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
Maine Domestic Incident Results in Two DeathsRNHSA Media GroupNewsBreak Contributor
Tragedy in Searsmont: Two Adults Found Deceased, Investigation UnderwayRNHSA Media GroupNewsBreak Contributor
Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputy Assaulted While Attempting to Arrest Man With 5 Active WarrantsThe Maine WriterNewsBreak Contributor
Waldo County grand jury indictments
BELFAST — The following indictments were handed up by a Waldo County grand jury Nov. 20. Joshua M. Semprebon, 37, of Bowdoinham, operating after revocation in Belfast Nov. 5. Brian C. Sanderson, 46, of Belfast, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs in Belfast June 5. Travis Pearl,...
'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.
Waldo County deed transfers
BELFAST — The following deed transfers were recorded in the Waldo County Registry of Deeds Nov. 5-10. Belfast. Rebecca M. Osborne and Rebecca M. Slaughter to Ezekiel F. and Elijah J. Slaughter. Martha L. Packer to Martha L. Packer. Claudia D. Marshall Irrevocable Trust to James J. Martin II.
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.
Waldo County closed cases
BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Unified Court Nov. 17-23. Caleb E.D. Peacock, 54, of Caribou, refusing to submit to arrest or detention in Belfast Dec. 23, 2020, dismissed. Joshua Breault, 54, of Stockton Springs, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs in Stockton Springs Nov. 19,...
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.
Belfast Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club Team Up for Annual Holiday Book Drive
Join the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club in spreading holiday cheer through their second annual Ho Ho Holiday Book Drive. Donate new or gently used books for children of all ages and reading levels until December 8th at the Belfast Chamber Visitors Center.
Downtown Belfast preps for Early Bird Saturday sale
BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - The early bird gets the worm or in this case, great deals!. Downtown Belfast businesses and town officials are gearing up for a fun Saturday full of sales and community engagement before the holidays with the annual Early Bird Saturday sale. “We’ve got more than 30...
Community Gathers to Honor and Remember Amy Nickerson
• Communities in Newport, Maine came together to mourn and remember Amy Nickerson, who was shot and killed in a domestic homicide in Searsmont. • A vigil was held at Anglers Restaurant in Newport to honor Amy, where coworkers, regulars, and loved ones gathered to celebrate her life and share their favorite memories of her.
Brewer Woman gets 2 ½ years for fraud and illegal gun purchase
The crimes involved fraudulent attempts to get a loan and a straw purchase of a gun for a person who was prohibited from buying one.
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...
All Aboard the Past: The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad's Enduring Impact on Maine
The Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad (B&ML) stands as a moving monument to Maine's rich railway heritage, offering a journey through time since its inception in 1870. Winding along the serene Passagassawakeag River, the railroad has been pivotal to Belfast’s historical narrative, evolving from a vital trade artery to a conduit of cultural preservation. Through the dedication of the Brooks Preservation Society, the B&ML's scenic excursions, such as fall foliage tours and holiday-themed events, fund restoration efforts and keep history alive for visitors embarking from Unity, Maine.
LS Power faces lengthy process for proposed transmission line
"I trust our government processes will whittle away at undesirable aspects of this project to produce a final result that will fit Maine’s clean energy goals"
Today the gas price is close to $3.41 in Newburgh as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Belfast Police beat
BELFAST — Belfast Police reported the following activity Nov. 18-24. 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. 18. Zaccaria W. Herbest, 31, of Belfast, was arrested...
The Haunting Legacy of Jackson Village: A Ghostly Tapestry of Local Lore
In the heart of Jackson Village, a legendary ghost weaves its narrative through the dense forests, becoming a spectral figure at the center of local folklore. For generations, the haunting tales of a ghostly presence have been shared, adding layers of mystique to the village's rich cultural tapestry. Rusty Jones, a paranormal investigator, speaks of full-bodied apparitions and shadowy figures that mirror Jackson's storied past, with the Old Prison on Mechanic Street and the grave of Little Mary McNaughton as chilling centers of supernatural activity.
Potential Closure of Hampden Mail Processing Facility Could Delay Mail in Maine
• The United States Postal Service is considering closing the mail processing facility in Hampden, Maine. • U.S. Sen. Susan Collins opposes the closure and believes it would result in mail delays for residents of eastern and northern Maine.
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...
Waldo County Sheriff’s beat
BELFAST — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department reported the following activity Nov. 4-24. 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. 4. Nicholas Parker, 35, was...
Good Morning Maine: Murder-Suicide in Searsmont, DHHS Investigations, Affordable Housing Hearings, and Weather Updates
On today's Good Morning Maine, we discuss a murder-suicide case in Searsmont, two investigations into the Department of Health and Human Services, and a special hearing on affordable housing in Augusta. Plus, we'll look at the aftermath of Monday's storm and the forecast for the coming days.