Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 
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Byron Delano of Lincoln works assembling airplane floats at PK Floats of Lincoln. The company has expanded rapidly since its rebirth in September.

Airplane float manufacturer gets back in the air with new products

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 01, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
“I don’t know how we could have gotten off to a better start than we have,” Patrick McGowan said.

Lincoln airplane float manufacturer reborn, expands

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 30, 2016, at 12:09 p.m.
PK Floats of Lincoln has just received its Federal Aviation Administration certification to manufacture flotation devices for airplanes and has an ambitious plan for expanding into new markets.

Sprinkler system saves Lincoln mill from heavy damage

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 29, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
A sprinkler system that apparently had been operating for as long as nine hours kept a wood shavings mill fire at bay until firefighters arrived early Friday. The cause of the fire is under investigation. No injuries were reported.
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Lincoln firefighter Trevor Sutherland of Mattamiscontis Township fought his very first fire as a member of the Lincoln Fire Department. The fire at LMJ Enterprises of Lincoln did significant damage to the  wood shavings mill on Friday.

Fire damages Lincoln wood-shavings mill

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 29, 2016, at 7:20 a.m.
Firefighters from several towns appear to have a fire under control at a Main Street lumber yard early Friday.

Pair face charges connected with Millinocket incident

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 28, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
A local woman was charged with drunken driving and her boyfriend with domestic violence assault after police were called to a residence on Congress Street late Wednesday, police said. Tracy Ross, 35, of Millinocket, was charged Thursday with driving a motor vehicle under the influence, while her …
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue LLC mill as seen on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

Lincoln mill equipment to be auctioned

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 27, 2016, at 2:57 p.m.
A Connecticut-based auctioneer is advertising the sale of equipment at the shuttered Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill.
The empty trails of Mount Jefferson Ski Area are reflected in the window behind co-owner Randy Delano. Owners of the business for 51 years, the Delano family sold it to a Massachusetts businessman recently.

Lee ski area has new owner with big plans

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 27, 2016, at 7:04 a.m.
“He is going to be good for the business and for the community.”

Lee ski area has new owner with big plans

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 27, 2016, at 7:03 a.m.
Ken Zimmerman, a Massachusetts ticket broker, recently purchased the Mount Jefferson Ski Area and hopes to eventually make it a concert venue.

Woman turns herself in, charged in connection with hit-and-run

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 25, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
A woman turned herself in to police and was charged in connection with driving a Saturn sedan that hit a pedestrian on Saturday on Penobscot Valley Avenue, police said.

Lincoln police seek Saturn sedan possibly involved in hit-and-run

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 25, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a car involved in a hit-and-run on Penobscot Valley Avenue on Saturday that injured a 19-year-old local man. Investigators suspect that a 1997 to 2002 Saturn sedan struck the pedestrian as he walked southeast from the Bank of Maine …
Gary Allen stops for a drink in Brunswick, Maryland, during his run from Maine to Washington, D.C., in January 2013

Organizer says Millinocket race attracted national attention

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 25, 2016, at 8 a.m.
Since an article on it was published in Runner’s World magazine, the event has drawn commitments from more than 1,000 entrants eager to run in next year’s race.

Howland hires Orono firefighter-paramedic as fire chief

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 22, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
An Orono firefighter and paramedic with extensive training experience is the town’s new part-time fire chief, officials said Friday. Town Manager William Lawrence picked Josh McNally of Bradford from among three finalists to replace interim Fire Chief Robert Thomas, who replaced Fire Chief Phil Dawson in June …
Millinocket Town Councilor Gilda Stratton

Millinocket town councilor faces drunken driving charge

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 21, 2016, at 11:55 a.m.
Town Councilor Gilda Stratton was issued a summons for drunken driving on Tuesday after police found her car abandoned in a snowbank on Central Street.

Lincoln Shooters owner plans to rebuild burnt building

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 19, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
The fire that damaged a popular West Broadway billiards and dance hall and destroyed a flower shop might have left the building unsalvageable, its owner said Monday.
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Dave Guthrie, owner of Shooters, can be seen in this 2013 file photo.

Lincoln pool hall owner: ‘I plan on rebuilding’ after fire

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 19, 2016, at 6:23 a.m.
“I plan on rebuilding. I plan on making it bigger and better,” David Guthrie said of Shooters.

Lincoln flower shop destroyed by fire

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 16, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
A flower shop was lost but a pool hall was saved from fire that destroyed much of a West Broadway building in Lincoln on Saturday. No injuries were reported.

Lincoln flower shop destroyed by fire

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 16, 2016, at 7:11 a.m.
A West Broadway flower shop was destroyed and a popular pool hall and restaurant threatened by an early-morning fire in Lincoln on Saturday.
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Creative Blooms & More of Lincoln was destroyed in a fire Saturday morning.

Fire destroys Lincoln flower shop

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 16, 2016, at 6:58 a.m.
Creative Blooms & More of 222 West Broadway appeared to be consumed by the fire.
Millinocket Town Councilors Louis Pelletier and Jesse Dumais work during a recent council meeting.

Millinocket deals with more tax-delinquent properties

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 15, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
The good news is 49 of 69 property owners who owed the town back taxes since 2014 have paid what they owed and kept their properties, officials said Thursday. The bad news is the Town Council reviewed the latest round of 15 tax foreclosures before, in a …
New York & Company clothing store will be closing its outlet at the Bangor Mall by the end of the month.

New York & Company clothing store to close Bangor Mall location

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Jan. 15, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
New York & Company will close its doors at the Bangor Mall by the end of the month when the women’s clothing store’s lease expires, mall General Manager James Garrity said Friday.