Nicholas Sambides Jr.

Katahdin Bureau

 

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:36 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage starts to speak at #fieldhearing. — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Westerman: Forestry record of federal government is not very good. Most communities form plans that the feds reject. #fieldhearing — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Westerman outlines nearly $12 billion backlog of maintenance of National Park Service despite owning a third of the country. #fieldhearing — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016 Westerman: Wondering aloud whether the federal government can be compassionate and fair to local stakeholders. #fieldhearing — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June …

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:17 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Arkansas, speaks at #fieldhearing. A professional forester, his district is 86 percent forested, he says. — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
The governor prepares for speech. pic.twitter.com/KGgWK3lF1z — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
#fieldhearing continuing despite Democrats' congressmen's refusal to participate, Poliquin says. His staff has met with thousands on issue. — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 01, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
At the congressional field hearing at the East Millinocket town office. The place is packed. — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016 pic.twitter.com/lpFknumRZo — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016 pic.twitter.com/vKBBw1ibZ5 — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June 1, 2016 Hearing audience. pic.twitter.com/KDKVSuKIau — Nick Sambides Jr. (@NickSam2BDN) June …
Gov. Paul LePage

Politicians to converge on Katahdin region Wednesday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 31, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will hold a town hall-style meeting about the direction of Maine’s economy right on the heels Wednesday of a congressional field hearing in neighboring East Millinocket dealing with a proposed national monument and a related forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah

A Q-and-A with the Utah congressman who will run the East Millinocket national monument hearing

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 27, 2016, at 5 p.m.
The 64-year-old got beyond sound bites in an interview to explain his philosophy pertaining to national monuments and parks.
The audience of the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park listens on May 16 at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Only monument opponents to speak during committee hearing in East Millinocket

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2016, at 4:09 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage will be the first witness at a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources in which only opponents of a proposed North Woods national monument are scheduled to speak.

New Lee venue revs up for first show with headliner Rustic Overtones

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 8:18 p.m.
Workers at a new summer concert venue at Mount Jefferson Resort in Lee were putting it together Wednesday to kick off their inaugural summer season with a concert featuring a well-known Maine band.
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Stage riggers Louis DeSousa (far left) and Mike Cusimano (black shirt) watch as workers adjust scaffolding at Matrix Pavilion at Mount Jefferson Resort in Lee.

Lee’s Matrix Pavilion gearing up for first concert on Saturday

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
Maine bands Rustic Overtones and Wyld Lyfe will play the inaugural concert.
The husband and wife team of John Hafford (left) and Jessica Masse of Medway moved their graphic design business to Millinocket.

Millinocket firm to be town’s first small business with fiber-optic broadband

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 25, 2016, at 6:12 a.m.
“It will be about three weeks before we are up and running.”
John Trott

Man charged with assault after altercation in Lincoln parking lot

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 24, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
A local man with a pending domestic violence assault charge was arrested on Sunday in an incident initially reported as a large fight in a Main Street parking lot, police said Tuesday. John Trott, 38, of Lincoln was again charged with domestic violence assault. A woman, his …
This stretch of West Broadway in Lincoln starting next month under a plan town officials have approved.

Lincoln approves last portion of West Broadway road-widening plan

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 24, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Construction crews will begin widening a large section of West Broadway next month as part of a plan to develop business along one of the town’s longest economic arteries, officials said Tuesday.

Dover-Foxcroft man dies while fishing at Long Pond

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 23, 2016, at 3:40 p.m.
Kevin Pullyard, 52, was standing alone in the canoe when three friends on shore saw him fall over into the water.
Lincoln firefighters stand by as Maine Drug Enforcement Agents prepare chemicals needed to test evidence found in a car police seized on Thursday.

Lincoln man out on bail for meth charge arrested again

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 19, 2016, at 5:41 p.m.
A local man already out on bail on a manufacturing methamphetamine charge was arrested again after a Lincoln police officer pulled over the man’s car on West Broadway on Thursday, police said.
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U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (left), R-Utah, Chairman of House Committee on Natural Resources, and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine.

US House committee to hold hearing in East Millinocket on monument proposal

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 18, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will hold a field hearing on a proposed North Woods national monument at the town office next month in response to a request from U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin.
National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis speaks at the day's second public forum on a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby's family for lands east of Baxter State Park at the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

Maine people weigh in on proposed national monument at packed forums

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 16, 2016, at 9:18 p.m.
A near capacity crowd of 1,400 people attended a forum on a proposed North Woods national monument on Monday at the University of Maine during which pro and con arguments followed one another in quick succession.
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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis addresses the crowd at the Katahdin Region Higher Education Center in East Millinocket Monday. Jarvis is listening to Maine people's opinions on a proposed National Monument in the region. U.S. Sen. Angus King (left) listens.

National Park Service leader hears opposition, some support for monument during Katahdin-area forum

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 16, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
Some Katahdin region leaders told the National Park Service’s top administrator Monday that a monument proposed by Roxanne Quimby’s family for lands east of Baxter State Park was the vision of a millionaire who was using her money and influence to control their destiny.