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Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft fire departments get $560,000

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The fire departments in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft will receive grants totaling $560,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER Awards. Bangor will receive $498,532 to go toward filling four firefighter positions previously lost through attrition; and Dover-Foxcroft Fire & Rescue will receive $63,431 in Assistance to Firefighters …
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GLAD’s Mary Bonauto receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 8:32 a.m.
The MacArthur Foundation of Chicago has announced that Mary L. Bonauto, Civil Rights project director for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship in the amount of $625,000. The fellowships are awarded annually to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in …
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Caribou FFA Chapter

Pink Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for breast cancer

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
CARIBOU, Maine – Caribou Future Farmers of America Chapter has joined with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to sell pink-skinned pumpkins and donate a percentage of the proceeds to reputable organizations invested in breast cancer research just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. FFA chapters across the …
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Maine State Museum part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Museum in Augusta will open its doors free of charge as part of  “Smithsonian” magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!  on Saturday, Sept. 27. In order to be admitted for free, participants need only visit the website www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to download a free ticket for two people and present it …
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Sen. King office announces outreach hours

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today announced the constituent outreach hours for the end of September. Constituent outreach hours are part of Senator King’s “Your Government, Your Neighborhood” initiative and offer an opportunity for area residents to meet directly with a staff representative to discuss specific …
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Sarah Mildred Long Bridge replacement open house

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:44 p.m.
KITTERY, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation are sponsoring an open house 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, to showcase the final design of the new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. The open house will be held at Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, …
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One of the photographs by Isaac Walton Simpson that is part of "The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson."

‘The Maine Frontier’ multi-media event at Center Theater

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — “The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at The Center Theatre, 20 East Main St. General admission is $10; students, senior citizens and theater members, $8. “The Maine Frontier” by filmmaker and composer Sumner McKane is a multimedia …
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Downeast Salmon Federation needs volunteers to help clip salmon fins.

Volunteers needed to help clip salmon fins

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The Downeast Salmon Federation is looking for volunteers to help with their 2014 fin clipping effort from Sept. 22 into October, at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center. The DSF is raising 150,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon at EMARC as part of an ongoing restoration stocking effort …
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Baked bean and casserole supper at Sedgwick

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172, Sedgwick For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK, Maine – A baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172. Besides the main course, the menu …
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Diane Tousignant

Saco and Biddeford Savings promotes Diane Tousignant

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
SACO, Maine – Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution recently promoted Diane Tousignant, an Old Orchard Beach native, to Vice President. Tousignant joined SBSI in 2010 as the bank’s Benefits Manager and will continue to be responsible for employee benefits administration, the 401(k) and pension administration, as well as assisting with employee relations …
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Meredith H. Jones, President and CEO, Maine Community Foundation.

Maine Community Foundation CEO stepping down

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
PORTLAND and ELLSWORTH, Maine — George T. Shaw of Newcastle, chair of the Maine Community Foundation Board of Directors, has announced that Meredith H. Jones will step down at the end of 2015 after 16 years of service, including seven as president and CEO. “The foundation is in a position of great …
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Free beginner waltz class

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington For more information: 207-356-1454 EDDINGTON, Maine — A free beginner waltz dance class will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane. Class size limited. Partner required. Call …
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Free Zumba dance class

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane, Eddington For more information: 207-356-1454 EDDINGTON, Maine — A free Zumba dance class will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Sept. 27, at Back Door Dance Studio, 34 Lois Lane. Class size limited. Call 356-1454 …
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UNITY, Maine -- The Waldo County Trails Coalition will lead three foliage hikes 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Sept. 27, and Oct. 11 and 18, beginning at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., in Unity Village.

Waldo County Trails Coalition to do foliage hikes

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:14 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, 93 Main St., Unity For more information: 207-877-5880 UNITY, Maine – The Waldo …
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Culvert replacement in Sidney on Sept. 17

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
SIDNEY, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be replacing a culvert on Middle Road in Sidney beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17. The exact location of the pipe replacement is .06 of a mile south of Drummond Road. Traffic will be detoured approximately six miles from Drummond Road to Route …
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Free community supper in Old Town

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:36 a.m.
OLD TOWN, Maine — St. James’ Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Center Streets in Old Town, will host a free Community Supper at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the church.  This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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MCED has new chairman and three new board members

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development announces Catherine Renault as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Renault replaces Janet Yancy-Wrona, CEO of Bar Harbor Biotechnology, whose term ended in July. Catherine Renault was appointed for a two-year term. She is Principal of Innovation Policyworks, LLC, an …
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Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen joins CBRE/The Boulos Company

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — CBRE|The Boulos Company is pleased to announce the addition of a new member of the team. Courtney Allen has been hired as an Executive Assistant to Drew Sigfridson, SIOR. Courtney will support Drew as he runs the day-to-day operations of the company, managing his schedule and coordinating …
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Pet adoption event in Trenton

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Tractor Supply, Route 3, Trenton For more information: 207-667-8088 TRENTON, Maine — In recognition of Pet Appreciation Week, The SPCA of Hancock County is holding an adoption event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Tractor Supply Co. on Route 3 …
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10th annual rod and gun club auction

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club’s 10th annual auction will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the club, 359 Bucks Mills Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bidding starts at noon. Tools, hunting equipment, Adirondack chairs, gift certificates to local restaurants, campgrounds and …
 
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