Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 
Husson University student Andrew Farnsworth straightens up his dormitory room on Friday. The sports management major said students will welcome the six two-story apartments that will be built on the Bangor campus over the next year.

Husson to hold groundbreaking for new $5 million student housing project

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 24, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Construction of the three townhouse-style buildings will begin within six weeks.
Valerie Tieman, 34, of Fairfield, was found dead Tuesday. She is shown in the photo with her husband, Luc Tieman, who has been arrested in connection with her death.

Husband charged with murder in Fairfield woman’s death

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Luc Tieman, 32, was taken into custody and charged at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, briefs the crowd during a park service listening session on Tuesday at Medway Middle School.

North Woods monument ‘an educational opportunity’ for children, residents say

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“I think we can develop some businesses around it in Medway, East Millinocket and Millinocket, and I think we can do it together.”
Two ATVs disappear down Half Township Road in Lincoln. Millinocket volunteers hope to forge the first connection between the networked ATV trails of southern and northern Maine.

Volunteers eyeing 3,000-acre site for state’s first ATV-snowmobile park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 20, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
One problem — it’s a dump.
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Traveling westbound on the Down East Sunrise Trail between Mile Markers 15 and 16, three ATVs and their riders cross the Schoodic Bog in Sullivan, Sept. 8, 2013.

ATVs temporarily banned from new national monument land

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 16, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
“We feel that ATV access is a traditional use of that land, and we need to find a way to [re-establish] that access,” Patten Town Manager Raymond Foss said.

Park service hears from stakeholders about North Woods monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 16, 2016, at 8:29 a.m.
The National Park Service started the conversation its officials want to have with stakeholders on Thursday as they embark on a three-year journey toward a management plan for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
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Mount Chase Lodge owner Rick Hill [far right] and others point out locations on a map held by Scarlet McAvoy of Benedicta during during a National Park Service meeting in Stacyville on Thursday.

Park service hears from stakeholders about North Woods monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:20 p.m.
Some want assurances that no forest product industry jobs will be lost. Others hope it will draw people to the Katahdin region. Still more worry about forest fires.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC., as seen on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

Lincoln Paper executives took millions instead of restarting mill, creditors claim

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 15, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
The lawsuit alleges that company officials fraudulently pocketed millions of dollars rather than repair a damaged boiler that was key to the mill’s profitability.
Baxter State Park Director Jensen Bissell, seen here talking with hikers in 2009, has concerns that his new neighbor, the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, will cause problems for his park.

Baxter Park director frets about new monument next door

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 13, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Baxter strives to limit access to about 75,000 visitors a year. The National Park Service’s goals include “continuing expanded use.”
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Gunnar Russell stacks bags of wood pellets at the Haymart manufacturing facility in Patten on Sept. 6. The company produces premium wood pellets as a heating fuel and has been experimenting with pelletizing grains for animal feed. Despite what the bags say, the pellets are all made of softwood. The brothers said they had ordered 14,000 bags marked hardwood/softwood blend before they determined that softwood would work best with their manufacturing system.

Brothers ramping up feed, wood-pellet mill in Patten

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 12, 2016, at 6:23 a.m.
The very versatile brothers, who are former lobstermen, are general managers of Haymart, a farming and milling operation that town officials hope will be a great boost to the upper Katahdin region economy.

‘Go faster!’ chain saw victim told his son, the driver

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 10, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
When police were charging Justin Osgood on Thursday with allegedly driving more than 100 mph while speeding a chain saw accident victim to the hospital, his father was too busy to defend him.

Man races chain saw accident victim to hospital, gets cited by police

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 08, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Police issued a summons to a man for allegedly driving more than 100 mph and refusing to stop while taking a chain saw accident victim through downtown to Penobscot Valley Hospital.

Lincoln police help chain saw accident victim get to hospital safely

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 08, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
Lincoln police escorted to Penobscot Valley Hospital a car carrying a reported chain saw accident victim after the vehicle refused to stop on Route 2 for a patrolman and an ambulance on Thursday.

Orono man killed in Acadia motorcycle crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
An Orono man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday.

Motorcycle crash claims man’s life in Acadia

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 05, 2016, at 1:17 p.m.
An unidentified man was killed when his motorcycle crashed into trees off Cadillac Mountain Road on Sunday after passing several cars at a high rate of speed
Miller's Department Store on Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket as seen Jan. 8, 2015.

Volunteers to revitalize ‘the worst building’ they could find in Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 04, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
“I think the struggle that a lot of businesses have in Millinocket is that a lot of business space needs work done to it before anybody can move into it,” Town Councilor Jesse Dumais said.

Ultralight aircraft crash injures Trenton man, horse

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 03, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
A 67-year-old local man crashed his ultralight aircraft into a barn near his airstrip and injured his horse on Saturday.
Charles Simon Jr.

Enfield man found guilty of scamming clients

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
An Enfield businessman described by a prosecutor as a “smooth talker” was convicted Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center of bilking three clients out of at least $13,500 since March 2014.
The president of the Patten Lumbermen's Museum board of directors, Frank Rogers, listens during a meeting at the museum on Thursday night.

National Park Service allowed to keep controversial space inside Patten museum

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
Thursday’s executive session was described as “contentious” and much of the local response to the president’s decision as “bitter.”

National Park Service to remain in Patten museum

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 02, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.
The president of the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum board of directors, Frank Rogers, listens during a meeting at the museum on Thursday night.