Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 

Vigil sheds light on Overdose Awareness Day

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 01, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
About 25 people participated in a candlelight vigil at Prince Thomas Park in Lincoln to highlight Maine’s crisis with drug addiction.
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Leslie Perry (left) and Christi Woodruff, both of Corinna, brought a picture of Michael Ranke, who died of an overdose of heroin cut with the painkiller fentanyl, to a candlelight vigil on Wednesday in Lincoln.

Lincoln hosts candlelight vigil to fight addiction

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 31, 2016, at 9:55 p.m.
People attended the vigil to honor the memory of departed loved ones and those still in the fight against addiction.
Two volunteer social service groups will be holding a vigil at Prince Thomas Park at 8 p.m. on Wednesday to promote addiction awareness in the Lincoln Lakes region.

Candlelight vigil tonight in Lincoln to mark Overdose Awareness Day

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 31, 2016, at 2:03 p.m.
Betheny Proctor believes that you could help save someone from addiction if you come to Prince Thomas Park Wednesday night.
Roxanne Quimby (center) listens as Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks during a public celebration and dedication ceremony Sunday for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument at the New England Outdoor Center in Township 2 Range 9.

National monument supporters celebrate ‘an incredible gift’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell praised Roxanne Quimby’s vision.
Christina Marts, a National Park Service community planner, talks with Richard Schmidt III, chairman of the Patten Board of Selectmen, on Friday at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum.

Donor threat might force park service to vacate Patten space

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
The threat came two days after President Barack Obama signed an executive order accepting entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby’s 87,563-acre donation to the park service.
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Tim Hudson speaks at 200 Penobscot Ave. during the opening of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Monument National Park Service offices at noon Thursday.

North Woods monument leader wants ‘to hear what people have to say’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
The man who will oversee the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument opened an office Thursday in the town that arguably has been most opposed to his efforts.
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Obama signs order creating North Woods national monument

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
LePage, Collins, Poliquin protest President Obama’s order to turn Katahdin area lands which Roxanne Quimby donated into a national monument.
The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with Bald Mountain in the background can be seen Wednesday. President Barack Obama designated about 87,000 acres of land east of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Obama signs order creating North Woods national monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
President Barack Obama signed into law the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday, a day after landowner Roxanne Quimby transferred 87,563 acres of her property in Maine to the federal government.
Roxanne Quimby

A timeline of Roxanne Quimby’s quest for a national park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 23, 2016, at 3:03 p.m.
For at least 15 years, Burt’s Bee’s entrepreneur Roxanne Quimby has pursued her goal of creating a national park in Maine’s north woods.
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The East Branch of the Penobscot River runs through parts of the area of Elliotsville Plantation Inc.

Quimby transfers 87,000 acres planned for monument to government

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 23, 2016, at 12:01 p.m.
The company owned by the family of Roxanne Quimby transferred more than 87,000 acres to the federal government on Tuesday, strongly indicating a North Woods national monument will soon be designated by President Barack Obama.
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Aimee Peterson Cyr was one of at least two people who videoed the hapless skunk as it walked in circles near Millinocket Fabrication and Machine, Inc., before being freed by another resident, Tammy McLain, at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Millinocket woman frees skunk from sticky, and potentially stinky, situation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Aimee Peterson Cyr was one of at least two people who videoed the hapless skunk as it walked in circles near Millinocket Fabrication and Machine Inc., before being freed by another resident, Tammy McLain, at about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Now little more than a rusting hulk, the Belford 99 car at this railyard in the Milo village of Derby once hosted presidents and tycoons.

Time is running out for historic railcar that carried US presidents

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 13, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“I’m looking for a buyer who will honor her rich history and do an historical rebuild,” Lindsey Bell said.
Refuse-derived fuel made from municipal solid waste is moved toward the power generation system where it will be burned in a boiler to make electric power at Penobscot Energy Recovery Co. in Orrington.

PERC appeals state permits issued to Fiberight’s Hampden project

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:49 p.m.
The deficiencies, according to the petition, include failures to demonstrate the technical and financial abilities to build the plant.
Millinocket Town Manager Peggy Daigle discusses the town's financial woes at a special town meeting at Stearns High School on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

Former Millinocket town manager named interim manager of Lincoln

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
A veteran administrator will replace Lincoln’s departing Town Manager Ron Weatherbee effective Aug. 23, officials said Wednesday.
Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC, as seen on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.

FERC, Lincoln Paper and Tissue estate settle $5 million lawsuit

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 08, 2016, at 5:47 p.m.
A federal agency has settled its $5 million civil lawsuit against Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC by agreeing to seek restitution for a lesser amount when claims filed by unsecured creditors against the bankrupt mill’s estate are processed.
Incoming Howland Town Manager David Wilson

Howland hires Milo police officer as town manager

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
“There are things that Mr. Lawrence started. My goal is to continue them. There’s not a lot to change. It’s a nice community.”
A battered SUV, which had left the road and rolled over at least once, can be seen Monday in the median off Interstate 95 in Edinburg.

‘I thought, just stay alive’: Strength, doctors who stopped on I-95 helped Orono woman survive rollover

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 02, 2016, at 5:12 p.m.
“All I could think was live, live, live. Don’t feed that blackness. If I see black, I am dead,” the 21-year-old graduate student recalled on Tuesday, shortly after being released from Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
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Seen here speaking about the National Park Service at Yosemite National Park, President Barack Obama is said to be considering creating a North Woods national monument east of Baxter State Park.

What Maine can learn from other states with national monuments

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 02, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
“Opportunities for public involvement don’t end with the [monument] proclamation. It is more like a beginning point,” University of Montana professor Ted Catton said.
 Rescue workers place an injured woman into a LifeFlight helicopter after a car crash on Monday on Interstate 95 in Edinburg.

Woman injured in I-95 rollover near Howland

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 01, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
A LifeFlight helicopter landed on the highway after emergency service workers stopped traffic just north of mile marker 213, the location of the crash, to take the woman to the hospital.
A new Dollar General store is due to open off Route 155 in Enfield in September.

Dollar General to open Enfield store in September

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 27, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
The Lincoln Lakes region’s third dollar-discount store will open off Route 2 in the first week of September, officials said Wednesday.