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British author to discuss expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 8:02 a.m.
GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick – In 1755, thousands of French-speaking settlers were expelled by the British from their homeland of Nova Scotia. They were called Acadians and they were fishermen and farmers. More than 250 years later, a British novelist has brought this harrowing episode in North American history to life in his …
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Planned power interruption in Bar Harbor

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Emera Maine plans to repair a transmission line damaged by a fallen tree related to tropical Storm Arthur. Repairs will occur between 2 and 5 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, and will affect the areas from Young’s Corner Substation on Eagle Lake Road to Jackson Laboratory, all …
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Amnesty week July 29-Aug. 2 at Thompson Free Library

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The staff at Thompson Free Library is looking for overdue books that may be in cars, under sofas, buried on nightstands, or wherever. The library will not charge fines on overdue items returned July 29-Aug. 2. Instead please bring a non-perishable food item in place of your fine. (Previous outstanding fines are …
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Blood donors needed in Maine as summer supply dwindles

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed. The Red Cross is seeing fewer appointments at its blood donation centers …
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Department of Labor offering classes for employers in Bangor

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Standards is offering no-charge courses for employers in greater Bangor area this month. These courses are held at no-charge to the employer and are designed for small business owners and staff who have responsibility for managing human resources or payroll functions. …
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Madawaska Chamber decoration contest, lighting pole sponsors

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
MADAWASKA, Maine — Madawaska Chamber of Commerce is reminding residents that the town has a Light Up Main Street for the 2014 World Acadian Congress, and for Christmastime. The cost is $6 per lighting pole. Checks may be mailed to Madawaska Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 144, Madawaska, Maine 04756. …
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Baked bean supper at Corinth

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 1:01 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth For more information: 207-285-3557 CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church will hold a baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church. The menu will be baked beans, …
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One-day paving projects in South Portland

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 11:58 a.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A one-day paving operation will take place July 23 in two locations in South Portland, according to Maine Department of Transportation. The first location will be on Market Street from Waterman Drive to Ocean Street beginning at 5 a.m.Once Market Street is completed, crews will be on …
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Culvert replacement project in Greene

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 11:46 a.m.
GREENE, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be replacing a culvert on Sawyer Road in Greene starting Wednesday, July 23. This project will necessitate the closure of Sawyer Road approximately one-half mile southwest of the intersection of Route 202. The detour route will take motorists from Sawyer Road …
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I-195 ramp closures planned in Saco

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
SACO, Maine — As the Maine Department of Transportation paving and milling project continues on Interstate 195 in Saco, ramp closures are scheduled for Wednesday evening, July 23. The schedule is:– Exit 2A westbound off-ramp will be closed from 9 to 11 p.m.– Exit 2A on-ramp onto Route 1 will be closed 11 p.m.-5 a.m.Motorists …
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Blueberry Rakers Center to open Aug. 4 in Washington County

Bangor Daily News on July 22, 2014, at 11:16 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — With the blueberry harvest underway, Maine Department of Labor staff are partnering with other governmental and community service organizations to host the Rakers’ Center in Washington County. The official opening is Aug. 4, and the hours will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The facility provides migrant farm workers and their …
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Blood drive at Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 28, 2014 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Main Street For more information: BANGOR, Maine — Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway will host its 10th blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, July 28, in the Lancaster Room. …
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John Robinson to keynote Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — On Thursday, Aug. 7, the Five Council Collaborative is sponsoring the second annual Maine Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn located at 250 Haskell Road. John Robinson, managing partner and CEO of Our Ability, will keynote the event. Robinson, who was born a …
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‘Natural Causes Killed Victor’ folk opera at Bar Harbor

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Location: St. Saviour's Parish, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor For more information: 207-288-4215 BAR HARBOR, Maine — “Natural Causes Killed Victor,” a folk opera written by George Swanson and produced by Doug …
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25th annual Maine Open Farm Day on July 27

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: AUGUSTA, Maine — Visit select Maine Farms 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, across Maine. Nearly 90 farms will open their doors to give the public an opportunity to learn about Maine and Maine food producers and for farms to show consumers their …
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Bangor High Class of 1959 to hold informal 55th reunion

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 3:11 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Pat's Pizza , 11 Mill St., Orono For more information: 207-942-8683; BANGOR, Maine — Bangor High School Class of 1959 will hold an informal 55th reunion at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Pat’s Pizza in Orono. All class members and friends …
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Labor of Love Nutrition Center to open doors to canners

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday, Sept. …
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Monday Music at Tidal Falls Preserve to feature Chris Ross

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:34 p.m.
HANCOCK, Maine — Monday Music at Tidal Falls Preserve will feature Chris Ross at 6:30 p.m. July 28. Bring your own picnic or visit Me &Ben’s food cart. The Free Monday Music series is sponsored by Frenchman Bay Conservancy. All concerts are weather permitting. Cancellations and announcements are posted on Facebook. This post was contributed by …
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‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’ is reading group book

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine – Calais Bookshop has selected “Women Who Run With the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estes for its next reading group on Wednesday, Sept. 10. This is the 102nd book group in an ongoing reading program available at Calais Bookshop, 405 Main St. Group begins at 5:30 p.m. (U.S. time). For book group …
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Penobscot Job Corps to hold ‘female only’ open house

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Penobscot Job Corps, 1375 Union St. For more information: 207 990-3000 Ext 305 BANGOR, Maine — The Penobscot Job Corps Center will be holding a “female only” open house 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. Lunch will be provided. Tours of …
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