Sappi North America announced plans to invest $165 million in it's Skowhegan mill.

Sappi to pump $165 million into Skowhegan mill

By Darren Fishell on Feb. 08, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
Sappi Ltd. plans to spend $165 million on its No. 1 paper machine at its Skowhegan mill, which it said will increase the machine’s overall capacity and ability to produce consumer packaging products by early 2018.
Two people have died in an early morning apartment fire Tuesday on Square Road near the Canaan town line, according to the state fire marshal’s office.

Palmyra fire claims two lives

on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
The building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Teen accused of shooting into Maine home with children inside

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday night after he fired three shots into a home on Mud Run Road, according to Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster.
Amanda Crain

Woman accused of trying to sell heroin at Winterport store

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
Cassandra Lucas loads free firewood into the back of her vehicle at the Waldo County Woodshed in Searsmont Saturday. The Waldo County Woodshed is a charitable organization that gives out firewood to needy families to heat their homes during the winter. They have seen a dramatic increase in the volume of wood it donates across the area.

‘Wood bank’ grows as Waldo County residents struggle to stay warm

By Nick McCrea on Feb. 05, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
One wheelbarrow at a time, a group of Waldo County residents is doing what it can to help struggling neighbors keep warm.
Community members check out art at the Colby College Museum of Art in this July 2013 file photo.

In Maine, Colby gets ‘game changing,’ $100 million-plus gift from old friends

By Geoff Edgers, Washington Post on Feb. 03, 2017, at 7:32 p.m.
The Colby College Museum of Art may seem off the beaten path, a three-hour drive north of Boston, but a gift of more than 1,150 works, ranging from Vincent van Gogh to Ai Weiwei, should help boost its standing as a tourist destination.

Hiram charged with manslaughter following fatal December crash

By CBS 13 on Feb. 03, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
An arrest has been made in a crash that killed a Steep Falls woman in December.
A fire on Summer Street in Waterville that injured seven, including a firefighter.

Seven people, including one firefighter, hospitalized after Waterville fire

By CBS 13 on Feb. 01, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Officials say six people were in the building at the time of the fire.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield died Saturday at a central Maine hospital after he succumbed to injuries from a collision with a tanker truck in Phillips.

State senator’s son dies after crash with tanker truck in Philips

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 28, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Loren Keim, 21, of Dixfield was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger on Weld Road when he failed to stop at its intersection with Rangeley Road and struck the back end of a tanker truck.
Kayla Doherty, 23, with her 17-month-old son Blake Doherty at her mother's Pittsfield home.

Woman who sued over wrongful birth may not recover damages, court says

By Judy Harrison on Jan. 26, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
The birth control device was never inserted in her arm.

Police: Mainer hooks up ‘jumper cables’ to transformer to steal electricity, gets charged

By Christopher Burns on Jan. 24, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
Central Maine Power told police it was the third time its employees had to disconnect the jury-rigged line.
Sliding footsteps in the build up of slush on downtown Bangor sidewalks Tuesday morning. A storm that is expected to last all day and into early Wednesday, laying ice, sleet or snow depending on region, has closed judicial centers, city halls, schools and businesses all around the state.

Storm encases Maine in ice, sleet and snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:11 a.m.
Nearly an inch of ice will create hazardous travelling conditions, especially for those out on foot.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo.

Cancellations coming in as icy storm approaches Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 23, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service forecasters said Monday that the storm will arrive in southern reaches of the state late Monday night, mostly in the form of snow.
Neighbors reported the fire at the one-story home on Cattle Pound Road around 5:45 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames and heavy smoke.

Victims identified, two deceased, in Washington house fire

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 23, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
Investigators have recovered a second body from the rubble of a home in Washington that was destroyed by fire Monday morning.
A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.

Westbrook, Whitefield crashes claim 2 lives

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Westbrook and Whitefield.

Sidney man, 32, dies in snowmobile crash

By CBS 13 on Jan. 18, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
This is Maine’s fourth snowmobile related fatality this season.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade and the University of North Carolina, pictured during a 2016 game in Orono, is among more than 30 Maine high school players who have reached the Division I level after playing for the Maine Majestix program. Majestix founders Brian Bernatchez and Amy Bernatchez have chosen Colby College coach Kelly Terwilliger to run the program starting in March.

Majestix founders choose Colby coach to take over successful field hockey program

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 11, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.