Bill Trotter

Apr 23

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Apr 16

My my, Ellsworth. You sure have changed. #Maine

My my, Ellsworth. You sure have changed. #Maine

Apr 08

One firefighter sprays grime off another Tuesday morning at the scene of a residential garage fire in Trenton.

One firefighter sprays grime off another Tuesday morning at the scene of a residential garage fire in Trenton.

Apr 04

Spring finally starts to stir in #Maine.

Spring finally starts to stir in #Maine.

Mar 29

Sunny skies, mild temps today in #BarHarbor. #mewx

Sunny skies, mild temps today in #BarHarbor. #mewx

Mar 26

Schooner Head during today’s blizzard.

Schooner Head during today’s blizzard.

Ron Swanson sighting in #BarHarbor #pseudopaparazzo

Ron Swanson sighting in #BarHarbor #pseudopaparazzo

Mar 21

If you’re passing thru Ellsworth before 9 p.m., this is a great place fron grub. On Rt.3 going up the hill toward Bar Harbor.

If you’re passing thru Ellsworth before 9 p.m., this is a great place fron grub. On Rt.3 going up the hill toward Bar Harbor.

Mar 17

Somehow I knew it would come to this. #slainte #stpatricksday

Somehow I knew it would come to this. #slainte #stpatricksday

Mar 16

#Maine Misspelling Museum

#Maine Misspelling Museum

Bangor day today. Headed to #Maine Discovery Museum after lunch.

Bangor day today. Headed to #Maine Discovery Museum after lunch.

Mar 10

The scientific term for this phenomenon is ‘bruchdreifachbildungen.’ Read about it at http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/10/news/state/scientist-odd-looking-maine-lobsters-are-not-mutants-and-still-safe-to-eat/

The scientific term for this phenomenon is ‘bruchdreifachbildungen.’ Read about it at http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/10/news/state/scientist-odd-looking-maine-lobsters-are-not-mutants-and-still-safe-to-eat/

Mar 07

Infamous art thief revisits criminal past in Ellsworth, Maine

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At the age of 22, days after he had been caught stealing a grandfather clock from a house in Sullivan, Maine, Myles J. Connor Jr. escaped from the old Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth using a bar of soap he had blackened with shoe polish and carved into the shape of a gun. His freedom lasted only five days, but Connor would go on to compile a lengthy rap sheet that includes the theft of several valuable paintings, as well as assault, drug possession and the shooting of a police officer, among other offenses. He also has been linked to the notorious 1990 art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, though he was in prison when it occurred.

Connor, now 71, revisited the former Ellsworth jail on Wednesday with a documentary film crew from Howlin’ Wolf Pictures. Click here to read my story about his visit.

Mar 06

A bar of soap art thief Myles Connor carved into the shape of a gun to use in his 1965 escape from Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, Maine.

A bar of soap art thief Myles Connor carved into the shape of a gun to use in his 1965 escape from Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, Maine.

Feb 22

Sand Beach at @AcadiaNPS #barharbor #maine #Acadia

Sand Beach at @AcadiaNPS #barharbor #maine #Acadia