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Gage Feeney poses with the moose he shot on Wednesday. The Washington Academy senior has committed to attend the University of Maine to play baseball starting in 2015.

‘I’m really fired up’: Washington Academy pitching standout to join UMaine baseball, bags large moose

By Pete Warner on Sept. 25, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
Gage Feeney has enjoyed an exciting start to the fall season. On Saturday, the senior at Washington Academy in East Machias verbally committed to the University of Maine baseball team as a non-scholarship player for the 2015-2016 season. “I’m really fired up,” Feeney said on Wednesday afternoon. “I always wanted …

Lawsuit accuses Cherryfield businessman of past sexual assaults on child

By Tim Cox on Sept. 25, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
MACHIAS | A civil lawsuit brought by a 28-year-old woman who is accusing a Cherryfield businessman of sexually abusing her when she was a child goes to trial next week in Washington County Superior Court. The bench trial of Steven Pagels is slated to begin on Sept. 29. Pagels, …
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ATV 2014 Ride for a Reason Downeast Maine to benefit veterans

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 25, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.
MACHIAS, Maine — The first ATV 2014 Ride for a Reason Downeast Maine, which is an official Active Heroes event, will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 18, from Machias to Whiting and back, and is meant to take a stand for veterans, especially those threatened by suicide. Participants must have …
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Breakfast Oct. 4 at Cherryfield church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 25, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Cherryfield Congregational Church, River Road, Cherryfield CHERRYFIELD, Maine — A hearty breakfast will be offered 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Cherryfield Congregational Church, on River Road, to start off Destination Cherryfield’s Riverside Arts and Music Festival. The menu will include ham, scrambled eggs, muffins, …
This photo was taken Sept. 28, 2014, at Tumbledown Mountain by Amber Wotton.

These photos from BDN readers show the breathtaking fall foliage of Maine

on Sept. 24, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
STATEWIDE | One of Maine’s finest attractions is its annual fall foliage, and residents and visitors alike enjoy the autumn displays of colors. “Don’t delay in planning your fall foliage trip for this upcoming weekend as we are starting to see the colors of fall come alive along the …
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Book sales, farmers market in Dennysville

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 24, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
DENNYSVILLE, Maine — Book sales will continue 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 8, at Lincoln Memorial Library to raise funds for a children/literacy/genealogy room at the library. Also, the Dennysville’s farmers market will continue 3-6 p.m. at least through October. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
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George Hale/Eastern Area Agency on Aging Silver Frame Award honoring Morrill Worcester

By Noelle Merrill on Sept. 24, 2014, at 8:29 a.m.
Join George Hale, Morrill Worcester and Eastern Area Agency on Aging staff at the Wreaths across America Museum, 4 Point St.,Columbia Falls, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. This event honors Morrill Worcester for being an active an engaged elder through his commitment to veterans. If you wish …

Portland biotech firm alleges patent infringements by Cooke Aquaculture

By Tim Cox on Sept. 23, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
BANGOR | A Portland biotechnology firm that serves the aquaculture industry has filed a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Inc. and affiliated businesses, alleging patent infringements by the Canadian-based company, a leading producer of commercially raised salmon. The lawsuit was brought by MariCal Inc. and two other companies, Europharma AS …

State police investigate theft by phone at Milbridge Family Dollar

By Tim Cox on Sept. 23, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
State police are investigating a theft at the Family Dollar store in Milbridge that was conducted by phone and involved prepaid cards for services or merchandise. The incident, which occurred Sept. 17, remains under investigation, and there are no suspects at this time, Sgt. Alden Bustard reported …
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Turkey supper at Cherryfield church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 22, 2014, at 4:26 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Cherryfield Congregational Church, 12 River Road, Cherryfield CHERRYFIELD, Maine — A roast turkey supper with all the fixings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $9 for adults and …
The St. Croix International Quilters' Guild has raised thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House through ticket sales for their annual quilt show and raffle.

‘Age makes no difference’ at international quilters’ guild

By Natalie Feulner on Sept. 22, 2014, at 7:03 a.m.
While it may be a simple group of women from one of the poorest areas in the state, the St. Croix International Quilters’ Guild is a force to be reckoned with. The 80 or so multigenerational members from the Washington County and New Brunswick regions are well on their way …
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St. Croix Riverfront

Apple Fest, Quilt Show, Art Along the Riverfront Sept. 27

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Saturday, Sept. 27, promises a full day of arts and leisure in the St. Croix Valley. A morning visit to Calais may bring the traveler to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and its annual Apple Fest – complete with breakfast, apple pies, jellies and other delights. A short walk …
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Public supper at Ellsworth church

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 19, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth For more information: 207-667-7641; ELLSWORTH, Maine — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 175 Downeast Highway, will hold a public supper 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at the church. It is a traditional …
Mowry Beach

Whale skeleton recovery to begin in Lubec

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
A group of volunteers will gather at Mowry Beach during low tide Sunday to begin the process of digging up and recovering the bones of a stranded whale was buried at the site 20 years ago. “This is just the beginning,” Rhonda Welcome, one of the organizers …
Emergency responders gather at the scene of an accident on Court Street on the outskirts of Machias late Thursday morning. The vehicle came to rest on the driver's side on the edge of the Down East Sunrise Trail.

Harrington woman, children escape serious injury when vehicle rolls

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 12:27 p.m.
MACHIAS | A woman with two young children escaped serious injury when the vehicle they were traveling in went off the road and overturned several times, police reported Thursday. Dayna Alley, 26, of Harrington was driving a 2004 Dodge Durango east on Court Street, also known as U.S. 1A, …
Chris Donahue

Cpl. Chris Donahue named chief deputy for Washington County

By Tim Cox on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:20 a.m.
MACHIAS | Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith has promoted Cpl. Chris Donahue to chief deputy. Donahue, the brother of former chief deputy Shawn Donahue, who died of a heart attack in May, has been a member of Smith’s staff just over a year. He joined the office as a …

Passamaquoddy Tribe gets $250,000 grant for syrup plant in Jackman

By Tim Cox on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:06 p.m.
PRINCETON | The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township will receive a $250,000 federal grant to build a maple syrup processing facility in Jackman. The grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission was announced by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Tuesday. The tribe was awarded a Rural …
Woodland Pulp is located on the international border between Baileyville, Maine, and New Brunswick, Canada.

FAME closes bond deal to help finance new tissue plant in Baileyville

By Tim Cox on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
The Finance Authority of Maine closed a $7.5 million bond deal Wednesday that is one piece of the financing package for a $120 million tissue mill that will be constructed at Woodland Pulp. FAME will issue the taxable bond through its Major Business Expansion Program for St. …
David and Julie Barker manage to smile despite the fire that reduced their landmark Machias business, Helen's Restaurant, to smoldering rubble in the background. They plan to rebuild.

Helen’s owners expect to submit plans for new restaurant soon to state officials

By Tim Cox on Sept. 16, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
MACHIAS | The owners of Helen’s Restaurant hope to submit plans to state officials soon for a new building and begin construction within weeks. David and Julie Barker also hope to open the new restaurant by the end of February, the husband said Tuesday. “That’s our goal,” said David …
Hannaford Supermarkets has reached an agreement with Paradis Shop ’n Save to purchase supermarkets the company operates in Houlton, Caribou and Calais.

Hannaford to purchase Eastern Maine Paradis supermarkets

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
SCARBOROUGH | Hannaford Supermarkets has reached an agreement with Paradis Shop ’n Save to purchase supermarkets the company operates in Houlton, Caribou and Calais. The purchase of the stores is expected to be completed later this fall. Paradis stores in Fort Kent, Madawaska and Brewer are not affected by …
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