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Supermoon Paddle

By Gudrun Keszoecze on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Rd., Old Town, ME For more information: 2073942171; Supermoon ?! Celebrate with us this last ‘Supermoon’ this summer. Peak at a very close moon rising above the wetlands and relax after a busy day …
Participating teams compete in the Pirate Bed Race held during the Eastport Pirate Festival at Eastport in 2012.

‘Pirates’ to return to Eastport for festival

By Tim Cox on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
EASTPORT, Maine — Eastport will once again offer an excuse to dress up as a pirate this weekend. The city will host the ninth annual Eastport Pirate Festival Friday through Sunday. The festival, sponsored by the Eastport Area Chamber of Commerce, includes exhibits of arts and crafts, food vendors, live …
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Grandparents Day Paddle

By Gudrun Keszoecze on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, 35 Hudson Rd., Old Town, Maine For more information: 2073942171; Celebrate Grand parenthood, share your hidden paddling talent with your grandchildren or learn a new skill together. Pushaw Stream has quiet, flat water easy to paddle …
A sign announces combined sewer outflow pipe number seven on Baxter Boulevard in Portland in this May 2012 file photo.

Portland eyes stormwater service charge, lower sewer fees

By David Harry on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Owners of large properties with expansive roofs, paved parking lots and other impervious surfaces will bear the economic brunt of a proposed plan to fund stormwater treatment efforts in the city. By January 2016, residents and business owners could be assessed a $6-per-month fee for each 1,200 …

Noted photographer Lida Moser dies at 93

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Lida Moser, a photographer who trained her camera on faces and scenes that reflected life as it was experienced in New York and elsewhere during the second half of the 20th century, died Aug. 11 at a nursing facility in Rockville, Maryland. She was 93. The cause was …

Stephen Isaacs, Washington Post journalist and Columbia professor, dies at 76

By Adam Bernstein, The Washington Post on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
Stephen D. Isaacs, who became The Washington Post’s city editor at 26, experimented with long-form journalism in a bid to save the old Minneapolis Star as its top editor, and was a demanding journalism professor at Columbia University, where he challenged students to develop 100 story ideas from a soda …
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Speed Dating with Lenders and Resource Partners event slated

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Lee Pellon Center, 90 Main St., Machias For more information: 207-622-8381 AUGUSTA, Maine —  The U.S. Small Business Administration Maine District Office will hold Speed Dating with Lenders and Resource Partners  9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Lee Pellon Center, 90 Main …
Clayton Sockabasin

Passamaquoddy tribal official facing OUI charge

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:05 p.m.
INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine — The vice-chief of Indian Township, one of two Passamaquoddy Tribe communities in Washington County, is facing a drunken driving charge in Hancock County. Contacted Tuesday by phone, Clayton Sockabasin, 44, of Princeton declined to comment on his June 4 arrest in Bar Harbor on a charge …
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Program for Acadia Night Sky Festival Volunteers

By Linda Rooney on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207-288-4245; The Acadia Astronomical Society will present “Astronomy Outreach at the Telescope: Interpreting the Night Sky,” a program geared not only to astronomers but also to …
Portland planners are proposing two designs for rerouting traffic around the intersection of Falmouth Street and Deering and Brighton avenues, seen here from the University of Maine School of Law.

Portland-area group to fund conversion of trouble intersections to rotaries

By David Harry on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:03 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A long-term fix for one of the city’s most troubled intersections has been funded by the region’s source of state and federal highway aid. On Aug. 21, the Portland Area Regional Comprehensive Transportation System, better known by its PACTS acronym, committed almost $2.9 million to construct two …

Easton Boys Soccer at Fort Fairfield (Awaiting score)

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4 p.m.

Easton Girls Soccer at Fort Fairfield (Awaiting score)

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Former President Bill Clinton

Portland to receive nearly $5,000 from Clinton campaign visit

By Seth Koenig on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The city of Portland will be paid nearly $5,000 by Democrat Mike Michaud’s gubernatorial campaign for Tuesday night’s visit by former President Bill Clinton. Jessica Grondin, spokeswoman for the city of Portland, said the city charged Michaud $4,950 for use of the Portland Exposition building, where Clinton …
A closeup of an electronic payment station is shown at a Home Depot store in Daly City, California, in this February 21, 2012 file photo.

Home Depot probing ‘unusual activity’ after data breach report

By Nandita Bose and Nathan Layne, Reuters on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate “some unusual activity” related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. Shares of the home improvement chain closed 2 …

Rockport sets tax rate, bills to be sent this week

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
ROCKPORT, Maine — The town’s tax bills, representing an increase of about 2 percent over last year, will be mailed later this week. The tax rate is at $12.99 per $1,000 of assessed property, up 30 cents from $12.69 last year. A person owning a home valued at $200,000 would …
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Brewer Garden and Bird Club to meet

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Garden & Bird Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St., in the room downstairs. The program will be on ticks presented by Griffin Dill of the University of Maine. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. Call Carol at 989-1083 for details. …
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Gena Canning

Gena Canning named Girl Scouts of Maine’s 2015 Woman of Distinction

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:23 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Girl Scouts of Maine has announced that Gena Canning, managing partner at Pine State Trading Co., will be honored at the 18th annual Women of Distinction Gala on Dec. 4, at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland. The Women of Distinction Gala is an annual event …
Damien Welch

Owls Head man gets four years for involvement in production of methamphetamine

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — The final of four people arrested Nov. 15 in Owls Head for the production of methamphetamine was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. Damien Welch, 23, of Owls Head was sentenced by Justice Dan Billings in Knox County Superior Court to eight years in prison with …
Students gather outside the Stone House in Freeport in this July 2013 file photo.

University system panel approves sale of USM’s Stone House

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A University of Maine System committee on Tuesday approved the sale of the Stone House, a century-old building located in the Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport that is owned and used by the University of Southern Maine. The system’s full board of trustees will vote …

Back(pack) pain

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Check out Aislinn Sarnacki’s great BDN ‘Family’ article, ” The Backpack burden.”  The concern for student’s spines is an important issue; as student’s still lug around heavy textbooks in the computer age.
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