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Baked bean and casserole supper

Bangor Daily News on July 14, 2014, at 10:52 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: North Sedgwick Baptist Church, Corner of Route 172 and Sedgwick Ridge Road, Sedgwick For more information: 207-359-4401 SEDGWICK, Maine — A baked bean and casserole supper will be held 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at North Sedgwick Baptist Church, at corner of …

Tree limb cuts power to 2,500 Emera customers in Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — A wayward tree limb has resulted in a loss of electrical power to approximately 2,500 customers in Bar Harbor, according to Emera Maine. The power distribution company indicated in a statement posted online Sunday evening that the limb had fallen on a power line, causing the …
Nate Young

Fired police chief adds discrimination complaint to claims against Bar Harbor

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 6:42 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — The former local police chief who has filed a federal lawsuit against the town is hoping to put the legal proceeding on hold while another panel reviews his allegations. Nathan Young has filed a discrimination complaint with the Maine Human Rights Commission, alleging that he was …
Jaiden Veal of Pleasant Point measures the diameter of a spruce tree during the Wabanaki Youth Science Program in Winter Harbor. The week-long program teaches native high school students about the scientific study of natural resources and combines them with traditional Native American culture.

Summer camp aims to create future environmental leaders in Maine’s tribes

By Nell Gluckman on July 13, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Barry Dana is worried about the next generation of environmental leaders within Maine’s Native American tribes. The former Penobscot Nation chief said Tuesday he and others began to recognize several years ago that the tribal members running some institutions were getting older and there was no …

BDN newspaper carrier injured after car rolls off Deer Isle causeway, ends up on mudflats

By Bill Trotter on July 13, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
DEER ISLE, Maine — A Bucksport man delivering newspapers for the Bangor Daily News suffered cuts to his face, but no life-threatening injuries, when his car rolled off the Deer Isle causeway early Saturday morning, according to police. Shawn Poliquin, 43, was driving on Route 15 toward Stonington when the …
Michelle Kinerson of Cape Porpoise Trading Co. in Kennebunkport and Joseph Look of Ellsworth tie down old fishing rope in the back of Kinerson's pickup on Friday at Coastal Recycling Center in Hancock.

Orly Genger to use old Maine fishing rope for new piece of international art

By Bill Trotter on July 12, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
HANCOCK, Maine — One coiled bunch of rope after another was delivered by the pickup truck load to Coastal Recycling Center on Route 182 on Friday. Roughly eight hours later, more than 40 boxes, each containing 64 cubic feet in volume, had been filled with the old fishing line, enough …
Construction crews began work this spring on the foundation for billionaire Steven M. Rales' new home on Somes Sound in the Mount Desert Island village of Northeast Harbor. Rales is proposing to build a mansion on the site with 18,000 square feet of living space.

Billionaire submits plans to build MDI mansion

By Bill Trotter on July 12, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
MOUNT DESERT, Maine — Twelve bathrooms, 18,000 square feet of finished living space and two attached guest wings are among the features billionaire Steven M. Rales proposed to include in a new mansion he is building on Somes Sound, in the local village of Northeast Harbor. The plans for the …
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Rotary Club Blueberry Pancake Breakfast celebrates 52st year

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: R. F. Jordan and Sons , 85 Water St., Ellsworth For more information: 667-4626 ELLSWORTH, Maine — The 52nd annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, under the tent at R. F. Jordan and Sons, …

Artist to purchase old fishing rope at buyback program in Hancock

By Bill Trotter on July 10, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
HANCOCK, Maine — Fishermen looking to get some money back for old rope they are no longer using will have the chance to sell it Friday at a recycling center on Route 182. The buyer, artist Orly Genger, is offering to pay 50 cents per pound for the old rope. …
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Ellsworth grad completes basic military training

Bangor Daily News on July 10, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air National Guard Airman Samantha A. Mcguire graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete …

Tradewinds store proposed for Route 1A in Ellsworth

By Bill Trotter on July 09, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The owners of supermarkets in Blue Hill and Milo have plans to expand their business portfolio to Ellsworth. Chuck and Belinda Lawrence, owners of Tradewinds supermarkets, convenience stores and gas stations, are proposing to build a 9,500 square-foot business on a 6.3-acre lot on Route 1A. The …
Bruce A. Wilbur Jr.

Hancock man accused of robbing pharmacy agrees to serve six months behind bars

By Bill Trotter on July 09, 2014, at 3:55 p.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Hancock man accused of robbing prescription drugs from a supermarket this past March has not yet been found guilty but has started serving a jail sentence of at least six months, according to attorneys involved in his case. Jeffrey Toothaker said his client, Bruce A. Wilbur …
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Senators Collins, King announce grants for Maine fire departments

on July 09, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Demark Volunteer Fire Department will receive a federal grant in the amount of $157,510, and the Sullivan Volunteer Fire Association will receive a federal grant in the amount of $61,560 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant …
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Baked bean supper at Dedham church

Bangor Daily News on July 09, 2014, at 10:19 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46, Dedham DEDHAM, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Dedham Congregational Church, Route 46 in Dedham Village. The menu will feature beans, coleslaw, potato salad, hot …
Vaughan Green takes a break from hauling out a spruce tree that blew over during the weekend storm. Green and others on Wilcox Road in Trescott were still without electricity after losing power Saturday morning.

Emera Maine makes progress Down East, but hundreds still without power

By Tim Cox on July 08, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — Emera Maine crews aided by contractors and utility workers from other states made headway Tuesday in restoring power to customers who have been without electricity since Tropical Storm Arthur traveled through Maine over the weekend. Five hundred forty-four customers were without power, company spokesman Bob Potts reported …
The Verso mill in Bucksport.

Verso CEO says merger with NewPage on track

By Darren Fishell on July 08, 2014, at 10:13 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Verso Paper’s chief executive said his company’s bid to acquire NewPage, the country’s largest coated paper producer, is on track after taking steps to restructure the company’s debt. More than half of Verso’s bondholders have agreed to a transaction called an exchange offer, which would reduce the …
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Public supper at Bucksport church

Bangor Daily News on July 08, 2014, at 10:01 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road, Bucksport BUCKSPORT, Maine — The North Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold a public supper 5-6 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Arey Community Building, 1160 River Road. The supper will include baked beans, casseroles, …
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Lobster stew dinner at Bucksport Church

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, July 18, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: East Bucksport United Methodist Church, Church Road, Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The East Bucksport United Methodist Church, on Church Road off Route 46, will host a lobster stew dinner Friday, July 18, with seating at 5 …
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Church breakfast buffet in Bucksport

Bangor Daily News on July 07, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin St., Bucksport For more information: 469-3622 or 469-9979 BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Franklin Street United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin Street, will host a breakfast buffet 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. This all-you-care-to-eat meal features delicious …

Ailing Acadia National Park hiker rescued by boat

By Tim Cox on July 07, 2014, at 12:54 p.m.
BAR HARBOR, Maine — Rangers at Acadia National Park rescued an ailing man by boat and came to the assistance of another hiker suffering from dehydration Sunday. A 70-year-old man from Amherst, Massachusetts, became lightheaded and fell while hiking a trail near Jordan Pond, and rangers were summoned to assist …
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