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Maine Man Charged With Murder For Hit-And-Run Killing Of Longtime Activist Girlfriend

Maine State Police have charged a Portland man with murder after the alleged hit-and-run killing of his girlfiend at Acadia National Park more than a week ago. According to the Press Herald, investigators are attempting to locate 35-year-old Raymond Lester, who they say was behind the wheel of his 2016 BMW X3 when it struck and killed Nicole Mokeme at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor.
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ATV rider suffers head injury in crash in Maine

MANCHESTER, N.H. — An all-terrain vehicle rider suffered a serious head injury Sunday night in a crash in Ellsworth, Maine, officials said. The crash happened on Stinson Lake Road at about 8 p.m. Officials from Campton-Thornton Fire Rescue said the rider was flown to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical. The cause...
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Motorist evades police after driving under bridge

GOULDSBORO — A 2017 Honda Civic had to be lifted up into the air Saturday night by a heavy wrecker, equipped with a rotator boom, from Forbes Pond Brook following a Route 186 accident in Prospect Harbor. Police said the vehicle’s driver fled the scene and was later apprehended...

Maine Lobster Festival announces 2022 Sea Princesses and coronation judges

Five young ladies have been selected as Sea Princesses to compete for the title of 2022 Maine Sea Goddess at the 75th Maine Lobster Festival. The coronation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m., on the Maine stage on the Festival grounds at Harbor Park in Rockland. Also crowned will be the Crown Princess and Miss Congeniality.

Mainer earns spot in next Korn Ferry Tour event

KENNEBUNK (WGME) – Less than 24 hours after finishing tied for third at the Live + Work in Maine Open, Mainer Cole Anderson is heading west. By finishing in the top 25 Sunday, Anderson has automatically earned an invite to this week's Korn Ferry PGA event at TPC Colorado. Anderson says he's staying an amateur for now, but the rising young star from Camden knows he can play at any level.

After five-year hiatus, waterfront Castine restaurant reopens with NY talent

A wharf-side restaurant in Castine that's been closed since 2017 has reopened in the hands of a new owner who moved to the town two years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y. Max Katzenberg is the co-founder of two Brooklyn restaurants. In Castine, he’s brought aboard a pair of fellow New Yorkers — Ingrid Paronich, as general manager, and Taylor Hester, chef.
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5 ways to help your seasonal restaurant thrive

COVID, rising costs, and staffing were just a few of the hurdles that restaurants have faced over the past two plus years. But for seasonal restaurants, those challenges were exponentially more difficult. I know: I'm the co-owner of Beal's Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor, Maine, which is a landmark restaurant...

Gov. Mills tours senior housing development in Belfast

BELFAST — Gov. Janet Mills took a trip to Belfast Monday to tour a new senior housing development built by a bond she signed in January of 2019. In 2019, Gov. Mills signed a bond to create more than 180 affordable housing units for low-income Maine seniors across the state.

Acadia Park Death Ruled Homicide; Nationwide Search Continues As Community Mourns Victim

There is an active arrest warrant out for a man from Portland authorities believe is connected with a recent hit-and-run death at Acadia National Park. Maine State Police spokesperson Shannon Moss says investigators have determined that 35-year-old Nicole Mokeme of South Portland was struck and killed on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor at some point during the late-night/early morning hours of Saturday, June 18 into Sunday, June 19.
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July Fourth fun planned throughout Hancock County

BAR HARBOR — The town of Bar Harbor will lead the way once again for local Independence Day celebrations on Monday, July 4. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 6-10 a.m. at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field on Park Street. Blueberry or plain pancakes, breakfast sandwiches,...

RGC men’s league June 26 results

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Golf Club men’s league gathered Sunday, June 26 for a golf outing. Below are the results from the gatherings as submitted to our sports department. 1. James Anderson, Bill Willis, Rick Erickson, Mark Anderson 127. Pins. #10 Jason Willis 8’1”. #18 Rick Knight...
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Bucksport High School honor roll

The following students were named to the fourth quarter honor roll at Bucksport High School:. Highest honors: Elizabeth Bernier, Lauri Carter, Angelina Cotoni, Jonathan Dimmock, Willa Fox, Emily Hanscom, Emma Howard, Emily Keniston, Henry Nichols, Kaleb Nightingale, Mikayla Pickoski, Liam Swift, Emma Veilleux, Melisa Wortham. High honors: Megan Gellerson, Tyler...

Turning Lemonade into Dog and Cat Food

Thank you to Sutton and everyone who has stopped by her lemonade stands in Ellsworth on Water Street and High Street over the last week! It certainly was great weather for freshly squeezed lemonade!. Sutton wanted to make money to help the dogs, cats and kittens at the SPCA of...
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By hand: Maine makers and their creations highlighted at weekly marketplace

ELLSWORTH — Balls of molten glass became vases and centerpieces before shoppers’ eyes. Sitting on bleachers, they took in glassblowers Mark Riewestahl and Mia Sartori’s live demonstrations at Artsworth’s inaugural Makers’ Marketplace held on Saturday, June 11, at Atlantic Art Glass in Ellsworth. At the...
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Pie sale in Ellsworth July 3

ELLSWORTH — The P.E.O. Pie Ladies will be selling a wide variety of homemade pies, with summertime favorites including strawberry, blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, apple and pecan, next to Renys in Ellsworth on Sunday, July 3, from 9 until 11 a.m. or until sold out. To pre-order a pie, call...

Ellsworth Eagles Cardiac Kids Championship Gear Available

Now through July 14th you can purchase your custom Ellsworth Eagles 2022 Championship Baseball Gear. Ellsworth High School is working with Wight's Sporting Goods, with Short and Long Sleeve T-Shirts and Hoodies available. The back of the T-shirts refers to the 2022 Baseball Team as the Cardiac Kids as the...