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A dump truck hauling dirt overturned and struck a tree on Friday on Doyle Road in Whitefield. The driver was killed.

Portland, Whitefield crashes claim lives of Maine Turnpike worker, truck driver

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 7:49 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Portland and Whitefield, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said Friday.
Sarah Frankie Sigman of New York partially hides her face while watching President Donald Trump give a speech during a screening of his inauguration on Friday at Bates College in Lewiston.

What Mainers think of President Donald Trump

By BDN Staff Reports on Jan. 20, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Maine is as politically divided as it has been any time in recent political history, particularly between the liberal southern areas and the more conservative north.

Westbrook, Whitefield crashes claim 2 lives

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 20, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
Two people are dead after separate crashes in Westbrook and Whitefield.

Camden town manager abruptly resigns

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 19, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
Camden’s town manager is resigning at the end of the week, and the select board plans to launch a search for her replacement as soon as possible.

Maine man accused of killing cat, setting family’s barn on fire

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 18, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
On Nov. 8, Andrew Sousa allegedly used a knife to kill the family cat because he was “trying to cleanse the house of evil.”
Kenneth Bailey

Maine man who spent 2 years on the lam sentenced for sex crimes against child

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
Under conditions of a plea agreement, a 60-year-old Bath man charged with 19 counts of sex crimes against a child will serve two and a half years in prison followed by four years of probation.

Vinalhaven man dies following island crash

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 18, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.
A Vinalhaven man has died from injuries suffered in a crash on the island.
Halfway Rock Light Station, off the tip of Bailey Island in Harpswell.

Coast Guard to install more radio activation switches at Maine lighthouses

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The move is designed to reduce negative effects of continuous foghorns on area wildlife and residents.
Miranda Hopkins

Troy infant died of blunt force trauma, extensive injuries

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 17, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
Miranda Hopkins, 32, made her first appearance in Belfast District Court late Tuesday afternoon.
A Bowdoinham woman fired from Bath Iron Works in September 2015 after working at the shipyard for five weeks has filed suit in federal court claiming she was discriminated against because of her gender.

Woman fired after 5 weeks at BIW files sexual harassment lawsuit

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 17, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
The supervisor allegedly told her, “I would not ask my wife to do this work, so I’m not going to ask you to do this work.”
Fire officials said the homeowners were using a salamander kerosene powered heater to thaw pipes in the crawl space under the home. That heater started the fire.

Kerosene heater used to thaw pipes catches Harpswell home on fire

By CBS 13 on Jan. 17, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
Fire officials said the homeowners were using a salamander kerosene powered heater to thaw pipes in the crawl space under the home. That heater started the fire.
The Camden Snow Bowl can be seen on Tuesday in Camden.

Businesses hope to return to Camden Snow Bowl slopes

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:19 p.m.
Cold Toes Tacos and Sidecountry Sports, which were booted from the slopes of the Camden Snow Bowl earlier this month, hope to return by the end of January.
Hollie Ann Beal stands in front of her Sandy Point home, which was declared a dangerous structure by town officials, on Feb. 23, 2016, in Stockton Springs.

Woman determined to finish, return to condemned Stockton Springs home

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 16, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
“My plan has always been to live in that house, and that hasn’t changed,” said Hollie Beal, the owner of the 675-square-foot Sandy Point house.
Jay Turnure, a contract field biologist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, prepares to measure and examine a cod that will be sold at the Portland Fish Exchange.

Maine fishermen say there’s plenty of cod. Scientists might give them the chance to prove it.

By Jake Bleiberg on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Seeking to end a long-running disagreement about exactly how many cod are left in the Gulf of Maine, federal scientists plan to outfit commercial fishermen with equipment used to establish ground fish quotas.
Miranda Hopkins

Troy woman, 32, accused of killing her infant son

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 14, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
She is expected to make her first court appearance Tuesday.
James Allen

Maine man sentenced to 18 years for raping teen in Delaware

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:46 p.m.
The Frank J. Wood Bridge between Brunswick and Topsham can be seen in this April 2016 file photo.

Controversial midcoast projects included on Maine’s transportation to-do list

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
The Frank J. Wood Bridge, which carries Route 201 over the Androscoggin River between Topsham and Brunswick, is slated for a $15 million “improvement” in 2018-19.

Maine man sentenced to eight years for stealing guns

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:41 p.m.
Poland was on supervised release for a prior felony drug conviction when he broke into the Whitefield home.
A rare photo from Abraham Lincoln's inauguration is seen at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Bowdoin College unveils rare photograph of President Lincoln’s inauguration

By CBS 13 on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
The photograph was taken in 1861, just six weeks before the start of the Civil War.
Customers can be seen on Thursday outside L.L. Bean's Hunting and Fishing Store in Freeport. Many said a boycott effort targeting the outdoor retailer would not stop them from shopping there.

As Trump, LePage blast boycott, ‘absurd’ is word of day at LL Bean

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:33 p.m.
“Listen, we’re Democrats,” said Dan Gagne of Poland, Maine, who had just picked up a pair of ice cleats. “We’ve got the best democracy in the world. We believe in free speech. It’s her right.”