Articles from Bangor Daily News

Bar Harbor Airport to get $1.7M lighting upgrade

Hancock County has decided to spend $1.7 million on upgrading the lighting at its airport in Trenton.

Brad Madeira, manager of Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, said county commissioners approved the project Tuesday. The project will result in a new lighting system to illuminate the airport runways, taxiways and apron, replacing a system that was last upgraded in the late 1990s, he said.

Camden’s Anderson ranks second at Sugarloaf juniors event

Stephen Campbell Jr. of Richmond, Texas, shot a 2-under-par 70 Wednesday to take a four-stroke lead over defending champion Cole Anderson of Camden in the American Junior Golf Association’s Coca-Cola Junior Championship at the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort.

The 54-hole tournament concludes Thursday.

Campbell, who will be a high school junior this fall, followed up his opening-round 71 on Tuesday with five birdies during second-round play for a two-day total of 3-under par 141.

New Yorker claims second Charlie’s Maine Open crown with playoff birdie

Matthew Campbell of Clifton Park, New York, birdied the first playoff hole Wednesday to edge Peter French of Franklin, Massachusetts, and win the Charlie’s Maine Open golf tournament at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester.

Campbell, who also won the Charlie’s Maine Open title in 2015, earned his way into the two-way playoff with a 7-under-par round of 63 on the 6,199-yard, par-70 course. That gave him a two-day total of 11-under 129.

Severe microburst takes down 40-60 trees in New Sweden

NEW SWEDEN, Maine — A short-lived but intense storm left its mark on New Sweden Tuesday morning, taking down 40 to 60 trees and knocking out power to hundreds of area residents, according to a County emergency official.

John Gibson, deputy director of Aroostook County Emergency Management, said Wednesday that the damage occurred on Route 161, roughly one mile north of the four corners where Northstar Variety is located.

Bar Harbor opts for The Cat ferry over local cruise line

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Town leaders have rejected without discussion a proposal from a Maine company to run a ferry service at a town-owned property off Route 3.

Citing the proposal’s lack of details, the town council voted 6-0 Tuesday to dismiss Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines’ proposal to run a car ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Council Chairman Gary Friedmann was absent.

Woman sentenced to 11 years for stabbing Maine man to death

The woman who stabbed a Belmont man to death last year will serve at least 11 years in prison.

Victoria Scott, 25, claimed she was defending herself when she stabbed Edwin Littlefield of Belmont repeatedly in the leg on the evening of Feb. 8, 2017. Scott stabbed Littlefield in the leg 11 times during the fight that started as an argument between minor acquaintances.

A jury found Scott guilty of manslaughter in April.

Fort Kent wastewater pump replaced, but river advisory remains in effect for now

FORT KENT, Maine — Operators of the town’s water and sewage treatment facility have replaced the broken pump that forced them to temporarily divert wastewater into the Fish River on Tuesday.

But a Maine Department of Environmental Protection advisory cautioning people to avoid contact with the contaminated water of the Fish River, and the St. John River into which it feeds remains in effect for the time being.