Kelly Smyre, 24, was among 18 residents of an 11-unit apartment building on Dunning Street displaced Wednesday after the town deemed the building dangerous.

Tenants forced from Brunswick building by safety violations likely to return home within a week

By Peter L. McGuire, The Forecaster on Sept. 25, 2014, at 11:40 a.m.
A week after tenants of a downtown Brunswick apartment building were evacuated from their homes by town authorities, the property’s owner is hoping to resolve life-safety code violations identified by the Fire Department. In an interview Wednesday, Bud Moody, the property manager recently hired to take care …

Sidney day care, home destroyed by fire

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 25, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
A day care on Reynolds Hills Road was gutted by fire on Wednesday afternoon, according to officials. The blaze sent firefighters from six communities to Jenn’s Daycare around noon, according to Sidney Fire Chief Richard Jandreau. Jandreau said a candle on top of a bureau was the …
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 …
Greg Lounder (right), executive director of the Municipal Review Committee Inc., announced on Friday, March 28, 2014, that the group is requesting permission from the state to open a landfill and recycling facility in Greenbush or Argyle.

Proposed landfill project gets cool reception at Sangerville forum

By Mike Lange, Piscataquis Observer on Sept. 24, 2014, at 12:21 p.m.
It was billed as an informational meeting for area town officials on a long-term solution to the rising cost of waste disposal for the 187 members of the Municipal Review Committee. But the meeting at the Sangerville community room on Sept. 18 not only attracted a large …
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Army Sgt. Jessica Brennan participating in track.

Sgt. Brennan participates in Army Warrior Games Trials

By Julie Harris on Sept. 23, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
Army Sgt. Jessica C. Brennan participated in the Army Warrior Games Trials  the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and was selected to compete in the 2014 Warrior Games Sept. 28 through Oct. 4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Warrior Games showcases the resilient spirit of …

Police identify man who died in single-vehicle crash in Palmyra

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 22, 2014, at 5:27 p.m.
Maine State Police have identified the man who died in a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon on St. Albans Road. Earl Hanson, 51, of St. Albans died at the scene, Maine State Police Lt. Mark Brooks said early Monday evening. Brooks said the accident occurred at about 2:30 …

Accident with serious injuries reported in Palmyra

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 22, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
State police and firefighters were at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on St. Albans Road on Monday afternoon, according to Lt. Mark Brooks. Brooks said the accident occurred around 3 p.m., and the vehicle had one male occupant. The lieutenant said the driver suffered serious injuries …
Val Derosier (second from left) of Long Shadow Farm in Morrill was surrounded Friday by volunteers who came to help run her booth at the Common Ground Fair. Derosier's life and farm partner, Mark Thompson, died unexpectedly just a week before the busy, important fair weekend and the community joined together to make sure she had plenty of help.

After sudden death of a farmer, his community comes together to help out at Common Ground fair booth

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 20, 2014, at 5:05 p.m.
When farmer and retired Game Warden Mark Thompson died suddenly a week ago, his community mourned. Then, they got out their calendars and planners. The 63-year-old’s life and work partner, Val Derosier, wasn’t sure if she would be able to run their Long Shadow Farm booth during …
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Family Day at the Ring Farm For Make-A-Wish

By Richard Crommett on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:37 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Ring Farm, 1833 Hill Road, Canann, Maine For more information: 207 314 6229; facebook.com/ringfamilyfarmday This event will include a Yard Sale, Wagon Rides, Draft Horse Demonstrations, Pumpkin Carving, Bake sale, Chips program for kids, Clowns, Chainsaw carving, Blacksmith, Live …

Waterville police alert public to lottery scam

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.
Waterville police are alerting the public to be aware of scams after an 84-year-old woman received a phone call last week from a man claiming to be from the National Gaming Association. According to Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, the man told the victim she had won a …

Burnham-based company to make iconic Lincoln Logs

By Christopher Burns, BDN Staff on Sept. 17, 2014, at 7:42 p.m.
BANGOR | Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Burnham-based Pride Manufacturing Co. will produce the iconic American Lincoln Logs in Maine. LePage said the move to produce Lincoln Logs in Maine will create jobs for Mainers. “I commend Pride Manufacturing for representing the best of Maine,” LePage said in …

Hit-and-run accident sends Anson man to hospital

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
SMITHFIELD | Somerset County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left an Anson man injured Wednesday morning. Deputies were dispatched to a gravel pit off Sand Hill Road shortly before 11 a.m., where a pickup had struck Doug Nile, 42, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster. Witnesses …

Pittsfield man escapes major injury after rolling vehicle on Interstate 95

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
CARMEL | A Pittsfield man escaped major injury Wednesday morning after rolling his vehicle on Interstate 95, police said. David Miles, 24, was on his way home from work when the accident occurred around 5:25 a.m., state trooper Barry Meserve said. Meserve said the crash occurred just south of …
Professional boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks (left) works out with his trainer Ken "Skeet" Wyman in July at Wyman's Boxing Club in Stockton Springs.

Undefeated West Forks boxer Berry set to begin busy fall schedule

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
Brandon “The Cannon” Berry has taken great pride in the fact he grew up and launched his emerging professional boxing career in the western Maine hamlet of West Forks. But one of Berry’s homes away from home for his pugilistic endeavors is the Verizon Wireless Arena Center in Manchester, New …
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Rumble strips to be installed on section of Route 202 in Winthrop

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
WINTHROP, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be grinding rumble strips into the pavement along the roadway centerline on Route 202 in Winthrop beginning Thursday, Sept. 18.The location is  a 4.60-mile stretch of Route 202 beginning 0.08 of a mile east of the intersection of Route 202 and Annabessacook Road extending east …

Maine schools targeted by fake invoice scam

By Staff, CBS 13 on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:43 a.m.
ATHENS | A quick-thinking school administrator kept Athens Community School from being scammed out of $600 last week. Last Friday the school received an invoice for 50 books the school didn’t buy. This raised a red flag, so Nancy Martin dug deeper and realized her school was being scammed …
Rep. Brian L. Jones, D-Freedom

Waldo County lawmaker charged with indecent conduct

By Abigail Curtis on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
FREEDOM | A Democratic lawmaker from Waldo County was arrested Monday night after a Maine state trooper allegedly caught him engaged in a sexual act in a van at the West Gardiner Park & Ride. Brian Jones, 56, of Freedom was charged with indecent conduct and failure to give …

New I-95 interchange in Waterville proposed

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
The city is moving forward on a new Interstate 95 interchange built at Trafton Road. City Manager Michael Roy said Tuesday the project will cost approximately $6 million, with funding coming from Trafton Properties out of Rhode Island and the Maine Department of Transportation. Trafton Properties also …

Culvert replacement work to detour traffic in Sidney

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.
Culvert replacement work on Middle Road this week will force traffic to be detoured. The replacement work will start Wednesday, according to a Maine Department of Transportation statement. The exact location of the pipe replacement is about a half-mile south of Drummond Road. Traffic will be detoured …
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Culvert replacement in Sidney on Sept. 17

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
SIDNEY, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be replacing a culvert on Middle Road in Sidney beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17. The exact location of the pipe replacement is .06 of a mile south of Drummond Road. Traffic will be detoured approximately six miles from Drummond Road to Route …
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