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Patrick Mocarsky (from left), Hallie Sumner and Amber Walls graduated from 8th Grade at Longfellow School on Great Cranberry Island on Saturday. They're the first students to graduate from that school, which had 11 students this school year, in 17 years.

Maine island school holds first graduation ceremony in 17 years

By Nick McCrea on June 12, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
On Saturday, three students celebrated completing 8th grade in the first graduation ceremony on Great Cranberry Island in 17 years.

Wind, air quality advisories in effect for Sunday

By Dawn Gagnon on June 11, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
People in the northern half of Maine are being warned about high winds today, while those along the coast are advised that air quality will be poor.
The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards warning, effective through Saturday evening, for coastal Hancock and Washington counties as well as the midcoast and southwest regions of the state.

Be careful if you’re out on the water today, weather service warns

By Dawn Gagnon on June 10, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Warmer air temperatures in the 60s and low 70s on land may cause people to underestimate the dangers of cold water temperatures, which currently are in the 40s.

Teen suffers serious injuries in Swanville crash

By Dawn Gagnon on June 09, 2017, at 7:29 p.m.
Garrett Smith, 18, was traveling south on Oak Hill Road shortly before 11 a.m. when he lost control on a curve.

Trenton man accused of trafficking, importing heroin

By Alex Acquisto on June 07, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
A Trenton man suspected of trafficking heroin has been arrested and charged after police say his vehicle was pulled over Monday afternoon and officers discovered drugs inside.

Police investigating unattended roadside death in Bucksport

By Alex Acquisto on June 07, 2017, at 8:21 a.m.
The Bucksport Police Department is investigating the death of a local man, after his body was found on the side of the road.
A tender ferries passengers back to the cruise ship Crystal Serenity as it sits anchored off Bar Harbor in Frenchman Bay in September 2016

Bar Harbor voters to consider competing cruise ship ballot proposals

By Alex Acquisto on June 06, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The future of the cruise ship business in the state’s busiest cruise ship port will come to a crossroads next week.
A Mount Desert Island scallop diver cuts out the innards of a scallop.

NOAA launches survey on health of Maine’s scallops, corals

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on June 02, 2017, at 6:24 p.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is launching two new surveys in the Gulf of Maine to gather data on two species whose management has become controversial — scallops and corals.

Route 3 in Trenton reopens after morning crash

By Nick McCrea on June 01, 2017, at 7:57 a.m.
A box truck crashed into a utility pole, which left wires in the road.

Clouds, rain to move across Maine on Memorial Day

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 2:38 p.m.
Rain showers will slowly move from New Hampshire into Maine on Memorial Day before settling in for the rest of the week, according to the weather service.

Fire at Surry farmhouse claims life of 86-year-old man

By Judy Harrison on May 28, 2017, at 12:16 p.m.
Investigators from the Maine fire marshal’s office were on the scene of a fatal fire Sunday morning.
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.
A woman walks toward the main entrance of The Jackson Laboratory, July 13, 2016.

Jackson Lab to receive $2.7 million federal grant to study Alzheimer’s

By Alex Acquisto on May 16, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
The Jackson Laboratory, over the next five years, will receive $2.7 million in grant money to study the connection between healthy aging and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
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Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport puts on his gear during a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department.

At 39, this former millworker is starting a new career as a firefighter

By Dawn Gagnon on May 13, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Ryan Pickoski is getting into firefighting at an age when many in the field are preparing to retire.
ORRINGTON, Maine -- 05/10/2017 - Former Verso worker Ryan Pickoski of Bucksport grabs his gear to do a gear drill at Orrington Fire Department Wednesday. Pickoski is beginning a new life as a firefighter, thanks in large part to Rapid Response and an internship created for him at Orrington Fire Department. At 39, he's at an age when many firefighters are retiring. He is graduating on Friday with a 4.0 and as student of the year. He was a fourth generation mill worker when Verso closed a few years ago. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Life after Verso: Former paper mill worker embarking on new career in firefighting

By Ashley Conti on May 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.

Bucksport church cancels roast beef supper slated for May 26

on May 09, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Flood waters in the harbor of Blue Hill lap over the top of the town pier off Water Street in a 2016 photo.

Deluge targets eastern coastal Maine, 2 to 5 inches of rain expected

By Nick McCrea on May 05, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
“This could lead to to small stream and urban flooding with significant rises on area rivers.”
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MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE -- 5/22/15 -- David Rockefeller Sr. is seen during an event to mark his donation of 1000 acres of land to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve on Friday on Mount Desert Island. Gabor Degre | BDN

Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, island in Maine

on April 28, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Several Maine organizations will benefit as a result of provisions in Rockefeller’s will, Forbes reported last week.
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Rockefeller’s will leaves art, millions of dollars, a Maine island

on April 28, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.