died Christmas Day 2013 testified Thursday that Hilary Saenz died of blunt force trauma to the head and body. Dr. Margaret Greenwald, the retired chief medical examiner for Maine, said the 29-year-old woman suffered a …
David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller Sr. gives 1,000 acres to MDI garden preserve

By Bill Trotter on May 21, 2015, at 12:02 p.m.
MOUNT DESERT | A century after his father donated land on Mount Desert Island to preserve it for public use, David Rockefeller Sr. is following in his footsteps. On Thursday, the international banker and philanthropist announced he is giving away approximately 1,000 acres of land on MDI to the …
The Bucksport mill was photographed in this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo.

Feds defend excluding Bucksport from Verso-NewPage antitrust review

By Darren Fishell on May 21, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
In a court filing Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice defended its decision not to factor in the closure of Verso Paper’s Bucksport mill in a review of the company’s $1.4 billion purchase of larger competitor NewPage. In the federal antitrust review, the DOJ said it found the Bucksport mill …

Franklin daughter accused of cashing dead mom’s Social Security checks

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 21, 2015, at 11:02 a.m.
BANGOR | A Franklin woman who spent Social Security funds sent by mistake to her deceased mother’s checking account has admitted to stealing from the government, according to court documents filed in U.S. District Court. Barbara Phillips, 66, was charged with theft of public money after an investigation by …

Ex-UMaine student admits burglarizing cop’s home over ticket

By Judy Harrison on May 20, 2015, at 7:13 p.m.
BANGOR | A former University of Maine student accused of trying to break into the home of the campus police officer who refused to dismiss a parking ticket pleaded guilty Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to burglary and other charges. Luke Cushman-Cole, 21, of Fletchers Landing Township, which …
Christopher Saenz listens to opening statements Monday on the first day of his jury-waived trial for allegedly killing his wife Hilary Saenz on Christmas day 2013.

Man on trial used drugs before wife died on Christmas Day

By Judy Harrison on May 20, 2015, at 12:50 p.m.
BANGOR | The Ellsworth man on trial for killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013 admitted to police the he injected an opioid substitute shortly before she died. Christopher Saenz, 32 , allegedly beat Hilary Saenz, 29, to death in their Central Street apartment while their two children, then …
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Christopher Saenz listens to opening statements on the first day of his jury-waived trial for allegedly killing his wife Hilary Saenz on Christmas day 2013.

Police video of suspect in Christmas Day beating death played at murder trial

on May 20, 2015, at 10:43 a.m.
Christopher Saenz looks around the courtroom after entering for the first day of his jury-waived trial Monday.

Police: Accused killer denied striking wife on Christmas Day

By Judy Harrison on May 19, 2015, at 1:14 p.m.
BANGOR | The man on trial for killing his wife Dec. 25, 2013, in their Ellsworth home told police he did not hit Hilary Saenz that day but did strike her in the face two days earlier. Christopher Saenz, 32 , allegedly beat Hilary Saenz, 29, to death in …
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Christopher Saenz enters the courtroom for the first day of his jury waived trial for allegedly killing his wife Hilary Saenz on Christmas day 2013.

Co-worker of victim testifies in Ellsworth Christmas Day beating death trial

on May 19, 2015, at 9:24 a.m.

Gouldsboro to Observe Memorial Day

By Mark Sobczak on May 19, 2015, at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, May 25, 2015 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Gouldsboro Memorial Day Parade, 59 Main St., Prospect Harbor, ME For more information: 207-963-5589; gouldsborotown.com/index.html The town of Gouldsboro will conduct its annual Memorial Day program at Prospect Harbor on Monday, 25 May. A parade, featuring a color guard and …
Christopher Saenz looks around the courtroom after entering for the first day of his jury waived trial for allegedly murdering his wife Hilary Saenz on Christmas day 2013.

Daughter, son testify against dad in Christmas Day slaying in Ellsworth

By Judy Harrison on May 18, 2015, at 1:22 p.m.
BANGOR | The daughter and son of a man accused of killing his wife on Christmas Day 2013 in their Ellsworth home testified Monday that they saw Christopher M. Saenz assault their mother at least twice in the days leading up to her death. Alyana Saenz, 13, and Christopher …
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Christopher Saenz

Trial of Ellsworth man in wife’s Christmas Day beating death

on May 18, 2015, at 10:14 a.m.
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DeepWater Brewing Co. was built in a barn that was built in the early 1700s. The old horse barn, built in traditional post-and-beam construction, was rescued from across the street 30 years ago and moved to the property where it stayed until a few years ago when John Hikade started restoring it for his brewing company.

Family restores 300-year-old barn to house brewery, tasting room

By Natalie Feulner on May 18, 2015, at 6 a.m.
BLUE HILL | The story of DeepWater Brewing Co. began more than 300 years ago in an old horse barn at the top of a hill. Built in the 1700s in a traditional post-and-beam style, the barn was once home to half a dozen horses, some of whom gnawed …
Vladek Filler (center) and sister Tatyana Roberts (right) listen to comments from Edward Bartlett during a press conference in front of the Penobscot Judaical Center in Bangor in this May 2011 file photo.

Assault conviction vacated for former Maine man acquitted of raping wife

By Bill Trotter on May 15, 2015, at 4:41 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A misdemeanor assault conviction for a former Gouldsboro man who had been accused of raping his wife has been vacated by a Superior Court justice. The judge’s order is the latest development in Vladek Filler’s campaign to undo the findings against him in an eight-year legal saga …

200-year-old barn turned brewery in Blue Hill

By Ashley Conti on May 15, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
DeepWater Brewing Co. was established in a barn that was built in the late 1700s. The old horse barn, built in traditional post-and-beam construction, was rescued from across the street 30 years ago and moved to the property, where it stayed until a few years ago when John Hikade started …

Bangor psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women

By Jackie Farwell on May 15, 2015, at 10:40 a.m.
A Bangor psychiatrist must stop treating women after allegedly developing an unprofessional relationship with a female patient, according to a state medical licensing board. Dr. Fred Risser may treat only men and must submit to independent monitoring of his practice to ensure he meets prescribing and recordkeeping …
Hydro-Photon president Neil MacKay demonstrates how the SteriPEN works at his company in Blue Hill Thursday. Hydro-Photon has raised $3 million for researching and developing new products for water purification using ultraviolet light. The SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purification system that allows the user to have clean water anywhere.

Blue Hill water purification company lands $3 million investment

By Darren Fishell on May 15, 2015, at 7:32 a.m.
The Blue Hill-based Hydro-Photon has landed a $3 million investment to help develop technology to purify water while it is in a tube very much like a straw. Neil MacKay, the 15-person company’s chief executive officer, said the money will take the company through an expected 18 months to two …
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Is Bar Harbor ‘America’s Best Town Ever?’ Duh.

on May 15, 2015, at 6 a.m.
TripAdvisor has ranked it on one of its Top Ten lists. Good Morning America picked it as “America’s Favorite Place.” And now it has made the Sweet Sixteen round of Outside magazine’s “America’s Best Town Ever” online poll. Technically, it was Acadia National Park that was named “America’s Favorite Place” …
 
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