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Orland Historical Society meeting with potluck

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
ORLAND, Maine – The Orland Historical Society will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, with a potluck dinner. There will be apresentation by Marisue and John W. Pickering on their book “Maine — Beyond the Usual,” which features lesser known interesting places. Essays by Marisue and photography by …

Ellsworth to get $250,000 grant to boost availability of high-speed Internet access

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The city is expected to receive a $250,000 grant for a hub station that will help residents and businesses tap into high-capacity Internet broadband service, according to members of the state’s congressional delegation. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the grant, funded by the Northern …
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Baked bean and casserole supper at Sedgwick

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172, Sedgwick For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK, Maine – A baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Route 172. Besides the main course, the menu …

Portland officer sued over arrest of Bar Harbor couple videotaping police action

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 16, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit against a city police officer on behalf of a Bar Harbor couple who was arrested this past spring for videotaping police officers on a public street. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hancock …
David Weiss, the founding director of Northeast Historic Film, recently announced he plans to retire after nearly 30 years at the helm of the nonprofit film archive.

Northeast Historic Film co-founder reflects on 30 years of archiving, preserving celluloid history

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
BUCKSPORT, Maine — After nearly 30 years and 10 million feet of film safely stashed in the Northeast Historic Film archive, founding director David Weiss said it is time to retire. “It’s been a great deal of fun,” he said last week while reminiscing about his accidental career path that …
Lt. Christopher Coleman of Maine State Police (at left) briefly chats with troopers and detectives by the side of Newbury Neck Road in Surry on Monday afternoon.

Retiring Maine State Police officer gets surprise roadside salute

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 15, 2014, at 5:38 p.m.
SURRY, Maine — A longtime officer with the Maine State Police, who over the course of his 25-year career rose through the ranks from patrol trooper to head of the agency’s northern criminal investigation unit, received his final salute Monday as a state police lieutenant. About three dozen law enforcement …
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Pet adoption event in Trenton

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Tractor Supply, Route 3, Trenton For more information: 207-667-8088 TRENTON, Maine — In recognition of Pet Appreciation Week, The SPCA of Hancock County is holding an adoption event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Tractor Supply Co. on Route 3 …

Single-vehicle accident snaps in half a telephone pole in Ellsworth, driver flown to EMMC

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 14, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Alcohol may have been a factor in a single-vehicle accident that sent a Hancock woman to the hospital and shut down a portion of the North Road for several hours Sunday evening, police said. Stacie Alley, 40, was traveling toward Ellsworth just after 5 p.m. when the …
Rescuers work to free a humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the coast of Mount Desert Island on Saturday.

Rescuers free humpback whale from fishing gear off coast of MDI

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 13, 2014, at 11:10 a.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — After more than 24 hours, a 35-foot humpback whale entangled in fishing line and net was freed about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The whale, identified by a local researcher as a well-known humpback named Spinnaker, suffered what appeared to be injuries from the ropes, “but she swam …
Jamal Webb

2 New York men accused of bringing crack, other drugs to Washington County unable to make bail

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 12, 2014, at 6:56 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Two New York men remained Friday night at the Penobscot County Jail unable to post $25,000 cash or $75,000 surety bail on drug charges after making their first court appearances earlier in the day at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Ralph Green, 36, of New Rochelle, New York, …

Brewer man charged in connection with $14,000 theft from lobster firm

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 12, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
MACHIASPORT, Maine — A contractor from Brewer has been arrested on felony theft charges after he allegedly stole more than $14,000 from a local lobster dealer, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Todd J. Whittaker, 38, was arrested Thursday on the theft charge, Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith said …
Four wind turbines were erected as part of the First Wind project in Township 16, Hancock County, in this photo taken on Sept. 21, 2012.

Hancock County approves latest financial agreements with First Wind

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 12, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Hancock County commissioners voted Friday to approve financial agreements with a First Wind subsidiary expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the county. By 2-1 votes, the commission approved the creation of a tax increment financing district, a resulting property tax payment agreement and a …
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Baked bean supper at Dedham

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 12, 2014, at 9:23 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Church, Route 46, Dedham DEDHAM, Maine — Baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Dedham Church, Route 46 in Dedham Village. The menu will include baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot dogs, rolls, brown …
Oscar Nunez.

New York man pleads guilty to setting fire near Orrington home in July 2012

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 11, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — A New York man serving a three-year sentence for selling crack cocaine in Hancock County pleaded guilty Thursday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to arson and criminal threatening. Oscar Nunez, 26, of Bronx, New York, admitted that in July 2012, he poured gasoline around an Orrington home …

Bar Harbor to vote on deer management plan

By Bill Trotter on Sept. 11, 2014, at 3:33 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Bar Harbor will hold a referendum vote this fall on whether to allow deer hunting in order to thin out the area’s deer population, even though other towns on Mount Desert Island are cool to the idea. Concerns about Lyme disease and car-deer accidents on Mount …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:57 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St., Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — Elm Street Congregational Church in Bucksport will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the church. The menu will include casseroles, salads, rolls and pies. Admission is $7 …
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Auction Items Needed

By Brooks Osgood on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:20 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: 13 Tenny Hill, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-9959 Duffy Wescott Legion Post #85 in Blue Hill is looking for good things to put in an auction for October 18th. Please call Brooks at 326-9630 or Reggie at 374-9959 …
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Clifton United Baptist Church

Clifton church celebrating 175th anniversary

on Sept. 11, 2014, at 12:03 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine – The only church in town is celebrating its 175th anniversary and the entire Airline community is invited to join the party.Founded in 1838, the Clifton United Baptist Church, with it’s lighted bell tower, is located on a corner of the Airline Road near Parks Pond. A regional landmark, it has been …
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Roast pork supper at Clifton

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road, Clifton For more information: 207-843-5441 CLIFTON, Maine — A roast pork supper will be held 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Clifton United Baptist Church, 742 Airline Road. Adults, $8; children, $4. For …
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Ellsworth Area CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 5

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 11, 2014, at 11:06 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, 2 Church St., Ellsworth For more information: 207-667-8321 ELLSWORTH, Maine — Ellsworth Area CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, starting at First Congregational Church of Ellsworth, UCC, 2 Church St. …
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