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Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.
The Camden Snow Bowl can be seen on Tuesday in Camden.

Town boots businesses from Camden Snow Bowl

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 11, 2017, at 4 p.m.
Town officials are under pressure after a taco vendor and sporting goods store were kicked off the slopes of Camden Snow Bowl last weekend.
Garrett Brosnan

Former Maine officer gets 1 year for attempting to send nude photos to teen

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 11, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
A former Brunswick police officer was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison for attempting to send obscene material to a teenage girl.
Garrett G. Brosnan

Former officer sentenced for attempting to send nude photos to minor

By CBS 13 on Jan. 11, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
A former Brunswick police officer was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day for sending nude pictures to a girl he thought was 14 years old.
A barn fire broke out in Nobleboro shortly before 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11. The blaze spread to a nearby house, causing heavy damage to the adjacent building.

Strong winds push flames from barn fire to home in Nobleboro

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on Jan. 11, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
A fire in a barn spread to a nearby house on Borland Hill Road in Nobleboro early Wednesday morning.

Rockland one step closer to declaring food sovereignty with close council vote

By Julia Bayly on Jan. 10, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Eighteen municipalities across Maine have already adopted food sovereignty ordinances, but if successful, Rockland will be the largest community to do so.

Rockport mobile home burned after chair by wood stove caught fire

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:54 p.m.
A fire last week that left a Rockport man with serious injuries started when a chair sitting too close to a wood stove caught fire.
The rusty patched bumblebee, which will officially receive endangered status on Feb. 10, can be seen in Madison, Wisconsin, in this August 2015 file photo.

Midcoast Maine among last strongholds for newly protected bumblebee species

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 10, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
For the first time, a bumblebee species is slated for protection under the Endangered Species Act, and one of its few remaining strongholds is in Waldo and Knox counties.
Kenneth L. Hatch III (right) pleaded not guilty on Aug. 23 in Knox County Unified Court to 22 counts involving sexual assaults and drug-related offenses. He is represented by attorney Richard Elliott of Boothbay Harbor.

Judge changes site for trial of Maine deputy accused of sex crimes against children

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 10, 2017, at 10:23 a.m.
A former Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy indicted on 22 counts of sexual abuse of a minor and other charges will be tried in Kennebec County.

Fire crews contend with ice, explosions as blaze levels Liberty business

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 09, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
“I remember at least five or six explosions,” Liberty Fire Chief Bill Gillespie said Monday afternoon.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Mahan (DDG 72) (left) and USS Laboon (DDG 58) participate in a divisional tactics exercise with USS Cole (DDG 67) and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) in this July 2016 file photo.

Bath-built destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian ships

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 09, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Bath Iron Works in the 1990s fired three warning shots at Iranian ships near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday after they approached the U.S. vessel at high speed and refused to slow down.

Ax-toting man arrested for terrorizing Cushing residents, police say

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
A Rockland man accused of wielding an ax and peeking in the windows of a house in Cushing early Sunday faces terrorizing charges.
An aerial view of Grenadier Island, Ontario, courtesy Ian Coristine, (www.1000islandsphotoart.com).

NEAR THE BORDERLINE

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.

Topsham police identify alleged hit-and-run drunken driver

By CBS 13 on Jan. 09, 2017, at 9:54 a.m.
Hart was arrested and charged with operating under the influence by Topsham police.
Snow blankets Pine Street in Bangor in this December 2016 file photo. Up to 5 inches of snow is expected to hit western and coastal Maine on Saturday.

Up to 5 inches of snow expected in coastal, western Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 07, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.

Lewiston man seriously injured in Brunswick crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 06, 2017, at 2:54 p.m.
The man was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon.

Driver seriously injured in Brunswick crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
A man suffered serious injuries Thursday afternoon when his Nissan Sentra crashed head on into a Kenworth dump truck on Old Portland Road near the intersection with Route 1.
Tiring of the road rage prompted by a "zipper" merge pattern encouraged by the MDOT during the replacement of the Bath Viaduct, Jennifer Murray created a bumper sticker.

‘Zippah’ cheaters spark road rage at Route 1 detour in Bath

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 05, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
“Just go one at a time. It’s nothing new,” Bath police Lt. Robert Savary said Thursday.
Belfast resident Kiril Lozanov recently purchased the former William C. Crosby School in Belfast. He plans to turn the building into community theater space, offices and co-housing apartments.

New owner plans co-housing, performance space for old Belfast high school

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 05, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
“I’m looking at soon making the Crosby School my home, and a home for other people, too.”
Billie Gregoire

Police arrest man after finding him hiding in closet with rifle

By Staff Report, Journal Tribune on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
When Maine State Police, with a warrant in hand, went looking for Billie Gregoire, 48, on New Year’s Day, they found him hiding in a closet.