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Police say victim fired gun to ward off attacker

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
The men left the house and got in a vehicle to leave when Joshua Haskell allegedly came out and ran toward the vehicle with something in his hand.
Oceanside High School students help with the restoration of the community's skate park on Wednesday in Rockland.

‘It was neglected and dilapidated’: Rockland skate park being restored

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
A city public services crew and high school students have joined forces to restore a nearly 15-year-old skate park that is in disrepair.

Camden backs effort for 9-mile recreational trail

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
A proposal to create a four-season trail that would run from the Camden Snow Bowl to the two ponds that serve as the region’s water supplies received a boost Tuesday from the town.
A collision between a pickup truck and a dump truck killed two young men in Durham on Wednesday.

Two killed, two injured when pickup, dump truck crash in Durham

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
Two people died and two others were seriously injured in a Wednesday morning crash on Runaround Pond Road.
Wiscasset Fire Chief T.J. Merry addresses the Wiscasset Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 5 regarding the town'’s decision to bar volunteer firefighters from washing their personal vehicles at the fire station.

Maine town to vote on whether volunteers can wash vehicles at fire station

By Abigail Adams on Sept. 21, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
WISCASSET | The debate about Wiscasset firefighters washing their personal vehicles at the fire station will be decided by voters in November. The Wiscasset Board of Selectmen voted 4-1 Tuesday to call a townwide vote for Nov. 8 to let residents decide a question that has divided the fire …

Two killed in Durham crash involving pickup, dump truck

By CBS 13 on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
Two people died when a dump truck and pickup truck collided Wednesday morning on Route 9.

Two men accused of armed robbery at coastal Maine hotel

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR | The Boothbay Harbor Police Department arrested a 55-year-old Edgecomb man and a 22-year-old Boothbay man for allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint in a hotel room on Atlantic Avenue early Sunday morning. Jeff Cusumano, 55, of Edgecomb, and Tucker Lewis, 22, of Boothbay, face a single …

Freeport store owner who reported robbery accused of making false statement

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:40 p.m.
A New Gloucester man who reported in August that he was robbed in his store on School Street in Freeport has been charged with unsworn falsification in connection with the incident.
Andrew Smith

Thorndike man accused of assaulting girlfriend, officer

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:21 p.m.
“Deputies documented numerous injuries consistent with her description of abuse.”
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Maine man pleads guilty to domestic violence terrorizing

By Abigail Adams on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
The district attorney dismissed a charge of sex trafficking after the Whitefield man pleaded guilty to domestic violence terrorizing and other charges.
Parkview Adventist Medical Center can be seen in this June 2015 file photo. On Aug. 20, 2015, Parkview was purchased by Mid Coast Hospital and the two merged into Mid Coast-Parkview Health.

Maine surgeon sanctioned for ‘substandard’ care

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
A Brunswick orthopedic surgeon has been placed on indefinite probation by state regulators after they learned that the now-closed Parkview Adventist Medical Center had suspended his privileges based on substandard or inadequate care.

Authentic German supper at Lions Club in Searsport

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Searsport Bay Area Lions Club, Prospect Street, Searsport, Maine SEARSPORT, Maine — The Searsport Bay Area Lions Club will hold its annual authentic German Supper 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at their clubhouse on Prospect Street. The cost is $12, $6 for children.Story continues below …

Free community supper offered at Belfast church

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:28 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, Maine BELFAST, Maine — A free community supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. The menu will include roast pork, baked …

Can educational and commercial TV mix for cable access station?

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
The school board chairman asked whether the commercial nature of the operator would violate terms of the cable agreement.

Brunswick shellfish harvesters work to remove ‘vicious clam predator’

By CBS 13 on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The milky ribbon worm is believed to be causing moderate mortality to the soft shell clam population, according to the Brunswick Marine Resources.

Sheriff breaks up party after report of underage drinking, 18 charged

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2:41 p.m.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 50-year-old man and summoned six adults and 11 juveniles at a party on Main Street in Whitefield on Saturday night.

Rising seas, bigger storms threaten sewer plants

By Craig Idlebrook, The Island Institute on Sept. 19, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
The costs for making wastewater infrastructure resilient would be staggering if incurred all at once.
The new bridge on Wadsworth Street in Thomaston over the St. George River will have an offical grand opening on Oct. 5.

Newly completed Thomaston bridge uses new technology

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 19, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
The new Wadsworth Street bridge spanning the St. George River will have a formal opening ceremony on Oct. 5.
Rosa Maria Peralta etches her initials into the keel plate of the guided-missile destroyer Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) in October 2014 with the assistance of Bath Iron Works welder Bob Morey. The ship is named after Marine Corps Sgt. Rafael Peralta, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Peralta's sisters, Karen Peralta and Icela Peralta Donald also etched their initials into the ship's hull.

Destroyer being built in Maine to be named after Marine Corps general

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 19, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
The vessel is the final Arleigh Burke-class destroyer awarded to BIW in the Navy’s most recent multiyear contract for destroyers.
Maine Focus
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services used federal funds in 2015 to pay for services for seniors and residents with disabilities even though federal law restricted the use of those funds to services for children and their families.

After denying it misused millions in welfare funds, Maine changed its spending to follow the law

By Matthew Stone on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
“The BDN has their facts wrong,” DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew said in June. Then, her department retroactively changed its spending to line up with the law.