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Brunswick man accused of threatening group with gun outside bar

By Beth Brogan on March 27, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
A Brunswick man was arrested after police say he argued with a group of people and then threatened them with a loaded handgun.
A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will make for a messy morning commute across Maine Monday.

Snow, freezing rain to make for slick commute across Maine

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 27, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The wet snow falling Monday morning will be followed by a light coating of sleet or ice, according to the National Weather Service.
Salena Sawtelle, a certified nursing assistant at the Stillwater Health Care nursing home in Bangor, talks to Connie Drake before getting her ready for breakfast on Feb. 28

A Maine woman who protects the dying can barely afford to live

on March 27, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
She is one of 24,000 workers whose wages have declined even as demand has grown, and have no clear way of getting ahead.
A teen was hospitalized Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash on Winslows Mills Road. To extricate him from the wreck, firefighters cut the roof off the teen's 2007 Chevrolet Malibu.

Teen hospitalized after single-vehicle crash in Waldoboro

By Abigail W. Adams, Lincoln County News on March 26, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A teen traveling southbound on Route 32 for unknown reasons crossed the centerline and crashed into an embankment on the northbound side of the road, according to police.
POLL QUESTION
Camden Hills Regional High School students get onto a bus after being dismissed from school Friday afternoon. Maria Libby, superintendent of MSAD 28, part of the Five Town CSD, said Wednesday that the vast majority of parents in her district support starting school later.

More Maine schools are opting for later morning starts

By Alex Acquisto on March 25, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
Midcoast school districts are considering joining the ranks of others in Maine that have delayed the start of the school day.
Dale Cross (right) and Aaron Cross go for a test run on the St. George River on Tuesday in Searsmont. Cold temperatures have iced over the river, forcing postponement of Saturday's scheduled St. George River Race. The race is now scheduled for Sunday, April 2.

Saturday’s St. George River Race postponed because of ice

By Pete Warner on March 24, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
The St. George River Race was off, then on, and is now postponed again — all in the span of a week.
A GameStop store is pictured in Pasadena, California.

GameStop closing at least 150 ‘nonproductive’ stores in 2017

By Dawn Gagnon on March 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
It was not known Friday if any of the company’s 10 stores in Maine will be affected.

Fire destroys Dresden home

By Abigail Adams on March 24, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
A home on Middle Road in Dresden was gutted in a fire that was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Friday.
Good Neighbor Park, at the head of Broad Cove, will be open for recreational shore access, as well as fishing, clamming and worming.

Cushing residents finally get public access to the ocean

By Alex Acquisto on March 24, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.
Residents voted 108-51 to approve a gift of 15 acres of land as Cushing’s first publicly-owned access point to the ocean.
In January, Sanford Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office assisted state and federal drug agents in the arrest of two people in the largest heroin drug bust in Maine. The combined street value of the fentanyl laced heroin seized in both Maine and Massachusetts was over $1.8 million.

Maine needs more money to investigate fentanyl deaths

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 24, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Of the 378 overdose deaths in 2016, 195 were attributed to fentanyl, up from only nine in 2013.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

By Beth Brogan on March 24, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.
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Sally Moulton, 67, of Harpswell punches trainer Andy Anderson's glove during a Rock Steady Boxing class in Brunswick which she attends with her husband John who has Parkinson's disease. Rock Steady Boxing is an exercise program adapted to people with the disease.

Parkinson’s patients are fighting back against the disease, literally

By Meg Haskell on March 24, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
“It’s fun and kind of edgy, and it’s a lot more fun to tell your grandchildren that you’re boxing than telling them you’re going to physical therapy.”
All five occupants of a Suzuki hatchback were transported to the hospital after the car crashed into a veterans monument on Route 32 in Jefferson.

Five taken to hospital after car crashes into Jefferson monument

By Alexander Violo | Lincoln County News on March 23, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.
A woman was driving a Suzuki hatchback toward Waldoboro on Route 32 when the car crossed the centerline and left the road.
POLL QUESTION
Governor Paul LePage attends a maple tree tapping ceremony on a cold day in mid-March. LePage now backs the American Health Care Act and is urging Maine's senators to support it.

LePage now backs GOP health plan, urges support from King, Collins

By Christopher Cousins and Michael Shepherd on March 23, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Earlier this month, LePage sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan which said of the bill, “early signs do not look encouraging.”
Mark Haskell rides his personal watercraft on Lake St. George in Liberty in July 2005.

This man has spent a decade trying to overturn Liberty’s Jet Ski ban

By Nick McCrea on March 22, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
Liberty residents will be asked whether they want to lift a ban on Jet Skis during the town’s annual meeting on Saturday, March 25.
Following a search warrant executed Monday at a Bath apartment, Maine Drug Enforcement agents allegedly seized 21 doses of crack cocaine from his pocket, a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and about $1,000 in alleged drug proceeds from Dashawn Gill of Brooklyn, New York.

New York man arrested in Bath, charged with selling heroin and crack

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
A New York City man was arrested in his High Street apartment Monday afternoon and charged with selling crack cocaine and heroin in the Bath-Brunswick region.
Cheryl Rust, owner of Le Garage (right), with her chef of nearly 40 years, Al Dodge.

Iconic midcoast restaurant Le Garage to close after 40 years

By Charlotte Boynton, Lincoln County News on March 22, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
On Sunday evening, the staff of Le Garage received the news from owner Cheryl Rust that the restaurant will close April 30 after 40 years in business. The future of the building is not yet clear.
Snow is predicted to fall in Bangor on Wednesday.

Cold front brings cooler air, up to 2 inches of snow

By Nok-Noi Ricker on March 22, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
Don’t forget your coat Wednesday. “[The air] will feel like mid-winter, not spring.”
A seaweed harvester maneuvers a barge in July 2016 while harvesting rockweed near the Muscle Ridge Islands off Spruce Head, Maine. A judge has ruled in a lawsuit filed in Washington County that private landowners can prohibit harvesters from taking seaweed growing in the intertidal zones of their properties.

Judge: Landowners can prohibit seaweed harvesting on private property

By Bill Trotter on March 21, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.
In a case that has statewide implications for Maine’s growing seaweed industry and for shorefront property owners along the entire coast, a judge has ruled in favor of a group of Washington County property owners who sued to prevent seaweed harvesters from taking rockweed on their properties.
Ocean Renewable Power Co.'s tidal power generator, pictured here in August 2013, has been out of the water since April of that year because of problems with the generation component built by a Massachusetts company. In a regulatory filing in Maine, the company says it could have the generator back online later this year.

Bad waterproofing kept pioneering Maine tidal project off the grid

By Darren Fishell on March 21, 2017, at 12:37 p.m.
The company expects to get its new generator online by mid-2019. That’s a longer period offline than its contract with Emera Maine allows. The current agreement otherwise would expire April 21.