Man Charged With the Murder of a 62-year-old Fairfield, Maine, ManThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Fairfield Homicide Investigation Leads to Murder ChargeRNHSA Media GroupNewsBreak Contributor
Maine Takes Action: $60 Million PFAS Fund to Assist FarmersSayitLoudNewsBreak Contributor
Maine State Police Are Looking for a Stolen Tiny House and Rockland Police Need Your HelpThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Tragic Murder-Suicide Rocks Searsmont CommunityRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Former prep school teacher going back to prison for incident as New Hampshire camp counselor
OSSIPEE, N.H. — A former prep school teacher who served 11 months for sexually abusing two students in Pennsylvania is going back to prison for an earlier incident when he was a camp counselor in New Hampshire. Matthew Scavitto, 39, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Friday to 2...
Randolph Man LifeFlighted After Jefferson Crash
A 29-year-old man was airlifted by LifeFlight to Maine Medical Center the morning of Saturday, Nov. 25 after sustaining injuries in a rollover crash on Route 32 in Jefferson. Zachary Perkins, of Randolph, was driving a 2003 Toyota RAV4 southbound on Route 32 when his vehicle left and then reentered the road before crossing the centerline, according to Lt. Brendan Kane, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
WATCH: Clumsy Thief Caught on Camera Robbing Maine Smoke Shop
According to WGME, law enforcement officials are seeking an extremely uncoordinated thief who was recently captured on surveillance footage fumbling and spilling cartons of cigarettes onto the floor during an attempted robbery at a local smoke shop. The police were called in for a "smash and grab" at the Maine...
Waldo County closed cases
BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Unified Court Nov. 26-30. William F. Atwood, 46, of Waterville, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer in Belfast Oct. 10, 2020, dismissed. Elizabeth Young, 33, of Warren, operating under the influence in Searsport Aug. 12, 2022, dismissed. Brittney Hegstrom,...
Belfast Police beat
BELFAST — Belfast Police reported the following activity Nov. 16-30. An arrest or summons does not constitute a conviction, and those charged are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles aged 17-or-younger are not named. Nov. 16. Christopher Cunningham, 33, of Franklin, was arrested for...
Vigil and funeral services held for Stockton Springs woman killed in domestic violence incident
NEWPORT, Maine — A vigil was held Thursday in remembrance of a 50-year-old woman who was found dead Monday at a Searsmont home following a domestic violence dispute. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss said Amy Nickerson of Stockton Springs and her former boyfriend, 50-year-old Lance Lucas of Searsmont, were found with gunshot wounds after the Waldo County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Borough Road at approximately 1:50 p.m. Monday.
With increase of canine respiratory illness, Thomaston Dog Park closed until further notice
THOMASTON – Veterinarians around the country reporting an increased number of dogs presenting with acute respiratory infection from mild to life-threatening. It is a rapidly evolving situation not yet clear if this highly contagious illness is caused by an emerging pathogen or one of the well-known causes, the Thomaston Dog Park is closed until further notice, according to a Nov. 30 news release from the park’s board of directors.
Weekly Safety Report: Bumbling Burglar and Wild Deer Cause Unusual Incidents in Rockland, Maine
This week in Rockland, Maine, two unusual incidents occurred. In the first incident, a bumbling burglar attempted to steal cigarettes from a store but ended up spilling and slipping on them before fleeing. The second incident involved a wild deer breaking into a TJ Maxx store and causing chaos by running through the aisles. Despite the unusual nature of these incidents, no injuries were reported.
Waldo County Sheriff’s beat
BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office reported the following activity Nov. 17-30. An arrest or summons does not constitute a conviction, and those charged are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Juveniles aged 17-or-younger are not named. Nov. 17. Shannon L. Small, 46,...
Belmont's Agricultural Heritage: The Enduring Legacy of Stone Walls and Farms
The stone walls that meander through Belmont are more than just curious relics; they are the fingerprints of the town's agricultural past. These walls, similar to those across New England, were crafted by early settlers, their construction rooted in practicality for marking property boundaries and containing livestock. As detailed in local historical accounts, including Frances Baldwin's 'The Story of Belmont', these structures are remnants of a thriving agricultural community that once characterized the region, a time when the land was meticulously divided and worked upon by generations of farmers.
Video of the Day: Bumbling burglar slips during robbery
Cameras captured a thief dropping cigarette cartons and slipping on them during a robbery in Rockland, Maine on Tuesday, Nov. 28. According to the police, the burglar’s lack of coordination limited the loss of product. Police are working to identify the thief.
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Dogs Today in thomaston, ME
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of thomaston..
It’s Fish Fry Friday at Graffam Bros Seafood Market!!!
Crab Cakes - $4.95 each. Our kitchen is open from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The market is open all day from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. We also stock lots of Scandinavian treats and gifts, Bixby chocolates, a great selection of beer and wine. Graffam Bros Seafood Market, 211...
PHOTOS: Oceanside vs Gray Collegiate
Photos from the Oceanside Collegiate vs Gray Collegiate SCHSL Class AA State Title game on 11-30. In a game that was a nail biter for the entire second half. Oceanside defeated Gray 35-28 under the lights at SC State's Oliver Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg. High resolution prints and digital downloads.
Waldoborough Historical Society News
All are invited to join the Waldoborough Historical Society to celebrate Christmas as a community from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. A special exhibit of vintage Christmas cards and other Christmas artifacts will be on display. Visitors are encouraged to place an ornament on the community Christmas...
'She was the light of this town': Maine community mourns loss of beloved restaurant manager in domestic violence homicide
SEARSMONT (WGME) -- Officials say the deaths of two people found inside a Searsmont home on Monday were the result of a domestic violence homicide and a suicide. Maine State Police say 50-year-old Lance Lucas of Searsmont shot and killed 50-year-old Amy Nickerson of Stockton Springs and then turned the gun on himself.
Midcoast Railservice looks to forge on after equipment issue and Dragon Cement plant’s impending closure
Something did not feel as peppy, Midcoast Railservice Vice President and co-founder George Betke recalled an engineer saying after the last Coastliner passenger run in October, a Damariscotta Pumpkinfest excursion. Turned out, there was a problem with one of two engines on the reversible, self-propelled, low-emission car that had drawn riders’ praise from Wiscasset and elsewhere on the Rockland Branch this summer and fall.
Couple to pay $215K for applying herbicides on neighbor's property in Camden
CAMDEN (BDN) -- A St. Louis, Missouri couple with property in Camden will pay more than $215,200 after violating shoreland zoning laws by cutting down trees and applying herbicides on a neighbor’s property that’s near a local beach. Under a consent agreement with the town, Arthur and Amelia...
Local organizations host first Gingerbread House Bake Off
CAMDEN, Maine (WABI) - It was the battle of the baked goods Saturday in Camden at the first Gingerbread House Bake Off!. With 29 entries, houses were judged and awarded in the categories of youth, adult amateur, and adult professional. First place even won $250!. Hosted by Knox County Homeless...
Midcoast town may temporarily ban large retail stores after one is proposed
The moratorium is a response to the recent proposal by a developer to build an unspecified retail store in Lincolnville Center.