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Rockland hit-and-run victim in fair condition

By Nick McCrea on May 22, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
The victim was using a wheelchair when she was struck from behind on South Main Street.

Hit-and-run leaves victim in wheelchair seriously injured

By CBS 13 on May 21, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
The victim was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious injuries
Michael L. Brewer, 61, of Union.

Felon charged with illegal firearm possession after police chase in Boothbay

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on May 21, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Michael L. Brewer, 61, of Union faces one charge each of Class C possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, Class E driving to endanger, and Class E violation of condition of release after leading police on a chase through Boothbay on May 13.
A mobile home at Brookside Mobile Home Park in Waldoboro was fully involved when emergency responders arrived on scene shortly after midnight on Saturday, May 20.

Fire destroys Waldoboro mobile home

By Abigail Adams on May 20, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
Fire destroyed a mobile home in Waldoboro in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 20, displacing two residents.
Longtime assistant district attorney Jonathan Liberman was sworn in on Friday as the new district attorney for the prosecutorial district that includes Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

Liberman sworn in as district attorney for 4 coastal Maine counties

By Beth Brogan on May 19, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
Longtime assistant district attorney Jonathan Liberman of Bath replaces Geoffrey Rushlau of Dresden, who was nominated by Gov. Paul LePage to a district court judgeship in March.
A portrait of former Bath Police Sgt. Merle Niles, painted by local artist Benjamin Glick.

Maine police hero gets his due, 57 years after he died

By Beth Brogan on May 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
During slow nights at the station, Sgt. Dan Couture would take his radio to the basement of Bath City Hall and dig through decades of old Bath Daily Times, trying to piece together the story of Sgt. Merle Niles’ death.

Maine Army veteran fatally shot in Texas

BDN staff reports on May 18, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A Brunswick native and Army veteran died in Texas early this month after he was found with a gunshot wound behind a convenience store.

Former Thomaston cop gets fines, no jail time for tampering with accident report

By Alex Acquisto on May 18, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A former local police officer and public works employee was found guilty this week of failing to report a crash where he drove a snow plow into a parked car and of later tampering with another officer’s report in the incident.
Tourists explore the southwest side of Cadillac Mountain on a sunny summer day in July of 2016.

Breathing might be a bit more difficult along the coast today

By Nick McCrea on May 18, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
The sudden burst of heat in Maine on Thursday has prompted an air quality warning for all of coastal Maine.
Hosmer Pond sits at the base of the Camden Snow Bowl. As part of a multi-million renovation project at the recreational ski area, the pond was polluted because of excessive excavation. The town intends to pay back the majority of those fines with the proposed project.

Camden plans Hosmer Pond improvements to help pay off $50K fine

By Alex Acquisto on May 18, 2017, at 6:55 a.m.
The town has agreed to use $52,300 in leftover Snow Bowl bond and reserve funds to help mitigate erosion caused by the town and pay back state Department of Environmental Protection penalties.

Neighbors oppose Christian group home in Waldoboro

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on May 17, 2017, at 10:59 a.m.
The neighbors of a small farm off Friendship Road, whose new owner hopes to create a Christian short-term group home featuring culinary programs for deaf and partially deaf young adults as well as low-income young adults, asked the Waldoboro Planning Board on May 10 to block the project.

Baked bean supper at North Searsport church

on May 16, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
Jordan's Snack Bar in Ellsworth, which served ice cream, burgers, fried food and a touch of nostalgia for many of its loyal customers, has listed the property for sale.

Jordan’s Snack Bar up for sale

By Nick McCrea on May 15, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
The owners of the iconic Jordan’s Snack Bar in Ellsworth have put the business up for sale. The listing price, through Sargent Real Estate, is just under $1.4 million.
Maine Marine Patrol is searching for a missing man who, according to eye witness reports, fell from his boat into the Androscoggin River near Brunswick.

Searchers fail to find boater who fell into Androscoggin River

By Beth Brogan on May 15, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.
The Maine Marine Patrol will resume searching at low tide Monday afternoon for a Bailey Island man missing since falling into the Androscoggin River on Friday night.
Maine Marine Patrol is searching for a missing man who, according to eye witness reports, fell from his boat into the Androscoggin River near Brunswick last night.

Search suspended for missing man in Androscoggin River

By CBS 13 on May 13, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
Maine Marine Patrol suspended their search Saturday afternoon for a missing man who, according to witnesses, fell from his boat into the Androscoggin River near Brunswick Friday night.

Suspect in New Harbor embezzlement case fails to appear for Colorado hearing

By J.W. Oliver on May 13, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Siarra M. Kear, who local police say embezzled more than $50,000 from a New Harbor convenience store, is at large after failing to appear for a recent extradition hearing in Colorado.
Victoria Scott

Two arrests made in separate Waldo County deaths

By Nick McCrea on May 12, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
Two women have been arrested and charged in connection with two separate months-old deaths in Waldo County.

Feds charge Maine man with providing opiates that caused woman’s death

By Beth Brogan on May 12, 2017, at 8:23 a.m.
Mickey Gilley, 34, is charged with knowingly and intentionally distributing a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl.
Rockland is slated to enter into a purchase and sales agreement to acquire 174 acres of the Oyster River Bog off Route 90 for the purpose of preservation and ensuring it remains accessible to the public.

Rockland to acquire 174-acre bog land for public access, preservation

By Alex Acquisto on May 12, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
If all goes according to plan, the total number of preserved acres — owned by Rockland, the Oyster River Bog Association, the Georges River Land Trust and the Southern Maine Wetlands Conservancy — will exceed 1,700.

Frankfort Volunteer Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale – May 11, 12 & 13

on May 11, 2017, at 4:52 p.m.