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  • DI-S coach charged with unlawful sexual contact

    DI-S coach charged with unlawful sexual contact

    DEER ISLE — Maine State Police have charged a former Deer Isle-Stonington High School freshmen boys’ basketball coach with unlawful sexual contact with a student. Det. Greg Mitchell arrested Izaak J. Bolduc, 25, of Blue Hill Thursday afternoon on three counts of unlawful sexual contact. Bolduc was still incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail Friday

  • Illegal fishing drives early shutdown of elver fishery

    Illegal fishing drives early shutdown of elver fishery

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday afternoon that it will shut down the elver fishery two weeks early “because of illegal sales which jeopardize the department’s ability to manage the fishery.” The department will use its emergency rulemaking authority to close the season. The elver fishing season will close at 6 a.m.

  • Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    Orland man charged with gross sexual assault

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper David Barnard arrested an Orland man Friday on two counts of gross sexual assault involving an intellectually disabled woman. Van Stevens, 49, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on Feb. 27, according to the complaint. Stevens made an initial appearance Monday in Hancock County Unified Court. Because the

  • Stonington lobsterman dies in Jericho Bay

    Stonington lobsterman dies in Jericho Bay

    STONINGTON — The Marine Patrol confirmed Saturday that a Stonington lobsterman died Friday afternoon while fishing near Marshall Island in Jericho Bay. According to Sgt. Troy Dow, the body of 59-year-old Wayne “Butch” Ciomei was found in the water late Friday afternoon tangled in pot warp. His boat, the 36-foot Chelsea Lynn, was found aground,

  • Crash slows traffic on the Bucksport Road

    Crash slows traffic on the Bucksport Road

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor woman reported possible injuries after the vehicle she was in struck a car that crossed the centerline in front of her on the Bucksport Road on Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. A car driven by 18-year-old Thorndike resident Colby Furrow was northbound on the Bucksport Road when it attempted to stop

  • Reward offered for stolen guns in Milbridge

    Reward offered for stolen guns in Milbridge

    MILBRIDGE — The police department is investigating a residential burglary in which a small arsenal of firearms and more than 45,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen over the winter. Milbridge Police Chief Lewis Pinkham said the burglary occurred between Nov. 1, 2017 and April 19. The thief or thieves made entry by prying open a

  • Conservation groups to purchase 17,881 acres

    Conservation groups to purchase 17,881 acres

    ELLSWORTH — Vast swaths of forestland in Hancock and Washington counties will be conserved for public use under a partnership between multiple agencies. The Conservation Fund on Tuesday purchased 17,881 acres from Winn-based H.C. Haynes Inc. The goal is “to protect wildlife habitat, ensure future recreational access and support the economies of nearby coastal communities,”

  • Lamoine residents charged with heroin trafficking

    Lamoine residents charged with heroin trafficking

    ELLSWORTH — Police arrested four people Thursday night after a search of a Lamoine residence turned up about 51 grams of heroin with a street value of $15,000. The arrests followed a month-long investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Downeast Drug Task Force. The investigation looked into the importation and distribution of heroin in

  • Police arrest suspect in 2014 KeyBank robbery

    Police arrest suspect in 2014 KeyBank robbery

    ELLSWORTH — More than four years after an “apologetic” robber made off with an undisclosed amount of cash from the KeyBank in Ellsworth, police have arrested a suspect. Officers in York County took Kennebunk resident Matthew Lemery into custody “without incident,” Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier wrote in a press release on Thursday. Lemery was