Bangor psychiatrist ordered to stop treating women

By Jackie Farwell on May 15, 2015, at 10:40 a.m.
A Bangor psychiatrist must stop treating women after allegedly developing an unprofessional relationship with a female patient, according to a state medical licensing board. Dr. Fred Risser may treat only men and must submit to independent monitoring of his practice to ensure he meets prescribing and recordkeeping …
Hydro-Photon president Neil MacKay demonstrates how the SteriPEN works at his company in Blue Hill Thursday. Hydro-Photon has raised $3 million for researching and developing new products for water purification using ultraviolet light. The SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purification system that allows the user to have clean water anywhere.

Blue Hill water purification company lands $3 million investment

By Darren Fishell on May 15, 2015, at 7:32 a.m.
The Blue Hill-based Hydro-Photon has landed a $3 million investment to help develop technology to purify water while it is in a tube very much like a straw. Neil MacKay, the 15-person company’s chief executive officer, said the money will take the company through an expected 18 months to two …

Is Bar Harbor ‘America’s Best Town Ever?’ Duh.

on May 15, 2015, at 6 a.m.
TripAdvisor has ranked it on one of its Top Ten lists. Good Morning America picked it as “America’s Favorite Place.” And now it has made the Sweet Sixteen round of Outside magazine’s “America’s Best Town Ever” online poll. Technically, it was Acadia National Park that was named “America’s Favorite Place” …

Rummage sale at Hancock church

on May 14, 2015, at 9:37 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Union Congregational Church, UCC, 1368 Route 1, Hancock, Maine For more information: 207-422-3100 HANCOCK, Maine — Rummage sale with gently used clothing for men, women, and children will be held 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Union Congregational Church, UCC, …
In early April of this year, elver dealer Bill Sheldon was offering fishermen $1,850 per pound at his buying station on Water Street in Ellsworth. Sheldon is under investigation by federal officials for alleged Lacey Act violations.

Affidavit spells out allegations against Maine elver dealer

By Bill Trotter on May 13, 2015, at 6:54 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A year after federal officials executed a search warrant at a local motel, and a week after an affidavit filed in federal court was made public, no charges have been filed in connection with an elver poaching investigation. William Sheldon, a prominent elver dealer from Woolwich, had …

Frost advisory issued for parts of interior Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2015, at 6:20 p.m.
BANGOR | In the wake of a stretch of relatively warm weather, the National Weather Service on Wednesday issued overnight frost advisories for parts of interior Maine. In effect from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Thursday, a frost advisory issued by the weather service’s Caribou office applies to southern …
Elvers squirm in a bucket outside the Delaware Valley Fish Company in Portland in this April 2014 file photo.

State agency, Passamaquoddys meet over latest elver feud

By Bill Trotter on May 12, 2015, at 3:02 p.m.
PLEASANT POINT | The head of the state Department of Marine Resources met Tuesday with local Passamaquoddy Tribe officials to discuss concerns over elver fishery management practices. Jeff Nichols, spokesman for the Department of Marine Resources, confirmed Tuesday that Commissioner Patrick Keliher visited Pleasant Point to talk with tribal …

Public supper May 30 at Clifton church

on May 12, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road, Clifton, Maine CLIFTON, Maine — A buffet-style public supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. The menu will include baked chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, …
Nicholas D. Cumberland

Sound of breaking glass leads police to bleeding burglary suspect

By Bill Trotter on May 12, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
BAR HARBOR | A Massachusetts man is facing a charge of burglary after he smashed his way through the glass front door of a downtown store Sunday night and stole two bottles of wine, according to local police. Nicholas Cumberland, 21, of Weymouth, Massachusetts, was quickly apprehended around 10 …

Lasagna supper at Ellsworth church

on May 12, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church, 2 Church St., Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-669-2028 ELLSWORTH, Maine — The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth will hold a lasagna public supper 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at 2 Church St. The menu will include …

U.S. Navy Band Northeast to perform at Margaretta Days Festival

on May 12, 2015, at 9:49 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The United States Navy Band Northeast will be appearing twice at this year’s Margaretta Days Festival, Saturday, June 13, on the University of Maine at Machias campus.  The 35-member band will perform patriotic American marches from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and perform a full concert at 2 p.m. …

Memorial Day Parade and Community Cook out in Northeast Harbor, Maine

By mtdesert on May 12, 2015, at 9:34 a.m.
Monday, May 25, 2015 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Memorial Day Parade and Community Cook out in Northeast Harbor, Maine, Main Street, Northeast Harbor, Maine For more information: 2072765531 A Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:30am on Main Street in Northeast Harbor. The Community Cook out will begin …
Christopher Saenz was arrested in December 2013 in Ellsworth and charged with murdering his wife.

Trial in Christmas Day beating death to be held next week

By Bill Trotter on May 12, 2015, at 9:34 a.m.
ELLSWORTH | A local man accused of killing his wife at their home on Christmas Day in 2013 will go to trial on a charge of murder next week. Christopher M. Saenz, 31, allegedly beat Hilary Saenz, 29, to death in their Central Street apartment while their two children, …
Hikers walk along a causeway on the Park Loop Road that crosses Otter Cover in Acadia National Park.

Acadia National Park to be car-free Saturday morning

By Bill Trotter on May 11, 2015, at 12:37 p.m.
Curious what the top of Cadillac Mountain might be like when it is not covered with snow and doesn’t have cars, trucks and tour buses motoring through the parking lot? This weekend, you will have a chance to find out. On Saturday, May 16, up …
Alison Hudson, a documentary filmmaker from MDI, was in Nepal during the recent deadly earthquake.

‘They just crumbled’: MDI filmmaker who survived Nepal quake recounts devastation

By Bill Trotter on May 11, 2015, at 12:01 p.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | Even in the tranquil setting of her parents’ home, nestled in the woods of Mount Desert Island, Alison Hudson is not far removed from the recent disaster that killed thousands of people in Nepal. Hudson, 28, was in Nepal when the April 25 earthquake struck. She …

MDI filmaker recounts experiencing Nepal earthquake

By Ashley Conti on May 11, 2015, at 11:48 a.m.
Alison Hudson, a documentary filmmaker from MDI, was in Nepal during the recent deadly earthquake.

Improper disposal of smoking materials suspected in MDI apartment fire

By Julia Bayly on May 11, 2015, at 9:23 a.m.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR | Improper disposal of smoking materials is being blamed for a fire last Friday that damaged an apartment in a Mount Desert Island 20-unit building, according to the fire chief. The fire was confined to the one apartment on the second floor of the building owned by …

Stolen Sullivan rescue equipment found dumped roadside

By Julia Bayly on May 09, 2015, at 7:08 p.m.
In less than 24 hours after posting the theft of $40,000 worth of rescue equipment on Facebook, the Sullivan Volunteer Fire Department recovered the gear after someone dumped it on a rural road. Several pieces that together make up the Jaws of Life rescue apparatus were taken …

George Mitchell talks about his favorite teacher, Middle East peace

By Bill Trotter on May 09, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.
Given the career of former Sen. George J. Mitchell, and the title of his new book, it would be easy to assume that it is a somber read, full of weighty recollections of his career as a politician and globe-trotting mediator. That assumption is correct, in part. But there is …
Chao "Pamela" Zhang, of Liaoning, China, points to a design known as "grapes" on a Chinese paper cutting work in progress. Grapes means you will be blessed with babies. She and Tiantian Wang, of Sichuan, China, are exchange students at University of Maine at Machias.

Students’ Chinese paper cuttings catch eye of art studio

By Johanna S. Billings on May 08, 2015, at 6:11 a.m.
MACHIAS | Two exchange students at the University of Maine at Machias have been introducing their friends to an old Chinese art form. Chao “Pamela” Zhang, of Liaoning, China, and Tiantian Wang, of Sichuan, China, have been making Chinese paper cuttings. Wang has given some of hers to her …
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