Officials: Power outage caused when Dedham man cuts trees

By Bill Trotter on May 31, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
A local resident kept fire officials busy over the weekend by felling trees onto live power lines on Saturday and then letting a permitted burning brush pile get out of control on Sunday.

Castine Unitarian Universalists donate $2,500 to Emmaus Shelter in Ellsworth

on May 31, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
CASTINE, Maine — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine is contributing $2,500 to the discretionary fund of Ellsworth’s Emmaus Shelter. Colin Powell, chairman of UUCC’s Social Justice Committee, presented the check to shelter Director Mary J. Boylan. “The Shelter’s mission — to provide assistance in the form of housing, food, and clothing to …
Visitors to Acadia National Park take in the sights from Cadillac Mountain on May 18.

State warns of high ozone levels for Saturday

By Bill Trotter on May 27, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
A statement has been issued alerting the public about “unhealthy [ozone] levels along the coast from Kittery through Acadia.”

Report of truck ‘driving erotically’ in Southwest Harbor

By Seth Koenig on May 27, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Turns out, it was just a typo.
A new large American flag, 20 feet high and 38 feet long, flaps in the wind on Thursday in front of Linnehan Homes on Route 3 in Trenton. The flag replaces one of the same size that was stolen from the business last weekend.

Trenton business replaces massive stolen American flag

By Bill Trotter on May 26, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
“The new flag is up and looks beautiful!”

Westbrook superintendent to visit MDI as job candidate

By Bill Trotter on May 25, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | A leading candidate for the position of superintendent of the Mount Desert Island school system is expected to make a daylong visit to the island on Thursday, according to information posted on the system’s website. Marc Gousse, a Navy veteran, is superintendent of schools in Westbrook, …

Woman sentenced for stealing $20,000 from Jackson Lab to start rival science fair

By Bill Trotter on May 25, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
The woman, who as of Friday had repaid only $500 of the $20,000 she owes the lab, told the judge she was sorry for what she had done.
A giant American flag flies outside Linnehan Homes on Route 3 in Trenton in this undated photo. The flag, which measures 20 feet by 38 feet, was stolen from the business sometime between late Saturday and early Monday morning.

Massive American flag stolen from Trenton business

By Bill Trotter on May 23, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
Where normally a large striped American flag can be seen on display day and night, there was nothing but the bare pole and a pile of cut rope Monday morning.

Baked bean supper slated June 4 in Orland

on May 23, 2016, at 9:48 a.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Orland United Methodist Church, Off Route 1 near river, Orland, Maine For more information: 207-469-0077 ORLAND, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Orland United Methodist Church, off Route 1 near the river …

Bar Harbor man gets 90 days in jail for apartment fire

By Bill Trotter on May 20, 2016, at 6:43 p.m.
A Bar Harbor man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced Friday to time served for starting a fire in his apartment last spring.
Ross Hicks, harm reduction coordinator for the Down East AIDS Network and Health Equity Alliance in Bangor, is offering free Narcan nasal spray to heroin and opiate users and the people who care about them.

Group aims to save lives by offering free Narcan in Bangor, Ellsworth

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 20, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
Health experts have learned the best way to help someone in that dire situation is to quickly administer the opioid antidote naloxone, commonly known as Narcan.
A tray of whole, unbroken scallops wait to be packed into a can outfitted with a time and temperature indicator at Bristol Seafood on Portland's waterfront on Jan. 29, 2014.

Seafood, bioscience get boost from latest Maine tech grants

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
The city of Ellsworth has landed a state grant to support development of bioscience businesses in the region, as part of a series of grant awards that will also give money to support seafood industry initiatives.

Are ticks keeping kids indoors? Maine schools help educate families about Lyme, other tick-borne disease

By Aislinn Sarnacki on May 19, 2016, at 2:44 p.m.
“It’s probably one of the number one issues I deal with this time of year. The students come in with ticks, and I have to remove them,” said Nikki Jaffray, a school nurse who rotates between schools in Castine, Brooksville, Surry and Penobscot.
Eric and Annie Woodbury are renovating this old farmhouse on their property in Verona Island. Beside it are a chicken coop and the skeleton of a greenhouse.

An international love story, a Maine honeymoon and a different kind of farm

By Abigail Curtis on May 19, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
“It was not love at first sight, it was love at last sight,” joked Annie.
Bangor's population continued to drop in 2015, according to newly released estimates that show growth across the largest southern Maine communities and in Waterville last year.

Census: Bangor lost population again in 2015

By Darren Fishell on May 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
The latest figures project Bangor’s population dropped by about 250 in the past year.

Baked bean and casserole supper at North Sedgwick church

on May 18, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Corner of Sedgwick Ridge Road and Route 172, Sedgwick, Maine For more information: 207-359-4677 SEDGWICK, Maine — The North Sedgwick Baptist Church will hold its first public baked bean and casserole supper of the season 5-6:30 …

May public supper for church in Ellsworth

on May 18, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, Corner of State and Church streets, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-669-2028 ELLSWORTH, Maine — A public supper will be held 5:30-6 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, corner of State and …

Public supper May 21 at Bucksport church

on May 18, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport, Maine BUCKSPORT, Maine — Public baked bean and casserole supper, 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St. Menu includes homemade casseroles, salads, baked beans, rolls and pies. …

Man arrested, charged in Bucksport robbery

By Bill Trotter on May 17, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
A Massachusetts man has been arrested after he allegedly demanded cash from a convenience store clerk Sunday night.
A man sorts lobsters at Ready Seafood on Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Portland, Maine. China has become a large market for Maine lobster.

This tiny Maine town is staking its future on Chinese foodies

By Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post on May 16, 2016, at 11:37 a.m.
Little Cranberry, an island of 70 inhabitants, and China, a nation of 1.4 billion people, increasingly find themselves connected by the shifting currents of the world economy.