Stonington, ME

Warren crash slows traffic along Route 1

WARREN — One person had to be extricated from a vehicle, Tuesday afternoon, May 24, after a three-vehicle crash closed one lane of Atlantic Highway (Route 1), in Warren. That person was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was another person involved in the incident.
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2 New England destinations make "best places to visit" list

BOSTON -  U.S. News & World Report released its best vacation rankings for 2022-2023, and some New England destinations were highlighted as the top recommendations for travelers.Bar Harbor in Maine came in 16th on the list of the "Best Places to Visit in the USA," with Boston just a few spots behind at No. 22. "To say the city is historic would be an understatement, but this wicked smart college town doesn't linger in the past, either," the magazine says.Boston was also recently named one of the 20 best places to live in all of America by U.S. News.The Grand Canyon was ranked the best place to visit in the country.The region has several entries on the magazine's list of the "Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA," with Bar Harbor taking the top spot, Martha's Vineyard in 16th; Stowe, Vermont at 17th; and Kennebunkport in Maine ranked 20th.U.S. News says it ranks vacation destinations based on user reviews and editor scores for categories like sights, culture, people and food. Click here to see the full list. 
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MDI holds signing ceremony for student-athletes

BAR HARBOR, Maine (WABI) - Nine MDI Trojans signed at a ceremony in the Bar Harbor school’s library. The class of student-athletes have grown up together and supported each other across different sports over the years. The support system doesn’t end there for the Trojans. “There’s a lot...

Rockland man accused of stealing vehicle facing multiple charges

ROCKLAND — A 46-year-old Rockland man was arrested May 23 for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Rockland and driving it until he was apprehended by police after being involved in an incident in Waldo County. Rockland Police received a report May 23 of a vehicle stolen from Tillson Avenue...

Man charged with assaulting pregnant woman in Rockland

ROCKLAND — A 30-year-old man from Waterford was ordered not to return to Knox County during a bail hearing after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman in her Rockland home. John Everett Larson, Jr., was arrested early Friday morning May 20 by Rockland Police and charged...

Candlelight Vigil for Ellsworth Senior Who Died in a Car Crash

A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday for an Ellsworth High School student who died in a car crash over the weekend. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss reports Dakota Markham, 18, of Sedgewick died in the single-vehicle crash that happened just before 10:00 Friday night. Officials say a vehicle driven by Markham was traveling on Caterpillar Hill Road when it crossed into the opposite lane and then went off that side of the road. Markham died at the scene. His 15-year-old passenger was taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Searsport police chief looks to make the move to sheriff

SEARSPORT — Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton plans to retire after eight years in his position, and two candidates have announced their candidacy for the seat: Chief Deputy Jason Trundy, and Searsport Police Chief Todd Boisvert, of Searsport. Elections will be held Nov. 8. has interviewed the two...
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Pink Tulip Festival and Plant Sale set for June 4

ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Garden Club is gearing up for its annual Pink Tulip Festival and Plant Sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Donald Little Park on State Street in Ellsworth. The rain date is June 5. Although the club...

Belfast Curling Club receives $10,000 grant

BELFAST — The Belfast Curling Club has received a $10,000 grant from the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to broaden the reach of curling’s health and social benefits during Maine’s long winters. “Founded in 1959, the Belfast Curling Club has long been integral to...