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Bill Trotter

About Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 15 years, Bill Trotter keeps track of how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coast shape the lives, lifestyles and livelihoods of coastal Maine residents and visitors. A resident of Ellsworth, Bill covers Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, Hancock County, fisheries, marine-related topics and more for the BDN. Follow him on Twitter at @billtrotter.

Instagramming the winter of 2015

In the two decades I’ve lived in Maine year round, I’ve never experienced a winter like this one. Snow, snow and more snow. The dug trenches in my front yard that connect the house to the driveway and street rise over my three year-old daughter’s head. My arms and back ache. The scoop on my snow […]

Month-long snow record set in Bangor

If ever there is a New England Weather Hall of Fame, the Winter of 2015 will undoubtedly be an early inductee. Snowfall records already have been set in this month in Boston and in Eastport, and now – after tying a 46-year-old record on Feb. 9 – Bangor has been added to the list of most-evers. […]

Video: snowbound motorists in Eastport

Here’s a video of what Deep Cove Rd. in Eastport looked like yesterday afternoon, after the snow stopped falling from the sky but while the winds were still howling. This section of road is at the southeastern end of the municipal airport, where the wind was roaring down the runway before it blew over the road. It took me more […]

The Good Life or La Dolce Vita?

BDN photo by Gabor Degre Having spent a substantial part of my life in Hancock County, I think I know it fairly well. But I was surprised recently to see this blog post from real estate website Movoto, which declared that a zip code in Hancock County has the third-highest per capita income in the […]

Three exceptional lives on one small island

As I indicated in a story I wrote recently about Ashley Bryan, I have pretty close personal ties to Islesford, Maine, a community on Little Cranberry Island, which is about a mile and a half off the southeastern shore of Mount Desert Island. Islesford is a year-round community that sees its population swell significantly in the summer, […]