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Former China fire chief dies in Searsmont collision

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 21, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
George Studley, 73, of China died Friday when his pickup collided with another vehicle in Searsmont.
A woman cycles by the statue of Joshua Chamberlain in front of the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick. The college announced Saturday that it will relocate a plaque listing the names of 19 alumni who fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Bowdoin relocates plaque listing alumni who fought for the Confederacy

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
The decision to move the plaque listing the names of 19 Bowdoin and Medical School of Maine alumni comes on the heels of last weekend’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Robert H. Edmunds III

Ponzi schemer sentenced for stealing $1 million in elderly Mainers’ life savings

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 19, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
A former Nobleboro man who defrauded local investors of more than $1 million, then sold his business and home, divorced his second wife, and moved to the Caribbean, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

by WGMEFriday, August 18th 2017
Harry the cat loves to climb trees, but he's recovering after a trip outside took a horrifying turn.

Cat loses leg after being shot in Thomaston

By CBS 13 on Aug. 19, 2017, at 8:08 a.m.
Police call it “tragic,” and now they are hoping to find the person responsible.
Perry's Nut House, a Route 1 fudge and nut shop and iconic tourist stop is looking for a buyer. The owner says he wants to retire so someone else can breathe new life into the 90-year-old business.

Historic roadside attraction Perry’s Nut House is for sale

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 18, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
An iconic, 90-year-old midcoast roadside attraction known for its fudge and the giant pink triceratops skeleton out front is on the market.
Jacob Carney

Escaped prison inmate recaptured in Rockland

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 18, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
Jacob Carney, of Surry, was working on a supervised farm-related work detail job nearby but off the facility campus when he escaped.
William Potter Hartley

Tip leads to arrest of Brunswick man in bank robbery

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
A 33-year-old Brunswick man was arrested Thursday night and charged with robbing the local TD Bank branch earlier that day.

Topsham man charged with 20 counts of sex crimes against a child

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:47 p.m.
The crimes allegedly took place from October 2008 to June 2017, when the alleged victim was between and 7 and 15 years old.

Police identify bicyclist killed in Rockport crash

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 17, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
The body of David Wayne Allen, 51, of Rockland was discovered Saturday along Mt. Pleasant Road in Rockport.
Just days after a white supremacist rally in Virginia turned deadly, KKK fliers are showing up in the midcoast.

Report: Anti-transgender KKK brochures found in Boothbay Harbor area

By Staff Report on Aug. 16, 2017, at 7:45 p.m.
The messages include a reference to a Bible verse and anti-transgender language, and appeared to have been thrown onto lawns.
Damariscotta town attorney Jenny Villeneuve discusses a petition for a moratorium on commercial development during the Aug. 15 Damariscotta Board of Selectmen.

Petition glitch delays consideration of moratorium on Damariscotta development

By Maia Zewert on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
A petition from Damariscotta residents calling for a moratorium on commercial development is invalid due to a technical error.
POLL QUESTION
The City of Belfast has passed a city-wide prohibition on plastic bags for all retail businesses starting next year.

Belfast becomes latest city to ban plastic bags, polystyrene

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
“I remember when plastic bags didn’t exist, and we all seemed to manage just fine,” Councilor Mary Mortier said.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a TD Bank branch on Tibbetts Drive Wednesday morning.

Police search for man accused of robbing Brunswick bank

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a Tibbetts Drive TD Bank branch on Wednesday morning.

Body of bicyclist found in Rockport

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 16, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
The bicyclist apparently crashed after failing to negotiate a turn, police said.
Pilings set deep in the sand near the northern end of Popham Beach are all that remain of the Boston Boat pier and the state pier, which according to historians was used by the Eastern Steamship Company boats from the 1880s until 1911. Neighbors and other Phippsburg residents objected when Jack Parker, whose house looks out over the pilings, applied to remove the pilings.

Phippsburg officials explore ways to delay removal of Popham Beach pilings

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 15, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
The Phippsburg Board of Selectmen on Wednesday will consider sending a letter to the Parkers asking that they wait to remove the pilings until the appeal is decided.
The Isle au Haut lighthouse.

Island communities band together to save historic lighthouses

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 15, 2017, at 1:50 a.m.
Residents of two Maine islands, Isle au Haut and Swan’s Island, have joined forces to bring new life to their historic lighthouses.
Louis and Mowgli, a pair of Norwegian dwarf goats who escaped their pen in Belfast back in April, were on the lam again Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Belfast police Sgt. Daniel Fitzpatrick went to recover the goats from a stranger's garden and return them to their High Street home

Wily internet-famous goats captured by Belfast police again

By Nick McCrea on Aug. 14, 2017, at 2:50 p.m.
Belfast’s most notorious escape artists are at it again.
ODD JOBS OF SUMMER
BDN coastal reporter Alex Acquisto lends a hand at the lobster cooking station at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland.

What it’s like to kill hundreds of lobsters a day

By Alex Acquisto on Aug. 14, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
My job as a lobster cooker for the day at the Maine Lobster Festival was vile.

BDN reporter tries a day being a lobster cooker at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland

By Linda Coan O'Kresik on Aug. 14, 2017, at 1 a.m.

Brunswick man found dead in boat in New Hampshire

By CBS 13 on Aug. 13, 2017, at 7:59 p.m.
Seth Caron, 29, of Brunswick was found dead aboard a 50-foot commercial boat tied to the dock on Pierce Island.